The Druid’s Prayer for Peace: Shifting from Exploitation to Nurturing as a Spiritual Practice. Sacred Tree Profile: Hawthorn (Lore, medicine, magic, and mystery) Hawthorn branches and leaves In honor of Samhuinn, a festival of beginnings and endings, today we’ll explore the most sacred of trees–the hawthorn.
This is the 6th post in my “Sacred Trees in the Americas” series where I examine abundant trees in the Eastern and Midwestern parts of the USA, exploring their many qualities: physical, magical, herbal, mythological, and so on. Previous posts have include Eastern Hemlock, American Beech, Sugar Maple, Eastern White Cedar, and Hickory. Each of these posts takes 20-30 hours to research and write, not to mention the countless hours I spend with the trees to understand them and share their stories as best I can. And now friends, let’s enter the forest and visit the hawthorn. I remember when I was a child, running through the hawthorn grove behind my house. He Holds The Patent That Could DESTROY Monsanto And Change The World! Terms and Conditions Welcome to www.ewao.com (the "Website").
This field was old-growth forest before being clear cut a century or more ago; it was then farmland for 50 years before becoming unfarmable wasteland; over the last 15 years, enough soil fertility has returned enough to support the brambles. This Amazing Tree Grows 40 Kinds of Fruit. Sam Van Aken, an artist and professor at Syracuse University, uses “chip grafting” to create trees that each bear 40 different varieties of stone fruits, or fruits with pits.
The grafting process involves slicing a bit of a branch with a bud from a tree of one of the varieties and inserting it into a slit in a branch on the “working tree,” then wrapping the wound with tape until it heals and the bud starts to grow into a new branch. Over several years he adds slices of branches from other varieties to the working tree. GMO Corn - the Poison Plant Everyone Eats. Catherine J.
Frompovich, GuestWaking Times Just about everyone loves corn, especially fresh corn-on-the-cob in summer. Well, maybe “corn-aholics” ought to research the effects of modern GMO corn before taking another bite. Don’t pop that corn yet!
MercolaWaking Times The public’s appreciation of the toxicity of glyphosate—the active ingredient in Monsanto’s broad-spectrum herbicide Roundup—is still limited, despite highly damning research being published. The fact that Monsanto marketed Roundup as “environmentally friendly” and “biodegradable” probably has a lot to do with this general lack of insight. More people are apt to remember the Roundup commercial than recall the fact that Monsanto was twice found guilty of false advertising of this herbicide. In 2009, a French court again upheld these earlier convictions.
Mounting evidence shows that glyphosate is FAR more toxic than anyone previously suspected, both alone and in combination with other additives (as in the case of Roundup), or in combination with other agricultural chemicals and/or heavy metals. Dr. Lethal Kidney Disease Linked to Roundup and Phosphate Fertilizer Combo A ‘Perfect Storm’ of Environmental Factors and Chemical Contamination Arsenic also plays a role. Dr. Researching agricultural and tree biodiversity.
The Complete History of Monsanto, The World's Most Evil Corporation. Hanzai E, Lost in the Bamboo ForestWaking Times Of all the mega-corps running amok, Monsanto has consistently outperformed its rivals, earning the crown as “most evil corporation on Earth!”
Not content to simply rest upon its throne of death, atop a mountain of rotting corpses, it remains focused on newer, more scientifically innovative ways to harm the planet and its people. As true champions of evil, they won’t stop until…well, until they’re stopped! Paul Stamets patents “universal biopesticide” that Big Ag calls “the most disruptive technology that we have ever witnessed.” When my boys were young, I once asked each of them what would they ask for if they could have anything in the world.
Sean, eight years old, a very pragmatic soul with five planets in Taurus, responded, “a million dollars.” Aquarian Colin, on the other hand, age six, and now inventor of the Garden Tower Project, piped up, “A magic wand!” Has Stamets patented the magic wand? February 27, 2015 by Jefferey Jaxen – Feb 27, 2015. The 7 Deadly Homemade Weed Killers.
