The Berry

The Botanical Revelation

The journey from Shanghai to Katmandu in 1991 marked the beginning of a botanical revelation that Xia and I would come to consider our most exciting and mysterious:  An evergreen clade of fruit-bearing vines endemic to cool shaded forests at 3,000-6,000 feet elevation. Kadsura or Dragon™ Vines can climb 40 feet into the forest canopy […]

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The Beginning of the Expeditions

“People ask about the Cold Mountain way; yet simple roads cannot reach it. In summer’s sun, the ice is just melting. The white mist at sunrise could blind a hidden dragon. So, how can man or beast arrive there? . . . If your heart were like a dragon, you’d be here already.” HAN SHAN, […]

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