The plant prints of Ira Kononenko

EMULSIONS FOR ANTOTIPIA

Bauhinia Variegata flowers macerated in alcohol; water, vinegar and baking soda over papel Arches Watercolor 300 g, 15 x15cm.

Antotypia (Anthos, Blossom in Ancient Greek) is a photographic process that takes advantage of photosensitivity from some plants to produce a photo-sensitive emulsion suitable for printing.

The invention of this photographic process is attributed to Sir John Herschel who published extensive research on the subject in 1842, stemming … Read more

“When I first tuned into this tree…”

Dorothy Maclean of Finhorn

Recorded at the 3rd World Wilderness Conference in 1983

Dorothy Maclean was one of the three founders of the Findhorn community in Scotland.

This talk was delivered at the 3rd World Wilderness Conference in 1983

Maclean referenced Richard St. Barbe Baker.

He was personally responsible for planting over one billions trees and was one of the first genuine global conservationists to come out of western … Read more

“Living Soil”

The overarching importance of the health of the soil

Soil is not “dirt”

The film is freely available to download and stream at www.livingsoilfilm.com.

A message from their website:

The Soil Health Institute is a non-profit whose mission is to safeguard and enhance the vitality and productivity of soil through scientific research and advancement. The Institute works with its many stakeholders to identify gaps in research and adoption; develop … Read more

A fascinating warm climate farm

A visit to ECHO Global Farm

More info at echonet.org

Not everyone is lucky enough to live in a warm climate (I’m not!) but if you are…

What a wonderful canvas you have to work with as a gardener and small farmer!

A visit to ECHO Global Farm in Fort Myers, Florida.

Billions of people can benefit from their research.

Part Two

– Ken McCarthy
PlantWisdom.org

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The world’s most nutritious terrestrial plant?

The Moringa aka “The Miracle Tree”

A gift from the Himalayas

Staff Update (Sep 24, 2019): There was a small error in the video which we have removed around the 2:05 mark regarding the seeds being used for cleansing “malaria-ridden water”. Instead, it should have been “bacteria-ridden water”. Sorry for any confusion!

Evidence that the answer to all human problems are in nature, and very often in the form … Read more

Elderberry Medicine

The host “Herbal Jedi” does a wonderful job of introducing the lore and health properties of this magical plant.

– Ken McCarthy
PlantWisdom.org

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Opening your eyes to Goldenrod

It’s Goldenrod time where I live. Maybe where you live too.

Goldenrod has the reputation of being an allergen.

While anything can be an allergen to anybody, this is not the plant behind fall allergies. Ragweed is the far more likely culprit.

In fact, goldenrod is not only NOT a “problem,” this abundant, easy-to-find plant is has a long standing reputation as a formidable healing herb.

Another view on Goldenrod

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A visit with Elder Bertha Skye

McMaster University is located in Hamilton, Ontario, an industrialized city on the shores of Lake Ontario, south of Toronto.

This is a description of the program there that Elder Bertha Skye is part of.

The Indigenous Students Health Sciences (ISHS) office is solely dedicated to providing services and supports for the academic success and wellbeing of all First Nations, Inuit and Métis students in the Faculty of Health Sciences at … Read more

Marvelous motherwort

A healing “weed” that grows free is just coming into its own in the northeast.

You can learn more about Diana’s course here.

– Ken McCarthy
PlantWisdom.org

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A visit with the woodpeckers

You can get more from Adam here

– Ken McCarthy
PlantWisdom.org

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