Sustainable agriculture starts with the relationships people have with their environment. This week, I speak with Dr. Nancy Turner; she’s an ethnobotanist who has spent her career working in collaboration with indigenous peoples of British Columbia. We discuss how wild plant tubers are harvested and replanted in sustainable food systems and how traditional fire pits are used to cook these energy-rich vegetables. Want to learn more? Check out some of her recent books, including “Ancient Pathways, Ancestral Knowledge: Ethnobotany and Ecological Wisdom of Indigenous Peoples of Northwestern North America” and “Plants, People, and Places: the Roles of Ethnobotany and Ethnoecology in Indigenous Peoples’ Land Rights in Canada and Beyond”.
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