How do you protect the plants?

In using plants, there are certain protocols that are in place so you don't destroy them. For example, you treat plants like your family, like your relatives, so when you’re gathering you don't destroy the whole family or mistreat where they’re growing. You protect, you preserve and encourage the habitat.

A lot of our gathering practices are about certain times of the year. There’s a certain respect for how and where and when the plants grow, their seeds, and how we gather them so that we don't destroy them. Because we want to ensure their continuation. Because that, again, is our continuation. It’s that reciprocal process.


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