“And the weeds of the garden shall be visited upon the gardener.”
I can certainly think of the 7+ weedy sins of the garden but knowing how to cleanse my garden of these weeds is even better. Especially if it can be done cheaply and with household items. Murdering weeds is a fun past time. 10 Mosquitoes Controlling Plants for Home. Mosquitoes are among the biggest nuisance of monsoon that ruins the outdoor fun.
Bites of mosquitoes are extremely itchy as well as spread diseases such as malaria. People use mosquito coils, mosquito repellent creams, electronic mosquito repellents and herbal mosquito lotions to keep mosquitoes at a bay. Some people are allergic to these things and get nasal cavity, skin and throat problems. People also use chemicals to control mosquitoes which cause bad effect to health and environment.
If you want to control mosquitoes through natural way then plant some mosquito repellent plants in your yard. Mosquito Repellent Plants. Farmer shows how to feed the soil which feeds the plants which feed the people. Advanced Science On How To REALLY Befriend A Tree. Magical Wood Properties and the Magical Properties of Wood by DragonOak. Feminine energy. Elder is a sacred tree of Celtic Astrology 25 November to 23 December.
Introduction to Wildcrafting and Foraging, Part I: Equipment, Resources, What to Learn, and Timing. I’ve been spending a lot of time talking about various wild foods and other kinds of wildcrafting and foraging on this blog, and I wanted to talk today about the principles of wildcrafting and ethical foraging more broadly. This post is the first in a series of two that focuses on introducing the reader to how to effectively wildcraft/forage, and is built upon my extensive experiences foraging and wildcrafting, which I have been doing in some form since childhood, but which I took up quite seriously about 7 years ago.
This post offers definitions, supply lists, resources, what and how to learn, and information on timing. Wild Colours natural dyes. 21st Century Diversified Agriculture Project for Ghana - Aloha Ecowas Development Corporation LTD. Low Technology Mushroom Cultivation using Agricultural Wastes as Substrates Mushrooms are an attractive crop to cultivate in developing countries for many reasons. One of the most compelling points would be that they are grown on agricultural wastes. Quick Tips for Interacting with Faeries. I just returned from a book group during which people had questions about connecting with the Faery Realm. Since many people ask similar questions, I thought I’d share just a few tips here.
Please bear in mind that this is not a comprehensive list! Plant Consciousness Interview with John Perkins. 52 Wild Plants You Can Eat - Updated. In addition to using the list below as a resource, consider the importance of properly educating yourself before consuming wild plants. Below are some resources to consider: Subversion Without Violence. How Plants Help Each Other Grow By Near-Telepathic Communication. Growing with Love: 4 Surprising Rules for a Healthy Crop. ~ Celine Koropchak. Via Celine Koropchakon Aug 3, 2014 Ever since I was a young girl, I found more peace and solace in being outside in nature than in any official church setting. When Dreams “Bleed” Through. Most people have a favorite disaster scenario. My March Against Monsanto Speech.
My friend Michelle asked whether I would be posting my speech from the March Against Monsanto, so I am going to post it here. Gleaning. Richard Heinberg: why end of growth can mean more happiness. Susun Weed, Herbalist. Green Acres Neighborhood Garden. Laura Bruno – How I Did Less And Ate Better, Thanks To Weeds ~ Tama Matsuoka Wong At TEDx Manhattan – 28 August 2013. Jerry Baker's Old-Time Gardening Wisdom: Lessons Learned from Grandma Putt's Kitchen Cupboard, Medicine Cabinet, and Garden Shed! (Jerry Baker Good Gardening series): Jerry Baker, Kim Gasior: 9780922433353: Amazon.com. Amazing Singing Plant Technology, by Saveit4aSong. How to Grow an Oak Tree from an Acorn: 7 steps (with pictures)