You’ve probably admired the camas flowers at Drumbeg, and maybe you have some growing at your place, too — there are certainly lots of them on Gabriola. If you’ve ever been tempted to cook camas bulbs, you’ll want to read this post from Wild Harvests: How to Cook Camas: Over the last 5 years I [...]
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When we moved to Gabriola, we had a bare patch of earth where the soil had been disturbed in order to put in the septic system. It was pretty ugly. Since then it’s been returning to a managed bit of wild. I yank up trees that won’t work there, but encourage native ferns and flowers. [...]
Did the Snuneymuxw use fire as a land management technique on Gabriola? I wonder about that when I read things like this Garry Oak meadows page: Garry Oak meadows were once common throughout southeastern Vancouver Island. They take the form of open stands of stately gnarled oak trees, often carpeted with billowing drifts of wildflowers. [...]
There are thousands of Camas lilies in bloom at Drumbeg now, nestled in the grass. Have you seen them? Now that we’ve less Scotch broom, we’re seeing more and more Camas lilies in the park.
Here’s an article from The Tyee about a revival of First Nations’ staple foods. The article summary: Women are leading a revival of First Nations’ staple foods. To get lucky, you have to get mucky. I’ve never heard of wapato (it’s mentioned in the article) before — have you? But the article does mention a [...]