History and Origin<br />Originally harvested by Salish community as a source for food. <br />Typically harvested before flowering, the leaves braided and bulbs cooked in earth ovens.<br />Has been threatened through the loss of its habitat due to new sub divisions and industrial develop in southern British Columbia. <br />
Reason For Being a Part of the Ark of Taste<br />Represents a loss of a traditional edible plant that has provided sustenance for hundreds of years.<br />Continues the disconnect between previous generation’s knowledge of wild plant harvesting and our current knowledge. <br />Is a crucial part of the First Nation’s food source.<br />
Steps to Ensuring the Future of the Plant<br />The plant has been placed in the “Ark of Taste” to shine a light on its dwindling existence. <br />First Nation’s communities continue to protest the destruction of the plant’s natural habitat. <br />
Sources<br />http://www.slowfoodfoundation.org/eng/arca/dettaglio.lasso?cod=1062&prs=0 The Ark of Taste<br />
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