Over thousands of years, peoples of South America traded & shared this guild along river valleys, until it merged with peoples in North America. Producing large amounts of surplus, populations were not only sustained – but thrived & grew to what they are today (5). Corn. Climbing beans. Squash or pumpkin. Steps: Plant 5 CORN […]
In this post, we use peer-reviewed journal articles to understand how a collection of edible plants help generate immunity to coronavirus (COVID-19) & other serious viruses.
Down in the Republic of Panama, a small group has embarked on a journey of a more internal nature, eating a highly diverse set of plant species specifically from permacultures, and testing the effects athletically. They are calling it the Nutritional Diversity Diet, and the results they are recording are nothing short of breathtaking, and […]
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This recipe was modified from Stephen Harrod Buhner’s “Sacred & Herbal Healing Beers” (Pub: 1998 by Brewer’s Publications, Colorado.) Collection: I came across the Lilly Pilly Trees (Syzygium smithii) by chance, so classify them as wild foraged. I collected from multiple trees around December (Summer’s peak) when masses of berries were ripe. I found […]
GOTU KOLA (or INDIAN PENNYWORT)…is a wild groundcover found almost ubiquitously the world over. Abundant after rain or in permanently wet locales, it’s health benefits are profound. A daily wild forage of just 2 large leaves eaten upon collection or in salad ensures it’s protective benefits (1). It’s ability to strengthen both vein & nerve […]
PINK PERIWINKLE is considered a weed by Australian authorities and eradication guidelines are readily available. In reality, it’s just as much a new migrant as the invasive “white man” and holds high medicinal value. The juice of fresh leaves displays antidiabetic activity by reducing blood glucose , the flower extract has wound-healing activity  & […]