Free Wild Foraged & Indigenous Foods Celebration this Saturday 10-3in Berkeley

From: Darcy
Sent on: Monday, September 19, 2011 4:24 PM


Here's a message from one of our Assistant Organizer


For the East Bay Raw Food Meetup group:
I'll be tabling for the Ecology Center with lots of books to look at, come by and stay hello.
 Wild, Foraged, & Indigenous Foods Celebration at Berkeley Farmers' Market
A free Celebration of Wild, Foraged, & Indigenous Foods with tastes, examples, speakers, etc., plus all of the Saturday Berkeley Farmers' Market's wonderful farmers and prepared food vendors. The Foraging Society (with Kevin Feinstein, AKA Feral Kevin) will have many examples and some samples of edible wild plants, including a roasted bay nut coffee-like drink. Edible plants are likely to include: mallow leaves, huckleberries, yampah seeds, elderberries, pepperweed roots, salsify leaves, purslane seeds, pink peppercorns, California Everlasting flowers, manzanita berries, cardoon (wild artichoke) stalks, stinging nettles, etc. Tanya Stiller, local Garden and Nutrition Coordinator at Rosa Parks Elementary School, will be displaying a variety of seaweeds from her late spring harvests and will demonstrate two delicious ways to prepare them (fried nori and a seaweed salad). Trackers Bay will present seasonal examples of local wild and medicinal plants, provide a refreshing foraged sun tea, and take-home recipes for wild foods that can easily be gathered locally. Trackers will also share an example of wildcrafted fabric dye. The Seva Foundation presents a tasting and information about recovering indigenous health knowledge with virtual stories from their Native American Community Health partners and seasonally harvested salmon and berry jams from an Inupiaq food project in Alaska. One block from downtown Berkeley BART, near street and lot parking. (Please note: All three Farmers' Markets in Berkeley are at different locations.)
Time:    10am - 3pm.
Location:    Saturday Berkeley Farmers' Market, Center St. at MLK Jr. Way, Berkeley.
Cost:    Free.
Info:   [masked],
     Wheelchair accessible.

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