The Chumash Kitchen

The Chumash Kitchen
Saturday, July 29 from 8:30 AM – 1 PM
With Violet Cavanaugh and Jeanette Acosta

Reconnect with the local environment, the seasons, and your health during the Chumash Kitchen seasonal program at the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden. The Garden is excited to welcome two Chumash chefs and herbalists, Violet Cavanaugh and Jeanette Sambucus_mexicana_fruits_2003-07-09Acosta, for an educational and nourishing experience at the SLO Botanical Garden.

Violet and Jeanette will present an overview of the incredible health benefits of numerous native plants, including some delicious prepared foods to taste. The Saturday brunch will focus on an in-depth understanding of the relationship between plants, food and our health. You’ll enjoy a wide selection of prepared wild edibles while learning new methods for incorporating more indigenous foods into modern dishes and your life.  Pre-registry is REQUIRED for this intimate offering.

Chumash Kitchen – select what is comfortable and affordable

The summer Chumash Kitchen program is offering a sliding scale of $88-$120 per participant. We ask that you select the price option that works for your budget.
Pre-registry is REQUIRED for this intimate offering.
For more information email or call 805.541.1400×303.

jeanette-acostaJeanette Acosta
learned herbology and ethnobotany from her indigenous family. She learned about plants that grow locally, and which ones are relevant to traditional and everyday way of life as well as ethical wildcrafting. Jeanette is a certified teacher/teacher trainer and designer of permaculture principles, and specializes in maritime culture, herbalism, ethnobotany, and biodynamic principles. In her work, she emphasizes humankind’s symbiotic relationship between earth and sky. Moreover, she is a spiritual counselor, a certified Kundalini Research Institute professional and Kundalini yoga and meditation teacher/teacher trainer. She studies and teaches yoga, meditation and Ayurveda. Her experience dealing with international business people, world diplomats, heads of states, renowned artists/celebrities, and politicians gives her a unique perspective on various cultures and customs.

IMAG2004Violet Cavanaugh is an indigenous Californian, a Chumash descendant and community leader, born and living in Avila Beach, CA. She started Native Herbs and Honey co. in 2008 and Native Café in 2014. She grew up hearing about the apple farm, herbs and bees her grandmother kept in See Canyon. Having been born at home in See Canyon on an apple ranch, Violet has a strong connection with nature, culture and promotes a green self-sustaining life-style. Violet is the Vice Chairwoman of the Northern Chumash Tribe.



This program is brought to you with support from our educational partners, Outside Now.