Posted by Alexis
Many of the community gardens we visited have native prairie wildflowers growing in the commons. They are really lovely. Today I saw this comic and I thought I would share it.
The artist is Liz Anna Kozik, and you can see more art from Liz at fifthdayprairie.tumblr.com/
If you are interested in the prairie, its plants, and the people who have called it home for many generations, I would also like to recommend a book:
In addition to being engaging and practical, this book has also won a place in my heart because the author demonstrates respect for the native people from whose knowledge we benefit. Many early ethnobotanical texts are exploitative and insulting to the very people teaching the researchers how to find nourishment without being poisoned! It's refreshing to read a book like Kindscher's, in contrast.