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Conscious Herbal Medicine Crafting

Conscious Herbal Medicine Crafting

| April 10, 2013

Long Tradition of Handmade Herbal Medicines Once upon a time there was no such thing as supplement companies that manufacture large quantities of herb materials into bottled encapsulations or tinctures, or even boxed or bulk dried teas. For a very long time indeed, people gathered their own herbs from nature, or perhaps cultivated and harvested […]

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Medicinal Mushrooms and Trees

Medicinal Mushrooms and Trees

| April 4, 2013

Mother Nature, with her multifarious organisms and ecosystems, is a complex, interwoven tapestry comprised of the countless interrelationships between all living things. Gaia herself is akin to a living symphony. She is a gestalt consisting of a complex aggregation of myriad biodiverse life forms that are all interconnected with and interdependent upon one another. Some […]

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10 Wild Food Menu Ideas – Part 2 of 2

10 Wild Food Menu Ideas – Part 2 of 2

| March 5, 2013

This is part 2 of a two part series called “10 Wild Food Menu Ideas.” Click here for part 1. 6. Fiddlehead Ferns– These tightly coiled, early young unfurled fronds of various species of wild ferns which sprout in the spring have long been considered to be a rare delicacy among aficionados of gourmet foods. […]

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10 Wild Food Menu Ideas – Part 1 of 2

10 Wild Food Menu Ideas – Part 1 of 2

| March 1, 2013

Wild foods are those harvested directly from Mother Nature which have not been cultivated, hybridized, raised or grown by people. Why is adding wild foods to our diets such a great idea? Because animals and plants that grow wild are by and large much healthier, stronger, more vigorous, hardy, and in many cases more nutrient […]

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The Art of Tea Brewing

The Art of Tea Brewing

| February 25, 2013

Tea making is the ancient practice and art of using hot water to draw out and release both the flavor as well as the myriad other beneficial and health promoting components of various different kinds of herbaceous materials. Although there are numerous legends associated with the origins of making tea, one of the most enduring […]

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The Perfect Formula for Healthy Gorgeous Houseplants

The Perfect Formula for Healthy Gorgeous Houseplants

| February 18, 2013

Ok, I admit it. I’m kind of a houseplant nut! I just love growing, tending to and being surrounded by green things, both outdoors and in. So the number of potted plants in my house at any one time is often more than a couple of dozen. I’ve been cultivating indoor plants for most of […]

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I’ve Been Invited to Speak at the Mother Earth News Fair!

I’ve Been Invited to Speak at the Mother Earth News Fair!

| February 15, 2013

Very exciting news! I’ve just this week been invited to be a speaker at the upcoming Mother Earth News Fair taking place in Puyallup, WA this June! According to their website, the anticipated attendance at this event is 15,000 humans! Although there are multiple stages at the venue, (so there’ll be multiple presentations going on […]

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Soil Demineralization and Remineralization

Soil Demineralization and Remineralization

| February 11, 2013

Due to the petrochemical-driven industrialized factory farming agricultural techniques that have been used so rampantly on vast amounts of land in recent times, soils the world over have become drastically depleted of many trace and macro minerals, as well as other nutrients, during the past century. Studies show that the nutrient content, and particularly the […]

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Category Mania!

Category Mania!

| December 6, 2012

Categories Galore! When I first set out to create this blog I never envisioned that it would turn out the way it did, with such a huge list of sub-categories! As I began to build the site I found there were more and more subjects I wanted to include. And today there are well over […]

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Our Air

Our Air

| November 6, 2012

Our Air   Ideally the air we all breathe would be pure, clean and rich with oxygen. Instead, we breathe within an atmosphere that has been tainted by airborne industrial wastes from manufacturing factories and power plants and exhaust fumes from internal combustion engines. Often some of the poorest quality air is found in large […]

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Our Soils

Our Soils

| November 6, 2012

  Our Soils   Soil is a living breathing thing. Healthy, fertile soil is teeming with life. Soil is a symphony of polymicrobial-culturality, a vast and varied tapestry of biodiversity. Beyond that, soil is the very ground of our being. It is an alchemical synergy of fire, earth, air and water that is in the […]

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Raw Fed Cats (& Dogs!)

Raw Fed Cats (& Dogs!)

| October 29, 2012 | 20 Comments

In 2005 two young kittens came to live with me. Their arrival marked the start of a journey of exploration and discovery that led me to delve deeply into the depths of the dark underbelly of the human food chain. There I learned the terrible and disturbing truth about the commercial pet food industry and […]

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Radical Mycology Convergence

Radical Mycology Convergence

| October 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

  The 2nd Annual Radical Mycology Convergence took place earlier this month on some lovely farmland near Port Townsend, WA on the Olympic Peninsula. The first RMC happened in September of 2011, and it was there that I gave my first ever talk in front of a live audience. The organizers of the RMC, Peter […]

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