Conserving the Sweetgrass Tradition

This Friday, we travel to Cape Cod to meet the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Mashpee, Massachusetts. To the tribe, sweetgrass is more than an ordinary-looking grass with a nice aroma. It is an important ceremonial and medicinal plant.

Scott Snell and Chris Miller of the NRCS Plant Materials Center worked with the tribe to visit sites where these indigenous plants used to be more plentiful and collected seeds

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