anthropogen

: of, relating to, or resulting from the influence of human beings on nature

Plants you aren’t growing, but should be: Capsicum pubescens, Rocoto

Capsicum pubescens, commonly known as Rocoto, is the least widespread and oldest cultivated species of all domesticated peppers; it has been grown for 5,000+ years. All pepper species are native […]

Plants you aren’t growing, but should be: Ugni molinae (Myrtus ugni)

… And if you are already growing it, I would be  interested in any thoughts/info/feedback you may have regarding the plant via the comment forum… Ugni molinae (Myrtus ugni, Eugenia […]

Alternative Crops for Drylands – by Scott O’Bar

I want to bring reader’s attention to a recently published book: Alternative Crops for Drylands: Proactively Adapting to Climate Change and Water Shortage by Scott O’Bar. I haven’t read the […]

Forest Farming video, presented by the University of Missouri

Here’s a fantastic video on forest farming (by University of Missouri) that I found on the blog Farming the Woods. I tried to re-blog it via Reader but for some […]

Liliaceae, Asparagus prostratus, wild asparagus – Montenegro

According the the Encyclopedia Britannica there are around 300 species of asparagus worldwide, 15 of which can be found in the Mediterranean region. Asparagus prostratus, once considered to be a […]

Wild asparagus and a (toxic ?) look-alike – Montenegro

  Yesterday afternoon I spotted a few emerging wild asparagus shoots while walking through an olive grove. Wild asparagus is classified as Asparagus prostratus and thought to be a separate […]

Bignoniaceae, Crescentia alata, Calabash tree, Tecomate, Jicaro – Mexico

Below are some photos I took of Crescentia alata, commonly referred to in English as the Calabash tree, and as Tecomate, Jicaro, or Jicara in Spanish. The tree native range […]

Hericiaceae, Hericium erinaceus, Lion’s Mane Mushroom, Bearded Tooth Mushroom – Marin County, California

I found this Hericium erinaceus mushroom growing on Mt. Tamalpais yesterday. The bright white popped out from a long distance in the otherwise dark and misty forest. This is a […]

Sterculiaceae (Malvaceae), Sterculia africana, Qawureta (Konsogna) – Kenya

  Below are some photos I just took of Sterculia africana (Syn. Triphaea africana), also known as Qawureta (Konsogna), Mopopaja tree, and African Star Chestnut. The Sterculiaceae (Malvaceae, Bombacaceae) family is […]