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Herbalscaping

Hugelkultur Berm Planting 2017 with Michael "Skeeter" Pilarski

Permaculturist Michael Pilarski talks about his first year hugelkultur diversified planting near Port Townsend, Washington. He also gives a mini-tour of the garden while in the process of mulching with "hogfuel," a 50-50 mix of bark and wood chips. Filmed June 15, 2017.

A Visit to Two Medicinal Herb Gardens

By Michael Pilarski, April 21 and 22. 2017

University of Washington Medicinal Herb Garden
& Bastyr University Medicinal Herb Garden

On Friday, April 21, I had the pleasure to visit the University of Washington Medicinal Herb Garden. It was the warmest day of the year so far for the Puget Sound/Salish Sea. Thousands of people were out enjoying the day, but I only saw one other person looking at the medicinal plants.

Books on Herb Growing (and more)

Book reviews by Michael Pilarski, Friends of the Trees Society.
Prepared for the Vashon Island workshops on Growing Medicinal Plants.
April 1, 2017  version

There are a lot of resources on herb growing on the internet but less so in print.  Here are the best books I have found on the topic. They are all in my library and I consult all of them.

The Mother Lode of Black Cohosh

Michael Pilarski, Friends of the Trees Botanicals, 3/3/2017

Anyone want some black cohosh root? Fresh, dry, or propagation material?

Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) is one of the most well-known and commonly-used medicinal plants native to the US East Coast. If you don’t know about its medicinal uses, there is lots of information on the internet and in herb books.

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.

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