09.20.16 // Acorn Processing with Osker Tree // 6:30 - 8:30pm

Acorns served as the primary staple food across the northern hemisphere for millennia. They provide a complete protein, high-oleic mono-unsaturated fat, and vitamins and minerals. Unlike annual grains, their production and harvest fits seamlessly into a highly diverse and resilient forest ecosystem. In this workshop we will discuss everything we've learned about harvesting, storing, and processing this high quality staple food. We will showcase each step of the process, and provide some delicious acorn snacks.

$20 per person.

Osker and his family manage Glorious Forest Farm in Madison county, where the goal is to re-establish humans as a responsible keystone species. Osker works toward appropriate land management strategies that support vital ecosystems while meeting human needs. This work involves deepening relationships with nutrient dense wild foods like hazelnut, acorn, hickory, and mullberry. It also includes domestic animals as a management tool, and a means for harvesting less edible wild plants and turning them into milk and meat.



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