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North American Pawpaw Flower & Fruit by Katherine Ziff

FLOWER ESSENCES: INSPIRING PLANT CONSERVATION

By Katherine Ziff Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world – John Muir Where I grow plant spirits may safely play – Asimina triloba North American Pawpaw Flower & Fruit by Katherine Ziff What inspires care for Earth’s medicinal plants? How can we encourage a relational connection with nature that might lead to plant conservation? The plants themselves offer this to us in the form of flower essences. I learned this …
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A LANGUAGE FOR GRIEF

Encounters with life and death as a Deep Ecology artist-in-residence at United Plant Savers by Colleen Leonardi Blue False Indigo (Baptisia australis) It’s a green day in early June with blue sky above and 379 acres of botanical sanctuary below. These Appalachian foothills at the United Plant Savers (UpS) Sanctuary in Rutland, Ohio rise and drop with enough horizons to watch storm and sun coexist. The fortitude that brings me here is some brand of …
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TAKE A JOURNEY THROUGH THE SENSES OF YOUR ELEMENTS AT OCEAN FOREST’S ETHNOBOTANICAL AND PERMACULTURE GARDENS ON THE OSA PENINSULA IN COSTA RICA

by Jonathon Miller Weisberger Now reaching into 20 years, the extensive gardens at Ocean Forest Ecolodge harbor hundreds of species of native and rare ethnobotanical treasures from Central and South America as well as the Asian Tropics. These include fruit trees that guests enjoy seasonally, aromatic herbs, medicinal and sacramental plants, detox bitters, emollients, and adaptogens, many of which are served in teas at lunch and dinner or supplied upon request. Our permaculture gardens produce …
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THE SACRED SEEDS ETHNOBOTANICAL TRAIL AT BASTYR UNIVERSITY: LESSONS LEARNED IN DECOLONIZING AN ESTABLISHED NATIVE PLANT GARDEN

Kenmore, Washington Sanctuary Steward: Katie Vincent Bastyr students Lauren Flanagan, Elaynee Eden (Herbal Sciences ’19) and Connor Kirchoff plantnative foods such as thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus), evergreen huckleberry (Vaccinium ovatum) and red huckleberry (Vaccinium parvifolum) in a Sacred Seeds forest restoration site. At Bastyr University we teach integrative medicine— where the best of western medicine and natural healing modalities come together to create an approach to health and wellness that is more holistic and representative of …
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