Native Food Workshop

Sunday, February 19 2017 from 10:00am -12:00pm

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History 1305 East Cliff Drive Santa Cruz, CA 95062

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Local tribes practicing the “Ohlone” culture have thrived in this area for thousands of years. Traditions and knowledge of native food plants continues to connect us with local landscapes. Join the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History at this workshop and learn about the natural history of native food plants, how native tribes interact with and cultivate these plants, and traditional methods for processing them. State Park Ranger Alex Tabone will create fire and prepare food using traditional practices and Rick Flores, Curator of the California Native Plant Collection, Associate of the Amah Mutsun Land Trust, and Ph.D. student in the Environmental Studies Department at UCSC, will lead the discussion on the natural history of our native food plants. Supplies and refreshments provided. Pre-registration highly recommended. $15 General | $10 Children | 50% off for Museum Members.