anthropogen

: 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 […]

Bombacaceae, Pachira (Bombacopsis) glabra, Saba nut, American chestnut

Originating in Mexico, Guiana, and  northern Brazil, Pachira glabra is similar looking and closely related to Pachira aquatica, the Malabar chestnut. Despite its origins in America, I took most of […]

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 […]

Malpighiaceae, Banisteriopsis caapi, Yage, Ayahuasca

Hallucinogens, also called psychedelics, or entheogens, have been used since prehistoric times in the practice of healing and divination (Stuart, R 2004). Ayahuasca is a powerful plant hallucinogen employed by […]

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 […]