Forage! Blog

Forage! is the Society of Ethnobiology’s newest venue for gathering ideas and knowledge, fostering the ethnobiological community and movements. We encourage members to submit content from all expressive dimensions including intellectual, creative, and activist ones (e.g., art, stories, literature, poetry, pictures). Board members from the Society moderate the blog. We invite all SOE members to submit blog posts here: We welcome comments from members and the general public.


Reducing Plant Blindness with Landscape for Life

By: Nan McCarry

Fig 1: Bee foraging on New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae).

Cotton Complexities in South India

By Andrew Flachs, Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Purdue University)

Six things you’ll want to know about the Journal of Ethnobiology: An insiders interview with an editor

Dana Lepofsky

By Annalee Sekulic

Whether you are entering the world of academia or a well-seasoned navigator of the chaos, publishing can be a headache. Where do you begin? Which journal is most suited for your topic? How long does it take?

Dana Lepofsky, editor and chief of The Journal of Ethnobiology and Professor of Archaeology at Simon Fraser University, sat down to answer some of our most pressing questions.

Harvesting xwíxwikw’ (blueberry) and t’ú7xwaý (balsam fir) in Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish): Taking a plant-based approach to Reconnecting with Health

Joseph harvesting blueberries near Squamish, B.C.

My ancestral name is Styawat and I am from the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) First Nation. As an ethnobotanist, researcher and community activist, my aim is to contribute to cultural knowledge renewal in connection to Indigenous plant foods and medicines. Wherever possible I draw on teachings learned from family and community members that are connected to Indigenous plants and the land.

On Point (And Not NPR): Ancient Tattooing in the Southwestern United States

By: Andrew Gillreath-Brown, a current PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Washington State University.