WILD INSPIRED

 

 

MY STORY

Primed for a wild life with back-to-the-land parents, my adventurous spirit blossomed with travel to every continent before my 30th birthday. A year in Antarctica, 3 years of life aboard a sailboat, work with the Pygmy in Congo, teaching in the Dalai Lama’s temple; themes of freedom and learning about plants from people is the juice that runs through my veins.

Mother of 2 boys, I navigate bridging ancient wisdom with our modern-day lives, while living on the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii.

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WHY WILD FOOD?

Optimum health, community land management, emergency preparedness and the joy of getting out and playing in nature is why! Wild food fills so many gaps, as simple and profound medicine that is literally growing right outside our own homes.

This work has become internationally recognized because providing high quality wild food education and innovative technology during the climate crisis is shifting the narrative around what is good food.

WORK WITH ME

Workshops

Unique, passionate and approachable; I have worked with a wide variety of groups to create tailored sensory-enhancing experiences.

Speaking

Weaving a web of storied solutions in ecology, science and spirituality. Inviting life through engaged questions and clear presentation.

Consulting

Extensive knowledge of wild food plants, food systems, and as indigenous liaison. Assisting in custom content for communities, projects and businesses.

CLIENTS INCLUDE

  • Outdoor enthusiasts, hunters, and hikers getting started with foraging
  • Educators wishing to connect students with practical plant-based knowledge
  • Chefs and foodies looking to bring wild foods into their menus
  • Communities who need to address invasive species in their bioregion

IMPACT AND WORK

  • Gourmet wild food truck on Maui
  • Host, writer, producer of wild food cooking TV series Hot on the Trail
  • Faculty at the White Earth Tribal & Community College
  • Interpretive naturalist at Topanga Canyon State Park & Malibu Lagoon State Beach
  • Producer of the Local Food Challenge documentary
  • Headlining Chef at the Taste of Chicago
  • Collaboration-building at the Center for Food Safety in Washington, DC
  • TedxMaui presenter 2014

MORE FROM SUNNY SAVAGE

GET THE APP

With the Savage Kitchen app, learn about abundant wild foods and great ways of preparing them.

BUY THE PLANT GUIDES

Foraging tips, nutritional benefits, and practical applications for five key invasive plants found around the world.

VISIT THE SHOP

Books on wild foods, informative downloads, and wild plant hydrosols.

PRESS AND MEDIA

TEDxMaui Talk
Hot on the Trail
HanaHou
Maui Magazine
Edible Hawai’ian Islands
Lakeland PBS Local Food Challenge