Ethnobotany Festival Schedule

by Botanical Dimensions on 09/21/2016

We have finalised the schedule for the Ethnobotany Festival and Symposium (below). Presentations will be held in both the Auditorium and the Classroom so scroll down to see the all the options. Be sure to come early for better parking and especially not to miss any of the great talks and hands-on learning. Besides the events listed below we have a dozen displays with all-day teachings about dyes, mushrooms, salves, Native Californian foods, distilling, and more. See you 10am -6pm, September 24, 2016.

Auditorium Presentations

10:15am-10:30am Welcome & Introduction – Kathleen Harrison

10:30am- 11:30am Seed-Eaters All: Wild Seed Foods of California – Judith Larner

11:45am- 12:45am Tending the Wild: Meet the Elders – Kat Anderson

1:00pm-2:00pm String: A Stitch in Time -Saskia Wolsak

2:00pm-2:30pm Wooden Flutes of the 17th & 18th Century: History & Music – Kathleen Kraft

2:45pm-3:45pm Sandalwood, Ginseng & Seals: At-Risk Species in California Trade History – Susan Leopold

4:00pm- 5:00pmSpiritual Ethnobotany: Rituals, Visions and Origin Tales – Kathleen Harrison

5:00pm Auction results announced


Classroom Presentations

10:30am-11:15am Re-Imagining the World of Weeds – Michelle Vesser

11:30am- 12:30pmWisdom of the Oak: With an Acorn Food Demonstration – Jolie Elan

12:45pm- 1:45pmSumptuous and Sustainable Seaweed – Autumn Summers

2:00pm-3:00pm Growing and Using Natural Dyes- Deepa Natarajan

3:15pm-4:15pm Aroma & Amazonian Shamanism – John Steele

4:30pm- 5:30Reclaiming Cannabis: History and Methods of Ingesting this Beneficial Herb – Mitcho Thompson


Outdoor Experiences

11:00am-12:00pm Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk – Autumn Summers

1:00pm-2:00pm California Bay Laurel Plant Spirit Journey – Jolie Elan

12:45pm-1:45pm  Gyil: West African Marimba- Songs & Stories James Ichitey & Kimberley de

Caires Ichitey


Children’s Activities (in the Amphitheater)

11:00am Making Seed Bombs – Finn McKenna

1:00pm Drop-spindle: Spin Yarn Using Potatoes – Sue McMurty

3:00pm Pounding Flowers – Finn McKenna & Klea McKenna


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