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Feb 23, 18

Solecast: Medicinal Herb Garden 101 with Stephanie Syson

This following episode on the Solecast, produced by anarchist hip-hop MC Sole, discusses permaculture and how everyday people can grow and cultivate their own medicinal gardens. At a time when health-care is even more expensive, corporatized, and harder to access, this is knowledge that is desperately needed.

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In this episode of Solecast I sit down with Stephanie Syson from Biodynamic Botanicals/ Colorado Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute. Stephanie is a permaculturist, educator, gardener, & herbalist.  She also hosts a show on Colorado Public Radio called “Living Permaculture.” In this interview we talk about herbalism, plants, permaculture and all the basics you need to get started with planting & cultivating your own medicine garden.

Also discussed:

Growing Avocados & tropical fruit in the Rockies w/ climate battery greenhouses
Herb Spirals (a permaculture design for planting perennial herbs)
Human evolution & our co-evolution with plants
Some comments on “invasive species” vs “native plants”

Plants Stephanie discusses & recommends :

Motherwort.
Skullcap
Yarrow
Comfrey
Burdock
Oats
Elderberry
Astralgus
Marshmallow
Elecampagne
Dandelion
Nettle
Mint
Tulsi
Plantain
Calendula

Lemon Balm (Bonus)

(get these at Strictly Medicinal Seeds)

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Podcast for revolutionary hip-hop artist Sole; features artists, organizers, and revolutionary thinkers.

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