Plant’s Idea Of Ethical Wildcrafting
I love walking in the woods, locating the plants I will need to make my herbal remedies. I am very lucky, as I live just minutes from a beautiful section of the Bruce Trail, in Hamilton, Ontario. The forest area is considered to be quite similar to a Savannah ecosystem. This provides a much larger array of plants, trees, grasses, berries, nuts, fungi and mosses to choose from than many other areas. Within a span of several kilometers I am treated to deciduous and coniferous woods, open fields, ponds and waterfalls. This allows me to visit hundreds of microclimates all within a day. Upon one particular hike, I witnessed snow piled within a collection of rocks, and just twenty feet away ferns were flourishing. This is a good example of a microclimate. There are several soil types, each which greatly influences a plants growth, such types as clay, mineral rich soil, dry, moist or sandy. The pH range affects the types of plants able to grow in each area. Some plants can have a negative impact on others, as they release certain toxins to kill their neighbouring plants, giving them the advantage to the sun, soil nutrients and pollination. There […]
LAVENDER ALMOND COOKIES
Pamela Ann Matthews Integrative Services LAVENDER ALMOND COOKIES (Gluten Free) 2 ½ cups Almond Meal Flour 1 cup of slivered Almonds-toasted 2 Tbsps. Dried Lavender Flowers ½ Tsp. Celtic Sea Salt ½ Tsp. organic Baking Soda ½ cup extra virgin Olive Oil ¼ cup Organic Raw Honey 1 Tbsp. organic Vanilla Extract 2 tsps. Finely grated Lemon Zest Mix all the dry ingredients together, the almond meal flour, toasted slivered almonds, lavender flowers, sea salt and baking soda, in a bowl and set aside. In another bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients, the olive oil and honey, vanilla and lemon zest. Add the mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well. Roll the mixture into a log on a piece of wax paper, place in freezer for one hour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove log from freezer and cut in slices (about 1 in thick) and place on cookie parchment papered cookie sheet. (If you don’t have parchment paper you can use copy paper or notebook paper). Place in oven and bake for approximately 8-10 minutes (oven temps may vary). Recipe makes approximately 2 dozen cookies.
We welcome you to join us for the 2018 Joint Conference of the Society of Ethnobiology and Society of Economic Botany. The conference will take place from June 3 – 7, 2018, in Madison, Wisconsin, with most conference events held in Memorial Union at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The theme of 2018’s conference is Food Security, Sovereignty, & Traditional Knowledge. Our joint conference provides a wonderful opportunity to meet colleagues in your field, connect with potential research partners, and develop greater cross-cultural, cross-discipline knowledge and awareness. Conference presenters and attendees come from a variety of fields and backgrounds, including academic faculty and students, Native/Indigenous community members, government personnel, museum staff, and individuals from private consulting and nonprofit agencies. This year’s conference will include multiple days of oral presentations, breakout sessions, active/applied demonstrations, and cultural field trips. The conference will culminate in a joint banquet on Wednesday evening, and will include awards and talks from this year’s Distinguished Ethnobiologist and Distinguished Economic Botanist.