30th of June 2019
We run to the supermarket while we are surrounded by edible plants.
Knowing plants is abandoned knowledge nowadays. We keep it up. To know the name of a plant is nothing we really care about, it just works as a door opener into the world of plants. As the search for the name lets us drop into opening the senses. Observation and knowledge become a feedback loop and through the time you become indigenous in your environment.
How can you start? Take a plant book or app, choose a plant and start searching for it. Through searching one, you will get to know many.
I usually start people with trees.
Go search for alder. If you found alder, go search for locust. If you found locust, go search for ash.
Come to our school if you want to get educated on what we call "Physical & Cognitive Practices".
Photo by Andy Day