Earth Day News Update

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*Foraging has been getting a lot of media attention this week. Today’s big story is that NYC forager Steve Brill just released an iPhone/Droid app for identifying wild plants, available through iTunes.

*Earlier this week NPR interviewed the other two expert field guide authors — Sam Thayer and John Kallas — on the radio show ‘Morning Edition.’ Listen here.

*Help Japanese earthquake survivors with by sending your homemade herbal medicine to Yumi, a disaster relief worker on the ground. It’s way more affordable than you think — costs under $20 to send a small box from Oregon, and it gets there in a week! This is legit. I’ve done it and corresponded with Yumi. Here’s how you can do it and what they need.

*Portland: Stephen Harrod Buhner, known for his many books on plant-spirit medicine, will speak at two free events at the National College of Natural Medicine, in room 310, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 29, and from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 30.

*Upcoming plant medicine conferences to know (not free):
Medicines From the Earth in Asheville, North Carolina, in June.
International Herb Symposium, Massachusetts in June.
Planting the Future, Wisconsin in August.
Northwest Herb Fair, Washington in August.
Breitenbush and RootStalk, both Oregon in September.

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3 thoughts on “Earth Day News Update

  1. Hey Urtica,

    I don’t know the specific topic. I looked at the NCNM website and didn’t even find a mention of the talk. I learned about it from an e-mail update sent out by Cascade Anderson Geller, a local herb teacher. You could try calling the school to find out.

  2. Ohhh awesome updates! I just sent a box to “Herbs for Japan” yesterday – totally worth it!

    Thanks for all the updates. Gonna listen to the NPR news story now. :)

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