Join Joshua Hoyt for a discussion on foraging, a word emphasizing the act of searching for wild edibles. While modern foraging is often about the search, indigenous people thought very differently about what it meant to get food from their environment. Far from a passive, primitive activity, indigenous food gathering was based on a radical, ambitious notion; with generations of careful management, the whole landscape can be a food garden.
Joshua Hoyt (Turtle Mountain Band of the Chippewa) worked as a fisherman in Alaska during the summer of his freshman year in college. He has worked in the food system ever since. He spent 4 years as a professional cook in Seattle, WA, and Palo Alto, CA. After time working as a culinary consultant for a Japanese food startup and as a documentary radio producer/instructor for the Stanford Storytelling Project, he found the American Indian Child Resource Center – a place to combine all of his passions. For the past 4 years, he has led programming for Transitional Age Youth by teaching 10-week courses covering cuisine regions of North American indigenous people.