Month: November 2011

Winter in the Native Plant Garden

Share…California native plants start a new growth cycle with the first soaking rain of fall. Leaf and flower buds form, roots proliferate and wildflower seeds germinate. Fall is actually “spring” for our native plants and winter is a time for quiet growth culminating in a burst of flowers and seeds in spring. Summer and early […]

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My Taste of “Tuli”

Although I co-authored a book on “Living Wild” and regularly teach classes encouraging locals to sample our native foods, I found my personal edge when I was asked to eat our local grasshopper…The day started out well, with a beautiful fall sky and a group of eager students ready to explore Bear Valley, a meadow habitat just east of Nevada City on Highway 20. I was assisting Farrell Cunningham, a Maidu language instructor….

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Maidu Plant Journey in Bear Valley

Share… Discover native plants and their uses through the stories of Farrell Cunningham, a Mountain Maidu. Enjoy native plant snacks and drinks, traditional songs accompanied by elderberry clappers, and hand games.

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