Category: Fall Blog Posts

Fall Wild Feast

Share… Fall Native Foods   The fall brings an abundance of native food and beverages from our beloved gardens. As regular vegetable gardens start to wind down, many of the native plants begin producing.   One of my favorite foods to gather with my family is Oak nuts (Acorns). All species of Quercus have edible […]

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How to Make Oak Nut (Acorn) Flour

Share…Seasoning Acorns Acorns represent Just like a fine wine, acorns are better when aged. According to Maidu Indian knowledge, acorns should be cured for approximately a year before leaching. This can be done by keeping them in a dry, well-ventilated basket and shaking them at least once a month to rotate the acorns. Curing dries […]

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Planting a Fall Garden

Share…-by Darlene Ward Fall is the best time of all for planting native plants. Soil retains warmth even as the air becomes chilly, allowing roots to grow while the top growth of the plant slows. Spring-planted natives will not have as extensive a root system. When we say, “Fall is Spring for native plants” we […]

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Tasting the Wild Food Forest in Fall-Oak Nuts, Pine Nuts & Madrone

Share…Growing, collecting and cooking with wild food allows us to cultivate a sense of place—a deep awareness of the land we call home.  Learn how to collect and prepare wild foods this fall, including discovering the simplest way to turn oak nuts (acorns) into flour. Find out about how to use Rose Hips, California Bay, […]

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