By Dr. Orna Izakson Sea buckthorn, also called seaberry or, in Latin, Hippophae rhamnoides, is a popular nitrogen-fixing shrub in Permaculture circles. Tolerant of all sorts of extreme weather including drought and bitter cold, this east Asian plant is great for stabilizing soil and supporting its neighbors. The female plants produce tart, nutritious, bright-orange berries. [...]
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Weed Lover: Unintentional Medicine from Evolution’s Winners Back in the late ’90s and early aughts, a small but information-dense ’zine circulated in the Eugene area called “weed lover.” The premise was that weeds offend gardeners by growing where they’re not wanted, but that they nevertheless offer great value by way of food, medicine and pulling [...]
Howdy, friends — Today I found out that GardenMedicine.com made it onto Best Green Blogs! It will help spread that word about what you already know — that we’ve got lots of resources to help people sustain their land and their health. Thanks for checking in here, and commenting when you’ve got something to say. [...]
By Orna Izakson, ND, RH (AHG) There are two ways to start your first garden. The long way is to go to every garden center in walking, biking, driving distance, order and pore over every seed and plant catalog in existence, and spend a lot of time reading in the library or at the bookstore [...]