2019 First Foods Dinner

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Great Food and Education Weave Together for an Amazing Dining Experience

The First Foods Dinner, an unique indigenous foods dining experience, is set for 5-8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2019, at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve, 34199 County Road 20, Woodland.


This year's event features venison and salmon prepared using traditional methods and recipes prepared by guest chefs Vincent Median and Louis Trevino, owners of mak'-amham. They also run Cafe Olhone in Berkeley.

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Food for Mind and Spirit

mak'-amham weaves together  language and food to create an experience that flows smoothly from one course presentation to the next. Lydia Borjorques, TGG committee member who recently attended a dinner Cafe Ohlone said, "The dining experience is amazing. The descriptions of the food--how it was gathered, prepared, and traditionally eaten--enhance the taste of the food itself."


In addition to the food, mak'-amham also will be bringing traditional Native American games for dinner guests to experience, such as hand games. Hand games are a traditional guessing game popular among many California tribes.

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One-of-a-kind Experience

This dinner is unique to the region and benefits another unique resource, the Tending and Gathering Garden at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve. Tickets are $65 per person through April 12; $75 per person thereafter. Similar dinners in the Bay Area cost $100.  Only 150 tickets are available.


Thank you to Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation for their early support of this event. Chair Anthony Roberts will be delivering a welcome and meal blessing in the Wintun language. 


Please see information in the next section if you or your business also would like to sponsor this wonderful event.

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Be a First Foods Dinner Sponsor

Take this opportunity to be one of the first to sponsor this unique one-of-a-kind event  


At this year’s First Foods Dinner, the Chefs from Mak’-amham will weave together language and traditional food to create an experience “that flows like a smooth running creek.” They will take you on a cultural journey course-by-course during this unique dining experience, learning how food was gathered, prepared, and traditionally served by our Native American brothers and sisters. Come be nourished mind, body and soul.  


 Chili (Wild Rose) Sponsor $5,000

This sponsorship level includes 8 tickets with VIP seating, acknowledgement in the program, table signage, recognition at the event, on our website, in press releases, pre-,  day of-, and post-event recognition on social media, pre event email blasts, and thank you email. 


Lul (Redbud) Sponsor $2,500

This sponsorship level includes 4 tickets, acknowledgement in the program, table signage, recognition at the event, on our website, in press releases, pre-, and post-event recognition, on social media, pre-event email blasts, and thank you email.

 

Puhkum (Red Willow) Sponsor $1,000

This sponsorship level includes 2 tickets, acknowledgement in the program, recognition at the event, on our website, in press releases, pre-, and post-event recognition on social media, and thank you email. 


Tlaka (Tule) Sponsor $500

This sponsorship level includes 1 ticket, recognition at the event, pre-, and post-event recognition on social media, in press releases, on our website, and thank you email.


Patpat (Cattail) $250

This sponsorship level includes acknowledgement in our press releases, recognition at the event, and thank you email.


Tickets are available at Eventbrite

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Past Events

Great Backyard Bird Count

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Thank you to everyone who came out and participated, we counted a total of 49 species. Thanks to Corey Shake and Kristen Sesser of Point Blue Conservation Science for leading the count. It was a great day!

Community Planting Days at Capay Open Space Park

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Volunteers planted native grasses and flowering plants in areas along the creek at the Park. This was a great opportunity for volunteers to learn about native plants, meet new friends, and enjoy the park, which has wildlife, views and is a peaceful place to visit. 

Fall Moon Walk

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Wednesday, October 24th, gates open at 5:30 pm, moon walk starts at 6:30 pm 


The Cache Creek Conservancy is pleased to present a Fall Moon Walk of the Cache Creek Nature Preserve.  Corey Shake, a PointBlue biologist  will be guiding us by the light of the moon discussing the Preserves diverse habitat.