San Diego Management & Monitoring Program


Native Californian Uses of Native California Plants

February 11, 2017 10:00am to February 11, 2017 12:00pm

Location: Riverside-Corona Resource Conservation District Building F Conference Room, 4500 Glenwood Drive, Riverside ( Google Maps)

Learn to see the local flora through the eyes of people who use native plants for food and fiber! Mr. Willie Pink, a tribal elder of Luiseño and Cupeño descent, will describe how native plants are used in traditional ways. Come see how acorn mush is made, deergrass and Juncus are turned into beautiful baskets and how yucca stalks become yucca bread! Mr. Pink will share some of his excellent photography on the plants and how they are harvested and prepared. He will do a hands-on demonstration and talk about how access to traditional gathering areas is essential for both plants and the local native people.

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