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Fun with Found Food: Gleaning and Foraging Workshop in SaMo Tonight

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This evening from 7 p.m.- 9 p.m., the Santa Monica Public Library will become a forum for found food enthusiasts. Gleaning and foraging have become quite popular with eaters and chefs alike as of late, and some of the city's experts will come together to talk about where they're finding it and how it's being distributed.

UCCE/LA County Master Gardener/Master Food Preserver Sarah Spitz will moderate a panel with Transitional Gastronomy chef and forager, Mia Wasilevich, who's creating small bites for the post-panel reception; Naomi Curland, founder/organizer of Westside Produce Exchange, Christy Porter of farm field gleaners Hidden Harvest, Richard Weinroth of social service agency MEND and Mary Baldwin, manager of Food Forward's Farmers Market Recovery Program.

Mia will talk about Spring/summer foraging, foraging responsibly and among other treats she’s making the “L.A. Wild Cocktail” -- a little fruit cup with sweet clover and cattail.

After the discussion, there'll be a screening of the trailer of "The Fruit Hunters," as well as a giveaway of DVDs and tickets to dee the documentary, which is screening Thursday night and Saturday morning at local area Laemmle Theatres.

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