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

Edible Schoolyard, Escuela Isaac Rabin, Ciudad del Saber, Panama City

Everyday the issue of food becomes more and more grave. As prices for ffresh produce climb, people eat worse and worse quality food, synthetic, grown with chemicals, imported from further […]

Urban Forest – Panama

Here are a few shots of a previously vacant lot in Casco Viejo that had been formerly colonized by trash and miscellaneous urban detritus not worthy of mention . I […]

Malvaceae, Hibiscus acetosella, cranberry hibiscus – Panama

Also known as ‘False Roselle’, this species, related to tree cotton, bele, and saril, has striking edible red leaves. Cranberry hibiscus is nematode and insect resistant and does well in sandy […]

Amaranthaceae, Celosia argentea, Quail Grass

Considered to be one of the most attractive of all vegetable crops, celosia is used as an ornamental almost everywhere on earth. But few of its millions of admirers know that […]

Ebenaceae, Diospyros blancoi, velvet apple, mabolo – Panama, Central America

Mabolo, or velvet apple is an attractive tree, closely related to the persimmon and ebony. As the English common name would suggest, the fruit is covered in a fine, velvety […]

Euphorbiaceae, Cnidoscolus chayamansa, chaya

Chaya can be maintained as a medium- size shrub, or a small tree. If managed properly and left to grow big I can imagine it could become quite large. When damaged or […]