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He actually is a rocket scientist

Bored with salad? The Willy Wonka of edible leaves offers help
Graham Clarkson talks about salad as though it were the new rock'n'roll, uttering sentences like: "I get too excited about rocket", "I eat salad bags like they're crisps" and "I have a PHD in baby leaves" (thus making him a "rocket scientist", geddit)? Clarkson is keen to show off his contenders for next year's salad crops – "the future of salad" – and is full of leafy inspiration.
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posted by Lexica on Jul 15, 2014 - 21 comments

How To Crush Leaves

Quick Tutorial on How To Crush Leaves (slyt, 1:02)
posted by Greg Nog on Dec 5, 2013 - 36 comments

LEAF FROLIC

Nobody loves leaves more than this dog. (SLYT) [more inside]
posted by elizardbits on Sep 21, 2013 - 50 comments

Its downhill all the way

The need for speed This article contrasts two very different timeframes in the 'social life' of the plant stimulant miraa--known elsewhere as khat--in Kenya and beyond. One, the heritage and cultural associations around the age of the trees themselves and the other, the impact of the perishability of the product even as demand for it grows on continents halfway around the world, thus the "need for speed". (Previously) (Previously)
posted by infini on Jun 9, 2012 - 6 comments

October Leaves

October Leaves, a photographic tale of autumn by Michael J. Swanwick. [more inside]
posted by Gator on Oct 6, 2010 - 4 comments

Leaf Me Alone

Have you been thinking about what to do with all the leaves that have fallen in your yard? Try leaf art.
posted by Xurando on Sep 30, 2010 - 19 comments

ForestFilter

Old Growth Forests Are Valuable Carbon Sinks. "Contrary to 40 years of conventional wisdom, a new analysis published in the journal Nature suggests that old growth forests are usually 'carbon sinks' - they continue to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and mitigate climate change for centuries." Seven Best National Parks for Visiting Old Growth Forests. 20 Visually Arresting but Threatened Forests. [more inside]
posted by homunculus on Sep 14, 2008 - 32 comments

The Leaves Project

The Leaves Project catalogs sadly too few leaves from trees and personal stories associated with them. Highlight a leaf and click to view the story behind it. From their about page: "The Leaves Project was borne of one simple thought: that every leaf has an inherent beauty and elegance. I have become fascinated with the colors and textures of leaves. This project is an attempt at capturing just a small portion of the wonder to be found in the natural world."
posted by moz on Jul 2, 2002 - 7 comments

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