HDS Earth Day Lunch
Perennial food ecosystem in New England. Do you know ramps, fiddleheads, and rhubarb?
EARTH DAY MENU at HARVARD DIVINITY SCHOOL
TUESDAY APRIL 22, 2014 AT NOON
SUNCHOKE AND FENNEL SOUP
KALE, ESCAROLE, RADICCHIO AND HAZELNUT SALAD WITH A CREAMY ROASTED SHALLOT, GARLIC , BALSAMIC AND HAZELNUT OIL DRESSING
MOROCCAN ASPARAGUS WITH SPRING VEGETABLE RAGOUT
TOFU MILANESE WITH PESTO
STEAMED COUS COUS
GREEN POLENTA OF KALE, PARMESAN CHEESE AND OLIVE OIL
ROSE PETAL SORBET WITH MINT
WARM INDIAN PUDDING
ANITA: HDS promo for this lunch mentions “ramps, fiddleheads, and rhubarb” Shall we include a simple rhubarb recipe–rhubarb is in local stores right now and might suit our May post.
Miscellaneous backgrounder info on perennial edibles/permaculture
the usual suspects (asparagus, rhubarb and artichoke) to include such “minor” crops as ground cherry and ramps (both have found their way onto exclusive restaurant menus) and the much sought-after, antioxidant-rich wolfberry (also known as goji berries), Toensmeier explains how to raise, tend, harvest, and cook with plants that yield great crops and satisfaction.
Perennial vegetables are perfect as part of an edible landscape plan or permaculture garden. Profiling more than a hundred species, with dozens of color photographs and illustrations, and filled with valuable growing tips, recipes, and resources, Perennial Vegetables is a groundbreaking and ground-healing book that will open the eyes of gardeners everywhere to the exciting world of edible perennials
Join permaculturist, farmer and nut grower
for an evening presentation on
Growing Nuts in the Northeast
-a talk for gardeners and farmers
North Bennington, VT
To be followed by
A Permaculture Workshop:
Designing a Self Supporting Edible Landscape
This course is intended for gardeners who would like to design and plant ecosystems that produce food. We will be considering apples, asparagus, hazel nuts, tree nuts and others plus learning to use plants for nitrogen fixation, mineral extraction, attracting beneficial insect, mulch and other functions. Specific plants’ needs and habits will be covered as we plan for mutually beneficial interactions.
Keith Morris is a farmer and designer who joins us from Willow Crossing Farm and Prospect Rock Permaculture in Jeffersonville, Vermont. His work promotes economically viable farms and homesteads with systems that are integrated and patterned to increase ecological health while meeting human needs.