Quotes

top of page


“Another world is not only possible, she's on the way and, on a quiet day, if you listen very carefully you can hear her breathe.”

–Arundhati Roy, From a speech entitled Confronting Empire given at the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil on 28 January 2003; Source: Wikiquote page on Arundhati Roy; License: Attribution–ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY–SA 3.0)



“What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have yet to be discovered.”

–Ralph Waldo Emerson, From Fortune of the Republic (1878); Source: Wikiquote page on Ralph Waldo Emerson; License: Attribution–ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY–SA 3.0)




Free Software PDF readers

top of page

Please consider using a Free Software PDF reader pdfreaders.org to view the PDFs on this page! Thank you!




Disclaimers

top of page

Disclaimer

top of page

The following resources are provided for reference purposes only. Their inclusion on this Web page, created by EcoC²S/Irucka Embry, does not represent any endorsement on the part of EcoC²S/Irucka Embry nor does it represent their endorsement of EcoC²S/Irucka Embry. The use of any of the listed software libraries, programs, tools, etc. and the interpretation of any results obtained remains the responsibility of the user. As well, the use of any of the resources and the interpretation of any results obtained remains the responsibility of the user. [This disclaimer is a revised version of the one found online at Internet Finite Element Resources (IFER).]


Edible & Medicinal Plants (Medical Herbs) and Medical/Healing/Remedy/Health Disclaimer

top of page

The information provided on this Web page with regards to edible & medicinal plants (medical herbs) and medical/healing is provided for educational purposes only. The information provided through the various resources on this Web page are not intended to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. It is not the intention of EcoC²S/Irucka Embry to advise on health care. Information anywhere on this site does not constitute medical advice. Please see a medical professional about any health concerns that you have.


These statements have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Readers are advised to do their own research and make decisions in partnership with your health care provider. If you are pregnant, nursing, have a medical condition or are taking any medication, please consult your physician. Nothing you read here should be relied upon to determine dietary changes, a medical diagnosis or courses of treatment. Information on this website is not to be treated as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other healthcare provider. If you are suffering from a medical condition you should seek immediate medical attention. Never disregard, discontinue, or delay medical treatment or advice because of information on this website. Information on this website is not guaranteed to be accurate.


This information is intended as an introduction to edible & medicinal plants and how they can be used. I am not a medical professional and I cannot prescribe what edible and/or medicinal plants are right for you. I cannot answer medical questions so please do not ask me to tell you which edible plants to consume, eat, drink, use, etc.; to tell you which medicinal plants to consume, eat, drink, use, etc.; to prescribe herbal cures; to provide medical treatment; and/or to guess what is wrong with you.


If you use edible & medicinal plants, then please do so responsibly. It is important to know whether the edible plant can be eaten raw or cooked; which parts of the plant can and cannot be eaten; when can the plant be eaten (young, mature, old, spring, fall, summer, winter, etc.); etc. Consult your doctor about your health conditions and use of medicinal plant supplements (medical herbs). Medicinal plants (medical herbs) may be harmful if taken for the wrong conditions, used in excessive amounts, combined with prescription drugs or alcohol, and/or used by persons who don't know what they are doing. Just because a medicinal plant (medical herb) is natural it does not mean it is safe! There are herbs that are poisonous such as Poison Hemlock, Jimson weed, and many more. {This disclaimer is based on the Alternative Nature Online Herbal Web site's Disclaimer; HybridRastaMama.com Web site Disclaimer; and Coconut Oil Tips Web site Disclaimer}.







Family Web sites

top of page



What Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Synthetic Biology, Cloning, Nanotechnology, High–Technology (High Tech), Conventional Renewable Energy Technologies (Solar, Geothermal, Wind, etc.), and Related Technologies are missing

top of page



ElectroMagnetism

top of page



Earth's Magnetic Field (including Geopathic Stress)

top of page



Positive Applications of Magnetism and Electromagnetism

top of page



Magnetism and Plant Growth

top of page



Negative Effects of High–Technology (High Tech)

top of page



ElectroMagnetism and Adverse Health Effects

top of page



Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) Bulbs and Mercury

top of page

Light Emitting Diode (LED) Light Bulbs

top of page



Agriculture

Industrial Agriculture and Factory–Farming (the “Green Revolution”)

top of page

The Meatrix



Biotechnology

top of page

Definition:


1. the use of living organisms (especially microorganisms) in industrial, agricultural, medical and other technological applications


2. the application of the principles and practices of engineering and technology to the life sciences

(Source: Wiktionary, the free dictionary, https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/biotechnology: Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License; additional terms may apply. See Terms of Use for details.


http://www.foe.org/genetic-technologies Genetic Technologies | Friends of the Earth USA http://www.cban.ca/ The Canadian Biotechnology Action Network

