Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Ed Bieber: All At Once

After weeks of waiting patiently
for the first dandelion to appear,
we opened our door on a shocking
sea of vibrant, yellow, near-stemless
lion’s teeth.

July 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

Sharon Fagan McDermott: Sharon In Wonderland | Dandelion

The view from here? A prophecy
of how light, wind, and earth conspire
to play their role in dandelions’ flourishing—
then aids them in their vanishing.

April 27, 2020 · 1 Comment

Abby Quillen: How to Harvest and Prepare Wild Greens for your Table

Learning to harvest and prepare common edible wild plants is a delicious way to connect with nature, add nutrient-dense foods to your diet, save money at the grocery store, and … Continue reading

July 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Abby Quillen: How to Identify Wild Greens in your Backyard

If weeds are cropping up in your lawn, it may be time to get revenge by harvesting some of them for your dinner table. You may ask yourself, why eat … Continue reading

July 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Michael Simms: The Apothecary in the Back Yard

In our garden of blueberry, elderberry, rose, zinnia, sage, oregano, and tomato, Eva and I have decided to reserve a corner that will be left untended. This plot will be … Continue reading

June 15, 2016 · 1 Comment

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