“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.

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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.

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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/

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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.

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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?”

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Two of my favorite plants

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Mullien

Lemon Balm

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Mugwort

Korean TV documentary on medicinal uses

The film refers to May as optimal harvest time, but, of course, that differences from place to place.

How wonderful it must be to live in a country that has “modern” medicine and deep herbal knowledge too.

The second half of the video is a bonus: Korean Qi Gong.

– Ken McCarthy
PlantWisdom.org

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Nettle

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High tech air purification with houseplants

In the 1980s, NASA spent millions of dollars on how to deal with unhealthy indoor environments.

They were interested in the big challenge of purifying air on space stations and long space flights.

Here’s what they came up with…

Houseplants.

The simplest plant to take care of:

Sansevieria laurentii, also known as “mother-in-law’s tongue” and “snake plant.”

The original NASA paper is here:

https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19930073077.pdf

The specs

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Foraging & Feasting with Dina Falconi


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The ideal introduction to plants, herbs and “weeds” would be to have a grandmother (or grandfather) take us by the hand through the fields and woods from an early age.

In these “modern” times, few of us have that experience. Our guest on this installment of PlantWisdom.org, Dina Falcone, certainly didn’t.

Dina grew up in New York City’s East Village in the 1970s, an urban … Read more