on permaculture, and someone who can explain it to you

To date you never touched yet the concept of Permaculture, mostly because you wouldn’t want to say the wrong things, you do not know enough about it to even attempt a broad insight. All you can do is cut-n-paste writings on the subject, like the Wikipedia definition for the concept of “permanent agriculture”: The word […]

On All The Things You Never Write Down And You Going To Forget If You Don’t

Feedback and tassles of ethnobotanical knowledge for the database always come abundant. Usually most of the information comes out of talking to people, little things here and there, that by now, you realized , if you don’t write down are going to be lost. Through this project you are learning that popular knowledge is an […]

Bundanon List – Black Berry Nightshade (Solanum Nigrum)

The list keeps flowing from your findings in Bundanon Annual growing to 0.6m by 0.3m. It flowers all through summer, and the seeds ripen in autumn. The flowers are hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects. The plant adapt to a variety of soils but cannot grow in the shade. […]

On The Need To Listen To The Other Side Of The Story

Photo by Liz Bartlet You have been reading ‘Feral Future‘ by Tim Low. A fascinating book on the ecological disaster perpetuated by human in this continent. His argument is flawless, his research and historical account are excellent and extensive. Low trace back the slow intrusion of animals, plants and diseases in this continent by the […]

On Non-Native Connections With Native Species, and viceversa

So, after much research you can now name the Oxalis you were having for dinner, Oxalis radicosa, a native oxalis. Interesting how you used an old european recipe to prepare the plant, somewhat proving that trans-national ethnobotany is posiible! There are a number of other examples of such relationship with plants, in both ways, migrant […]

The List Again – Common Thornapple (Datura stramonium)

Common Thornapple (Datura stramonium) Origin: Native of the USA and Mexico. Family: Solanaceae. Known Hazards: All members of this genus contain narcotics and are very poisonous, even in small doses. Physical Characteristics: Flowers: Trumpet-shaped and 5-lobed, surrounded at base by sepals 3–5.5 cm long. Flowers summer.Annual herb to 1.5 m high. Leaves 8–36 cm long, […]

The List Goes On 2 – Bamboo

You will keep feautring one by one the plants found in Bundanon. You have written about a few others in previous posts, like Camphor Laurel, Fat Hen, Purslane and Poplars. There will be a brochure produced as a result of this residency, where some of those plants will be introduced. In the mean time The […]

The List Goes On

Those are some of the plants you found on the Bundanon grounds, some of them will make it to the brochure and self-guided tour you will leave behind when leaving the residency to other artists. A plant for post, you’ll present them all: Black locust Robinia pseudoacacia Origin: Native to North America Alternative Name(s): False […]

On Camphor Laurel and the need to preserve it

Yesterday you got lost on the island. The expanse of the river-deposited sand dune confused you. Although, through the meandering on the thickly growing vegetation (mainly Casuarina and Lantana), you found a beautiful tree. This is the first time you spot a Camphor Laurel in Bundanon. This particular one was big, healthy and fruiting. No […]