Cultural Survival

Genetic Engineering

top of page

Life Sciences Companies/Corporations/Genetic Engineering


“PharmaCrops”

top of page

http://www.i-sis.org.uk/DRGSSTFC.php Drug Trial Catastrophe & Safety of Secretly Tested Pharm Crops A monoclonal antibody drug tested in a clinical trial made all six healthy volunteers violently ill, yet transgenic crop plants with similar drugs are being tested in secret locations and the unsuspecting public are being exposed without their knowledge or consent. Prof. Joe Cummins and Dr. Mae–Wan Ho
  • The Institute of Science in Society (ISIS): ‘Pharmageddon’/Risks of Edible Transgenic Vaccines
  • Dow Plant Biopharmaceuticals Home: Growing Pharmaceuticals in Plants
  • The Biopharmaceuticals
  • http://www.mindfully.org/GE/GE4/Pharm-Phresh-Frankenfoods7oct02.htm Pharm Phresh Frankenfoods MARGARET WERTHEIM / LA Weekly 7 October 2002 E.g. a number of articles cited in Traavik, T. (1999). An orphan in science: Environmental risks of genetically engineered vaccines. Research Report for the Directorate for Nature Management, Norway, No. 1999–6, www.naturforvaltning.no/archive/attachments/01/05/Vacci006.pdf Wolff et al. (1990). ‘Direct gene transfer into mouse muscle in vivo’. Science 247: 1465; Jones et al. (1997). ‘Oral delivery of poly(lactide–co–glycolide) encapsulated vaccines’. Behring Inst Mitt. Feb (98): 220–8. Twyman, R.M. et al. (2003). ‘Molecular pharming in plants: host systems and expression technology’. Trends in Biotechnology 21: 570–578. Traavik, T. (2002). ‘Environmental risks of genetically engineered vaccines’. In: Edited by D K Letourneau and B E Burrows: Genetically Engineered Organisms: Assessing Environmental and Health Effects. CRC Books, La Boca, Florida (ISBN 0849304393).

    RNAi–Technology

    top of page


    Genetic Pollution/Gene Flow

    top of page


    Genetically Engineered (GE) “Foods,” Genetically Modified (GM) “Food crops,” Genetically Engineered (GE) Trees, and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)/Transgenic Organisms

    top of page


    Impacts of Genetic Engineering (GE)

    top of page

    http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/agriculture/problem/genetic-engineering/ge-agriculture-and-genetic-pol/patents-on-life/ Patents on Life: Biological diversity is undergoing a dangerous wave of privatisation under the label of “intellectual property rights,” through the patenting of plants, animals, genes and smaller parts of DNA. http://www.grain.org/article/entries/27-biopiracy-trips-and-the-patenting-of-asia-s-rice-bowl Biopiracy, TRIPS and the Patenting of Asia's Rice Bowl Assisi Foundation, Biothai, CEC, GRAIN, Greens Philippines, Hayuma, MAPISAN, MASIPAG, PAN Indonesia, PDG, SIBAT, TREE, Dr Romy Quijano (University of the Philippines) and Dr Oscar Zamora (University of the Philippines). | 25 May 1998 GRAIN http://www.grain.org/ GRAIN is a small international non–profit organisation that works to support small farmers and social movements in their struggles for community–controlled and biodiversity–based food systems

    Genetically Engineered (GE) Animals (including fish, insects, and humans)

    top of page



    Synthetic Biology (Extreme Genetic Engineering)

    top of page

    http://globaljusticeecology.org/files/Analysis%20of%20the%20State%20of%20GE%20Trees%20May%202013.pdf Global Justice Ecology Project Briefing Paper Genetically Engineered Trees and Bioenergy A Growing Threat to Forests and Communities http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/ http://globaljusticeecology.org/ Global Justice Ecology Project: GlobalJusticeEcology.org , Hinesburg, VT http://www.cban.ca/ Canadian Biotechnology Action Network - CBAN http://www.biofuelwatch.org.uk/ Biofuelwatch http://www.biofuelwatch.org.uk/2013/2013-wood-bioenergy-report/ Wood Bioenergy: Green Land Grabs For Dirty ‘Renewable’ Energy Wood Bioenergy: Green Land Grabs For Dirty ‘Renewable’ Energy, report written by Rachel Smolker for Global Forest Coalition and Biofuelwatch Biofuelwatch

    Nano(bio)technology

    top of page



    Cloning (Human Animal and Non–Human Animal)

    top of page



    (Bio)Pesticides

    top of page

    Find out
what's on your food at: whatsonmyfood.org



    http://www.coopdirectory.org/ The Coop Directory Service (CDS) http://www.communitygarden.org/ American Community Garden Association

