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Event: Demonstration and Tasting of California Indian Native Food

Friday, December 9, 2011, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
In the Red Barn Classroom

Kathleen Rose Smith showed how Coast Miwok and Pomo Indian peoples prepare several different native plant foods found in the Point Reyes National Seashore area. The public was invited to enjoy tasting the flavorful results. All were welcome and admission is free.

This event was held in conjunction with "Grounded: A California Indian Life," an exhibition of Kathleen Rose Smith's artwork depicting California Indian life. Her Artwork was on display in the Red Barn Classroom weekdays from Monday, October 10, 2011, through Friday, January 6, 2012. The gallery is open by appointment only, Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed holidays

In addition to this event, an illustrated presentation and audience discussion about the history of fishing in Tomales and Bodega Bays at the Red Barn Classroom was held on Friday, November 11, 2011, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Please contact Carola DeRooy at 415-464-5125 or by email for more information.

To get to the Red Barn Classroom, follow the directions to Point Reyes National Seashore. As you proceed up the driveway toward the Bear Valley Visitor Center, turn left at the sign for the Red Barn Classroom.

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Harbor Seal Pup, © Sue Van Der Wal

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