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June 3rd 4-7pm

Join Food By Design staff, board and program participants for an afternoon of exploration of the connections between community, 
health, and food. Our bodies reflect the environment and nutrients we consume. Food is Medicine.

Keynote Speaker John Kallas

John will be joining us to share his immense knowledge, experience and passion on the topic of Wildcrafted foods and the many potential impacts wild edibles have on health and sustainable food systems.

John Kallas is the owner, operator, and instructor at Wild Food Adventures outdoor school. He also manages the Institute for the Study of Edible Wild Plants and Other Foragables. John has been teaching about wild foods since 1978. He is the author of Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods from Dirt to Plate volume one in a planned multi-volume book series. Volume two should be out in late 2017. Dr. Kallas started Wild Food Adventures in 1993, published the Wild Food Adventurer newsletter from 1996  2006, and volume 1 of the Wild Food Adventure Series, Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods From Dirt to Plate in 2010.
John has a Doctorate in nutrition, a Masters in education, and degrees in biology and zoology. He’s a trained botanist, nature photographer, writer, researcher, and teacher. Dr. Kallas has researched edible wild plants since 1970 and taught in colleges, universities, and to the general public since 1978. He has taught and trained thousands of people about wild foods all over North America, given hundreds of wild food presentations to a variety of groups, amassed one of the largest personal wild food libraries in the country, and continues to build on his collection of thousands of images of edible wild plants, processing techniques, and finished dishes.
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Farm to Table

Ally Lynfoot will be hosting the June 10th dinner.

With excitement and a passion for delicious, nutritious and wild-crafted culinary expertise, Food By Design looks forward to preparing a gorgeous meal for you and your chosen guests. This fundraising event, at heart, is an opportunity to connect, explore and enjoy community while raising awareness and engagement for FBDS’s mission to be of service