Nance Klehm with Zach Elfers

A curiosity for the natural world has sustained Zach from an early age. This solidified into a passion as he came of age, and dirtied his hands through horticulture, ethnobotany, permaculture, and native plants. Learning native plant propagation, things came together in a very real way, when he realized that the forager's perspective and the propagator's understanding went hand in hand. His path has led him to wild tending, an imperfect word for an ethic of relating to nature, based on reciprocity. Wildtending sets itself as an alternative to the troubled colonial legacy which created the contexts away from which we are presently emerging. Zach is a native of the mid Atlantic Piedmont and is currently based out of the lower Susquehanna river region.
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