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Acorn History, Harvesting, and Preparation

Throughout history, acorns have been consumed by humans living on at least four different continents. Once considered the “staff of life” in indigenous cultures, the acorn is generally considered inedible in its raw form, though with proper processing, its gifts are made manifest. This typically involves some variation of drying, shelling, grinding, leaching, and cooking.  Join Adam Haritan from LearnYourLand.com at the Fire Tower Parking Lot to learn how to properly gather and process acorns from start to finish.  Participants will learn oak tree identification, acorn gathering tips (how to separate the good from the bad), differences between red and white oak groups (important for processing), several leaching methods, drying and storing methods, nutritional benefits, and more! 

Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Cook Forest State Park
113 River Road, Cooksburg, PA 16217-0120


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Educational Programs, Workshops, Get Outdoors PA, History

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Hiking and Walking, Wilderness Survival


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Target Audience

Children, Veterans, Volunteers, Teachers/Educators, Senior Citizens, Families, Scouts

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Fire Tower Parking Lot

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