Wild Eats From Land To Sea in the San Juan Islands
|Program Series||Field Excursions|
|When||Fri Jun 13, 2014 08:00 AM to Sun Jun 15, 2014 05:00 PM|
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When experiencing our natural surroundings, it is helpful to engage all of our senses for a fuller sense of presence. Together with naturalist Jennifer Hahn, author of Pacific Feast: A Cook's Guide to West Coast Foraging and Cuisine, we’ve created a weekend in the San Juan Islands that will exercise our oft-neglected sense of taste!
We’ve planned this trip with two seasonal windows in mind: spring’s profusion of edible land plants and an extreme low tide for harvesting sea vegetables. On Saturday, we’ll explore wild foods of forests and fields. You’ll learn to identify edible plants, nibble, and where appropriate, to sustainably harvest. Cone Sunday, we’ll turn our tastebuds to the “intertidal table” and identify 12 delicious, nutrient-packed sea vegetables. Each afternoon, we’ll make a feast celebrating a few of the wild foods of the season. Ever try nettle pesto, rose petal truffles, ginger-sesame seaweed salad, kelp-wrapped BBQ salmon or Douglas-fir sorbet?
Our basecamp will be Group Camp Three in Spencer Spit State Park. It has plenty of campsites, a covered area, electrical outlets and tables where we will make our harvested feast. If you prefer not to camp, Lopez Farm Cottages is an option you can pursue on the island. Participants bring their own breakfasts and lunches.