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Exploring Rogue Territories

by David Seiter The following excerpt from Spontaneous Urban Plants: Weeds in NYC is reprinted with permission of the author. Whenever travelling to a new city, I always want to understand its layout, its sequence of spaces, its edges and boundaries and the relations between urban landscapes and landmarks. While reading a map helps to…

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So Why Don’t You Use the Chems, Mike?

by Mike Bald I get this question occasionally in my work managing invasive plants. When people are interested in hiring me, they do like to know the reasoning behind the company philosophy embracing only manual/mechanical methods. Since I always ask landowners about their vision for the property, I weave that exploration into the response about…

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Book Review: The Wild Wisdom of Weeds

13 Essential Plants for Human Survival Written by Katrina Blair Published by Chelsea Green Books, September 2014 Reviewed by Russ Cohen The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is a deeply personal account of both Katrina Blair’s longtime relationship with and fondness for these and other plants in her hometown of Durango and the surrounding mountainous landscape…

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A Critique: The Wild Wisdom of Weeds

13 Essential Plants for Human Survival Written by Katrina Blair Published by Chelsea Green Books, September 2014 Critiqued by Russ Cohen Allow me to preface this critique by revealing that some of my favorite plants are weeds. Dandelion flower buds, for example, are among my favorite vegetables, wild or cultivated; their flavor is like a cross between…

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