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

Fri, October 19, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Category: Environment

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.

Sliding scale $15, $25, or $45. Pre-registration required:

Laguna Environmental Center
900 Sanford Road