PLEASE educate yourself about how to use essential oils safely

Ultrasonic diffusers must be used carefully. Otherwise they can make you and others seriously ill.

Another “healthy” plant craze that is a terrible idea

If you think “medical cannabis” is risk-free, please STUDY this page and all the links it points to.

– Ken McCarthy



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Turmeric, part of the culinary and medical legacy of India, has taken the world by storm in recent years.

But are people using it correctly?

Predictably, once the merchandisers got involved, they were not.

Luckily, preparing turmeric correctly to get its full benefit (vs buying it in capsule form) is not complicated.

NOTE: If you are taking Pharma products that thin your blood, please research the risk of these drugs. … Read more

Beware of fraudulent mushroom products

A public service video from Adam Haritan’s excellent Learn Your Land website.

Adama really knows his mushrooms and he talks about the reliability of commercially sold “wild” mushrooms.

– Ken McCarthy



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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:

– 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

The plant prints of Ira Kononenko


Bauhinia Variegata flowers macerated in alcohol; water, vinegar and baking soda over papel Arches Watercolor 300 g, 15 x15cm.

Antotypia (Anthos, Blossom in Ancient Greek) is a photographic process that takes advantage of photosensitivity from some plants to produce a photo-sensitive emulsion suitable for printing.

The invention of this photographic process is attributed to Sir John Herschel who published extensive research on the subject in 1842, stemming … 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

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

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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The world’s most nutritious terrestrial plant?

The Moringa aka “The Miracle Tree”

A gift from the Himalayas

Staff Update (Sep 24, 2019): There was a small error in the video which we have removed around the 2:05 mark regarding the seeds being used for cleansing “malaria-ridden water”. Instead, it should have been “bacteria-ridden water”. Sorry for any confusion!

Evidence that the answer to all human problems are in nature, and very often in the form … Read more