All About Oaks and Acorns & Refocusing Your Cultural Lens
“All About Oaks and Acorns” and Refocusing Your Cultural Lens with Craig Torres
Saturday, October 27th, 10AM – 2PM
Join Craig Torres, a Tongva descendant, to learn more about using native plants. For thousands of years the Tongva of the Los Angeles basin relied on native plants for food, clothing, shelter and medicine. The reciprocal relationships between plants, animals and humans enabled the plants to continue on for future generations. Craig will talk about the uses of Oaks and Acorns. Come learn about all about making Oaks and Acorns and their traditional and contemporary uses and how this ‘relative’ enabled the Tongva to survive on the landscape for hundreds of generations providing sustenance, Craig will demonstrate making different foods and tools/crafts from Oaks and Acorns!
Get ready to refocus your cultural lens and renegotiate your relationship with the NATURE.
Craig will discuss proper protocol and etiquette for harvesting as well as growing natives in your own landscape. Native plants will be available for sale! Fee: $20/person ($10 for BTN members). Proceeds go directly to habitat restoration projects. Register below. Prepayment required. Bring a lunch and folding chair (as chairs are limited at the BTN Nursery).