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Top 10 Drought Tolerant Plantings Save Water by Shawna C. Patient Expert Posted Mon 17 May 2010 5:21am Dear Ms. Green Queen, Russian Sage in the summer garden. Okay Ms. Green Queen, I live in Winfield, Illinois and have been reading your column for over a year now. Your ideas are great for going green. I love it!! What's the #1 thing I can do to reduce my water bill? Signed, Water Boy in Winfie ... Read on »
How To Plant Annual Plants More Sustainably in 3 Easy Steps by Shawna C. Patient Expert Posted Mon 19 Jul 2010 3:19pm Shawna's front lawn vegetable garden surrounded by prolifically blooming African Taishan Marigolds. Gardening more sustainably begins with utilizing less water. Planting annuals in the soil can be done more sustainably by using a couple techniques described below. #1 - Prepare the soil. Add composted manure, compost, or o ... Read on »
Tics and Toxins: Pesticide Ban, Rainfall Could Point to Poisonous Fungus as Factor in Student Outbreaks by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Feb 2012 12:00am By Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill LEROY, N.Y., February 6  -- Last year, during the wettest spring ever recorded across large swaths of New York state, a little-noticed law took effect: As of May 18, pesticide use was banned from the grounds of every school in the state. That same month, a girl at the junior/senior high scho ... Read on »
Zoopharmacognosy: Chimps Eat Medicinal Plants by Dr. B G Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Tue 31 Aug 2010 10:37pm What do Aspilia, cocaine and kissing have in common? Robert M. Sapolsky writes in his book of essays 'The Trouble With Testosterone and Other Essays on the Biology of the Human Predicament' (which I'd highly recommend -- Sapolsky is a FR**KIN genius) about the use of a leaf by chimps studied by Wrangham at Harvard at the Gombe National Park ... Read on »
Roundup Ready GMO Plants and Seeds Are Destroying the Health of Animals and Humans Alike by Donna Earnest Pravel Posted Sun 15 Jan 2012 12:00am It's hard to find a single acre of American farmland that has not been planted with GM seeds- image by akosma In my last post, I wrote how Roundup and Roundup ready genetically modified grains were completely destroying the nutrition value in plants and causing reproductive issues in the animals that ate them. Dr. Don Humer, a retired pl ... Read on »
Plant Healer Magazine Interview with Sean Donahue by Kiva R. Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Wed 29 Aug 2012 11:11pm Plant Healer Interview: Sean Donahue In dialogue with Jesse Wolf Hardin Sean Donahue has been a devoted component of Plant Healer and the Medicine of The People/TWH conference since the very beginning, and will be bringing some compelling classes to the upcoming event in Arizona, Sept. 13th through 16th. Plant Healer Magazine ... Read on »
Top 7 Backpack Remedies: Plant Allies for the Trail & Road by Kiva R. Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sun 15 Mar 2009 3:13pm My sweet friend, fellow herbalist, sister wild woman and student, Ananda Wilson, just did a lovely post over on her blog that’s inspired me to do something similar. I don’t have any cool little tincture wraps like she does, but I definitely have a set of my top 7 backpack remedies (that’s 6 tinctures plus a salve). I really did try to match Anan ... Read on »
Plant Totems: Identifying Our Most Personal Herbal Ally by Jesse Wolf Hardin by Kiva R. Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sun 04 Nov 2012 10:03pm The following is excerpted from a much longer piece featured in the current issue of Plant Healer Magazine , and that will be included in Wolf’s next book, “Finding Our Medicine”.  As far as I know it is the most extensive and inspirational work ever done on the seldom explored subject of personal, practical plant totems.  Thank you for repos ... Read on »
Animal, vegetable, or fungus? by Paul L. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 29 Sep 2013 8:51pm One of the joys of living in Massachusetts is being able to attend field schools offered by the Massachusetts Audubon Society at their Welflleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary .  I've reported on some of these before and am pleased to do so again, after a two-day session led by Wesley Price, who, among other things, has organized the Cape Cod Mushr ... Read on »
Preventive tips to avoid plant-caused skin reactions by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 16 Feb 2011 12:00am AAD.org - What may start as a seemingly harmless day of gardening or yard work can quickly take a turn for the worse when common plants make their mark on the skin, causing a host of mild to even severe skin reactions. That is why dermatologist ... Read on »