Spring is the perfect time to pick the leaves of nettle, starwort, dandelion, common yarrow and sheep’s sorrel.
The trees of our childhood – with their exceptional shapes, boughs and presence – can feel very human, almost like old friends...
Edith and Frederic Clements were early pioneers in ecology and the holistic approach to nature – yet their work has not been fully appreciated until recently.
In the 19th century, the giant lily was brought from Guyana to Victorian Britain. There, gardener Joseph Paxton displayed the plant’s remarkable architectural properties.
Daisies contain flavonoids and vitamin C – even better, they can be picked in the wild and pickled in a jar.
Zoopharmacognosy—the self-medicating behavior of birds and other animals—can teach us humans a lot about how to live in tandem with the natural world.
Trees not only live much longer than humans and other animals – they also die differently, piece-by-piece, in a carefully-planned process.
Vinegar has many medicinal properties and health benefits. Even better, it is easy to make your own vinegars at home.
Lavender oil has numerous health benefits. It can help with anxiety and depression, has a strong antihistamine effect, and might even relieve cold sores.
The Neolithic revolution brought with it the advent of agriculture. What exactly did this entail and who should we thank for it?