Saturday November 14, 2015

8:00 am  Registration with native food themed breakfast snacks

9:00 am  Welcome and Opening Remarks Dr. Lucinda McDade, Executive Director, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Barbara Drake and Craig Torres, Chia Cafe

9:15 am  It Will Live Forever: Traditional Yosemite Indian Acorn PreparationJulia Parker

10:00 am Ethnobotany and the Center of the Universe –Christopher Nyerges.  Website

10:25 am Break

10:55 am  California Chia, Beans and Berries: How Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden and friends can help develop low-water foods for the futureAntonio Sanchez, Production Manager, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

11:20 am  Contemporary Ethnobotany of Southern California IndiansDeborah Small / Rose Ramirez. Website

12:05 pm  Lunch (90 Minutes) Book sales and food samples. Enjoy lunch café presented onsite or head out to local restaurants

1:30 pm Gourmet Wild Food Preservation – From fermentation to beers and pickles Pascal Baudar. Website

1:55 pm The Wild Seed Foods of California; from Redmaids to Ranunculus Judith Larner Lowry. Website

 2:40 pm Break

3:10 pm Southern California Native Food Traditions:  Agave Tasting and Prickly Pear Preparation – Daniel McCarthy, Malki Museum

3:40 pm Tovaave: From Mother Earth, Southern California Indigenous Cultural Education – Chia Cafe Collective: Barbara Drake, Cindi Alvitre, Craig Torres, Abe Sanchez, and Leslie Mouriquand (Round Table Discussion)

4:40 pm  Questions and Closing Comments 5 p.m. Social Hour and Happy Hour Drinks

Sunday November 15, 2015

10am to 3pm Food tasting and demonstrations stations and RSABG Acorn Festival


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