Wild Fermentation by Sandor Ellix Katz
Subtitled “A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Cultural Manipulation,” Wild Fermentation is an introduction to fermented foods. Includes directions on making saurkraut, tempeh, miso, kim chi, brine pickles, sourdough bread, and more.
Edible Wild Plants Of West Michigan Volume 1 produced by the Sprout Distro
This zine is designed to give folks an easy introduction to foraging in Grand Rapids and the greater West Michigan area. Whereas other field guides and foraging books folks on an almost overwhelming number of plants, we stick to fourteen plants that are reasonably easy to find:
Ramps (Wild Leeks), Wild Garlic, Wild Asparagus, Lamb’s Quarters, Juneberry, Wild Bergamot, Black Raspberry, Blackberry, Purslane, Dandelion, Hen-of-the-Woods, Dryad’s Saddle, Chicken-of-the-Woods, Blue Violet, and Crabapple.
There is at least one photo of every plant and line drawings for many of them.
Many of these plants should be able to be found elsewhere in the Midwest and Eastern United States.
Primitive Toothcare by Rowan Wolf
Subtitled “A DIY Guide to Uncivilized Oral Hygiene” this zine is an exploration of dental care without relying on large corporations or even smaller and unnecessary “green” companies. There’s ideas for alternatives to use for toothpicks, general tooth care, herbs for cleaning teeth, etc.
Towards An Anarchist Ecology by Knowing the Land is Resistance
This zine is based on a series of workshops held by Knowing the Land Is Resistance aimed at critiquing mainstream ideas of “ecology” and offering ideas for moving towards an anarchist knowledge of the land. The zine explains how traditional notions of ecology are based on colonial and capitalist conceptions. As an alternative, the zine explores five starting points for developing an anti-authoritarian and anti-colonial relationship to the land: rooted in relationships, deep listening, urban ecology, re-enchanting, and unexpertness. It’s a good starting point for anyone interested in developing a closer relationship with the land.
Chickweed is a zine published by an anarcho-feminist collective out of the U.K. It’s a good introduction to herbalism. It covers common herbs, how to plant and harvest them, preserving them, basic cold and flu remedies, and more. A great starting place!
- Eating Wild Food: The challenges, benefits and consequences by Fergus the Forager from the book Local Food: How to Make it Happen in Your Community
- Creating a flower meadow – Yvette Verner
- The Complete Urban Farmer – David Wickers
- The Good Life – Helen and Scott Nearing
- Creatures of Empire; How Domestic Animals Transformed Early America
- Ecocriticism: The Essential Reader
- Decolonizing Nature, Strategies for Conservation in a Postcolonial Era
“The key features of our system are its low cost, ease of maintenance, modularity, and versatility to different pollution situations. These factors will aid us in scaling this project to the wide span of the problem.”
- Mycorenewal summer camp – John Michelotti
- The Female & Fungi
- Wild Child Santa Cruz – Maya Elson
- The Radical Mycology Movement: Healing the World with Mushrooms
- Earth Repair: A Grassroots Guide to Healing Toxic and Damaged Landscapes
National Parks vs People
After reading these articles I knew a lot about how governments are using traditional conservationism badly and evicting indigenous populations for tourism and profit, but not a lot on what new ideas are being harnessed, apart from maybe community forest user groups in Nepal.
- Global Enclosures An Ecosystem at Your Service
- People, Parks and Poverty – Political Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation
- Dean Puckett & Sengwer: Conservation vs Communities
- Community Based Forest and Livelihood Management in Nepal
- … – Community Based Forest and Livelihood Management in Nepal
- … – Global Enclosures An Ecosystem at Your Service
- … – People, Parks and Poverty – Political Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation
- Amazonmycorenewal – volunteer diary
- Dean Puckett – Dean Puckett & Sengwer: Conservation vs Communities
- John Michelotti – Mycorenewal summer camp
- Knowing the land is Resistance – Towards An Anarchist Ecology
- Leila Darwish – Earth Repair: A Grassroots Guide to Healing Toxic and Damaged Landscapes
- london anarcha feminist kolektiv– Chickweed
- Maya Elson – Wild Child Santa Cruz
- Peter – The Radical Mycology Movement: Healing the World with Mushrooms
- Radical Mycology– Radical Mycology; an SLF Primer
- Fergus the Forager – Eating Wild Food: The challenges, benefits and consequences
- Rowan Wolf – Primitive Toothcare
- Sandor Ellix Katz – Wild Fermentation
- Sprout Distro – Edible Wild Plants Of West Michigan Volume 1
- The Female & Fungi
- Yvette Verner – Creating a flower meadow