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Wildcrafting: Holiday Acorn Cookies, Sunday, November 22, 2020

Sunday, November 22 -  Late fall is when our native oak trees drop their acorns in abundance.  Acorns have been one of the sources for food throughout human history.  In fact, most Native Americans used acorns for food, including our local Kumeyaay who preferred black oak acorns to make porridge called Shawee.  However, we will turn our acorn flour into delicious cookies for the holidays.

Wildcrafting: Wild Elderberry Syrup and Blackberry Pie - Sunday, September 27, 2020

Sunday, September 27 - In this workshop we will work in teams to create two delicious recipes using local ripe Elderberries and Blackberries that grow on Volcan Mountain and in the San Diego backcountry.  Elderberries are high in antioxidants and have delicious immune building properties.  Volcan Mountain has a diverse abundance of Blackberries, Elderberries, Wood Strawberries, Chokecherries, Coffee Berries, Manzanita berries, Sierra Gooseberries. We will take a short walk to identify the various types of berries growing in the area and discuss which ones are edible.

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