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Traditional and Modern Methods of Acorn Preparation

December 05, 2013 by Emily Moskal

Bay Area oaks are prolific, but acorn use has diminished within the last 200 years. With the help of modern kitchenware you can rediscover the art of acorn preparation and its rich history grounded in Native American traditions.

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In search of an elusive, yummy California native

October 03, 2012 by Jackson Karlenzig

Early fall is California huckleberry season, and the picking is good -- if you know where to look and can brave the dangers of a huckleberry forest.

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Blue Wind Botanical Medicine Clinic & Education Center

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Offering the following services for the greater San Francisco Bay Area: Western Clinical Herbalism, Custom Herbal Pharmacy, Lectures, Bay Area Herb Walks, Multi-Day Botanical Field Trips, Native California Plant Cultivation, Medicine Making Workshops, Private Classes, Youth Programs, Consulting Services, Edible & Medicinal Plant Images.

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Berkeley as edible city: A new guide to urban foraging

May 25, 2012 by Cristian Ionescu-Zanetti via Berkeleyside

The Bucharest native says that right now there is a great variety of trees and shrubs growing in Berkeley, and even some “bottled water” crops like lemons and rosemary that you should never, ever, buy at the store. They are so plentiful, it simply makes no sense. Ionescu-Zanetti create Edible Cities, a crowd-sourced site that maps food for foraging.

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Foraging 101

April 10, 2012 by Dan Rademacher

Want to forage in a local park? Chances are it’s not allowed, but some parks do allow limited gathering of edible berries and mushrooms. In January 2012, we gathered up the rules from a couple of dozen agencies. But caveat emptor: they may have changed since then.

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The Forager’s Dilemma

April 02, 2012 by Jonah Raskin

Just a century ago, foraging for wild foods would have been unremarkable--part of daily life for many people. That's not true today, but foraging is making a comeback, with ever more people interested in finding food in the wild. But with a growing population and diminishing natural resources, is this sustainable? We head out with local foragers and ask about the ethics of foraging in a metropolis.

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