Library Naturalist Qwantese's Picks
From fields to woodlands, riverbeds, and lakesides - and even in our own neighborhoods - the beautiful Midwest is rich in delicious wild edibles. Herbalist, forager, and urban farmer Lisa M. Rose helps you find peppery watercress and delectable nettles in the spring and nutritious burdock roots in the fall. Savor the delicate snow-pea flavor of rampant kudzu greens in the southern part of the region, or, in cool-running northern marsh waters, gather nutty wild rice for a foraged feast. With this savvy guide you'll learn what to look for, when and where to look, and how to gather in a responsible way.
Call it Zen and the Art of Farming or a Little Green Book, Masanobu Fukuoka's manifesto about farming, eating, and the limits of human knowledge presents a radical challenge to the global systems we rely on for our food. At the same time, it is a spiritual memoir of a man whose innovative system of cultivating the earth reflects a deep faith in the wholeness and balance of the natural world.
Urban gardeners. Seed-saving collectives. Intentional communities. Renewable energy innovators and proponents of gift economies. How are these seemingly disparate groups connected? Based on common ethics of sustainable cultures throughout history, the ecological design systems of permaculture is the common thread that weaves them into a powerful, potentially revolutionary - or evolutionary - movement.
We can all make tasty and surprising dishes from wild food found in our cities. With expert advice from professional forager and bestselling Timber author Lisa Rose, alongside elegant photography, this handy guide explains how to identify and where to find 50 plants that grow across the temperate US; accompanying simple recipes help prepare wild feasts
In this collection of essays and interviews, the writers address the essential connection between nature and our survival. They explore Black people's spiritual and scientific connection to the land, waters, and climate, and show how runaway consumption and corporate instability are harming the earth and impacting every faces of American society-- including racial violence, food apartheid, and climate injustice.
A vibrant collection of personal and lyric essays in conversation with archival objects of Black history and memory. What are the politics of nature? Who owns it, where is it, what role does it play in our lives? Does it need to be tamed? Are we ourselves natural? In A Darker Wilderness, a constellation of luminary writers reflect on the significance of nature in their lived experience and on the role of nature in the lives of Black folks in the United States.
The Intersectional Environmentalist examines the inextricable link between environmentalism, racism, and privilege, and promotes awareness of the fundamental truth that we cannot save the planet without uplifting the voices of its people -- especially those most often unheard...Simultaneously a call to action, a guide to instigating change for all, and a pledge to work toward the empowerment of all people and the betterment of the planet