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Seed to Table: How to Process and Eat Acorns of the Laguna Watershed

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Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation

900 Sanford Road

Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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Workshop with Zoe Minervini-Zick and Dylan Gearheart

Have you ever thought about eating acorns? Here's your opportunity to try it in this hands-on workshop. Let us introduce you to the wonders of acorns as a local staple food. We'll cover oak species identification, how to locate, harvest, process acorns into flour and give back to the land. Reciprocity is a key component in building a healthy relationship with the plants we forage. In these times of changing climate, oaks are a resilient candidate for nourishment and have been for local indigenous tribes for such a long time. Learn to integrate oaks into your everyday life and participate in local food sovereignty efforts. A portion of the proceeds from this workshop will be donated to the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center’s Acorn Bites food sovereignty project. Acorns and processing tools will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own acorns or mortar and pestles/grain grinders. Vegan and non-vegan acorn mush will be available to taste, in addition to hot drinks and light snacks. This workshop is suitable for adults and teens 13 and older (minors must be accompanied by an adult), and will take place indoors, rain or shine.

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 nine years, starting at the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine in Ithaca, New York and most recently at the Columbines School of Botanical Studies in Eugene, Oregon. As a forager, gardener, fermenter, and land steward she is working towards personal, cultural and ecological healing and resilience. Dylan Gearheart is an aspiring native plant horticulturalist and tracker who grew up in San Diego (Kumeyaay territory) around coast live oaks and chaparral. He received a B.S. in Industrial Arts and Design from Humboldt State University and certificate in Permaculture Design and Social Forestry from Siskiyou Permaculture. He is continuing to develop his skills in providing ecological garden consultations, design and maintenance.


CANCELLATION POLICY: If you need to cancel, please notify us as soon as possible so that others on the wait list may attend. Cancellations received more than 30 days in advance of the event date will receive a refund minus a $10.00 processing fee (if you paid more than $20). Cancellations made between 30-7 days in advance will receive a 50% refund (if you paid more than $20). We are sorry but refunds cannot be given on cancellations made less than 7 days in advance. Tickets of $20 or less are non-refundable (except in case of our cancelling for inclement weather or other extenuating circumstances, in which case we will issue full refunds). This is due to administrative costs. Thank you for your understanding and for your interest and support of our programs! Please also note that we need a minimum number of participants to conduct this event. If the Laguna Foundation needs to cancel the event for any reason, we will notify you as soon as possible (at least 1 day prior to the event) and you will receive a full refund.

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Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation

900 Sanford Road

Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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