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Join us for the


Third Annual

Santa Barbara WILD!

A Benefit for Los Padres ForestWatch


Sunday, October 22, 2017

3:00 - 6:30 PM

The Garden Street Academy's Playing Fields

Santa Barbara


For more information about tickets, sponsorships, and volunteer opportunities,

please contact Wendy at


Join us at the historic and beautiful campus of The Garden Street Academy to celebrate our Third Annual Santa Barbara WILD! Enjoy this spectacular landmark location originally part of the Santa Barbara Mission, along with locally sourced organic gourmet appetizers and dinner, locally crafted wine and beer, live music by The Bryan Titus Trio and silent and live auctions. The event will feature:


Fresh ricotta, toasted hazelnuts, and sage-honey crostini
Belgian endive with blue cheese, sliced apple, pomegranate seeds and walnut vinaigrette
Crimini mushrooms filled with Italian sausage and caramelized fennel


from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.


Red wine by Solminer Wine Co.

White wine by Beckmen Vineyards


by Seasons Catering 

D'Anjou pear, crumbled goat cheese, toasted pumpkin seeds, pomegranate seeds and arugula salad  with an apple cider vinaigrette
Herb and scallion roasted Campbell River salmon from Kanaloa Seafood
Herb and citrus roasted chicken with Mediterranean salsa verde and preserved lemons
Tutti Frutti roasted butternut squash with crispy brown butter fried sage  and crumbled cotija cheese
Roasted new potatoes with fresh bay leaves, extra virgin oil and fleur de sel
Ancient grain salad with fennel, celery, onion, dried apricots and herbs
Artisan breads and salted butter
A selection of delicious local desserts and coffee



Foodie Trip for Two to Tuscany

Weeklong Stay in Park City, Utah

Patagonia Backstage Tour

Wind Wolves Preserve Wildlife & Wildflower Safari


A green event

We are proud to offer a sustainably-produced event with recycling and composting provided by GreenProject Consultants. All event materials are printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper whenever possible to protect the environment.



Figueroa Mountain

Yvon chouinard

Deckers Brands

Dick & Marilyn Mazess


Gaviota Peak

Beckmen Vineyards

Carol Gravelle Graphic Design

Delicate Productions

The Garden Street Academy

Pamela Sheldon Johns

Dave & noel Kelsch

Ed & Andrea Kish

Seasons Catering

Solminer Wine Co.

Sam & Christiana Thomas



Richard & Paula Whited

Sisquoc River

Rachel & Griffin Barkley

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

Gail Osherenko & Oran Young


Charlotte & Ron Williams

Jules Zimmer & Carolyn Cogan


Hurricane Deck

Dan & Rae Emmett

Environment Now

Santa Barbara Independent

Sol Wave Water

Manzana Creek

Richard Alberts

Doug & Lee Buckmaster

Darlene & Sam Chirman

Peter Ford

George Handler & Lila Trachtenberg

McGowan Gunterman

Allan S. Morton & Paula A. Steinmetz


The Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens

Signature Parking

Sustainable Cleaning Services

Tutti Frutti Farms

Become a sponsor

Live AUction


foodie trip for two to tuscany

  • 5 Nights of double accommodations at a breathtaking Tuscan villa
  • Cooking Classes by a world-renowned chef and former Santa Barbara resident
  • Includes all meals and beverages, cooking classes, tastings, tours, and ground transportation

Journey to the green hills of Tuscany for a week at Poggio Etrusco, a 15-acre organic farm located halfway between Florence and Rome. Your host is Pamela Sheldon Johns, a former resident of Santa Barbara and a world-famous chef who has worked with food and wine in Italy for 25 years. The estate has an active oliveto with 800 olive trees, a small vineyard, and a garden that provides fresh, seasonal produce for the guests and cooking classes. The large swimming pool is a welcome respite in the summer months. Nearby, you can find tennis, bicycle rentals, horseback riding and spa treatments. Each day, you will prepare delicious authentic Italian meals in hands-on cooking classes featuring breads, meats, pastas, vegetables, and desserts. Customized options include gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan are happily accommodated.

Does not include airfare.

Generously donated by: Pamela Sheldon Johns

Value: $6,040


Weeklong Stay in Park City, UtAH for 6

  • 6 nights and 7 days for 6 guests in beautiful Park City UT
  • Enjoy this gorgeous four-season vacation retreat with easy access to world class sports activities
  • Gorgeous, fully equipped, three bedroom, three bathroom town home

Known as one of the prettiest cities in the United States, Park City is most known for its Sundance Film Festival. With an elevation of 7,000 ft, Park City is also known as a great destination for downhill skiing in winter and mountain biking in the summer. Bring your family and friends for a very special experience with this lovely town home as your base of operations. Enjoy great outdoor living and entertaining with a spacious deck and concrete patio. In summer, the town's elevation ensures a cool respite for exploring and hiking. In winter, you have easy access to some of the best winter sports resorts in the US. Gather round the fireplace in the comfortable living room, enjoy the beautiful kitchen and relax in the peaceful setting. Amenities include tennis courts, multiple parks, two lakes, and access to public trail system. Park City's lively Main Street historic district is just a few miles down the road into town.

