Cooking With Native Plants

Lisa ChaddockDo you want to learn about edible local plants, and how to cook with them? Cooking with Native Plants is an exciting new course that is being offered as part of the Nature Discovery Workshop Series. This workshop will delve into how to find and harvest native foods, and will discuss how people historically used the food sources surrounding us in the Coastal Sage Scrub habitat. Students will get to sample Acorn Flower Biscuits, Orange & Fennel Salad and Fennel Hot Pot Soup. As part of the course, you will receive your own wild edible cookbook. After the class there will be a short walk along some of the Anstine-Audubon trails to look at edible plants for identification. Workshop leader Lisa Chaddock (left) is an assistant professor of Geography at San Diego City College, and has studied the native plant foods of our region for 25 years.

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Workshop date and location: 

Saturday, April 8 from 9:00 am – 12:00 am at Anstine-Audubon Nature Preserve (2437 Hutchison Street Vista, CA 92084)

  • $40 for students and limited income
  • $60 for Friends members
  • $80 for general public
To Register, click on the link below:

Registration for Students & Limited Income

Registration for San Diego Audubon Friends Members

Registration for General Public (non-members)

Event Details

Event Start Apr 8, 2017 9:00 am
Event End Apr 8, 2017 12:00 pm
Available Places 20
Individual Price $80.00

Contact Info

4010 Morena Blvd
Suite #100
San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 273-7800

Office Hours

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