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The Dreaming

On this page I will be talking about my life as an ethnobotanist. Please be patient with me while I learn the ropes of blogging.


A “Botanist’s Botanist” : The Field Books of Timothy Plowman (Biodiversity Heritage Library)

Biodiversity Heritage Library: A “Botanist’s Botanist” : The Field Books of Timothy Plowman. “The Field Museum Library has recently digitized and added to the Biodiversity Heritage Library Timothy Plowman’s entire field book collection, which spans his career from 1969, when he worked for the botanical museum at Harvard, through his years as a curator of botany at the Field Museum from 1976-1987. 46 more words

New Resources

Popkin's Arboreal Editorial

Economic value from trees is as old as mankind. Timber for homes and ships and all variety of implements. Nutritional value also: olives and their oil; figs; nuts.  588 more words


You say cacao, I say cocoa...

“After water, cacao is the single healthiest substance you can put in your mouth. It can easily replace a number of psychiatric drugs for mood, plus it produces the same chemistry in the brain that occurs when we fall in love.” – Chris Kilham, … 1,981 more words

Plant Of The Week

Saint Peter and the Spiritual Cactus

‘If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.’ Aldous Huxley, … 2,088 more words

Kūmarahou - Pomaderris kumerahou

For most of the year kūmarahou is a rather unremarkable looking plant, hiding in plain sight with its dull-green velvety leaves. In late spring however, the plant bursts forth with clusters of creamy-yellow flowers – colouring the landscape in sunny blossoms. 385 more words

New Zealand

Which fruit are you made of...

Plums are my ethnobotany. I feel their goodness in me. They have sustained me for years. I have grown and preserved them in my gardens, devoured them! 88 more words