Discover Nature Class – An Abundance of Fall Edibles

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 

7:00 – 8:30pm
ONLINE using Zoom platform
$10 suggested donation, Free for members
Ages 13 and up (youth under 13 welcome with adult supervision)

An Abundance of Fall Edibles – From Acorns to Bay Nuts

Have you ever baked with acorn flour, or tasted the richness of a roasted bay nut? Wild foods are abundant in the fall season of the California landscape if you know what to look for. Local tribes including the Wappo, Pomo, and Coast Miwok have long held traditional ecological knowledge of these edibles. In this class, you will learn from local herbalist Autumn Summers as she shares how to not only identify these highly nourishing wild foods, but also the important elements of sustainably and ethically harvesting them. You will discover new and enticing recipes with a range of ingredients, as well as the nutritional value these foods can add to your diet. Discover how gathering, preparing, and eating foods from the wild can help you better understand the diversity of plant life around you and build a deeper relationship with your ecosystem.

From her first herb class over 25 years ago, Autumn has been exploring the many facets of herbalism. An avid gardener and wild foods forager, she teaches on how to grow your own herbs and how to safely and sustainably gather and use abundant edible and medicinal plants, seaweeds and mushrooms in Northern California at the California School of Herbal Studies.  She is passionate about sharing this empowering knowledge with others in a responsible and interactive way.

This class will consist of a live multimedia presentation and include interactive time for Q&A.

*This lecture will be held online using the Zoom meeting platform. Once you register, you will be emailed the link and instructions on how to join the Zoom Meeting at the scheduled time. You can join this event using a computer, smartphone, or tablet – in your web browser or by downloading the Zoom application.

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