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Native Plants and our relationship to the world

Our class with Abe and Craig was really a wonderful experience. They shared lots of insightful information about the land we live on and the relationship we have with the food that we consume. We are very detached from the food that we eat, compared to people of the past and even native peoples who understand the earth more than we do. There is a give and take that many people do not think about when it comes to plant life and there are native plants around us that many do not take advantage of since they are not educated about them.

In regards to being connected to our food, I think everyone really enjoyed the experience of making the smoothies and tea. We were all involved and connected through the making of the drinks. There is something about making food with people that makes for a good experience and you enjoy the food that much more. I’m sure the same thing can be said about cultivating and harvesting your own food as well. When your own energies go into your food, it becomes a part of you and then you appreciate it more. For example, when you make food with love, it always seems to taste really good for whoever it was intended for. On the other side of that, I’ve heard when you make food for others and your are in a bad mood, there’s a chance that whoever consumes it will get an upset stomach.