Vegetal ecologies

By Ecologies and Fictions

By Ecologies and Fictions

Vegetal modes of being | Plants as teachers | Tree thinking

Recommended reading from writer and curator Anna Souter

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

Robin Wall Kimmerer

£9.99 £9.29

An extraordinary book by a botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. Amazing insights into plant-cestors, Indigenous modes of knowledge, reciprocity, and interspecies entanglements.

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate

Peter Wohlleben

£9.99 £9.29

On trees and why they should fill you with wonder.

When Species Meet

Donna J. Haraway


Donna Haraway doing her thing. What happens in the messy spaces between Linnaeus' taxonomic categories?

Plant-Thinking: A Philosophy of Vegetal Life

Michael Marder


Why plants are everything

Through Vegetal Being: Two Philosophical Perspectives

Michael Marder and Luce Irigaray


Two great minds on plants and their relationship to philosophy and ontology

Thus Spoke the Plant: A Remarkable Journey of Groundbreaking Scientific Discoveries and Personal Encounters with Plants

Monica Gagliano

£14.99 £13.94

Monica Gagliano is an extraordinary scientist who has had some amazing encounters with plants

The Overstory: The million-copy global bestseller and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Richard Powers

£9.99 £9.29

A novel with trees at its heart; a kaleidoscopic view of American society, environmental activism, and the presence of trees in the most unexpected places.

How Forests Think: Toward an Anthropology Beyond the Human

Eduardo Kohn


An in-depth look at plant communication in forests, the forest as a superorganism, and a philosophical and anthropological investigation into the personhood of trees

Rootedness: The Ramifications of a Metaphor

Christy Wampole


The 'root' provides one of our most commonly used metaphors - so common that we often forget it is indeed a metaphor derived from plants. Rampole investigates what this means for plant-human relationships and ecosystems thinking

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