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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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2vXlEPhwBE

 

Salmon Nettle Soup with native ingrediants - video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfFbDcaFcTo

 

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

http://www.ryandrum.com/seaxpan1.html

 

Nutritional Protection from Radiation

http://seedoflifenutrition.com/headline/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."

http://doctorapsley.com/RadiationTherapy.aspx

 

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

http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/group/organic/forum/topics/online-resources-videos

 

Books Treasured & Useful

http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/group/organic/forum/topics/books-treasured-useful

 

The Green Beautiful  - video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5CmMm_SRpM

 

Godspeed   - video

Videos posted by Garsett Larosse

http://www.facebook.com/earthcaregarden#!/video/video.php?v=10150276954615457&comments

 

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMjGg9GeKPk&feature=player_embedded

 

Closed Canopy Gardening  - video

http://www.youtube.com/paulwheaton12#p/u/0/-o2kVOyE5Ww

  

Colony Collapse Disorder prevention turns out to be easy - video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MusqTKZ83I

  

Wild Crafted Herbs & Storeage - Skeeter - video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q47SiCupPqg

 

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

http://www.oprah.com/oprahsbookclub/Watch-A-New-Earth-Web-Classes-on-Oprahcom

 

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

http://www.chelseagreen.com/content/eliot-coleman-in-the-atlantic-online-a-visit-from-maines-organic-gardening-guru/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ChelseaGreen+%28Chelsea+Green%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher

 

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nLKHYHmPbo 

 

The Myth of the Herbal Detox- Sean Donahue  http://www.facebook.com/earthcaregarden#!/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. http://www.ryandrum.com

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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