The first episode of Herbal Knowledge Keepers is here! The first hour offers an introduction to the database. In the second hour we continue our exploration into medical marijuana, especially the shift towards legalization of medical marijuana with guest, Abbie Testaberg from Whole Plant Technologies.
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.
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This isn’t your usual database! Its designed to enhance pattern recognition, making it easier to recall the many associations plants have with each other and ourselves.
Developed by D’Coda (an Ozark Grannywoman), initially for herself, to assemble all of the information she had about herbs and their uses into one place for rapid access. When she launched the Ozark Herbal Academy she made it available to her students. Now, she’s making it available to everyone.
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