A Secret Seed Club for Ethnobotanical Explorers

A Secret Seed Club for Ethnobotanical Explorers

For the past month I have been having an absolute ball researching and writing ethnobotanical (plant nerd) posts for my new Patreon blog. Over the past few days my vision for it has crystallised a bit more, and I’ve done a little bit of rebranding – it’s now A Secret...
Mesolithic Meals

Mesolithic Meals

Last month, writing on the topic of blackberries for Lubera, I made the observation that the British don’t have a tradition of foraging. It made me wonder again when and why we lost it (which I started wondering when I was writing about Sea buckthorn on FB for...
Indigo Herbs Hemp Giveaway

Indigo Herbs Hemp Giveaway

I’ve talked about hemp before on this blog, and about how it’s crazy that its cultivation is basically prohibited (you can grow it commercially, if you have a licence from the Home Office, and a buyer lined up) because some varieties of it are grown for their...
Tendrils: 170721

Tendrils: 170721

Tendrils has once again been reeling in the heat, and is stocking up on cold drinks and ice cream in case it comes back. Ice cream contains (apparently) surprising botany, plants that feature in the ingredients but are never headlined on the label, including carob....

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