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For the Love of Dandelions For the Love of Dandelions creates natural handcrafted, cold-process soap and other herbal products.

Operating as usual

04/06/2022
01/31/2022

I'm clearing out some containers and packaging! Let me know if you're looking for anything in particular, or interested in everything for a great deal.

10/22/2021

#PROtip

If you are ever lost while hiking, get stranded with a broken down car, etc... and you notice your cell phone is either low on juice or has no signal, here is a tip that very well may save your life.

PLAN AHEAD. Before you go, change the voicemail on your phone to a message that gives your approximate location, the time, the date, your trek route, etc.

The best part of this is that even if your cell phone dies or stops working, voicemail still works, so anyone calling your phone looking for you will hear the message and know where to find you or where to send help if you don't return when expected, etc.

"The coating contains only a few ingredients—the main one comes from Moringa oleifera, a tropical tree whose seeds conta...
10/15/2021

"The coating contains only a few ingredients—the main one comes from Moringa oleifera, a tropical tree whose seeds contain antimicrobial proteins that can fend off microorganisms like bacteria and viruses—and can be easily made by the average person at home using a coffee grinder and filter."

Researchers from the College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota have discovered a liquid coating that, when applied to face masks, could potentially remove the COVID-19 virus on contact.

Learn more: https://cse.umn.edu/college/feature-stories/antiviral-mask-coating-could-strengthen-protection-against-covid-19

Learning to See: Identifying Trees from Bark to Bud
01/20/2021
Learning to See: Identifying Trees from Bark to Bud

Learning to See: Identifying Trees from Bark to Bud

Join Clinical Herbalist and woodland explorer, Erika Galentin, for a journey into winter’s deciduous wonderland to learn about the benefits and some techniqu...

Photos from Mountain West Wild Fire LLC's post
09/18/2020

Photos from Mountain West Wild Fire LLC's post

Timeline photos
06/30/2020

Timeline photos

ANNOUNCEMENT: Fall Sun Hive workshops are now open. Come and learn how to make a Sun Hive in a very small group setting. Whether you are curious and want to try it out or make your own hive to bring home, it’s all possible. Click the link below to reserve your spot.

https://heirloomista-40422.square.site/shop/workshop/7

Looking forward to weaving together 💫

Barcelona opera house reopens with performance to 2,292 plants
06/23/2020
Barcelona opera house reopens with performance to 2,292 plants

Barcelona opera house reopens with performance to 2,292 plants

It's not uncommon for performances at Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house to be sold out, but musicians played to an unusual audience on Monday to mark Spain's lifting of lockdown -- as thousands of plants filled its seats.

Photos from Quick Turtle's post
06/20/2020

Photos from Quick Turtle's post

05/13/2020

We recently posted a geometric analysis of a dandelion seed head. It is a beautiful analysis, but was only partial, and was unclear whether the pattern exhibited Fibonacci numbers if you count up the spirals.

To answer this question a little (with a sample size of 1) I took a macro photo of a dandelion seed head and counted the spirals. As expected, YES, they are Fibonacci numbers, 8 + 13!

05/13/2020

"To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work." -Mary Oliver

🎨: Geometric analysis of a Dandelion by Giovanni (Florence, Italy)

Integrative considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic
04/07/2020
Integrative considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic

Integrative considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic

EXPLOREAvailable online 26 March 2020In Press, Corrected ProofWhat are Corrected Proof articles?Review ArticleIntegrative considerations during the COVID-19 pandemicAuthor links open overlay panelLiseAlschulerabAndrewWeilbcRandyHorwitzabPaulStametsdAnn MarieChiassonabRobertCrockerabVictoriaMaizesabh...

Timeline photos
03/31/2020

Timeline photos

Check in with each other

Onion — The Enchanter's Green
03/18/2020
Onion — The Enchanter's Green

Onion — The Enchanter's Green

Therapeutic Effects:  Antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, cough suppressant (not a true suppressant, but does usually reduce frequency and intensity of spasmodic and insistent lingering coughs)

Here's a fun way to get a variety of trees in your yard!
03/04/2020

Here's a fun way to get a variety of trees in your yard!

