Guest Speaker: Go Nuts! with Incredible Wild Edibles
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Gateway Center, Room C
Presentation: Guest speaker and author Sam Thayer is a world-class expert on Edible Wild Foods and reconnecting culture and daily habits with the natural environment, through identification and appreciation of those wild plants that for millennia sustained human livelihoods and continue to inspire interest and delight.
Since 2000, when he won the Hazel Wood National Wild Foods Cooking Contest, Sam has been teaching regularly on edible wild plants, giving workshops across the United States. In 2002 he was inducted into the National Wild Foods Hall of Fame at North Bend State Park in West Virginia. His first book, The Forager's Harvest, has won a Midwest Book Award, IPPY Book Award, and was a finalist for the USA Book News Best Books 2007 award. It has been a steady Amazon category best-seller and has sold more than 70,000 copies. His second book, Nature's Garden, has received similar acclaim and sold over 35,000 copies. He currently lives in the woods of northwestern Wisconsin with his wife, Melissa, their daughter, Myrica, and son, Joshua. Along with speaking and writing, he is also a maple syrup producer, wild rice harvester, and owns a small organic orchard.
Besides wild food foraging, Sam is an all-around naturalist with particular interest in reptiles, amphibians, bird watching, botany, and mammals. His passion for wild food extends to studying the origin of cultivated plants and the socio-economic history of the human diet."
Sponsor: GSA and Center for Native Peoples and the Environment
Friday, November 17, 2017
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