It’s time for Thyme

On a recent trip to Morocco (my first trip there and my first trip out of the country in nearly five years), I got to see how an intact culture deals with health issues.

Drugs, no.

Plants, yes.

One of the plants that is treasured in Morocco and elsewhere is one many of us think of as just a culinary herb.

Wrong. It is a very potent healer. (And when … Read more

The science behind the Odyssey

We’re continuing our exploration of Aegean herb culture.

Here’s a surprising modern validation of one of the “tall tales” of the Odyssey involving “magic” plants.

– Ken McCarthy
PlantWisdom.org

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Comfrey

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Mushroom Myths Debunked

A primer on what’s true and not true about mushrooms.

References

Medicinal Mushrooms

Fly Agaric

The Misunderstood Magic Mushroom

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“Follow the science”

From one of our favorite educators. He talks about plants in the context of where and how they live, not just how useful they are.

Plant Wisdom has been quiet because some people have been fighting the madness of the last two years on a nearly full time basis.

I’m one of them.

For those who still don’t get it, here’s a story about a plant that “scientists” have … Read more

Catnip, not just for cats

We’ve been mostly silent here (dealing with the fallout of a government-created ordeal), but this video really jumped out.

A lucid and comprehensive description of this wonderful plant from Dina Falconi.

You can see more of her work plus a link to all her videos here: https://www.botanicalartspress.com

– Ken McCarthy
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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

“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
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