All plants are
psychoactive. Everything has a spirit. You can learn a lot from arugula – even
more from cacao, or from an elder like maize. What we place inside ourselves
The great excitement one gets when biting into lettuce or carrots after a psychedelic experience — sensing their rich sweetness — is tantamount, for me, to eating for the first time after six days of fasting. Suddenly, each fruit and vegetable regains its original heavenly taste, as though we are experiencing, for the first time, the real taste of food.
"What's permaculture?" I asked. He responded: "It's about sharing with other people and learning to live in harmony with the land. I guess it's a little like survivalism, but with a sense of responsibility to nature and humanity." I liked that idea.
The fourth in my series of interviews about artists using social networking to find
their audience features Lauren Over, Obey Clothing designer, poster artist for John Legend’s urban gardening documentary “Can You Dig This,” and creator of the food foraging multimedia book and project “Sidewalk Superfoods.”