On Sunday, Rose Ramirez, Abe Sanchez, and Marian Walkingstick travelled in the San Diego County back country to gather rose hips. Marian, an intrepid Acjachemen elder, is pictured above standing deep in a rose thicket.

Rose hips, the fruit of the wild rose, are filled with tiny seeds covered with tiny hairs, which are better to remove before eating the raw hips. It’s pretty easy to scoop out the seeds. Rose hips, according to several sources, are one of the richest plant sources of Vitamin C, with more Vitamin C than citrus fruits. One source claims that three rose hips are the equivalent of one orange in Vitamin C.

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  2. Samantha Iacobello February 8, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Hi Deborah,

    I am very interested in attending these events of gathering. I am an Anthropology student at UCLA researching Kumeyaay ethnobotany and Southern CA flora. Please contact my email if I may attend and to discuss my research interests, which I feel you would be very helpful.

    Thank you

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  3. Erin Giesbrecht November 1, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Hi Deborah,
    I just wanted to ask your permission to use one of your photos in a presentation for a class. It’s a class on First Nations in British Columbia, Canada where I am from. I will cite you as the source of the photo. I just wanted to ask permission.
    Thank you
    Erin Giesbrecht
    erin-giesbrecht@mytru.ca

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    1. hi erin, yes, you have my permission to use the photo. thank you for asking! deborah

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