Our goal is to return wild ginseng to its historic densities in native forests in Maryland and develop a sustainable wild harvest. Forests in Maryland now hold less than 1 percent of their original density of wild ginseng and the plant is in danger of extirpation.
SeedZoo Video: Introducing Plant Explorer Joseph Simcox
In this video plant explorer Joseph Simcox talks about food biodiversity and how, through the SeedZoo project, gardeners can grow some of the world’s threatened food plants in their gardens. By growing these plants, and sharing seeds with friends and family, Simcox believes gardeners can have a real impact on saving our food plant diversity.
Marybeth Shea's insight:
Fabulous idea. Let your small plot be a move toward biodiversity conservation.
This blog is intended as a forum for sharing my cacti growing ordeals. The focus is primarily on small Mexican species, e.g. Lophophora (peyote), Obregonia (artichoke cactus), Acharagma, Ariocarpus (living rock) and Strombocactus.
Salvia, as its name suggests (Latin salvere, to feel well and healthy) has for millenia been used as a herb. Now the use in chewing gum as been patented!
"The present invention relates to a chewing gum formulation that serves as a means for awakening human consciousness and mindfulness to the sensorial subtleties, which in turn strengthens sovereignty such that overall psycho-spirituality is enhanced. ..."
Maryland breweries team up for craft beer showcase Baltimore Sun Padonia Station in Timonium is taking that last element to the next level, hosting the first Super Bowl of Maryland Craft Beer from Thursday, Jan.
Margaret Roach's latest book, The Backyard Parables: Lessons on Gardening, and Life, has just been published. Bess Hochstein interviews the author, gardener, and former editorial direct of Martha Stewart Living.
One reason to love the internets, back into which, fully refreshed, we plunge, is this comment: [T]he plant Galen mentions is the λυκοπέρσιον, lykopersion, not lykopersikon. The name means ravager or slayer of wolves, like our wolfsbane.
Dalmatia is an interesting place to study the use of wild greens as it lies at the intersection of influence of Slavs, who do not usually use many species of wild greens, and Mediterranean culinary culture, where the use of multiple wild greens is...