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Happy spring, plant friends!
When ramps put out their leaves, then I know that spring is here. Also called wild leeks, ramps have become the quintessential foraging plant in recent years. They are an easy starting place for new foragers and a great way to get into seasonal rhythms.
So long, winter
I’m trying something a little different this month. Instead of approaching plants from a scientific or practical angle, lately my brain seems only able to engage with them emotionally. So I collected a bunch of wintertime photos I’ve taken over the years and wrote some musings in an attempt to impro…
Escaping winter at the UWM Greenhouse
In this newsletter I pay special attention to the UW-Milwaukee Greenhouse, a biologically diverse environment from which I draw endless inspiration. With the sunlight wanting this time of year, it seems only natural to transport ourselves to the tropical environment that the greenhouse provides.