Apr 2, 2020
I visited with Kollibri last month, where he is currently living, gardening and writing. He gave me a few of his books to read through, and after I read much of them, we got together to record this conversation. His books and zines are well written, thought out and researched and touch on topics like colonialism, history, plants, agriculture, ethnobotany, politics and more.
Kollibri terre Sonnenblume is a writer, photographer, tree hugger, animal lover, and dissident. Past experiences include urban bike farmer, Indymedia activist, and music critic. Kollibri holds a BA in “Writing Fiction & Non-fiction” from the St. Olaf Paracollege in Northfield, Minnesota.
the pros and con's of permaculture
wild-tending as not just using knowledge from the past but adapting to a changing world
some connections between patriarchy, organized religion and slavery
the blurry line between gatherer-hunter life-ways and small scale agriculture
horticulture vs. agriculture
some history of agriculture, the negative impacts of agriculture on health and culture
Kollibri's various books and zines on farming, wild-tending, ‘invasive’ plants, and place-based travel
questioning victorian ideas of gatherer-hunter culture and the transition to agriculture
the importance of an interdisciplinary approach and looking at things from many angles, avoiding 'silo'ing when possible
the importance of practicing small scale agriculture with the fragmented ecology and culture we have right now
the racist origins of wilderness, national parks and public lands, and the continued racism in these institutions or ideas
what to expect from Kollibri's new podcast 'Voices For Nature and Peace'
Kollibri’s website: Macska Moksha Press, where you can buy his books, read his latest articles
Kollibri on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kollibri.terre.sonnenblume
Kollibri on instagram: @kollibri1969
One of Kollibri’s latest articles: A Question of Identity: How Much Does Queerness Matter in a Crisis?
Download the free pdf zine “The Troubles of Invasive Plants'“ here
‘The One Straw Revolution’ by Masanobu Fukuoka, mentioned in the podcast
Blog post for this episode: https://www.ofsedgeandsalt.com/ground-shots-podcast/kollibri
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Theme music: 'Sweat and Splinters' by Mother Marrow
Interstitial Music: ‘Thank You for Treating Me Like a Melody Drawn in the Air’ by B.E.N. and Fay Petree
Hosted by: Kelly Moody
Produced by: Kelly Moody and Opia Creative