Native Knowledge. Traditional and contemporary uses of native plants.

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Native Knowledge. Traditional and contemporary uses of native plants.

A group of local native collaborators led by educators Rose Ramirez, Deborah Small,Barbara Drake, and Abe Sanchez will share the wisdom of local tribes for traditional andcontemporary uses of native plants. Learn about key plants for medicinal and edible uses,how they are gathered, prepared and used. Enjoy tasting samples of foods prepared fromnative plants, followed by an opportunity to purchase books by Rose Ramirez andDeborah Small, by the Chia Café Collective, Michael Wilken-Robertson, and others.Moosa Creek will have a selection of native plants for sale. A light lunch will beprovided, with time for fellowship and sharing.Rose Ramirez is of Chumash descent, a California native basketweaver, photographerand educator. Deborah Small is an artist, photographer, and emerita professor at California StateUniversity San Marcos.Barbara Drake is a Tongva tribal elder, cultural keeper, and member of the Mother EarthClan, a group of Southern California Native American women educators who have taughtextensively in museums, schools and tribal institutions.Abe Sanchez is active in the revival and preservation of indigenous arts and foods, withspecialties in Southern California Native American basketry and California native foods. Deborah and Rose's most recent book is the beautifully designed Ethnobotany Project:Contemporary Uses of Native Plants of Southern California and Northern BajaCalifornia Indians.

Barbara, Abe, and Deborah, along with other members of the ChiaCafé Collective, recently published Cooking the Native Way. Their books will beavailable for signing..

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