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Earth Medicine -(Nettle & Seaweed Protectors)

Nettle Nourishment!  Links on stinging nettle, seaweed, & other green medicines, including low dose radiation protection idea. 

Nourishing Stinging Nettle (Urtica sp.)- Once juiced, blended, dried & crushed, or cooked they lose their "sting" and are the temperate climates first spring wild nourishment! Yummy in soups or stir-fried!

Remember to dry or freeze some for next winters nourishment.   Harvest their seeds in the summer, and the roots in the fall.  The stems can be made into twine! Transplant a few in your garden or forest edges! (3/11)


(Spring Dandilion greens are big & juicy, and the leaves not too bitter in early spring.)

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Stinging Nettle as a farm crop -video


Salmon Nettle Soup with native ingrediants - video


Harvesting Nettles with Children- Whole Life Nutrition-Great article & pictures from Ali's blog!


Sea Vegetables for Food & Nutritional


Nutritional Protection from Radiation


Wise Woman Ways-Antidotes for X-rays & Radiation- herbalist Susun Weed (thanks Lia for link!)

David Wolfe Quote: "In light of the meltdown of Fukushima: How to protect yourself & yur thyroid against radiation: kelp, ginseng, ashwaganda (recently found to regrow nerves), chlorella, zeolites, fulvic acid, nascent iodine, reishi mushroom, sea salt (&salty miso), botanical (plant-derived) or lipo- vitamin C, magnesium (chlorophyll), selenium (brazil nuts), coconut butter, Megahydrate, Crystal Energy. Spread the word."


Radiation Toxicity Antidotes-.Within a host of valuable detail, this jumps out:

 "Q: What is the one least expensive method to protect oneself from radioactive fallout? A: Eating an abundance of sea vegetables (all edible seaweeds) at each meal...while eliminating all refined foods, especially sugar."


Earth Gardens Discussion on  Medicinal Plants & Fungi


Nettle Resource Books:


Healing Wise' – Susun S Weed,

Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West” - Michael Moore,

Plant Technology” - Nancy J. Turner

Edible and Medicinal Plants of the West” - Gregory L. Tilford


"Pacific Seaweeds- A Guide to Commn Seaweeds of the West Coast" - Louis Druehl

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Other Favorite Links & Videos:

Online Resources, Videos, Libraries for Permaculturists/Edible Forest Gardeners


Books Treasured & Useful


The Green Beautiful  - video


Godspeed   - video

Videos posted by Garsett Larosse!/video/video.php?v=10150276954615457&comments


Gardens of Destiny - with Dan Jason (Part 1 of 8)- video


Closed Canopy Gardening  - video


Colony Collapse Disorder prevention turns out to be easy - video


Wild Crafted Herbs & Storeage - Skeeter - video


Eckhart Tolle webcast links from 2008- author of “A New Earth” and “The Power of Now”


"Of course organic farming can feed the world,” Coleman said. The audience was dumbstruck.


Toby Hemenway - How Permaculture Can Save Humanity and the Earth, but Not Civilization - video 


The Myth of the Herbal Detox- Sean Donahue!/notes/sean-donahue/the-my...

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Comment by Heather K on April 18, 2012 at 1:56pm

Edible & Medicinal Salish Sea Seaweeds” talk by Dr. Ryan drum – tonight- Weds April 18, 2012.    Hosted by Washington Native Plant Society Meeting.  Arrive at 7pm for seating & consider renewing membership.   “Native seaweeds have be been consumed regularly by all coastal peoples since the first days. Seaweeds also offer a wide range of therapeutic possibilities.    Pre-contact and post-contact human uses of native seaweeds will be presented.    Samples will be provided.”


Location  at Sustainable Living Center/ReStore (upstairs).  2309 Meridian Street. Entry from stairs in back.  “Ryan Drum, PhD has a BSc in Chemical Technology and a PhD in Botany (Phycology) from Iowa State University.  For 10 years he taught Botany at UMASS/Amherst, UCLA, and WWU. Ryan lives in a rustic little hilltop cabin he built 30 years ago on Waldron Island, off the grid, without indoor plumbing or refrigeration.

Comment by Heather K on May 5, 2011 at 3:27pm

Dried nettle powdered on toast with flax seed oil is a quick meal! 

 I have my years worth of nettle dried now to last through our next winter.   In the freezer is  some fresh frozen nettle that is easy to add to a pot of soup or meal.

 Now I plan to harvest some fresh tips just to add to the fry pan with garlic & kelp!  

When summer arrives I'll harvest some ripe nourishing seeds, and maybe a few roots for a tincture. 

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