Fiddleheads, F*ck Ups, and Life on the Farm: an excerpt from the book PIG YEARS by Ellyn Gaydos. Which I suspect I will now have to read, because this was a really nice piece.
A guide to planting a pollinator garden, which probably has very little to do with storytelling or culture but was useful for me. Especially in combination with the list of wildflowers native to Essex provided by the Essex Wildlife Trust, which I’ve been supporting for years. I bet you that, wherever you are, you can find a local group doing similar work. However: ancient native plants have great names, resonant of folklore and the old times. Restharrow, Dog’s Mercury, loosestrife and cleavers, lady’s bedstraw and enchanter’s nightshade, the bog Asphodel and the Melancholy Thistle
Names to conjure stories with.