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fundraiser: a film about herbs!

Tish Streeten, the maker of the wonderful herb movie “Juliette of the Herbs”, is raising money for a new movie called “Tulsi: Queen of Herbs”. I can’t wait to see it! To support the production of the film click here to go to the indiegogo page. I can’t embed the video, but I think if you click on the “watch…

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share: Dr. Lad movie trailer

I am so excited to see this! Dr. Lad is such a wonderful person. Taking a weekend workshop from him has been one of the highlights of my herbal education. I even wrote a blog post about it. It’s nice just to be around him. I’m sure I’ll get a surge of inspiration from seeing the full film. Dr. Lad…

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resource: Diamond G Forest Products

I just heard about this company, Diamond G Forest Products. If I were still in the US, I’m sure I’d order from them at some point. They make pine products like rosin, gum, turpentine, turpentine soap, even salve! Looks like they are good small producers, focused on quality and being decent humans. Look at this one product they sell –…

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photo album: Form Follows Flower

Here’s a photo album from a recent visit to the “Form Follows Flower” exhibit currently running at the Kunstgewerbemuseum here in Berlin. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10215275692827725.1073741888.1296763730&type=1&l=058bb822ee

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youtube: Rare Herbs

I managed to make an iMovie video that is the right length for the audio! Musings about rare herbs, garnished with some photos I took of sandalwood. Thank you for your patience as I learn the technical side. I think I may buy a microphone…

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youtube: Reishi

Well, I tried to make a podcast episode and don’t know how to do that yet. I ended up with a youtube video that is an hour and twenty eight minutes long, when the audio is only thirteen minutes. Hmmm. My New Year’s resolution is to make a video or podcast every day. They will get better! Learning by doing.

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What is an “herb”?

Q: What is your definition of “herb”? A: Words mean different things in different contexts. Sometimes “herb” means marijuana. If we’re talking botany, it means a non-woody plant. In the kitchen, it’s usually aromatic leaves used it a small quantity to season a dish. When it comes to herbal remedies, I think of it as meaning a relatively low-tech preparation…

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