The plant prints of Ira Kononenko


Bauhinia Variegata flowers macerated in alcohol; water, vinegar and baking soda over papel Arches Watercolor 300 g, 15 x15cm.

Antotypia (Anthos, Blossom in Ancient Greek) is a photographic process that takes advantage of photosensitivity from some plants to produce a photo-sensitive emulsion suitable for printing.

The invention of this photographic process is attributed to Sir John Herschel who published extensive research on the subject in 1842, stemming … Read more

“When I first tuned into this tree…”

Dorothy Maclean of Finhorn

Recorded at the 3rd World Wilderness Conference in 1983

Dorothy Maclean was one of the three founders of the Findhorn community in Scotland.

This talk was delivered at the 3rd World Wilderness Conference in 1983

Maclean referenced Richard St. Barbe Baker.

He was personally responsible for planting over one billions trees and was one of the first genuine global conservationists to come out of western … Read more

“Living Soil”

The overarching importance of the health of the soil

Soil is not “dirt”

The film is freely available to download and stream at

A message from their website:

The Soil Health Institute is a non-profit whose mission is to safeguard and enhance the vitality and productivity of soil through scientific research and advancement. The Institute works with its many stakeholders to identify gaps in research and adoption; develop … Read more

A fascinating warm climate farm

A visit to ECHO Global Farm

More info at

Not everyone is lucky enough to live in a warm climate (I’m not!) but if you are…

What a wonderful canvas you have to work with as a gardener and small farmer!

A visit to ECHO Global Farm in Fort Myers, Florida.

Billions of people can benefit from their research.

Part Two

– Ken McCarthy


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The world’s most nutritious terrestrial plant?

The Moringa aka “The Miracle Tree”

A gift from the Himalayas

Staff Update (Sep 24, 2019): There was a small error in the video which we have removed around the 2:05 mark regarding the seeds being used for cleansing “malaria-ridden water”. Instead, it should have been “bacteria-ridden water”. Sorry for any confusion!

Evidence that the answer to all human problems are in nature, and very often in the form … Read more