Farming the Woods | Temperate Forest Farming & Permaculture Strategies Encyclopedia of Earth Poisonous Plants Basics Plants are amazing creatures that produce many great benefits for human consumption. We get most of our medicines from plants, our foods and even our beauty products. Still, there are poisonous plants among the wild edible plants that people need to be aware of when it comes to consuming them. So what are poisonous plants anyways? If you remember one simple fact, it will help you realize why plants produce certain compound to deter predators – PLANTS CANT RUN! If you were to accidentally chomp on a Skunk Cabbage you would become very familiar with oxalate crystals that are like needles that stab you all the way down! Besides defending themselves, plants also make poisonous or toxic substances as byproducts from their usual metabolic processes. Ok, so you are out with your friends harvesting Cattail and you are a new forager. Stay Calm and Act Fast. From all of the resources I have looked at, it seems that young children are the most susceptible to plant and mushroom poisonings.
Substitutes For Baking Ingredients Let’s say the power has been out for several days, social unrest and violence is at an all time high, and you and your family have decided to “bug in” until the worst is over. You all need a morale boost, so you decide to make pancakes for breakfast. You get your camp grill going, put a griddle on it, get out your Emergency Food Storage & Survival Handbook and look up the recipe for fluffy buttermilk pancakes. Baking powder only lasts 18 months at best, and only 3 to 6 months once you’ve opened the container. Date Palms Tree Disease identification, symptoms, treatment options for tree diseases There are many different diseases that affect landscape trees and shrubs. Control of tree and shrub diseases cannot be properly accomplished until the disease pest is identified. Identification of tree and shrub diseases is crucial because, although most diseases can be controlled, there are some diseases that cannot be controlled. Disease control on landscape trees and shrubs can sometimes be accomplished by more than one method, depending on the particular disease that if infecting your landscape plants. Fungicides are often used to control diseases on landscape trees and shrubs and fungicides may be sprayed, injected into the tree trunk, or even injected into the soil surrounding the roots of the tree or shrub. Even if you are going to attempt to control a disease that is infecting your landscape trees or shrubs you should consider consulting a local arborist.
Impatiens balsamina Impatiens balsamina, commonly known as balsam, garden balsam, rose balsam, touch-me-not or spotted snapweed, is a species of plant native to India and Myanmar. Human use Different parts of the plant are used as traditional remedies for disease and skin afflictions. In Korea, the flowers are crushed and mixed with alum to produce an orange dye that can be used to dye fingernails. Unlike common nail varnish, the dye is semi-permanent, requiring dyed nails to grow off over time in order to remove any traces of color. Chemistry The naphthoquinones lawsone, or hennotannic acid, and lawsone methyl ether and methylene-3,3'-bilawsone are some of the active compounds in I. balsamina leaves. It also contains kaempferol and several derivatives. Baccharane glycosides have been found in Chinese herbal remedies made from the seeds. Ecology References External links Jewelweeds.
The Therapeutic Garden: A Definition Design in health care settings is typically the work of garden or landscape designers rather than landscape architects. This is because of the general perception that gardens are amenities rather than an integral part of the therapeutic regimen. When gardens are categorized as “extras,” competing priorities work strongly against their inclusion and without institutional commitment and funding, they become small-scale, low budget, even volunteer projects. The potential for landscapes to become an important element in health care delivery may rest on the definition of the therapeutic garden, and its distinction from other garden types—healing, meditation, contemplation, and restorative. Health care gardens are described by a broad and vague collection of overlapping terms that obscure fundamental aspects of the purpose and design of these important spaces. The term “therapeutic,” however, suggests more than healing, meditation, or contemplation.
Bulk Food Cheap: LDS Storehouses One of my readers had sent me an email last week wanting to know where to find the storehouses run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (or the Mormon church as we’re sometimes called) in order to buy bulk food for long-term food storage. I thought I’d answer this question in a blog post so that all can benefit from it. I’ll also provide some insight into what they are, what you can find there, and of course where you can find them. What is an LDS Storehouse? For those not familiar with the storehouses, I thought I’d explain what they are and what their purpose is. The LDS storehouses (or Bishop’s Storehouse as we call them) were established as part of the welfare system set up by the Church which aims at providing assistance to needy families and individuals within (as well as outside) the Church. Funding for the welfare program (which includes the storehouses) is provided by donations from Church members. What Can You Find at the Storehouse?