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  • Fat of the Land

    We're in full swing summer now, the deep greens and radiant pinks say it all.I missed writing these w...
  • Morel Story

    Lately, when staring quizzically at my biochemistry text, I imagine I feel similar to plants with whom I’m...
  • Plant Defenses and Human Benefits

    “One day he saw some country people busily engaged in pulling up nettles; he examined the plants, whic...
  • Early Spring Gems and Harvest Challenge

    It's all knotweed all the time.  The daffodils just started blooming here in Cummington ...
  • Nettles and Know How

      My little sister is pregnant right now. Naturally as her older sister, I am bit worried. Having a child is hard (as th...
  • Scientific Fiction and the Boundaries of Experimental Inquiry

    Terminator Two came out when I was 7, and has been one my favorite movies ever since. I think it’s in part the strong f...
  • Elemental Force

      Oatstraw was one of my first herbal loves. In 2009 I spent a year getting acquainted with plant spirit medicine under the tutelag...
  • Darkness and Fireflies

    This summer, one of my favorite moments was this one: fireflies dancing between leaves of young, riverside mugwort, amidst the background pound of...
  • Eating Like Ancestors

      The I-collective put out a collection of indigenous authored readings and resources on the upcoming day where many of us bliss out on t...
  • Eat the Sun

      The Oyster mushrooms in the hash this week have been “activated.”  I sunned them gill side up, for a couple hours to facilitate vitamin...
  • How to Avoid Berry Dry Mouth

    This is my latest experiment with Autumn olives. After softening the berries on the stove and squeezing out their juices and pulp for jam, there'...
  • Squirrely Aspirations

      The parking lot where I visit Greg in Schenectady harbors a scurry of squirrels in a garbage-proximal brush pile. I greet them every time I par...