2022 Biennial Recap

by Andrew Street  Well, another Biennial has come and gone – this one equally amazing, yet completely different from the last; while Colombia was almost entirely walking through dense habitat with a public garden sprinkled in, Hawaii’s biennial consisted entirely of public and private gardens. And despite not visiting any palms in their native habitat, […]

Palms as Dye Plants

While shopping recently in Costco, I notice a set of gray bed sheets whose package sported a palm leaf logo underneath which was the extraordinary statement, “dyes made from saw palmetto.” The same company offered olive green sheets with the claim “dyes made from saw palmetto fruits.” Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) is a dye plant? […]