Tamara Green

Pruning Nature
– Foraging walk & outdoor food tasting

Scugog Island Crown Lands
October 2nd, 2021 from 1 – 4 pm

The world we live in has enough to sustain us, but how do we use these environmental resources while encouraging preservation and regrowth? Mohawk chef Tamara Green of Indigenesis walks us through responsible foraging practices with two cooking videos entitled, “Pruning Nature.” For the Ontario Culture Days festival, she will host a guided walk with forager Bryan Dowkes. Participants will also be able to sample pre-made food made by Tamara using foraged ingredients at the program. Click the links below to learn more about spotting plants, and how to safely harvest and create meals with them.

Artist’s bio:
Tamara Green is a chef and instructor focusing on pre-contact ingredients. Her company, Indigenesis, works to re-integrate Indigenous foods and cooking methods, and she seeks to make visible and nuanced the interconnections between local Indigenous and nearby settler communities.

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Stinging Nettle Pesto recipe by Tamara Green

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Amaranth Maple Strawberry Salad recipe by Tamara Green

As a part of our Creatives in Residence series, Tamara Green, chef, instructor, and owner of Indigenesis, will be showing us how to cook with local, wild, and edible ingredients.

Culinary Interconnectedness: Tamara Green

Our next Creative In Residence profile brings us in conversation with chef and instructor Tamara Green. Her work focuses on pre-contact ingredients and her personal chef company, Indigenesis, works to re-integrate Indigenous foods and cooking methods.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of Ontario and the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund a program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation.