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Pop-Up City Centers

I slept well. I dreamt deep.

When I opened my eyes…it was hard to focus…near and far…both fuzzy. Then the foreground cleared and I could see in the distance…across the broad green pastures…I saw the city center. 89 more words


Mission Devrai

This weekend, Pune is witnessing another unique festival. This time it is about sacred groves. I had narrated about Hornbill festival in another blog some time back. 461 more words


Irish Roots

I walked through the forest. Neither the date, nor the day mattered. It was in the north. It was in the mountains. Spruce forest. Densely packed, tall trees, more than 100 feet each. 135 more words


First Do No Harm - Hydrangea

I painted this on my computer and had it digitally printed with additional glazes. There are cameo portraits and a seal inserted too.

It’s the story of how the Hydrangea plant came to Britain, and its medicinal properties first discovered by the Cherokee. 49 more words

Painting Diary


by Sheila Dunning, UF/IFAS Extension Agent

September’s fourth Friday is set aside to honor and celebrate Native Americans. So on September 25th, let’s reflect on how Northwest Florida tribes used plants native to the area. 418 more words

Extension Articles


There are 9 species of blueberries / huckleberries in California. Some ripen mid-summer to late September, and others ripen from early fall through mid-winter.

The sweetest and juiciest are found in full sun. 65 more words


Pineapple Weed

Pineapple weed (Matricaria discoidea) is a common introduced small herb found in compacted soils of disturbed areas, such as the borders of dirt trails. The whole plant is edible raw. 33 more words

Ethnobotany / Foraging