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October 9 News

Evergreen Academy Ethnobotanical Garden

Our fourth graders have established an Ethnobotanical Garden on Evergreen’s campus. Ethnobotany is the study of plant lore. Many indigenous people used and still use various native plants for medicine, dye, food, raw materials for canoes, clothing, houses, tools and ceremonial artwork. The Evergreen Academy Ethnobotanical Garden displays native plant species the students have identified and researched. They include the following: Salal, Red Elderberry, Red Twig Dogwood, Oregon Grape, Irish Moss, Scotch Moss, Wild Mock Orange, Sword Fern, Common Snowberry, Evergreen Huckleberry, Wild Ginger, Bunchberry, Creeping Mahonia and Bearberry. Our fourth graders’ work in our Ethnobotanical Garden ties in with their Washington State history and Native American studies curriculum.

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