“On the topic of so-called ‘invasive’ plants, we don’t have an axe to grind, but there sure is one we would like to dull.”
“The Troubles of ‘Invasive’ Plants” is a 21,000+ word project by Nicole Patrice Hill & Kollibri terre Sonnenblume for Macska Moksha Press. Excerpts are posted online (see below), but the full version is available only as a zine that you can download here free-of-charge.
Hardcopies are for sale here.
- For on-screen reading or a personal print-out, download this 5.2MB PDF
- For printing your own copy for distribution, download this 38.5MB PDF
Format is 8-1/2 x 11 landscape, double-sided, to be folded in half and bound (with staples, for example). Note that this layout is totally different than the above reading copy, in order to print correctly double-sided.
- Clickable endnotes if you want to check citations online as you read either version.
The Online excerpts:
Parts 1, 2 & 3 were published as articles here on Macska Moksha Press, on medium.com, and on Counterpunch. We have further divided these parts into sub-parts focused on particular topics, so that you can refer to them on their own, in your own articles or in online discussions. Feel free to post any of these anywhere.
- Part 1: The Troubles of “Invasive” Plants: Collateral Damage, Monsanto, and the tragedy of Pinyon-Juniper eradication
- Part 2: Shooting the messengers: How plants are unfairly blamed for wasteful human water practices in the U.S. West
- Part 3: The Scarlet “I”: “Invasive” plants, climate change & our culture of domination
- Bonus part: Funny math: How two oft-quoted stats of “invasion biology” don’t add up
Version for printing
Version for reading on screen
Editing process, at an undisclosed location in northern California
The original writing in this work is licensed by N. P. Hill & K. t. Sonnenblume under a Creative Commons Attribution-4.0 International License. You are free to 1) Share — copy and redistribute the material in any format, and 2) Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material.