Table of Contents:
Learn how to use local plants in creative ways. The DIY section includes a cooking channel, a guide to learning how to weave, plant identification, ethnobotany classes, nature journaling, and scavenger hunts.
Cultural landscapes are any natural or geographical landscape that is somehow imbued with human cultural meanings, including history, events, buildings, roads, middens, farms, etc. These places are intersections between nature and culture.
Want to learn more about the plants growing around UCSB and Isla Vista? Check out these campus plant resources, cool organizations, and blogs. Here, you can also find additional sources for foraging and plant identification.
Check out the UCSB IV Ethnobotany Project's Instagram account to learn about what edible plants are near UCSB! You can also direct message us plant pics and we will help you identify them.
Do It Yourself (DIY)
IV Ethnobotany Instagram
Check out the UCSB IV Ethnobotany Project's Instagram account to learn about what edible plants are near UCSB! You can direct message us plant pics and we will help you identify them. Follow our account to keep up to date with all things IV Ethnobotany, including classes, events, projects, and more!
Campus Plant Resources:
CCBER's Campus Flora Project: check out what CCBER is doing on campus!
CCBER's Exotic Flora Walking Tour: check out some non-native plants on campus!
CCBER's Ethnobotanical Walking Tour: check out CCBER's ethnobotanically relevant plants!
People and Plants: grassroots organizing and policy change
Beautiful Food Gardening: transforming an ordinary suburban lot into a beautiful edible landscape
Foraging and Plant Identification Resources:
*We cannot voice for the accuracy of these sites. Remember to check plant identifications against multiple sources and never eat something you are not 100% sure about. See our IV Ethnobotany Foraging Guidelines.
Fallen Fruit: experience your city as a fruitful place
Dina Fisher: Southern California foraging guide
Cal Flora: information on wild California plants
Santa Monica Mountains: wildflowers of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
iNaturalist: plants, animals, and fungi of the Santa Clara River
Wild Edible: Learn how to forage safely and sustainably