On Saturday, May 30th, Douglas Justice (Associate Director, Horticulture & Collections) joined Berkeley Open Source Food, The Sioux Chef and TEALEAVES for a virtual discussion on the value and historical precedence of the edible plants around us and the benefits of foraging.
The talk, called “The Bounty of Biodiversity: Empowering Cultural Connections to Nature through Foraging” took place in honour of the Wild and Feral Food Week 2020. Including Douglas Justice, the talk welcomed the following incredible experts:
- Dr. Daphne Miller, practicing family physician, author and Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco
- Sean Sherman, Oglala Lakota Sioux chef, cookbook author and CEO of The Sioux Chef
- Philip B. Stark, Associate Dean, Division of Mathematical and Physical Science, University of California, Berkeley
The discussion provided an opportunity for viewers to reflect on their own dietary practices and open their minds and palates to the possibility of foraging as a more diverse and secure solution to our currently unsustainable food systems.
We thank the experts and all viewers who joined us for this fruitful talk.
If you missed the “The Bounty of Biodiversity” livestream, you can watch it below.