Fri, 17 July 2015
b022 - Eating Before the ‘Invaders’, the American Native Peoples and Their Food Systems Before the Arrival of the Europeans - Presented by Joseph Simcox
Nowadays, people associate American native culture with three crops; Corn, Beans and Squash (the three sisters). According to Joe this is only the tip of the iceberg, Indigenous Americans (North of Mexico)used at least 3000 species of plants for food!
Joe will unveil an amazing palette of wild edibles used by the Native Peoples that hold promise for our farms, gardens and kitchens, and show how these “forgotten” foods are legitimate heirs to a new food ecosystem.
Because one of the objectives is to put practical information in the hands of practitioners, Joe will invite participants to apply to be a part of his native food revival efforts which will access and distribute rare native edible propagation stock.
This talk was presented live at PV2 in March 2015.
Learn more about Joe Simcox at permaculturevoices.com/b22