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 […]
Remember when Paul Terbasket’s apricot tree had a visitor? Now there is new fruit! Happy day!
Remember our elders? Remember how resilient they are? https://okanaganokanogan.com/2019/03/28/the-glory-that-is-paul-terbaskets-apricot-tree/ Remember when we went pruning on Paul’s 100+-year-old apricot tree at Blind Creek? Remember how the trees grew and grew, with a chance […]
The new apricot trees from the survivor of the end of native fruit growing in 1923, with the jailing of Paul Terbasket for watering his trees, a sideshow to the McBride Commission […]
In 1923, a Smalqmx man, Paul Terbasket, was jailed for watering his fruit trees. This apricot tree is all that remains. She is a survivor. Today, we planted 150 apricot rootstocks to […]
In 1915, Paul Terbasket of the Lower Similkameen Indian Band was jailed for disobeying a foolish court order and watering his orchard. One apricot tree remains. His land is leased out to […]