You can get more from Adam here
– Ken McCarthy
Our favorite restaurants, cafes, stores and places for music, worship, education and entertainment may be closed, but nature remains “in business”.
And what a beautiful business it is.
In our neck of the woods, the choruses of wood frogs are starting to emerge and of course bird songs are on the increase .
LearnYourLand.com is a channel we discovered last year and we love it.
Also if you’re looking for … Read more
An interview with Phyllis D. Light, author of Southern Folk Medicine, the first comprehensive treatment of one of America’s most valuable, but little known natural healing treasures.
You can order the book here: Southern Folk Medicine
You can get more information here about Phyllis Light’s work and The Appalachian Center for Natural Health
– Ken McCarthy
Another great video from the wonderful Learn Your Land website and Adam Haritan.
Don’t be scared of the technical terms. Every word you know now was once new to you too.
If you catch 20% the first time through you’re doing great. Adam packed a lot into this and it merits a re-watch or two.
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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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Dr. John Munsell of Mountain Rose Herbs
Three benefits to this:
1. It’s a way to “add value” to forest land to keep it from being clear cut
2. It builds local communities in depressed areas
3. Higher quality
Forest farming is probably how the Mayans, Amazonians and other Native people grew medicinal herbs.
How do we know?
We constantly find medicinal plants in denser concentrations than … Read more
The first rule of plant wisdom is keep your eyes open.
The second rule of plant wisdom is ALL plants are sacred, no matter what they are or where they are.
The third rule of plant wisdom is that the plants in your backyard are as “exotic” and mysterious – and powerful – as plants deep in the Amazon rain forest.
There is beauty and power everywhere.
Our good friend … Read more