Skasq “Old Fields/Pasture”

Many native and colonial medicinal plants prefer to grow in open fields. Plants like plantain, mullein, cow-vein, dandelion and clover have many uses.

This vine is a common plant that grows in fields and along trails. The swollen underground tuber was boiled or roasted and eaten like a potato. Colonial people have even called it Indian potato.
Sugar Maple has been tapped by native people for hundreds of years. Traditionally the sap would have been boiled to syrup then processed into maple sugar. This sugar was used as a medicine and sweeteboil down the sap to create maple syrup and maple sugar. These sweeteners were used for culinary purposes, as well as for trade with other tribes.