You know, there is something special that I feel when I am among Appalachian herbalist-folklorist-gardeners like Doug Elliot and Jim Veteto: that the sun has not yet set on North America’s richest folk traditions of foraging, farming and celebrating the land, by new chapters are being written as we speak.
If you have not heard of the work of Doug and his wife Yanna—the Sweet Potato Queen of the Carolina, look at www.dougelliott.com
And if you do not know of James Veteto’s writing, activism and teaching at his ethnobotanical field school or at Western Carolina University, you are in for another treat. He is revolutionizing the way we teach ethnobotany; see online, Vision & Change for Undergraduate Ethnobiology Education in the U.S.A.
Brother Coyote, OEF