Our Edible Tree Walks are so popular that we decided to make it an annual event, and to eventually do a tour in all South Bay cities. Contact us if you are interested in joining us, helping with organizing an Edible Tree Walk in your neighborhood.
Tree walks are the “signature event” for CANOPY, a nonprofit dedicated to honoring our city trees. In 2016, Slow Food South Bay suggested that they have an “Edible Tree Walk.” And, so we did, with the help of Transition Palo Alto. It was a huge success.
Edible Tree Walks, in the past:
- Michael Hawkins, Canopy
- Herb Fong, arborist
- Joni Sare, Slow Food South Bay
- Peter Ruddock, Transition Palo Alto
- Kris Jenson, GreenTown Los Altos
At the end of this post is the PDF file of our Los Altos Edible Tree Walk, June 25, 2017.
Links and resources:
….to recipes, people, events and places that were mentioned during our walks:
Click on: “Tour de Coop”
Groups, blogs, books, and more
“Our mission is to bring the life-giving benefits of trees to the schools, neighborhoods, and public spaces of the San Francisco Mid-Peninsula.”
“Building a vibrant and resilient society for people and the planet.”
“Transform your community and yourself. Join us in our mission to cultivate our urban forest in Silicon Valley. There are so many ways to help! Let’s Get Dirty”
- SunnyvaleTrees.org (Sunnyvale Urban Forest Advocates)
“SUFA is a volunteer group supporting the City of Sunnyvale and its residents in the planting and care of the City’s Urban Forest.”)
Self-guided Edible Tree Walk in Palo Alto is posted on Canopy’s website:
Learn about, and buy acorn flour:
Joni’s acorn flour blog post:
Blogs and websites:
Redwood needle Tea:
A Marin County chef and founder of “Indigenous Edibles” is a lecturer, cooking instructor,native plant specialist, and food educator.
Olives: Safe Methods for Home Pickling:
where botany meets the cutting board
Professional forager, wild food instructor, and a self-styled “culinary alchemist” based in Los Angeles.
Pascal’s book: The New Wildcrafted Cuisine
Los Altos Edible Tree Walk brochure, June 25, 2017: