Local Foraging in La Jolla and Pacific Beach

Tools & Technology

Bow drill

friction fire

Madrone (Arbutus menziesii) drill on madrone base

Friction Fire with
yucca sticks
(Yucca filamentosa)
Origin: American Southwest

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Pottery
Mount soledad clay
punch bowl decorated with rope made from New Zealand Flax (Phormium tenax)
fully 
dried, and example of cup made from the same clay after it was fired in an open fire.

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Flint knapping

Oldowan Rock breaking

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Honey harvest in PB
(my hive)

Rope, Cordage

Yucca fiber bracelets

(Yucca filamentosa)

New Zealand Flax

cordage

(Phormium tenax)

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Coconut 
sennet

Palm Leaf

New Zealand flax

New Zealand flax

Palm leaf raffia

(Washingtonia robusta)

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Red Cedar paddle

Locating red cedar log in river Olympic Peninsula, WA






 

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splitting the log with an axe and stone hammer,

carrying the blank home

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carving the paddle

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finished paddle

Pigment

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Cocheneal

(Dactylopius coccus) these bugs are the source of precious red color and thrive on Opuntia

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