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Author Leigh Joseph, an ethnobotanist and a member of the Squamish Nation, provides a beautifully illustrated essential introduction to Indigenous plant knowledge.. Plants can be a great source of healing as well as nourishment, and the practice of growing and harvesting from trees, flowering herbs, and other plants is a powerful way to become more connected to the land. The Indigenous Peoples of North America have long traditions of using native plants as medicine as well as for food. Held by the Land honors and shares some of these traditions, offering a guide to: Harvesting herbs and other plants and using them topically North American plants that can treat common ailments, add nutrition to your diet, become part of your beauty regime, and more Stories and traditions about native plants from the author's Squamish culture Using plant knowledge to strengthen your connection to the land you live on Early chapters will introduce you to responsible ways to identify and harvest plants in your area and teach you how to grow a deeper connection with the land you live on through plants.

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Leigh Joseph

Anya Josephs was born in Massachusetts, raised in North Carolina, and is now pursuing a career in social work in NYC. When not working or writing, Anya can be found seeing a lot of plays, reading doorstopper fantasy novels, or worshipping their cat, Sycorax. Anya's writing can be found in Fantasy Magazine, Andromeda Spaceways Magazine, The Green Briar Review, the Necronomicon Anthology, SPARK, SoLaced, Prouud2BeMe, The Huffington Post, Anti-Heroin Chic, and Poets Reading the News. Anya's debut novel, Queen of All, a fantasy for young adults, is forthcoming from Zenith Press.

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