Forest

Video: Elderberry Propagation with Michael "Skeeter" Pilarski

Permaculturist Michael Pilarski shares how to propagate Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) with branch cuttings. Cuttings about 20" long are taken in late winter and treated with a rooting hormone. Cutting in the video has been in the pot rooting for about two months.

Video: Harvesting Arnica Cordifolia in Washington's North Cascades

I am an avid wildcrafter. In this new video, filmed May 23rd, 2017, I share how and when to harvest Heartleaf Arnica (Arnica cordifolia) and then I sing an ode to the Arnica.  There are several hundred thousand acreas of Arnica blooming in North Central Washington this year because of all the forest fires in 2015 and 2016. Arnica oils, creams and salves are used topically to treat sprains, bruises, and muscle pain.

Medicinal Plant List - Plants Michael Pilarski has grown and wildcrafted

3/6/2017 List

Here is a list of medicinal plants I have grown over the years.  In preparation for teaching this year’s Herb Growing Seminar on April 15, I decided to make a list of all the medicinal plants I have grown or wildcrafted. I’ve never made such a list before and was curious how many species it would add up to.

Earth Repair Hub

EARTH REPAIR INTERNET HUB at FRIENDS OF THE TREES

There is a huge amount of earth repair work going on worldwide. Very seldom will you find news on earth repair topics on mainstream media. Pretty much they only report bad news and much of it is propaganda. You will find local stories on local news, but not much on international news.

Wild, Recombinant Fruit & Nut Forests of the Lower Clearwater River, Idaho

I paid my first visit to the lower Clearwater canyon on September 5-7, 2016.  I was so excited by what I saw I am writing this report the day of departure.

The lower Clearwater canyon (the bit that I saw) is one of the best examples of a wild food forest that I have ever seen. One of the North American counterparts to the wild fruit and nut forests of Kyrgyzstan.

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