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

The Threefold nature of plants and reading the Book of Nature

The Threefold nature of plants and  reading the Book of Nature

A fascinating conversation with Dr. Thomas Cowan.

We found this video here:

https://www.gardensall.com/specialty-crops/

– Ken McCarthy
PlantWisdom.org

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Plant Wisdom’s greatest hits

This might be the last time you hear from me for a while.

There is a ton of life- changing information on the Plant Wisdom site.

I have put some of our “greatest hits” together on one page.

I hope you will take advantage of it and share it widely with people who need it now.

One thing we can always count on are the plants. We just have to … Read more

Lion’s Mane and mushrooms for brain health

Kevin Spelman PhD

Stimulating nerve growth factor and protecting the brain

Hericium erinaceus is also known as “Lion’s Mane.”

In Asia, there’s a long tradition (thousands of years) of using mushrooms for healing.

Since no one can make billions from them, you’re unlikely to see 100 commercials about them every night on TV so we have to figure it out on our own.

Mushrooms as medicine – Paul Stamets

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Burdock root chai

Click here to watch how to forage and prepare burdock root chai

After you watch Diana’s lesson, you might be interested in the Plant Wisdom interview with her. You can click here to listen to the interview.

– Ken McCarthy
PlantWisdom.org

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Demolishing mushroom myths

Adam Haritan of LearnYourLand.com demolishes many of the “what’s safe/what’s not safe” mushroom myths.

Here’s Adam’s course on mushroom foraging.

– Ken McCarthy
PlantWisdom.org

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Dandelions – Humanity’s long term companion

This informative survey on the history and benefits of dandelion comes from YouTube’s “The History Guy.”

It answer a big mystery:

“How did we come to spend millions of dollars every year to spray toxins in our environment to kill one of the most useful and health-giving plants on earth?”

– Ken McCarthy
PlantWisdom.org

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Herb Walks with Rosita Arvigo

Hello All Plant Lovers,

Our first Herb Walk will be on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 6:30 – 8:00 PM. We will meet at the Illinois Prairie Trail at Westmore-Myers Rd and North Broadway in Lombard, IL There is a parking lot within several feet of where the trail begins.

This is a rain or shine event….barring tornadoes. If you are late, look for us down the trail or alongside … Read more

Plant Wisdom talks with LearnYourLand.com

In the woods with Adam Haritan

A deep dive into the eastern woods

Plant Wisdom talks with Adam Haritan of LearnYourLand.com

You can click here to see Adam’s growing library of videos.

My hope: That people all over the world see these videos and some are inspired create ones of similar quality and depth.

If you’re an Eastern Woodlands person, they will amplify your love and appreciation of where … Read more

The Incredible Neem Tree

Ken McCarthy interviews Klaus Ferlow, master herbalist and leading North American advocate of sturdy, fast-growing, versatile Neem tree.

Called “arista” in Sanskrit, it means “perfect, complete, imperishable.” It’s also known in India as the “village pharmacy.”

The neem tree grows rapidly, even under challenging desert conditions, anywhere where there is no frost.

The leaves, flower, twigs, bark, roots, oil, and oil cake are all useful.

Uses include: non-toxic pesticide, … Read more