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Holding Hands with the Land

They mix, knead, pour, roll, and pinch off hidden tastes. They leave streaks of butter on my glasses or fingerprints of flour on my clothes. Scattered burns, cuts, and calluses…

Fields of Knowing

Orientation   First, know food From food All things are born By food they live Toward food they move And into food they return ~~ Upanishads     How do…

A Foraged Map

Spread over my kitchen table, emptied from the various cloth bags and tubs, were the wild plants that I’d gathered that day. As I viewed them from above, deliberating as…

The Burroughs Garret

In The Nature of Gothic, nineteenth-century art critic John Ruskin wrote that there is beauty in imperfection, and that ‘the demand for perfection is always a sign of the misunderstanding…