Issue 36: June 2024

World Sensorium: Mapping the Cultural Heritage of Aromatic Plants

By Gayil Nalls
June 1, 2024

Learn about the profound impact of aromatic plants on human behavior, culture, and heritage.

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Viriditas: Musings on Magical Plants—Rosa spp

By Margaux Crump
June 1, 2024

Explore the enduring magico-medical history of the rose.

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I Think, Therefore I Relate

Photographs and words by Jake Eshelman
June 1, 2024

It’s one thing to think about ecology, and another entirely to think ecologically.

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The Boy Who Was King of Vanilla

By Elena Kazamia
June 1, 2024

Read the story of a 12-year-old enslaved boy named Edmund Albius who discovered the process that’s still used to pollinate vanilla today.

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Learning to Grow with The Hampton’s Pepper Professionals

By Ian Sleat
June 1, 2024

Farmers, Greg Kessler and Lauren Jarvis tell us about various growing processes, flavor profiles, and the concept of farming as a social practice.

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The Dual Nature of Japanese Knotweed

By Gayil Nalls
June 1, 2024

Is it possible to transform this dangerously invasive plant into a valuable resource?

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Eat More Plants: Recipes

Japanese Knotweed Sorbet

By Gayil Nalls
June 1, 2024

Beat the heat and combat invasive species by making this month’s recipe.

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