anthropogen

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

Medicines from the Edge: a Tropical Herbal Convergence – Aguas Zarcas, Costa Rica

A friend, Stephen Brooks, recently contacted me with information on an enthnobotanical / medicinal plant convergence he is coordinating next March in Costa Rica. This will undoubtedly be a fascinating […]

Myrtaceae, Luma apiculata (Myrtus luma, Eugenia apiculata) , kelümamüll (Mapuche), luma, arrayan – Temperate S. America

Luma apiculata (also variously known as Eugenia apiculata and Myrtus luma) is a member of the Myrtaceae family and related to such ethnobotanically significant plants as Jaboticaba, Clove, Allspice, 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 […]

Growing Ziziphus mauritiana and Moringa oleifera in Greece…

I’m experimenting with growing two unconventional tropical/sub-tropical trees in Greece, Moringa olieifera and Ziziphus mauritiana. I’ve posted some initial photos below and will update as time goes by… Below is […]