This is about as dense as they get. It’s beautiful, but why? What does this do? Or, what limitation creates it?
Gardens for the Grand Kids: an Organic Model for Slow Release Fertilizer in a Post-Petroleum World
Compost requires labour and tillage. In other words, it is a renewable input. It is one that mimics natural processes, or interjects materials into them. I guess it is a bit like […]
Thanks for helping, everyone! My mystery plant from yesterday, the one creeping along the upper shore of Okanagan Lake… … is no mystery. It is cleavers: Cleavers is a sister of coffee, […]
The Art of Fall Medicine
Choke cherries have long been used to heal respiratory ailments, by drying inflamed tissues. One might as well say that in the fall, choke cherry goes black, with black leaves, black fruit […]
Creatures of the Sky and Creatures of the Wind
Stkcxwiɬp beings are so much sky creatures … stkcxwiɬp, or “Red Willow” in Priest Valley …that they are only holding onto the earth so their roots can breathe the sky within it, […]
Ten Degree Below Zero: Gardening Weather!
Ten degrees below freezing is, pshaw, nothing to a dock. It uses its red leaves to make heat from the sun that the rest of us don’t get to feel. Curly dock, […]
Sixty Things We Can Do to Help the Earth Right Now, Right Here
This is the second part of the answer to a question of how adopting Indigenous land use protocols can help the Earth. The first is here: The Price of De-Indigenizing the Land. […]
Red is traditionally the colour of life and power. It is associated with blood. For this, a belief in the power of redness is scoffed at in scientific circles, in which it […]
Gathering is “Instinctual”
When picking rose hips… … pick the ones that offer themselves to you. Those are the good ones. You’ll know which ones. The others are just mean. This is actually a syilx […]
I went to the most popular place of all to find out why the elderberries on the flat at the mouth of McLean Creek look like this, w with white, blue and […]