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Saturday, November 13, 2021
PM Session: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
$45 per person, ($40 for Friends of Pepperwood)
Ages 12 and up welcome
Meet at the Dwight Center
Join Clint McKay, Pepperwood’s Indigenous Education Coordinator, to learn first-hand about local Indigenous food traditions and cooking. From harvesting to preparing, storage and cooking, Clint will walk you through some of his people’s culinary practices around the bounty of fall foods grown locally in the landscape – with a focus on the California bay laurel. This year is a big year for bay nuts, so we will venture into the field to learn how to sustainably and respectfully harvest this plant, and then we will return to the Dwight Center to practice preparing these fruits to eat!
Clint is the descendant of several important local culture bearers that include the late Laura Fish Somersal and the late Mabel McKay. He is a Native speaker of the Wappo language and he also speaks some Pomo and is himself a culture bearer with extensive Native historical knowledge, not only of Pepperwood but also of the entire region. McKay is a capable naturalist with a deep understanding of plant communities and traditional Wappo methods of nurturing them. He is a gifted basket weaver and has served as Chair of the California Indian Basket Weavers Association for two terms. McKay is also a traditional Wappo spiritual leader and he is the headman of a traditional dance group. McKay has a Master’s Degree in Indigenous Education.
An AM session of this class is also being offered from 9am-12pm. You can find it listed on our Classes & Events page.
Please note: All events will follow current regional health safety guidelines. Please bring a mask – we will require masks to be worn indoors during this event (this includes in the bathrooms), regardless of vaccination status. Masks are not required while outdoors. Please practice good hand washing hygiene, and physical distancing when possible. If you do not feel well, please do not attend.Back To All Events
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