"INDIGENOUS WOMEN HEALERS FORMED GROUPS TO PRACTICE TRADITIONAL MEDICINE IN OAXACA (MEXICO)
After bitter struggles with official associations of physicians, traditional medicine people, mostly women, finally were able to organize joint meetings in which they shared their experiences and set… Continue
Added by Nick Heyming on May 13, 2010 at 10:00pm —
Indigenous and traditional knowledge on the usage of plants and herbal medecine exists all over the world. We experience this every time when we drink some herbal tea. To pass this knowledge down conserves plants and bio-diversity. The motivation to act alike depends on inner and outer motivation, it depends on the use it has for the people that own the knowledge.
In Africa 80% of the medicine is based on that traditional medical knowledge… Continue
Added by Stefan on May 11, 2010 at 1:13am —
Hey check these out:http://www.lifeboxcompany.com/
The Life Box is cardboard box material impregnated with tree seeds.
After use, rather than being thrown away the boxes are planted.
The resulting trees and the carbon they sequester are later trackable.
Added by Camilo Gomez on May 5, 2010 at 7:39pm —
My Chosen Case Study:
PROMOTION OF LOCAL COMMUNITIES' STRATEGIES FOR THE CONSERVATION OF MEDICINAL-PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES IN AFRICA.
In Africa more than 80 per cent of the continent's population relies on plant and animal based medicine to meet its health care requirements. For the most part the plants and animals used in… Continue
Added by Reid Falconer on April 23, 2010 at 9:30am —
In an effort to identify indigenous plants consumed by the local population in Kwa-Zulu Natal that hold potential antihypertensive properties, researchers have examined 16 plants to identify ACE inhibitor activity.…
Added by Reid Falconer on April 23, 2010 at 9:30am —
It's easy to forget how easy it can be to help the world, even if you aren't helping any people but yourself and your family. So as I stumble up ways you can help the world I'll post them here! Please write back your thoughts and opinions, as well as any information that someone else could find useful!
is a very expensive (like 300$ expensive) gadget. But it looks to be well worth the price.… Continue
Added by Tasha on April 19, 2010 at 3:30am —
My husband and I have been learning about an ancient art called "BushCrafting" and the part I am focusing on myself of late is wild edibles. Yes, you heard me ... wild food! I am going to be taking outtings with friends and my camera to see just what wild food I can find in my neighborhood! I want to try and do some guerrilla gardening, throw out some seeds and plant some sort of garden in my area to see just what I can do. I am also looking at container gardening on my own patio and those of… Continue
Added by Allison Keats on April 17, 2010 at 4:17am —
ACT2 was a tough one, especially as I live in a relatively affluent country where farmers are looked after by the government and homeless are people are rare enough that the voluntary organisations already do a pretty good job of looking after them. (The Tzu Chi Foundation
sends aid worldwide.)
I could just join or send money, but it seems like a cop-out. So I sat down and thought about where the problem originates and looked into the 'meat' of… Continue
Added by Chris Ke Sihai on April 11, 2010 at 11:30am —
Right now, I'm back in New York visiting my mom. It is a nice day so we decided to have a small Barbecue. Most of the food that we are grilling (corn, eggplant, tomatoes) were grown in my mom's garden. She used seeds that she gathered from last years harvest, and to add nutrients to the soil, she gathers dead leaves during the fall and old bits of food and puts them in a compost bin, so by the time spring comes, it will be ready for her garden.
Added by alexis gordon on April 4, 2010 at 9:15pm —
It's finally today. The newest summer holiday -- Independence Day. No, not American Independence Day, but a day that celebrates our freedom from the energy constraints of the past. This day, first celebrated last year, is when we broke the magical 50. 50 percent of all of our power is sustainable. To celebrate, as odd as it sounds, all non-renewable power plants shut down, and the energy from the renewable ones powers only emergency services. It's a day to go outside and just revel in the… Continue
Added by Thomas Pinkerton on March 21, 2010 at 1:20am —
Sharing the ideas of growing crop producing plants, indoors, rather than just flowers and other plants both personally and in offices, malls etc. All areas that already heated during our winter months and the current plants are watered, and nurtured personally or in may big offices professionally. The produce can go to those in need via many of the routes already in existance or canned and sold just as done on farm over the past decades in this part of the world. Next time you look at an indoor… Continue
Added by John Mejias on March 18, 2010 at 9:42pm —
With Ecocrop you can:
Identify a suitable crop for a specified environment.
Identify a crop with a specific habit of growth.
Identify crop for a defined use.
Look up the environmental requirements and uses of a given crop.
I'm just recording this so I don't misplace the link. Of course, if anyone else has any cool links about plants, I'd… Continue
Added by John Evans on March 11, 2010 at 6:43pm —