Cooking with Acorns: From Foraging to Feasting

Acorns are an ancient, pre-agricultural staple food common to indigenous cultures throughout the Northern hemisphere. Join us for a hands-on workshop where participants will engage in the process of preparing food from acorn from start to finish. While we pound and leach acorn we will also discuss land stewardship techniques for managing oaks for acorn production, how to gather and sort acorns, various methods for leaching, a cooking demo, as well as easy and delicious recipes to take home. Learning to prepare food from acorn is an ancestral skill, universal to anyone with ancestry from the northern hemisphere. Oaks are not only an incredibly abundant native tree that offer a multitude…

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Wildtending: Permaculture in Zone 4

Restore a regenerative reciprocal relationship with Zone 4 and California's diverse ecology in this interactive talk on wildtending native plants for food, medicine, craft, and biodiversity. California's uniquely biodiverse ecology has developed over thousands of years through humans interactively managing the landscape. We will discuss practical land management techniques that enhance ecological conditions and provide abundance for the human and non-human world. California's incredibly biodiverse native landscape has relied on human management for thousands of years, and this workshop will help empower participants to restore their place as a beneficial component of the ecosystem. Bringing together the worlds of wildcrafting and ecological restoration, wildtending for food, craft, medicine, in a way…

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Lindsay Dailey
LIndsay Dailey

Lindsay Dailey

Lindsay is passionate about connecting people to nature and brings her broad experience in curriculum development, program management, and ecological restoration to her current position as co-Founder of The Oak Granary, and Director of the Wildlands Program at the Occidental Arts & Ecology Center. As former Executive Director of the Solar Living Institute and co-founder of Villa Sobrante, an urban demonstration site for sustainability and intentional community, she possesses a diverse skill set in the development and management of environmental education programs. As an ecological design consultant, she has also spent over twelve years developing land management and environmental education programs with indigenous communities in California, Mexico, and Australia, as well…

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