Pacific Northwest tribe builds 'clam garden' on Puget Sound

SEATTLE (AP) — By the time you read this story, what it describes will probably have disappeared beneath the waves.

That’s how it was meant to be — and how it used to be.

Since time immemorial, as the saying goes, people in what is now Washington and British Columbia farmed the sea with a type of environmental engineering called clam gardening.

Around the time Europeans showed up here, the practice was lost.

“It was stolen from us,” Swinomish Tribal Senator Alana Quintasket said. “All of our teachings, all of our practices, our connections to this place, our connections to each other, our conn...


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