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Harvesting Camas. Revitalizing culture Raising awareness about native food systems Protecting landscapes . Harvesting Camas. Camas is an essential part of the Garry Oaks Ecosystem - These meadows are one of the most endangered ecosystems in Canada. Harvesting Camas - Revitalizing. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Harvesting Camas

Harvesting CamasRevitalizing cultureRaising awareness about native food systemsProtecting landscapes

Harvesting CamasCamas is an essential part of the Garry Oaks Ecosystem

- These meadows are one of the most endangered ecosystems in Canada

Harvesting Camas - RevitalizingCheryl Bryce LekwungenSonghees First Nations- In the summer of 2005 Cheryl, along with the community, brought back the traditional Camas harvest with its first pit cook at UVic

Harvesting Camas - AwarenessCheryl continues to work with the community to harvest camas wherever possible and create awareness in the process

Harvesting Camas Protecting History & LandscapesCamosun College now has a harvest every year in June!

Reviving a sweet tradition (2008)Every spring at Camosuns Lansdowne campus, bright blue camas flowers spatter the Garry oak meadows. Radiating from stems about 18 inches high, star-like buds signify all that is left of a once bountiful plot of camas bulbs, cultivated and maintained for centuries by the Songhees First Nation (Lekwungen) and core to their food and trade needs.

5Harvesting Camas - SummaryBenefitsReintroducing traditional ways of lifePromoting healthy eating and nutritionSupporting endangered ecosystems

Harvesting CamasProtecting camas harvest sites helps support ecosystems that are at risk.

Removal of invasive species is part of preparing camas for harvest, so it can grow.

** Is this ecosystem worth saving?