Restrictions: available any week in February-May; July 15-Aug 15; October 1-Nov 15, consecutive stay. The winner of the item must schedule the visit by Jan 31, 2018. Decor may not be as presented. Expires October 22, 2018.

Generously donated by: Sam and Christiana Thomas



Weeklong Stay at a Mountain Cabin
Near Big Bear Lake for Six

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  • 6 Nights and 7 Days for 6 guests at cozy family cabin in Big Bear
  • Newly remodeled with hardwood, granite, and stainless steel
  • Walking distance to ski slopes and Big Bear Lake

Bear Foot Cottage is a quaint and peaceful two-story cabin with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths (sleeps six) with an outdoor spa located in the heart of Big Bear Lake, in the San Bernardino Mountains. With all of the modern amenities this cabin features granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances, flat screen TV/DVD players, a handcrafted river stone fireplace, and WiFi internet connection. Big Bear is a year round resort that has a variety of activities: water skiing, scenic lake tours, fishing, an alpine slide and snow skiing, zip line, hiking and mountain biking, and even an alpine zoo. Your cottage is within walking distance of Meadow Park and Snow Summit Ski Resort; the Bear Mountain Golf Course and Bear Mountain Ski Resort are less than two miles away, and Big Bear Lake Village shopping, restaurants, and entertainment are less than two miles away.

Restrictions: available March thru October. Based on availability, holidays excluded. No pets or smoking. Expires October 22, 2018.

Generously donated by: Dave and Noel Kelsch.



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  • Get an up-close and personal view of Ventura County's outdoor company, Patagonia
  • Your group of 4 will learn about Patagonia's heart for conservation while visiting its headquarters
  • The 3-4 hour tour includes an organic, sustainable and locally-sourced lunch in Patagonia’s cafe, a visit to the original tin shed where Yvon Chouinard forged some of his first climbing equipment, and a trip to Patagonia's new secret archive

Chances are Patagonia has outfitted you for many of your outdoor adventures and has kept you warm and dry year long. They have taken a leadership role in fighting for our environment worldwide and support grassroots environmental groups including ForestWatch. They embody their mission statement to “build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, and use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.”  If you are a fan of Patagonia, this is a unique opportunity to experience the vibe that makes it one of the “coolest companies on the planet.” (Fortune Magazine, 2007).

Expires: October 22, 2018

Generously donated by: Patagonia


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  • Wind Wolves Preserve is the largest nonprofit nature reserve on the West Coast
  • Private 4-hour wildlife safari for up to 6 people
  • Get up close and personal with herd of tule elk, spy a condor soaring overhead, and maybe even see elusive San Joaquin kit foxes, bobcats, and other wildlife

Located two hours north of Ojai along the foothills of the San Emigdio Mountains and adjacent to the Los Padres National Forest, Wind Wolves is the west coast's largest nonproft preserve, at 93,000 acres. It is an ecologically unique region where the Transverse Ranges, Coast Ranges, Sierra Nevada, western Mojave Desert and San Joaquin Valley converge. Due to elevation ranging from 640 to 6,005 feet, the preserve has an impressive array of landforms and habitats that serve as a critical landscape linkage and wildlife corridor. During the springtime, the preserve teems with beautiful wildflowers and rare plants. Explore the Wind Wolves Preserve with your own privately-guided wildlife tour for 2-6 people. Your tour will include wildlife sightings, natural history, Native American history, and so much more! The tour vehicle has an air conditioning and heating system, for the comfort of riders. Tours can be scheduled at any time of day. They're best during the early morning to maximize wildlife sightings, but the late afternoon and early evenings provide good opportunities to view the wildlife as well.

Based on availability of Wind Wolves Staff. Two-week advance reservation required. Must be used before June 2018.

