Acorn Ethnobotany: Processing a Laguna Watershed Staple Workshop
Join Zoe Minervini-Zick and Dylan Gearheart in an exploration of the relationship between oaks and humans using our senses on the Laguna landscape. This class will discuss the history, ecology, and cultural relevance of oak trees used in the watershed. Respecting traditional ecological knowledge, and acknowledging the complexities of land management in the 21st century, the instructors will share the way they harvest from and tend to oaks for food.
This hands-on workshop aims to introduce you to acorns as a local staple food: how to locate, harvest, process into flour and bake a nourishing treat. There will be a variety of tools for processing and a discussion on different methods that can work in your kitchen. All workshop materials are provided. The workshop includes a short walk to some of the large oaks on Stone Farm and otherwise will be in and around Heron Hall at the Laguna Environmental Center. Participants bring their own lunch. Hot drinks and light snacks (in addition to the acorn treats!) will be provided.
Pre-registration required. Suitable for adults and teens 13 years and older.