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May--A Time for Gathering!
Food is the essence of culture, from the collection, to the preparation, to the serving and then the eating of food; it is what makes us who we are. It binds us to our families, our community, our history, our identity, and our home.
While there have been enormous changes in Coast Salish Native diet and culture over the centuries, a core value of food has survived: food is a blessing, gratefully and respectfully gathered and prepared, given and received with just as much gratification and respect. (http://www.burkemuseum.org/blog/salish-bounty-traditional-native-foods-puget-sound)
From time immemorial Native Americans have been gathering plants, roots, and berries to supplement their diet of fish, shellfish, and meats. In the spring tender young shoots were welcome after a long winter of dried foods, and berries in the summer were a sweet treat. Plants and trees provided the ingredients for medicines, and salves to heal the body naturally. Native Americans have always used what nature provides to stay healthy.
Come check out our collection of books on plant identification, ethnobotany, and gathering. You could also find books with recipes for teas, infusions, salves and other useful concoctions using natural plants, and herbs.
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