Paul Terbasket’s Apricot Ripens Up

The project to renew the heritage apricot of the Smelqmx, the last survivor of a 1920s program to remove commercial fruitgrowing from Indigenous hands in British Columbia, continues. Every day I carry her water. Every day she ripens a little more.

Respect given is respect given.

The original Government program was designed to remove barter from the economy, to create a society based around economies of capital, foreign investment, and taxation. Right now I am training young grafters, in exchange for more trees for this project. It is good to be working for the Earth and her people. It is good to be one of those people. It is good to be reminded by my apricot elder. Blessings.

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