Tag: california native plants

juncus fields & “painting’s discovery of ecology”

The juncus fields on the Cahuilla Indian Reservation at Tangie and Sean Bogner’s near Anza, CA, remind me of Albrecht Dürer’s exquisite watercolor, The […]

Traditional Foods Bank Project / Barbara Drake

Video and Music by Josh Knoff, CSUSM alum VoiceOver by Barbara Drake, Tongva elder, California Native Plants Specialist, and co-founder of the Preserving Our […]

CSUSM Ethnobotany Garden

Gabriel Kitchen, anthropology student. Kristie Orosco, Kumeyaay Resource Manager for the San Pasqual San Pasqual Band of Indians in what is now Valley Center, […]

Gathering Rhus trilobata, aka basket sumac

On Sunday, January 9, Abe Sanchez and I took a trip up to the Laguna Mountains to gather Rhus trilobata, one of the four […]

Coyote mint and bee :: Monardella villosa

Coyote mint, Monardella villosa, makes a nice tea. Besides being irresistible to bees, coyote mint is a butterfly magnet. According to Katherine Siva Saubel […]