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You see, I came to think that if I am to continue writing about Nature and all that jazz, I’d better know more about it. So after some cursory exploration, I decided to pursue a Native Plants certificate through the Native Plant Trust. Two certificates, in fact: basic and advanced. Starting, you may be astonished to learn, with Basic. Continue reading
Posted in animal life, cooking, plants Tagged bamboo, beans, botany, brassica, cashew, cassava, cotton, drought, ecology, ferns, fig, foamflower, heat wave, hemp, linen, medicinal plants, Native Plant Trust, pangium, poison hemlock, poison ivy, poisonous plants, rabbits, reeds, rhubarb, rubber, rutabaga, species loss, tree bark, walnut 10 Comments
A whole new world: Beyond the Thanksgiving myth
Before you sit down at the groaning board to tuck into that Thanksgiving feast, pause a moment.
If you’re going traditional, here’s what is probably on your table: Continue reading
Posted in animal life, fall, people, plants Tagged Abenaki, achillea, amaranth, American persimmon, asclepias, avocado, beans, blueberry, cassava, chilis, coneflower, corn, cranberry, echinacea, elderberry, ethnobotany, fiddlehead, food groups, giant leopard plant, ground cherry, heritage seeds, holiday, Jerusalem artichoke, maize, Mashpee, milkweed, mole (the sauce), monarch butterfly, Native American, papaya, pawpaw, peanut, pineapple, pollinator garden, potato, pumpkin, quinoa, ramps, raspberry, salmonberry, Seeds of Renewal, smallpox, squash, sweet potato, teosinte, Thanksgiving, tomato, tractor plant, tribal agriculture, turkey, USDA Zone 10, USDA Zone 7, USDA Zone 8, Wampanoag, White Earth Lands, wild rice, wild turkey, yarrow 6 Comments