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Foraging for a Another World

Zaac Chaves

“Turns out the parks are better stocked than the aisles of Trader Joe’s. Chaves’s favorite park bounty includes stinging nettles (he cooks these iron-rich leaves up like spinach), dandelion greens, mulberries, morel and maitake mushrooms (he once found 30 pounds of maitakes around a tree in Prospect Park), crabapples (he substitutes them for pectin when making jam), and hickory and hazelnuts.” – A Prospect Park forager eats better than most New Yorkers, Well And Good NYC April 7, 2010

Zaac Chaves will be speaking about about foraging this weekend at the Brooklyn Food Conference in NY. The description to his workshop specifically mentions that he will focus on evasive and disruptive plants in order to show how humans (not chemicals) can aid in the balance of the earth’s ecology. Speaking of nettles, I had my first nettle soup a couple of weeks ago prepared by a good friend.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Brooklyn Food Conference*
Brooklyn Tech High School
29 Fort Greene Place Brooklyn
New York 11217

Workshop #2
12:30PM-1:45PM

Foraging for Empathy (Room 5E4)
w/ Zaac Chavis
ALSO NOTE…

Sunday May 13th,
A second day of programming
is being organized by the NYCGA/Occupy Wall Street Animal Issues Working Group , a schedule of the sunday programming can be found on their website: http://animalissues.nycga.net/brooklyn-food-conference-proposed-workshops/

NYCGA Animal Issue Working group page:
http://www.nycga.net/groups/animal-issues/

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