While you read, listen to this: I am easily swept away by the enticing history surrounding that age-old lust to conquer the Mediterranean. The giant three and a half by four foot map of Europe and Northern Africa immediately captures my imagination; whatever inner child managed to survive a dozen years of schooling is immediately … More Now We are Free: Conquest of the Empire
I groan every time I notice another single-cup Keurig machine disgracing another one of my gracious hosts. I can be such a jerk! Here they were nice enough to let me stay at their place and then hospitable enough to offer to have their little do-dad make me a cup of Joe the next morning, … More Research Fungi and Bacteria to Break Down Your Stupid Keurig’s Plastic and Buy, Trade for, or Make a French Press.
The greatest evidence that we live in an intelligent world is her sustained delivery of everything we need. It doesn’t matter how many layers of insanity we decide to wrap around ourselves, physical earth reality is always still happening and even now is absolutely abundant. I, Dan D. Lion, am the champion of flowers unloved … More Guest Post by Dan D. Lion
Just a quick note on edible wild food books: some are huge and tome-like and some are better suited to actually bringing out into the field with you. Personally I mostly use books to tell me what plants I can safely eat and then I immerse myself in google images of those plants. Edible Wild … More Wild Food Books!
Ah the simplicity of mind control! Tobacco = mass produced cigarettes = bad (but also freeing and cool and fun and available at almost every cash-register counter!) The whole six minutes of the following video are very much worth watching but I have it set to where David Wolfe begins discussing tobacco: It’s probably difficult … More Tobacco bad.
Long before moving to the island I took a keen interest in identifying as many of the plants around me as possible. How can I tell what plants I need purchase when I don’t even know the capabilities of the ones growing naturally all around me for free? Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway is an … More Please look carefully at the plants growing around you.
I understand that not everyone has an entire tropical island to grow whatever plants they choose but wherever you are you can start small and simple to create food that is abundantly more nutrient-dense than the peasant food at your local grocery store. Long before the Island, I began growing sprouts in my one bedroom … More Stop voting for stupid plastic bins of greens from California.