The database has grown into something like a “Google Earth” of the plant kingdom and healing. In building a community of healers around the this project, Shamana Deerwomon (a well-known internet broadcaster) came up with the idea of hosting a weekly internet show (initially on YouTube Live) to update folks on what’s new, explore existing regions and invite callers to ask questions. Viewers will watch to see how the database is used to answer these questions.
The show is called, “Herbal Knowledge Keepers”, scheduled for Friday at 3pm. Recordings will be posted here and in the database itself. The database is the product of many many researchers and practitioners, all searching for the best solutions to health problems and, especially, inspiration for living in wellness. It tells the story of humanity’s relationship with Nature.
Initially, the show will be recorded while Deerwomon and I experiment with the tech side of things. But it ought to be live by October at the latest.
I’ll be teaching a couple of classes at the upcoming Moonflower Herbfest at the end of October so we may wind up skipping a show.
I’m excited with the addition of a collaborator in this project, Melanie Lamb, who may join us for one of the first broadcasts. Melanie has an amazing story of being seriously damaged during a botched lumbar puncture. Failing to get the medical care she needed, nearing death, she took matters into her own hands and learned how to restore her health by natural means. She’s become an international figurehead for pain relief in such horrendous conditions as Arachinoiditis and as an advocate for patients. Learn more about her and her work here.