2nd Annual “Locavore Literary Festival” at Chestertown’s Washington College

We’ve talked about eating local foods before, and it’s time to do it again.

The weekend of March 30, April 1-2, Washington College’s Center for Environment & Society will host their 2nd Locavore Literary Festival with regional and national writers speaking about food, foraging and fermentation. There will be demonstrations and even an opportunity to learn how to forage for food in the wild!

Friday night, meet the author of Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods, Sandor Ellis Katz. (I am particularly interested in this because I have been brewing my own Kombucha at home since last November!)

On Saturday, three different writers will speak on wild foods and foraging:

Mick Blackistone, editor of the Maryland Watermen’s Gazette, will speak about the bay and watermen. Jean Hegland, a novelist, will talk about edible landscapes; and Peter Bauer (aka Urban Scout), will discuss his radical ideas about “rewilding” and lead a “skill share” afterwards.

On Sunday, at 1pm and again at 3pm, try your hand at foraging for spring edibles over at Adkins Arboretum near our Chestertown B&B. There is a fee for this event, but all the other lectures are free!

We hope to see you out in the wild!!

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