What Plant Holds Significance for You?

What plant holds significance in your ancestry? Is there a plant or plants that your ancestors loved, needed, or had a relationship with? Are there plants that have special meaning for you?

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Hildegard von Bingen: Viriditas, the Healing Green Force

O most honored Greening Force, You who roots in the Sun; You who lights up, in shining serenity, within a wheel that earthly excellence fails to comprehend. You are enfolded…

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Tending the Wild

A phenomenal multimedia series (2016) from KCET in Los Angeles, Tending the Wild shines a light on the environmental knowledge of indigenous peoples across California. The series explores how people have actively shaped the land for millennia…

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Grief Medicine: Plants that Can Comfort

Written by Kyra Epstein, a collection of articles about how plants can affect emotions (and the rest of the body and spirit) from her Medicine Tea website. From the article on Angelica: ...my…

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Living the Land: Australian Aboriginal Traditions

At another Black Mountain on the other side of the world from ours in West Marin County, CA, Gardening Australia host Costa Georgiadis explores how the Ngunnawal people managed the land in and…

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