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 […]
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, […]
The [ Guerrilla Grafters ] graft fruit bearing branches onto non-fruit bearing, ornamental fruit trees. Over time, delicious, nutritious fruit is made available to urban residents through these grafts. We aim to prove that a culture of care can be cultivated from the ground up. We aim to turn city streets into food forests, and […]
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 […]
In the Film and Digital Media Department of the University of California Santa Cruz. visit: [the course website]
A version of this was published in the CSPA Quarterly, 2010: It’s almost a compulsion I have to seek out identifiable plants that grow around me as I walk, whether it be in the woods or in thecity. In San Francsico, I’ve been roaming my neighborhood suprised to see a surplus of medicinal herbs growing […]