Category: Fall Blog Posts

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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Living Wild in SoCal

Share…On October 6, 2012 The Living Wild Project headed south on an adventure to explore more of California’s diversity and give an interactive lecture and wild food tasting at the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden. With my car filled with indigenous ice creams by Treats of Nevada City, including such delicacies as Yerba Santa Vegan Ice […]

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