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

Saturday, September 29, 2012
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 of
California who 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 - Brief discussion of various wild foods that are commonly found in our area throughout the year, with a focus on what's in season now. We'll spend most of this time discussing acorns, their nutritional and ecological value as well as traditional and modern ways of processing them for food.

1pm - Break for lunch including wood fired pizza (bring toppings to share!), and other nutritious,delicious food including samples of acorn bread and acorn porridge.

2pm - More wild food discussions including what types of greens in the spring, fruits and berries in the summer, and nuts and other foods in the fall. We'll also discuss some native medicines such as yarrow, elderberries, mugwort and more.

3-5pm - Help work in our native plant nursery and transplanting natives on the farm or enjoy yourself 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 andspecial talents are always welcome too!
Added to the calendar on Fri, Sep 21, 2012 7:43AM
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