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Acorn Ethnobotany: Processing a Laguna Watershed Staple Workshop

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900 Sanford Road

Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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Acorn Ethnobotany: Processing a Laguna Watershed Staple
Workshop with Zoe Minervini-Zick and Dylan Gearheart

Join us in an exploration of the relationship between oaks and humans using our senses on the Laguna landscape. In this class, we will discuss the history, ecology, and cultural relevance of oak trees used in the watershed. Respecting traditional ecological knowledge, and acknowledging the complexities of land management in the 21st century, the instructors will share the way they harvest from and tend to oaks for food. This hands-on workshop aims to introduce you to acorns as a local staple food: how to locate, harvest, process into flour and bake a nourishing treat. We will have a variety of tools for processing and will discuss different methods that can work in your kitchen. All workshop materials are provided. We will take a short walk to some of the large oaks on Stone Farm, otherwise we will be in and around Heron Hall at the Laguna Environmental Center for the workshop. Participants bring their own lunch. Hot drinks and light snacks (in addition to the acorn treats!) will be provided.

Zoe Minervini-Zick grew up with coast live oaks in Oakland (Ohlone land) and Sebastopol (Southern Pomo land), California. She has been studying ethnobotany for eight years, starting at the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine in Ithaca, NY and most recently at the Columbines School of Botanical Studies in Eugene, Oregon. Her focus of study has primarily been plant medicine and wild food. Processing acorns has been a part of her life for the past four autumns, though her love for oaks has been long-standing. Through teaching wild food skills, she hopes to encourage stewardship of the land, cultural conservation, and ecological resiliency. Dylan Gearheart grew up in San Diego (Kumeyaay territory) around Coast Live Oaks and chaparral. He received a B.S. in Industrial Arts & Design from Humboldt State University. Since then he has been learning about land-based technologies and wild foods along the Pacific Coast Region and on travels around the US, Mexico and Spain. Through Siskiyou Permaculture Dylan received a permaculture design certificate and studied social forestry. He currently stewards on and around where he lives doing mapping and design, gardening, forestry, wild food harvesting, natural building, and collective living.

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