Medicinal. Permaculture. Seeds. Sacred Gardening through the Three Druid Elements – Designing Sacred Spaces and Planting Rituals. The Druid’s Prayer for Peace: Shifting from Exploitation to Nurturing as a Spiritual Practice. Working with the land, in harmony and peace One of the things I’m hoping to do on this blog, in addition to my usual “how to” posts, permaculture, and tree work, is give us a set of working tools and philosophical lenses through which to see and interact in the world.
Today’s post does just this–explores two concepts underlying much of industrial civilization and various reactions to it, and does so with a distinctly druidic lens. In The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture, Wendell Berry discusses two approaches to living and inhabiting the world–the practice of exploitation and the practice of nurturing. Berry wrote The Unsettling of America in the 1970’s as a small family farmer’s response to the rise of “Big Ag” and industrialized food systems.
Monsanto’s Next Weedkiller Uses RNA and It’s Far Worse Than RoundUp. Christina Sarich, StaffWaking Times The main ingredient in Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide, glyphosate, has already been named the most-used herbicide in history — and the company hopes you will continue to focus on the nefarious ramifications of a two-decades-long spraying spree with this carcinogenic chemical concoction while its patents on ‘RoundUp Ready’ seeds expire.
While you and I are obsessed with glyphosate, Monsanto is turning to other genetically-modified atrocities — like RNA pesticides. Sacred Tree Profile: Hawthorn (Lore, medicine, magic, and mystery) Hawthorn branches and leaves.
He Holds The Patent That Could DESTROY Monsanto And Change The World! If there’s anything you read – or share – let this be it.
The content of this article has potential to radically shift the world in a variety of positive ways. And as Monsanto would love for this article to not go viral, all we can ask is that you share, share, share the information being presented so that it can reach as many people as possible. In 2006, a patent was granted to a man named Paul Stamets. Though Paul is the world’s leading mycologist, his patent has received very little attention and exposure. Healing Hands: Replanting and Regenerating the Land as a Spiritual and Sacred Practice.
Acorns A lone man walks through a field of brambles as the sun rises, a small pouch at his side.
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!
Mushrooms. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. There was something comforting about feeling the sun on my face, hearing the babbling of the brook beside the trail, or watching the birds dancing in the air. I felt a part of this natural existence and could feel my heavy heart lighten and my breathing become deeper and steadier. 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. 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: Stalking the Wild Asparagus and Stalking The Healthful Herbs by Euell Gibbons Edible Wild Plants by John Kallas Ph.D. Wild Cards: Edible Wild Foods and The Essential Wild Food Survival Guide by Linda Runyon We all know which vegetables and fruits are safe to eat, but what about other wild edibles? 1. Many wild berries are not safe to eat, it’s best to stay away from them. Subversion Without Violence. How Plants Help Each Other Grow By Near-Telepathic Communication. Michael Forrester, Prevent DiseaseWaking Times Plants have scientifically been show to draw alternative sources of energy from other plants. When Dreams “Bleed” Through. Susun Weed, Herbalist. Amazonian shamanism is, among other things, a form of herbal medicine.
People who focus on the healing and transformative powers of ayahuasca may sometimes overlook the sheer size of the shamanic pharmacopoeia and the role that plant medicines play in healing. But to understand curanderismo in the Amazon, we have to understand these healing plants — their selection, preparation, indications, and application.
My plant teacher doña María Tuesta Flores knew hundreds of plant medicines. The key to healing with plants, she told me, is not only to know which plant can heal which conditions, but also to understand the proper way to prepare the plants for use.