"Plants are incredible, and plants are everywhere. Even those who live in the crush and clamor of cities can find a huge variety of edible, medicinal, and otherwise useful herbs among the plants commonly called 'weeds' by the uninformed. And for those fortunate folks who inhabit the rural areas of the world, an astonishing diversity of plant life continues to grow and thrive, despite the massive destruction of plant habitat worldwide."
This zine is a great introduction to identifying, foraging, and using what the authors term “weeds” and “common plants.” The authors wrote it to be an introductory-level guide for people to get more acquainted with the land. It has tips on all sorts of different plants from the well-known dandelion and yarrow to more obscure things like wild carrot. The authors also explain how to use parts of easily identifiable trees. For example, you can make a tea out of pine needles that is packed with vitamin C.
Rowan Walking Wolf, Ph.D., is a sociologist, teacher, writer, and activist. Her areas of interest include social justice, environment, and globalization/corporatization. She frequently writes where these issues intersect which takes her from empire and fascism to civil liberties and politics, to the links between corporatization and genocide.
Details: L 8.5" x W: 5.5"