Humans once used nearly 30,000 plant species for food and medicine. Today, we rely on just 30. How did this happen? And what does this mean for our bodies, minds, and spirits? We’re hosting Gina Rae La Cerva (’15 MESc) for a discussion of her book Feasting Wild: In Search of the Last Untamed Food (Greystone Books, 2020), a NYTimes Book Review Summer Reading Selection. She’ll be joined in conversation by forager Alexis Nikole Nelson to speak about how our evolution as hunter-gatherers still affects our culinary cravings, the ways foraging can improve human and planetary health, and why eating wild plants might be the key to reconnecting to our environments and each other.
Gina Rae La Cerva (Author) and Alexis Nikole Nelson (Forager), “Feasting Wild: A Conversation on the Politics, Pleasures, and (Bio)diversity of Foraging” (Yale School of the Environment)
Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm