Tag: gathering native plants

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 […]

Seaweed, Salmon, and Manzanita Cider: Native American Cuisine

The new edition of Seaweed, Salmon, and Manzanita Cider, A California Indian Feast, was recently released by Heyday Books. My collaborator Rose Ramirez and […]

Gathering sumac / Gathering deergrass

Last Saturday, January 9, Abe Sanchez and I went to Cuyamaca Rancho State Park to gather deergrass (Mulenbergia rigens) and basket sumac (Rhus trilobata). […]

open-weave juncus baskets

Luis Rodriguez, below, is a student in master basketweaver Abe Sanchez’s whole rod juncus basketweaving class at the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum. Luis is […]

Dragonfly Lecture / Dorothy Ramon Learning Center

On October 19, Rose Ramirez and I are giving a presentation about our ethnobotany project at the Dorothy Ramon Learning Center in Banning, CA. […]

prickly pear / tuna juice processing

I love this painting, El Tunero, or Prickly Pear Gatherer, by Fernando Castillo, 1937. Only a few of Castillo’s paintings survive in private collections. […]