Salmonberry: Food, Medicine, Culture - Part 2

The Chinook believe that when salmonberry was first discovered, the Coyote was instructed to put its berries inside the mouth of every salmon he caught from the river to ensure continued good fishing. This is how the name “Salmonberry” originally came about long ago.
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Weed Wars - The Dandy Dandelion

Like many plants that have fallen out of favor, the dandelion used to be a staple in seed catalogs. Now it is considered a weed: a plant out of place. Terri Gardner presents this podcast sharing the positive traits of the humble dandelion.
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Getting Nettled: Stinging Nettles, Nature's Bounty

Found throughout the U.S., Canada, and much of Europe and Asia, nettles have long been prized as an early source of greens, and used medicinally for various ailments. Stinging nettles are high in protein, iron, vitamins A, C, and K, and other nutrients. Their taste is similar to that of spinach. Nettles are anti-inflammatory, and have often been used to soothe allergic reactions. (Included is a recipe for nettle soup.)
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