Monday, August 4, 2008

Feeding the People (& Caring for Them)

That's this 5th Dragonfly Gala silent auction item, from Leslie J. Mouriquand:
"Mesquite Cookies and Pinyon Sap Soap" Gift Basket, 
  • Pinyon Sap Soap
  • Honey Soap
  • Rosebud Salve
  • Pinyon Pine Incense Cones
  • Skin softener in shell container
  • Wild-crafted Mesquite Meal
  • Homemade Mesquite Cookies
  • Cactus Tenders
  • Mountain Sage Blossom Honey
  • Chia Seed
  • Yucca Seed
  • Desert Willow seed (for planting)
  • Wild Plum seed (for planting)
  • Screwbean mesquite seed (for planting)
  • Dried cholla blossoms
  • Dried spearmint leaves ...
On and on and on the list goes! Amazing! 
Leslie, an archaeologist who preserves and promotes traditional Cahuilla knowledge and plant uses, also plans to include an article she wrote on this very topic for the Coachella Valley Archaeological Society newsletter. Don't miss out on our Silent Auction or on the Gala this coming weekend. Still time to make a last-minute reservation, but time is running out. Click here for details.

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