1st half: In honor and celebration of Indigenous People, join me for a fun and interesting conversation with author, linguist and botanist Patricia Whereat-Phillips. Patty shares about the historical and cultural uses of plants among indigenous peoples of the Oregon Coast as well as about the different languages, farming practices and cultural traditions related to early life on the coast.
Patty's book, "Ethnobotany of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians," is a true labor of love as well as an important record of how early tribal groups on our coast used the plants around them and how they managed and cultivated both native and introduced species.
2nd half: A group of paddlers (beginners to experts) recently completed a "10 Days 10 Waters Challenge", on Oregon's central coast. These were long and sometimes difficult paddles and many found it challenging as well as inspiring.
Join me in the studio to hear from three of these paddlers: Kim Miller, Jennifer Yocum, and event organizer, Patti Godwin--they'll talk about their personal challenges, share fun stories, and explain how participating in this sometimes grueling event changed them.
This episode includes additional information from Chandra LeGue, author of Oregon's Ancient Forests, A Hiking Guide.