Ellie Irons and the Art of Survival in “Invasive Pigments”

Using paints made from weeds, the artist explores the interaction between NYC and its inhabitants

The unofficial colors of NYC seem to be shades of gray and black, found in the wardrobes of the average resident to the concrete pavements and city streets. Though not entirely true, one color that is generally thought to be missing from view is green. Artist Ellie Irons would argue that people just haven’t been looking hard enough—and that the plants growing every day in …

Forager: A Subjective Guide to Miami’s Edible Plants

Artfully presented insights on sustenance you'll find in and around south Florida

You don’t have to be lost in the Everglades of South Florida to find value within “Forager: A Subjective Guide to Miami’s Edible Plants.” A well-researched, beautifully presented documentation of 39 delectable plants found within the area and beyond, the book is far more than a field guide. While it might be useful when foraging for food around Miami, the small tome also serves as …

Whole Larder Love

A beautifully illustrated guide to living off the land based on Rohan Anderson's blog

Aggravated by the unsustainable food industry in his native Australia (and everywhere else for that matter), Rohan Anderson took it upon himself to change things in his own life. Anderson now lives entirely off the land with his family in the rural town of Ballarat, documenting their DIY adventures on his blog, Whole Larder Love. Having established an impressive presence on the web, Anderson is …