Wilder's Spring edition takes a look at the, ehem, dirtier side of plant life. We visit famed 1970s punk-band CRASS at their UK intentional community and garden, Dial House. We learn about the real birds and bees from famed botanist Timothy Erdmann. Fashion mavens Rodarte give us a guided tour of the California natural landscape that inspires their collections and we hold our first ever Wilder chef battle royale with secret ingredient, asparagus. Wilco's Nels Cline tells us about the sonic sensibilities of wooden instruments and an illustrated botanical primer showcases the plants used in ceremonial rituals. We chat with the Mushroom King of the Pacific Northwest and learn about the dangers of the cut-throat truffle trade. Along the way we learn how to make our own cheese, build a shelter and what to do if we're ever lost in the woods. Groovy.
This issue is on the press now and does not begin shipping for two weeks.