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Homer Grown Season 2, Episode 2: Alaska Native Plant Medicine

Tia Holley/ Indigenous Herbals

The focus for this episode is Alaska Native plant traditions and medicine. We talk with Elder Kathy Brewster of Nanwalekabout medicinal plants within Supiaq/Alutiiq culture. King Island Inupiaq, traditional wellness consultant with the KenaitzeIndian Tribe and founder ofIndigenousHerbals, Tia Holley discusses the history of  King Island and plants and practices used for healing. 





And Nicole Arevalo from Homer Soil and Water Conservation District has your weekly roundup of current events in local Agriculture. 


Weekly Roundup of events and opportunities in local Ag

Support for Homer Grown comes from Woda Botanicals andWagon Wheel Garden and Pet.

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Originally from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia, Desiree has called Alaska ‘home’ for almost two decades. Her involvement in radio began over 10 years, first as a volunteer DJ at KBBI, later as a host and producer, and now in her current role as a reporter. Her passions include stories relating to agriculture, food systems and rural issues. In her spare time, she can often be found riding her bicycle, creating art from handmade paper, or working in the garden.
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