Do you dig ramps? Please don’t. They should be cut, not dug

Cherokee One Feather reports:

…Plant experts stress that ramps should be cut while in the ground and not dug.

“The biggest impact on local ramp populations is these fundraiser ramp dinners where they harvest hundreds of pounds of ramps at a time and they use spades and shovels,” said Kevin Welch, coordinator for the Center for Cherokee Plants. “They take them out by the roots and all. People harvesting ramps to sell with the roots on do not care about the long term sustainability of ramps. They probably just are not educated about sustainable harvesting or understand how long it takes to regrow a ramp patch. …


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