And how does it affect foragers, gatherers, and gleaners? Six savvy, sexy veterans of field, forest, and sea come together for a delicious conversation about feral foods in the era of crazy weather, rainless days and nights, and the unimpeded civilized craving for wild nettles, mushrooms, sea weeds, and much more. Followed by audience Q&A.
Kevin Feinstein is co-author of The Bay Area Forager and Practically Wild: Food and Health Through the Eyes of a Modern Forager. Founder of the Foraging Society, he leads edible wild plant tours, classes, and forays.
Connie Green is author of The Wild Table. As founder of one of the first and largest wild foods businesses in the US, Connie has sold ingredients to most of the top chefs in California and around the country.
Kirk Lombard, the singing fisherman and monkeyface eel champion, founded Sea Forager, the CSF sustainable fish delivery business and sea foraging tour guide business in San Francisco. A Sea Forager’s Guide to the Northern California Coast is forthcoming from Heyday in 2016.
Judith Lowry, author of California Foraging, is also proprietor of Larner Seeds, specializing in California native plants. She writes about habitat restoration, wildland seed collecting, ecologically responsible foraging, and wild food gardening.
Iso Rabins is the chef and founder of forageSF, The Wild Kitchen, and The Underground Market. His latest project is the Forage Kitchen, a co-working space for food.
Jonah Raskin is the author of The Radical Jack London. He left an East Coast university teaching position to participate in the 1970s radical counterculture as a free-lance journalist, returned to the academy in California in the 1980s to write probing studies of Abbie Hoffman and Allen Ginsberg, and reviews of northern California writers whom he styled as "natives, newcomers, exiles and fugitives."
Beginning as a lecturer in English at Sonoma State University in 1981, he moved to chair of the Communications Studies Department from 1988 to 2007, while serving as a book reviewer for the San Francisco Chronicle and the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.