Grow your own


Please keep an eye on writers of pieces such as “Sage advice” (October 2020). Etsy is not the only place for culturally appropriating consumers to get our honky mitts on sage. Besides Amazon, it’s even available at Walmart. Why not point out that, if you live in areas compatible with growing white sage, you could get seeds and try DIY? Is that not the cowgirl way?

Acknowledge that, the world around, people are moved to combine smoke and scent with spiritual pursuit, or at least a quest for better smells. It might be Japanese or Indian incense as well as white sage or frankincense — some sources of which are also under threat.

Marie Valleroy
Portland, Oregon

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