Healthy Berry Stage 2016

Schedule

Friday, July 15

1pm – Cooking Demonstration with Chef Emily Squadra

Chef Emily SquadraJoin Chef Emily as she creates a layered coconut rice pudding parfait with hazelnuts, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. This dairy free, gluten free treat will be sweetened with blackberry honey.

Originally from Boulder, Colorado, Emily Squadra is a professional baker and cook currently working at Lovely’s 50/50 and previously the head baker Woodlawn Coffee & Pastry. A strong advocate for food justice, she is always looking for opportunities to learn more about responsibly sourced food in the Pacific Northwest.

2pm – HANDS ON Berry Science for Kids with OMSI

OMSI Join Rebecca Reilly, Food Science Educator from the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry for some hands on exploration of berry science! Activities will take place in the nearby Children’s Booth – there will be art based projects to explore all types of berries for kids of all ages . For older children, activities will include extracting DNA from strawberries and using berry juice as a pH indicator.

4pm – Swarm Portland presents Ideas for Garden & Patio Pollinator Patches

Swarm PortlandWe’ve all heard the news that populations of bees and other beneficial pollinators are declining. So many of the foods we enjoy – including berries – are made possible by our bees. This info session focuses on some simple things we can each do to provide small patches of habitat that provide pollen and nectar for bees. Ideas for planning a Pollinator Patch includes both larger garden areas and smaller patio/porch pots.

5pm – Monica Maggio – Fruit Growing Expert: Grown Your Own Happy, Healthy Blueberries

Monica Maggio Join Monica Maggio, Fruit Growing Expert from Core Home Fruit as she explores seasonal care for blueberries. Learn everything the home gardener needs to help blueberries survive and thrive in a backyard environment. Topics covered will include planting, pruning, fertilizing, water, soil and more. Monica is a local fruit-growing expert who’s mission for more than 10 years has been to harness and cultivate her inner plant nerd in ways that benefit the greater Pacific NW community. As an OSU and WSU Master Gardener instructor, former Arboretum Manager for the Home Orchard Society, and current owner of Core Home Fruit, she has seen firsthand how people take better care of plants once they know they can eat them! Monica is equally skilled outside the classroom helping you grow great fruit in your own backyard. Her services with Core Home Fruit include pruning, consultation, and coaching services for all tree fruits, berries, and ornamental plants. She combines Permaculture principles, up-to-date university research, and 10+ years of regional on-the-job gardening experience to help you successfully grow your own fruit at home!

Saturday, July 16

11am – Swarm Portland presents Ideas for Garden & Patio Pollinator Patches

Swarm Portland We’ve all heard the news that populations of bees and other beneficial pollinators are declining. So many of the foods we enjoy – including berries – are made possible by our bees. This info session focuses on some simple things we can each do to provide small patches of habitat that provide pollen and nectar for bees. Ideas for planning a Pollinator Patch includes both larger garden areas and smaller patio/porch pots.

1pm – Cooking Demonstration with Karuna Di Maria on behalf of Community Well-th

Karuna Di MariaJoin Karuna Di Maria as she demonstrates how to create fresh berry salsa! Karuna is a nutritionist and health advocate with a Masters of Science in Nutrition from the National College of Natural Medicine. A Bay Area native, Karuna’s passion for nutrition was enriched by living abroad in Asia and Europe. She is inspired by nutritional medicine and the power of healing through a whole foods, plant based diet. When she is not in the kitchen, Karuna loves to garden and spend time in the natural world.

2pm – HANDS ON Berry Science for Kids with OMSI

OMSIJoin Rebecca Reilly, Food Science Educator from the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry for some hands on exploration of berry science! Activities will take place in the nearby Children’s Booth – there will be art based projects to explore all types of berries for kids of all ages . For older children, activities will include extracting DNA from strawberries and using berry juice as a pH indicator.