previous arrow
next arrow
Slider
nuphar lake 2017

WILDCRAFTING IN A WARMING WORLD: TOWARDS REGENERATIVE PRACTICES FOR LIFE IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

Nuphar Lake in southeastern Oregon, 2017 by Scott Kloos It’s a clear, somewhat chilly September morning in the high desert mountains of southeastern Oregon. I am here with a small group of people facilitating a plant teacher immersion trip. The day previous we came to this same place to commune with Aspen (Populus tremuloides); today we will ceremonially connect with Yellow Pond-lily (Nuphar polysepala) and potentially harvest rhizomes from which we will make medicine to …
Read More
mt-top

SACRED THREADS

by Paul Corbit Brown Imagine visiting a museum of art. Now imagine the curator invites you to peer through a microscope to examine the intricacies of an ancient tapestry. You quickly discover that the scene depicted in this artifact is actually composed of thousands upon thousands of threads. As you examine it more closely, you see that even a single color is made of thousands of threads, all imbuing a unique purpose within the context …
Read More
WHY DON’T WE STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES?

WHY DON’T WE STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES?

Have you ever heard the expression, “Stop and smell the roses?” Do you know that sensation when the fragrance hits your nostrils and suddenly everything else in the world fades away? Now approaching my middle age, I can say I have stopped, and how sweet the roses smell. At this time last year, I began writing answers to questions on an application to enter into a guide training program with the Association for Nature and …
Read More
IT’S ALL ABOUT TECHNIQUE: IN VITRO METHODS FOR STORING MEDICINAL PLANT GERMPLASM

IT’S ALL ABOUT TECHNIQUE: IN VITRO METHODS FOR STORING MEDICINAL PLANT GERMPLASM

By Rustin A. Rohani, MA, BSc Despite the arrival of pharmaceutical drugs, humans have historically used plants to treat illnesses (Ganie et al., 2015). Even today, there are about 30 essential drugs directly sourced from plants (Veeresham, 2012). There are almost 18,000 documented medicinal plants in the world with many of them threatened from climate change and land usage (Willis & Bachman, 2016). The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that the majority of the world’s …
Read More