Food & Nutrition

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By Chrissy-Tiina Laurikainen

Are These Potent Inhibitors of Coronavirus in Your Kitchen Garden?

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.

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By Chrissy-Tiina Laurikainen

Using Soil Tinctures to = “Feed The Soil, Not The Plant”.

A step-by-step guide in how to feed the organisms which live in soil & how to inoculate soil with life. Because plants depend on the soil food web for nutrition. Living soil is healthy soil.

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By Chrissy-Tiina Laurikainen

The Golden Spiral & it’s Application in Natural Building ∞ DIY Wood-Fired Pizza & Hot Smoking Earth Oven

How to PLAN, BUILD & USE a wood-fired oven with locally sourced natural materials.

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By Beayan Deangelez

Nutritional Diversity Diet, The Sister to Permaculture, The Way Humans Evolved

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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By Konrad Sroka

Integrated Health & Wellbeing – Talk by Ian Trew at Polkadot Festival 2019

Just last weekend in Noosa, the Polkadot Festival was on for 2 days. We’ve been there…

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By Chrissy-Tiina Laurikainen

Loving Nature, Natural Building & All Things Permaculture!

What’s one of the most fascinating things you’ve learned in your teaching Permaculture & Natural Building?

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By Chrissy-Tiina Laurikainen

Wild-Foraged Lilly Pilly Meade

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 […]

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By Chrissy-Tiina Laurikainen

Gotu Kola (aka. Pennywort)

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 […]

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By Chrissy-Tiina Laurikainen

PINK PERIWINKLE

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 [1], the flower extract has wound-healing activity [2] & […]

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