Do trees talk to each other?

Do trees talk to each other?

Yes they do and their communication is mediated by fungi beneath the surface of the ground.

This communication enables trees and other plants to share resources, thereby helping the whole forest to flourish.

Here’s a quick overview of the key principles from Dr. Suzanne Simard.

She’s Professor of Forest Ecology in the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences at the University of British Columbia.… Read more

Intelligence in Nature

If you don’t know Jeremy Narby, you should.

He’s a “diplomat between two systems of knowledge.”

Narby as born in Montreal in 1959 and grew up in Canada and Switzerland.

He studied history at the University of Canterbury and received a doctorate in anthropology from Stanford University.

Narby spent several years living with the Ashaninca in the Peruvian Amazon cataloging their understanding and use of the plants in their forest … Read more

Dr. James Duke on the potential of cannabis medicine

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Jim Duke – “Better Living Through Phytochemistry” – with Potentilla recta, Cinquefoil – The Green Farmacy Garden’s legal representative of Cannabis sativa as displayed in the Glaucoma plot of his garden.

If this is your first exposure to Dr. Duke, we strongly recommend you take some time to dig deeper into his work and career.

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A short bio of Dr. Duke

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Study: Living among tress gives you a health boost


A massive study of trees and human health in Toronto yields results that confirm what many sensible people feel.

Trees are good for you.

How good?

The statistics show that having ten or more trees on your block gives the health benefits of being seven years younger.

Yeah. Wow!

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Neighborhood greenspace and health in a large urban center

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Peter Webster – Psychoactive Plants and Human Evolution

Psychoactive plants have been omnipresent during all the stages of hominid evolution – but is there any evidence that they may have had an important influence or been the evolutionary catalyst for the emergence of modern humans?

Mythological tales of a “forbidden fruit” acting to awaken humankind from their “natural” or protohuman state are not uncommon, but some recent findings of science now seem to give new meaning to such … Read more

What Plants Talk About

– Ken McCarthy

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