A Photography Show, and More Upcoming Events

Art photo of ice covered seeds in winter.

I am excited to announce that I have another photography show coming up.

The opening will be from 6-8 pm on Friday June 8th at The Shoppes on Main
in Mount Joy.
Come see my work, enjoy some refreshments, and check out the other great art and crafts in the store.
If you can’t make the opening, my work will be hanging until the 2nd week of July.

There are a lot of other events in the near future that I am pretty excited about too:

Saturday June 16th is the Hunt, Gather, Rewild Class that I am teaching with Wilson Alvarez.

Friday June 29th Musician Douglas Thomas is celebrating his debut EP release at the Millport Conservancy.
Mount Gomery will also be playing (and releasing an EP).
Chef Nicholas Furrow will be crafting all locally sourced artisnal finger foods, hot off the grill.
Ben Weiss will be sampling his homebrews, including a beer brewed with wild-harvested spring herbs.
Artist Marisa R. Smith will be displaying her sculpture and paintings,
and I will have an array on hand crafted primitive tools.

And finally

Saturday July 7th I will be teaching a small part of a class on perennial foods that Susquehanna Farm School is putting on at the Horn Farm Center.

Hope you kept that all straight, and hope to see you at these events.

Nate

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Hand Tools Part 1: Human Hands.

I am hoping to diversify a little this year in terms of what I cover, don’t worry there will still be plenty of plant posts, but I think that covering some other areas of simple living could help put my love of plants in context for people.

I have been experimenting with some primitive skills and doing some simple woodwork, as well as preparing to learn how to hunt. I plan on writing about some of the hand tools I use, and some of the ones that I make.

This is part 1 of a series on these tools. It is a photo essay on the most basic of tools, the ones that harvest, and process most of the wild foods that I eat, and the ones that make and use the other tools.

Human Hands.

My son picking mulberries (Morus spp).
My son picking mulberries (Morus spp).
Ground Cherries (Physalis spp.)
Ground Cherries (Physalis spp.)
Black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia).
Black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia).
Black nightshade (Solanum ptychanthum) leaf.
Black nightshade (Solanum ptychanthum) leaf.
Wild strawberry (Fragaria virginiana).
Wild strawberry (Fragaria virginiana).
Common chickweed (Stellaria media).
Common chickweed (Stellaria media).
My son holding a puffball (Calvatia or Lycoperdon spp.) mushroom.
My son holding a puffball (Calvatia or Lycoperdon spp.) mushroom.

Get out and learn something.

I also hope to actually get some more book reviews done soon.

Nate