Pedagogy of the Plants

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Sweet Summer

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Rubus moluccanus

Bowl of Blackberries

 

Late Tuesday afternoon, two young rabbits and a mouse joined me along a stretch of dirt road to pick these juicy bites.

Written by Cameron Brooks

June 28, 2013 at 11:09 am

Arboreal Revival

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Winterville is a sleepy Georgia railroad town known for its spring Marigold Festival. The six miles between Winterville and Athens act as a buffer against ethnic diversity similar to Watkinsville, a host of Clarke County’s mass exodus during recent white flight.

As the housing bubble swelled, overzealous developers sharpened their aggregate blades, then sliced dendritic swaths throughout the forest dreaming of upper middle class homes adorned with large vehicles and requisite familial stick figures flaunting bloated carbon footprints.  Oops.

Today, abandoned homeless subdivisions kneel before an arboreal revival.  Sans traffic, the rolling hills are perfect for longboarding, stone stacking, or foraging.

While cruising down the hill, patches of red and black in the periphery become incredibly dense in some spots.  This lonely bush benefitting from an economic downturn grows through an old hay bale originally intended to stem runoff.  The land’s history reveals itself slowly.

Written by Cameron Brooks

June 25, 2011 at 10:46 am

Blackberry, Rubus moluccanus

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Written by Cameron Brooks

June 30, 2010 at 12:06 am