Urban Field Guide to the Plants in Your Path Zine
Handwritten + illustrated pamphlet or "zine"
This little field guide presents 15 plants that can be found growing throughout your urban home. Detailed illustrations coupled with facts about growth habits and history bring to light the life of these urban plants. Learn how they come from a diverse group of plant families and use a distinct set of adaptations to thrive in the urban environment and then learn how they share their gifts with us and the rest of the living world. Bring this field guide on a walk around the neighborhood to greet friends both old and new. This book is to help us connect to our place name the plants recognize their survival skills and admire their brilliance!
Designed + Produced in Portland, Oregon
* Woman Owned Business
Portland's most colorful, authentic, and empowering publishing house and distributor, Microcosm Publishing equips readers to make positive changes in their lives and in the world around them. Microcosm emphasizes skill-building, showing hidden histories, and fostering creativity through challenging conventional publishing wisdom with books and zines about DIY skills, food, bicycling, gender, self-care, and social justice.Microcosm has lived in milk crates, in closets, in a mud room, in a windowless basement, in a church, and under a desk at a major credit card company. We've brought our brightly colored books to infoshops, zine fests, media summits, bicycle conferences, parks, street corners, house shows, dirty bars, allnight coffeeshops, art museums, and every corner of the mainstream where we can clear away a little space to set up shop. We set out to save ourselves from not caring, but out there in the margins we've found communities worth always doing it better for. Now we have contracts instead of handshakes, a warehouse instead of a fanny pack full of zines. We have a staff, we have relationships in the industry that send our books to places we wouldn't have dreamed we could walk into ourselves. We're not as drunk or dirty as we used to be. But still, at heart, we've got this milk crate strapped to the back of a bike and we're riding wildly across town to hand you the book that might just be the one that saves your life!