When I was a kid, I was a tomboy, I remember my parents and grandparents taught me how to use certain herbs to take care of minor cuts and burns quickly. I grew up in a really rural area. I was fortunate enough to attend schools that teach basic life skills in the woods, like how to grow veggies, mushrooms, how to take care of flowers, how to find edible plants in the wild, and how to use them. When I scraped my knees, I was taught to pluck some Mugwort leaves, tear them, and apply them directly to the wound. When I burned my skin, my grandfather grabbed Aloe and showed me how to use it to cure the burn. When I got bit by insects, my grandma had a secret stash under the kitchen sink. I knew that I needed to get from there, grab it, and apply the tincture! I want to be able to have those medicinal plants in my garden, so I don't have to depend on a factory-made chemical compound full of poison! I don't know how I feel about taking over medication for headache and end up getting jaundice, or heart attack trying to manage high blood pressure! Doesn't make any sense!
So, I am slowly building my medicinal plant selection for easy access. Here is the list of my stash!
The National Wildlife Federation (NWF), America's largest wildlife conservation and education organization, is pleased that Kozue Maye at Poof Dirt Farms in Pahrump, NV has successfully created a certified Wildlife Habitat through its garden for "Wildlife" movement.