Want to learn how to graft an apple tree? 3 trees for $49. Now is the time! (Message me)

09/17/2019

Fall sale at Branch Landscape Nursery this weekend.

09/01/2019

The September issue of Wild Kids Magazine is out! As always, it's in PDF form, ad-free and 100% free to print out or read online.

This month's issue includes:

~ Making bubble blowers from natural materials
~ Apple picking
~ How to make a healing oil from a common lawn weed
~ Easy crab apple cider
~ Foraging pages
~ Nature Study pages
~ Seasonal poetry
~ September weather tree and more

Click here to access the magazine: http://magicalchildhood.com/wildkids/2019/09/01/wild-kids-magazine-for-september/

Please share this with anybody who might find it useful!

Have a wonderful wild month!

06/06/2019

The National Weather Service (NWS) tweeted Wednesday about a swarm of ladybugs moving through Southern California that is so large it registered as a weather mass on their radars. “A large echo showing up on SoCal radar this evening is not precipitation, but actually a cloud of lady bugs termed a ‘bloom’ #CAwx,” NWS San Diego said.

02/13/2019

I love this.

Natural Mental Health says, "Are you joining us for the Natural Mental Health Professional Series? Don't miss this excel...
02/11/2019
Natural Mental Health Professional Series 2019

Natural Mental Health says, "Are you joining us for the Natural Mental Health Professional Series? Don't miss this excellent opportunity to learn in-person from Drs. Tim Culbert and Henry Emmons. They have spent decades refining their philosophy of integrative, evidence-based treatments that nurture the body, mind, and heart and are passionate about teaching other practitioners how to confidently create a more natural, effective, and fulfilling practice for themselves and their clients."

You'll learn how to apply a new integrative model for recovery and prevention of depression, anxiety, and inattentiveness. Attend one event or all.

Do your part! 🌱
12/17/2018

Do your part! 🌱

Winter is usually a time to slow down and catch up. I can’t really say that I’ve slowed down much this winter but when the days are short it gives me more time in the evenings to settle in a bit. As much as I’d love to read in the summer, I rarely do. Right now I’m gathering some of my favorites and some new books to get into for the next couple months. Anything by Wendell Berry is always at the top of my list. What are you reading right now— or wish you were? . . . .#winterreading #goodbook #eatingisanagriculturalact #currentlyreading

So beautiful! 🌲
12/17/2018

So beautiful! 🌲

@stitch_and_hoop

#embroidery #handmade

Handy!
12/05/2018

Handy!

Do you know your monocots and dicots? Here's our cheat sheet! #scicomm #sciart

10/15/2018

Nothing you see on this RADAR image is precipitation. No rain. No snow. All of the returns you see are from airborne animals taking advantage of the northerly wind behind the cold front, aiding in their migration south!🐦🦋

Holy Huge Comb!
10/02/2018

Holy Huge Comb!

Every once in a while I get a call that makes me cringe. Sometimes the bees are way up high, and sometimes it's bricks. I prefer to be minimally invasive when removing honey bees from buildings. I don't like taking out bricks. Will the mortar chip out, or will the bricks crumble? Will the combs be usable once the bricks are out of the way? As much as I dreaded removing the bricks, the final view of the hive was AWESOME! The homeowner was more than pleased that we were able to remove and relocate the bees and their hive.

Why do we hate wasps and love bees?
09/19/2018
Why do we hate wasps and love bees?

Why do we hate wasps and love bees?

Both are as ecologically useful, say scientists, and the same effort must be made to protect them.

Timeline photos
08/09/2018

Timeline photos

Brilliant basket of gold. Calendula. I Love this bright beauty. I harvest and dry the flowers to be used for making oils and tea blends. I like to add the dried flowers to soup stocks especially in the darker winter months. I like using the flowers for immune and lymphatic support via infusions. Calendula makes a nice mouth wash and I love using it topically for cuts, rashes, and dry skin.
#calendula #flowersbeauty #summerharvest #herbfarm #mainesummer #bodycare #herbalrevolution

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