"We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time." - TS Eliot

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Gingko tree, Christchurch NZ - golden leaves

Christchurch, 5 years on

May 29, 2016 Uncategorised 0 Comments

Walking around Christchurch NZ, five years after the devastating earthquakes, the city is…

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Sketch (Kohler) of Dandelion and its parts

Researching dandelion for cancer

May 6, 2016 A herb, Research 0 Comments

A simple preparation of this common weed as playing a role in…

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a field of chamomile

Medicinal plants & my convict granny

Ann Doyle was a young convict who came to Australia on the…

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group of about 20 dried herbs and spices

Winter: echinacea, composition essence or fire cider?

Here in Melbourne, we had an hour extra in bed this weekend…

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Elder tree with berries just ripening

Food, herbs and Hippocrates

March 24, 2016 History, Tradition 0 Comments

Hippocrates is credited with the phrase ‘let food be thy medicine and…

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saffron flowers in basket with pickers behind

Knowing about plants, caring about plants

It is hard to care about strangers. For most of us, it…

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