Generously donated by: The Wildlands Conservancy

Silent Auction

Last Year's supporters:

A Tribute to Grace Wine Company
A-Frame Surf Shop
Access To Care
Aligned Pilates Studio
Allan Morton
Archium Wines
Art Essentials
Backyard Bowls
Bell Street Farm
Betsy J. Green
Betty Belts Handmade Jewelry
Bicycle Bob’s
Bikini Factory
Black Diamond Equipment
Blenders in the Grass
bōˑ tanˑʹik Design Inc.
Bob’s Well Bread Company
Brass Bear Brewing
Bryant & Sons, Ltd.
Calla Gold Jewelry
Carhartt Vineyard
Celebration Cruises
Chaucer’s Bookstore
Chris Potter
Christina Sian McMahon
Chuck’s Waterfront Grill
Clare Swan
Coast 2 Coast Collection
Coast Village Car Wash
Cutting Edge Hair & Body Salon
Danyel Dean
Darrin Kagele
Dave and Noel Kelsch
Deckers Brands
Dickey’s Barbeque Pit
Distinctive Framing ‘N’ Art
Dolina Wines
Dr. Rey Alcerro, D.C./West Coast Chiropractic
Dragonette Cellars
Drake + Chatter Tasting Room
DV8 Cellars
Eagle Creek
The Eagle Inn
Educated War Wash
El Paseo Mexican Restaurant
Ensemble Theater Co.
Erin Feinblatt Stills + Motion
Fairview Car Wash
Farm to Feet
Farmer Boy Restaurant
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
Foxen Vineyard & Winery
Giovanni’s of Montecito

Gladden and Sons
Global Eye Art Collective
Global Gardens
Goodland Kitchen and Market
Harrison Clarke Wines
High Sierra Grill and Bar
Hollister Brewing Co.
Honor Bar & Market
il fustino
Idyll Horse Farm
Island Packers
Island Seed & Feed
Jamie Slone Wines
Jan Winford
Jannine & Alex Tuttle
Jeannine’s Restaurant & Bakery
Joe’s Cafe
Joelle Olive Oil
Kaena Wine Company
Kathy Kalp & Jim Balsitis
Kahuna Grill
Kay Lemke
Kleen Kanteen
Kunin Wines
Lama Dog
Latitudes Fine Art
Lewis & Clark, Ltd.
Lindsey Parks
Love Heals Jewelry
LUSH Cosmetics
Marc Muench Photography
Marcia Burtt Gallery
Margaret & Peter Musante of Wonder
Marilyn Butterfield
Martian Ranch & Vineyard
Mary Freewicks
Massage by Sharon
Matt Dayka
Mesa Car Wash
Montecito Coffee Shop
Montecito Family YMCA
Montecito Urban Farms
Mountain Hardwear
National Geographic Maps
Natural Café
Open Air Bicycles
Osprey Packs
Outstanding in the Field
Patagonia Books
Patagonia’s Great Pacific Iron Works
Patricia Krout
Patrick & Donna Will

Peanuts Maternity & Kids
Peet’s Coffee
Pet House, Inc.
Pierre Lafond
Plenty on Bell
Pure Order Brewing Company
Ronald Williams
Russ Bishop Photography
Russ Radom
Rusty’s Pizza
S. Thomas Woodworks
Salty Girl Seafood
San Ysidro Pharmacy
Santa Barbara Adventure Co.
Santa Barbara Arts
Santa Barbara Frame Shop & Gallery
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
Santa Barbara Public Market
Santa Barbara Water Taxi
Serena Kelsch
Skin Deep
Sly’s Seafood Steaks Cocktails
Sol Wave Water
Solminer Winery
Sprouts Farmers Market
Stephen and Kate Bedford
Susan Guy
Tecolote Book Shop
Telegraph Brewing Co.
Terra Sol Garden Center
Terri Laine
The Chocolate Gallery
Three Pickles Subs & Sandwiches
Tim Cardy of Tudor Cottage Handcraftory
Tim Johnson Real Estate
Tina Manicure and Spa Pedicure
Tinker’s Burgers
Tom Benham
Toma Restaurant and Bar
Topa Topa Brewing Company
Trader Joe’s
Trail Prints
Truth Aquatics
Turley Wine Cellars
Turnpike Fuel Depot
Via Vai Trattoria Pizzeria
Viva Modern Mexican
Whitehouse Florist
Whole Foods Market
Zodo’s Bowling & Beyond

The Bryan Titus Trio


"rootsy, gutsy American music -- rock ‘n roll, gospel, country, blues & bluegrass...all stewing in the same pot."

Singer-songwriter Bryan Titus brings his unique blend of bluegrass roots music and folk/country rock to Santa Barbara WILD! The Bryan Titus Trio also features Jeff Kranzler on upright bass and Dustin Janson on cajón and vocals. Their iconic Americana sound is populated by good-time upbeat songs that recall an earlier era with a modern storytelling approach that keeps it fresh. Titus, a Boston Berklee College of Music graduate, relocated to Santa Barbara two years ago, and met bandmates at local open mics. They've been performing regularly at Santa Barbara favorite hot spots and all up and down the coast, ever since. Recent highlights include opening at the Lobero Theater for legendary British guitar hero Albert Lee, and the May 2017 release of their CD, "Bryan Titus Trio."


Highlights: Santa BARBARA WILD! 2016 

Photos from last year's event

Photos and video by Butcher Snaps Media