Seventh Generation Supper: Native Plants as Food
Join Transition Fidalgo & Friends for a community supper on Tuesday, April 25, at 5:45 pm at the Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St.
Our presentation this evening is “Native Plants as Food: Integrating human ecology and natural history in a time of shifting climate.” Abe Lloyd is an ethnobotanist and director of Salal, The Cascadian Food Institute, whose mission is to integrate human communities and native ecosystems through indigenous foods. The Institute performs research, develops food products for the local market, and supports educational efforts on topics related to human ecology and natural history. Abe is also an Adjunct Professor at Western Washington University, Whatcom Community College, and Royal Roads University. He has studied ethnoecology in Nepal and China, and for his Masters research he collaborated with Kwaxsistalla, clan chief with the Kwakwaka’wakw First Nation, with whom he experimentally restored a traditional estuarine salt marsh root garden in Kingcome Inlet in British Columbia.
Open to all and welcome; no reservations necessary. Suggested supper donation $5/adult; $3/10 and under. Please bring your own place settings, or simply join us for the presentation around 7:00. Seventh Generation Suppers include a sharing time and programs to help build local resilience and reduce carbon dependency. For more information, visit transitionfidalgo.org.