Abuse and trauma almost destroyed the native language of Lushootseed near Tulalip, Washington. Lushootseed teacher Natasha Gobin has made it her life mission to restore the native language to her community.
The Tulalip community has felt the repercussions of the U.S government’s campaign to eradicate native languages in the late 19th century.
Gobin’s great-grandmother suffered this abuse at a boarding school, which was run by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Many families near Tulalip share this painful history and are still experiencing the effects.
Jeremy Faber is a commercial mushroom hunter in Seattle, Washington. When he’s not managing his business, he promotes eating wild food.
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Jeremy says his business,
Foraged & Found Edibles, can deliver around 500-600 pounds of mushrooms a day.
Reporter Gabriela Saldivia interviewing Jeremy Faber, at his van. He normally leaves around 7am to go out hunting and is gone until 1am.
Jeremy says he goes through about 3 pairs of boots a year. Without them, he says hunting could turn “miserable”.
Jeremy says his business prioritizes speciality mushrooms for restaurant deliveries.
An employee at Foraged & Found Edibles loading up the car for deliveries. A typical day is about 30 deliveries.
Foraged & Found Edibles has over 300 customers they deliver to regularly and more that buy at local farmers markets.
The dryer loaded up with porcini mushrooms. He says porcini is the smelliest when drying.
Jeremy’s basement warehouse is about 900 square feet. The entire thing, besides a bathroom, is full.
A closet in Jeremy’s home filled with mushrooms. Jeremy says sometimes he spends weeks in the woods hunting mushrooms.
Jeremy’s living room doubles as a storage space for hundreds of baskets he and his team use to transport the mushrooms they harvest.
Mushrooms found in the front yard of a home on Jeremy’s street.
Mushrooms typically grow under certain tree’s in certain spots. Jeremy says he can go back to a tree year after year and find mushrooms.
Jeremy says he never considered himself a recreational hunter, he started by bringing them to the restaurants he worked at to sell.
Carrie Ferrence, owner of Stockbox Grocers, discusses Seattle’s food deserts.
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