Harvesting Sugarbush

Part of my appreciation of our native desert plants comes from the indispensable gifts that these plants have provided for millennia to humans, wildlife, birds, insects, soils, and the whole ecosystem. Indigenous peoples have long valued and used native desert plants for food, medicine, healing, shelter, clothing, utensils, and ceremony Sugarbush (Rhus ovata) is a sumac relative that has been used for making a sweet-tart beverage, as well as being a valuable, drought-tolerant, evergreen landscape plant. ♦♦♦ Part of my appreciation of our native […]