Native American Gardening: Stories, Projects, and Recipes for Families

by Joseph & Caduto Bruchac, Michael

Other authorsJoseph Bruchac
Paperback, 1996

Status

Available

Call number

635.08 Cad

Call number

635.08 Cad

Local notes

635.08 Cad

Collection

Publication

Fulcrum Publishing (1996), Paperback, 176 pages

Description

Readers will learn about the relationships between people and the gardens of Earth, seed preservation, Native diets and meals, natural pest control, and the importance of the Circle of Life.

Language

Physical description

176 p.; 10.09 inches

ISBN

155591148X / 9781555911485

UPC

757739014807

Barcode

4693

User reviews

LibraryThing member sanguinity
Along with Caduto and Bruchac's Keeper series, Native American Gardening is dsigned to be part of an elementary-school practical science curriculum, either at school or home. I liked this one a lot: science is explicitly linked to culture and worldview; the fundamental perceptual unit is the ecology / community, not the organism or individual; cultural elements are presented as part of an integrated whole. That last is especially important: cultural stories don't make proper sense outside of their context, and Bruchac is careful to make sure that the stories are supported with all the knowledge that an inside-the-culture listener is expected to bring to the circle.

They call this a science text, but it could just as easily be a text about worldview, culture, or philosophy, depending on how one chose to spin it. Reading this one, I can't help but imagine all the lesson plans I could launch from this: it's rich, and highly usable.
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Pages

176

Rating

(1 rating; 5)
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