The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DNCR) and the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) are now accepting recipes for the Streams. Trees. Food. cookbook to celebrate the diversity of native foods that can be found growing in multi-use riparian stream buffers. The deadline for entries is September 7.
The cookbook will share information on native trees and shrubs that enhance our landscapes, as well as recipes that use the fruits and nuts produced in stream buffers, wildlife plantings, or hedges. A listing of suggested fruits, nuts, and syrups are included in the cookbook entry webpage. Part of the entry includes information on whether you currently grow these products.
DCNR and PASA invite you to submit your favorite recipes that include berries, fruits, and nuts native to Pennsylvania and the mid-Atlantic region. Through the cookbook, they hope to encourage productive conservation and inspire a connection to local food.
To learn more about multi-use riparian buffers, visit DCNR’s Forest Buffers Along Waterways webpage.