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An unexpected forage 

Today was one of those perfect days when everything seemed to go right and then some!

Friends visited us in our village and we showed them around the community orchard, which I have hardly been to myself… It’s that on-your-doorstep syndrome, where it’s so close you overlook it. 170 more words


From Lawn to Table

Even in times of drought such as we are currently experiencing in this area, the wild greens are flourishing and there for the picking. Our vegetable gardens are still struggling, and as I am not a keen shopper I am happy that our lawn is such a great provider. 428 more words

Fiesta Friday

mariposa lily

I feel I’ve grown up with the mariposa lily. It grows wild on the grassy banks above the creeks.

The bulbs are said to be crisp and sweet and can be eaten raw or cooked. 167 more words

“Forage”- Ahead: Tribes Permitted to Gather Plants from National Parks

By: Kele Bigknife | Intern | kele.bigknife@procopio.com

Theodore J. Griswold | Partner | ted.griswold@procopio.com

Effective August 11, 2016, the U.S. Department of Interior authorizes the National Park Service to enter into government-to-government agreements with federally recognized Tribes to allow tribal members to gather and remove plants or plant parts from national parks and monuments for tribal or cultural uses. 341 more words

National Parks

this week in nature and the naming of a full moon

I’ve been trying to decide what I would call this full moon.  Should it be the Wild Rose Full Moon since the wild roses are so abundant right now that the air is saturated with their scent?   330 more words


Fireweed Syrup

A spectacular view over Turnagain Arm while foraging for fireweed, isn’t that amazing?

Fireweed is a tall perennial plant that has an unbranched stem which grows numerous lance-shaped leaves on the lower half and flowers on upper half of the stem. 381 more words


wild sunflower

Keeping with the weeks foraging theme, this edible plant is called xaⱡ in the Ktunaxa language.

It is also called many other names; arrow leaved balsam root, heart shaped arnica and sunflower, which is fitting as it is a member of the sunflower family. 121 more words