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!http://www.nourishingmeals.com/2010/02/harvesting-nettles-with-children.html
Sea Vegetables for Food & Nutritional
Nutritional Protection from Radiation
Wise Woman Ways-Antidotes for X-rays & Radiation- herbalist Susun Weed (thanks Lia for link!) http://planetthrive.com/2007/12/antidotes-for-x-rays/
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 http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/group/organic/forum/topics/medicinal-plantsfungi
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
Gardens of Destiny - with Dan Jason (Part 1 of 8)- video
Closed Canopy Gardening - video
Wild Crafted Herbs & Storeage - Skeeter - video
Eckhart Tolle webcast links from 2008- author of “A New Earth” and “The Power of Now”
The Myth of the Herbal Detox- Sean Donahue http://www.facebook.com/earthcaregarden#!/notes/sean-donahue/the-my...
“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. http://www.ryandrum.com “
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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