The Land and Ways of Knowing

We’re walking down a forest trail, alternately pointing things out. ‘This is trillium,’ she says, pointing at a brilliant white flower. ‘Sorrel,’ I say. ‘It’s edible, in small amounts.’ ‘Pepper root…red huckleberry…miner’s lettuce…nettle…’ We trade back and forth, bits and pieces of knowledge about the plants and what you can do with them. Sometimes one […]