This is the Current Project Arc, which began in March 2024, and will extend to March 2025.

Natural Materials Gathering & Processing (June 2024)

Next Meeting: Saturday June 15, 2024 at 10:30 AM

Event URL: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/indigenous-land-lab-meeting-tickets-923194628987

Honestly an extension of the Indigenous Land Lab that plugs in to ACORNS! The Indigenous Land Lab Crew will meet-up to gather the materials needed to construct Acorn Granaries from a number of sources/places.

We have a list of plants. Many of the plants have already been located. We have been given permission to gather materials at several locations. Will include several meet-ups for gathering and processing materials.

Acorn Granary Project (July 2024)

Dates: July 7, 14, 21, 28
Sign-Up URL: nativehistory.eventbrite.com

We’ll gather on Sundays in July to create Acorn Granaries to store the acorns from the Acorn Harvest. This event has been called a “competition”, but survival is a team effort.

This will be a collaborative learning experience and people from diverse backgrounds are invited to take part. Especially artists who work with found objects, fibers, basket weaving, basketry, cordage, bushcraft, and a myriad of other skills and mediums.

Acorn Harvest (Sep/Oct 2024)

We have located several property owners with oak trees in Alameda who are willing to share their Acorns. We have a list of City Trees on City (Public) Property which we do not need permits to gather from, as long as we don’t block traffic. We have special permission from some property owners outside of the City of Alameda who have invited us to gather acorns from their mature and old-growth Oaks.

ACORNS! Culinary Lab (March 2025)

Witness an acorn processing demo. Sample traditional acorn mush. Participate in a hands on baking class using acorn flour.

Receive some acorn flour and recipes to try at home!

Tickets will be available beginning September 2024.