Tag: ethnobotany

Anza Borrego continued: desert lilies and trumpets

Desert lilies, Hesperocallis undulata, along the wash on the way to Vista del Malpais before sunrise. Dried desert trumpets, Eriogonum inflatum, along the wash.

Red maids Calandrinia ciliata

Red maids, Calandrinia ciliata, at the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve. Red maid seeds were eaten by Chumash people and were a highly esteemed […]

Native Foods Cooking Class

On Sunday, March 7, I hosted a Native Foods Cooking Class with Abe Sanchez, master basketweaver and native foods aficionado. Here is a photo […]

CSUSM Ethnobotanical Garden

Mixtec elder Don Erasto Camacena, a local herbalist and healer, joined Mel Vernon, Chair of the San Luis Rey Band of Luiseño Indians, to give […]

Tommy Devers / Lydia Vassar / Mel Vernon

On Monday, February 22, the Indian Rock Native Garden Collaboration took a fieldtrip to the Tierra Miguel Organic Biodynamic Farm in Pauma Valley, CA. Mel […]

Fullerton Arboretum Ethnobotany Presentation

On Friday, February 26, Rose Ramirez and I will be giving our ethnobotanical presentation at the Fullerton Arboretum. Brenda Bowser, anthopologist at California State […]