Metabolic Studio Public Salon
Friday, June 18, 2010 @ Noon
Oak our Mother, Acorns our Food: Preparing Acorns to Eat
Acorns have long been a food staple of Northern Hemisphere peoples for whom gathering and preparing them was an important communal task. In that spirit of sharing work and wisdom, join native plant expert Orchid Black for her introduction to the history and culture of this highly nutritious food. In a hands-on workshop we will identify different oak species, leach and grind flour, and eat yummy acorn cornbread.
Orchid is a garden designer and owner of Pitcher Sage Design, which offers native plant consulting, habitat creation and sustainable design services to the greater Los Angeles area. Orchid writes and lectures about native plants, water-saving strategies, and sustainable gardening, and is currently teaching Sustainable Garden Practice at UCLA Extension.
PLEASE NOTE: Because this salon comprises a talk and workshop it will last longer than usual, ending around 2.30pm
Image: Shelled Acorns in a Pine Needle Bowl Handmade By Jim Otterstrom, 2007. Courtesy Jim Otterstrom
Further information: http://nativesanctuary.wordpress.com