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Oaks for the Land, Acorns for the People: Ecology and Sustenance of a Wild Local Food

WORKSHOP FULL. To be placed on a waitlist email August Jackson at [email protected]

Saturday, October 1st, 1pm-6pm

Have you ever wanted to try eating acorns? We will explore the role of oaks in the more-than-human world around us, the botany and identification of oaks, and also how human needs can be met when we help take care of the oaks. The workshop offers perspectives on the role of oaks in Indigenous ecological science, foodways, and worldview. We will practice hands-on techniques using manual methods of processing, with the goal of making this widespread traditional food accessible to you. In a changing landscape, with oak ecosystems shrinking and an unpredictable climate, looking to our local oaks for sustenance is a truly sustainable solution to food security issues. Instructors: Heron Brae, botanist, wild food teacher, and educator at Live Oak Consulting; and Joe Scott, member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and curriculum director for the Traditional Ecological Inquiry Program. Meet at the White Oak Pavilion. A to-bring list will be emailed in advance. Members $60, Non-members $70. Limited to 12 attendees. Pre-registration required.