In late summer 2023 I began DE-FENCE, a living installation and a series of community events at NATURE Lab under the umbrella of the Sanctuary for Independent Media’s growing Eco-Art Trail. The living installation is built in relationship to NATURE Lab’s back fence and the other emerging food forest networks and sign systems in the […]
the medicinal wild
Creating the Context for Forage: Caring, conflict and communication in recuperating an urban commons.
I gave a talk for Shaping San Francisco on caring, conflict and communication when it comes to “tending the urban wild.” You can hear my public talk and the community discussion on their website. Shaping San Francisco is a participatory community history project documenting and archiving overlooked stories and memories of San Francisco. We are committed […]
In the spring of 2015 I walked around the [ OMNI Oakland Commons ] a lot. The radical collective of radical collectives has been emerging and forming around this space in the Temescal district of Oakland and currently includes The Public School, a laterally organized school that emphasizes theory and languages, the small press Timeless Infinite Light, […]
I am spending most of the summer in the forests and by the waters north of Sebastopol, Ca. in much needed retreat. I am working on better tree identification, harvesting and processing a variety of plants for medicine, and writing (which of course means reading a lot). Writing about post civilization, grafting trees as performance […]
Shown at the CSHS Medicine Show
On top of the Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district: We explore what an inquiry – based learning model might look like for the study of herbalism. Can we trust what our senses tell us? Students observe the creamy smoothness of Calendula officinalis, the serrated teethiness of the petal’s tips, the crunchiness of […]