All things Acorns!


Our favorite autumn activity at Earthwise is acorn processing. Acorn is an ancient staple food source wherever oak trees grow abundantly, but it takes some work to make acorns into human food.

The busy, focused time of cracking each nut between two rocks brings peace and purpose to our little class. Together we crack, grind, leech and then cook with our acorn flour. Pancakes are a satisfying reward for so much effort! Throughout these weeks that we focus on acorn processing, we have acorn games, acorn math, and acorn harvesting to do, just like the squirrels and Acorn Woodpeckers.


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