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ECO-SF's Bakers Alley: Wild Plant Foods and Medicines of California

Sunday, October 30, 2011
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Next to the athletic field at the School of the Arts and the Academy of Arts and Sciences 555 Portola Dr. San Francisco. Enter campus via O'Shaughnessy Blvd @ Portola. Close to 36, 44, 48, and 52 Muni lines. From the parking area on O'Shaughnessy, walk down the hill to the right towards the athletic field. Limited parking is available further down driveway at loading dock, just keep driveway clear and please do not park on the grass. We'll be on the farm the behind the bleachers across the field. See ya there!

Join us for a day of appreciation for the indigenous people who have lived, and those that still do, in California and have shared their knowledge of the native plants of our region. We'll focus on acorns and have an acorn processing demo as well as sample some acorn bread and acorn porridge. We'll also look at other common edibles and medicinals you can grow or find along the trail.


11am-fire up oven, morning refreshments courtesy of Arizmendi Bakery, and work in our native plant nursery.

12pm - Discussion of various wild foods that are commonly found in our area including greens in the spring, fruits and berries in the summer, and nuts and acorns in the fall. We'll also discuss some native medicines such as mints, elderberries, mugwort and more.

1pm - Acorn processing and cooking demonstration. We'll go over the proper and ethical harvesting techniques for acorns as well as processing them and leaching them to make meal or flour for porridge, bread, and more. We'll also have samples of acorn food to try.

2pm-break for pizza, and other nutritious,delicious food

3-5pm - More wild food discussions, samples of food and beverages and work in our native plant nursery.

Late Afternoon-more work and hangin out, conversatin, eatin and bein merry!

As always, the ovens will be blazing and we'll provide the dough so bring some
pizza toppings, or some other local, seasonal fare to share and compare at our
ultra-local potluck.

Also check out the farm and see appropriate technology demos like solar ovens and
dehydrators (if it's sunny), rocket stove, compost toilet, pedal power, earthen
structures and of course the cob oven!

Bring your own utensils if you got em, and musical instruments, parlor tricks and
special talents are always welcome too!
Added to the calendar on Fri, Oct 14, 2011 9:08PM
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