    Altering the chemical structure of food

    top of page

    Food Chemistry



    Synthetic Food

    top of page



    Chemical Substances in Food (Additives)

    top of page



    Food Processing

    top of page



    Food Irradiation

    top of page





    Positive Agricultural Paradigms (Alternatives to Industrial Agriculture and its major units: Genetically Engineering, Biotechnology, and Industrial/Factory Farming)

    top of page


    Freeing and Opening Gardeners and Farmers & Others with an Interest in the Plant Kingdom

    top of page



    Freeing and Opening Cooking

    top of page

    The Open Source Cookbook



    Pollination & Pollinators

    top of page



    http://www.foodnews.org/ Food News Plant/Seed types Biodynamic Domesticated Edible Exotic Family Heirloom Genetically Modified/Transgenic Heirloom Hybrid Invasive Medicinal Native/Indigenous Open–Pollinated (Non–Hybrid) Organic Rare Sprouted Traditional Wild PVP (Plant Variety Protection) cover cropping crop rotation composting Natural breeding Selective breeding Evolution Bio(logical) region non evasive or non invasive drought tolerant Organic agriculture embodies an ecological approach to farming that does not rely on or permit toxic pesticides, chemical fertilizers, genetically modified organisms, antibiotics, sewage sludge, or irradiation. Instead of using these harmful products and practices, organic agriculture utilizes techniques such as to produce healthy soil, prevent pest and disease problems, and grow healthy food and fiber. Sharing agricultural knowledge
  • Seed Sprouting 101 by Gardenista, September 7, 2013
  • Seed Exchange & Preservation (Seed saving, Seed sharing/swapping)

    top of page



    Biointensive, Biodynamic, Natural & Organic Seed Suppliers [Non–GMO, Open–Pollinated, Heirloom, Traditional, Rare, Hybrid, Non–Hybrid, etc.]

    top of page

    Heirloom Acres Seeds



    Native Vegetation Information & Plant Sources (Seeds and Plant Nurseries)

    top of page



    Heritage, Heirloom and Traditional Breeds (Vegetation and Non–Human Animals)

    top of page



    Food Security & Sovereignty

    top of page



    Companion Planting

    top of page

    http://www.worldfoodgarden.org/ World Food Garden - Victory Gardens for the Whole World! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raised_bed_gardening Raised bed gardening From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://rodaleinstitute.org/grow_your_own Grow Your Own http://www.seedsofchange.com/enewsletter/issue_46/cover_crops.aspx Cover Crops: Regenerating and Sustaining Healthy Soils by Steve Peters http://www.seedsofchange.com/enewsletter/issue_46/southern_gardening.aspx Kitchen Gardening in the South by Emily Gatch http://www.ellenskitchen.com/garden/index.html Kitchen Gardens -- Ellen's Kitchen http://www.seedsofchange.com/enewsletter/issue_46/gourmet_greens.aspx The Leafy Greens: Nutrition Packed and Raring to Grow! by Scott Vlaun http://www.seedsofchange.com/digging/zone_chart.aspx USDA Hardiness Zones and Average Annual Minimum Temperature Range http://www.seedsofchange.com/market_growers/growing_information.aspx Growing Info & Resources
  • High Mowing Organic Seeds' Blog – The Seed Hopper: Micro–Farm Success: Learning from the Market Gardener Posted on June 12, 2014 by Katie Spring
  • Ecology Action: Biointensive Farming
  • Mother Earth News: Intensive Gardening: Grow More Food in Less Space (With the Least Work!): Blend the best principles of biointensive gardening and square–foot gardening to devise a customized, highly productive intensive gardening system By Linda A. Gilkeson, February/March 2014
  • http://www.verticalfarm.com/ The Vertical Farm Project - Agriculture for the 21st Century and Beyond http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/vertical-gardening-zm0z10zhun.aspx Vertical Gardening Techniques for Maximum Returns You can grow bigger, better cukes, beans, tomatoes and cantaloupes with simple, sturdy trellises. By Barbara Pleasant December 2010/January 2011 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Square_foot_gardening Square foot gardening From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://www.container-gardening-for-you.com/mel-bartholomew.html Garden Interview: Mel Bartholomew: Square Foot Gardening Mel Bartholomew, Square Foot Gardening Review: Container Gardening for you http://www.allaboutsquarefootgardening.com/ Square Foot Gardening | SFG - Organic Vegetable Gardening by the Square Foot http://www.squarefootgardening.com/ Square Foot Gardening Foundation http://www.landscape-and-garden.com/default.aspx Landscape and Gardening - your online gardening resource! http://www.motherearthnews.com/Organic-Gardening/Best-Tomatoes-To-Grow-By-Region.aspx The Best Tomatoes to Grow Where You Live: Enjoy bumper harvests by growing varieties recommended by organic gardeners in your region. February/March 2010 By Barbara Pleasant Mother Earth News http://www.gardeningchannel.com/quick-tips-for-container-tomatoes/ How to grow tomatoes in containers Gardening Channel Your home for gardening tips, advice and discussion. http://www.care2.com/greenliving/the-incredible-magic-of-mushrooms.html The Incredible Magic of Mushrooms http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/growing-mushrooms-at-home.aspx Growing Mushrooms at Home You can easily grow mushrooms at home and enjoy their rich flavors and nutritious benefits in everyday recipes. March 26, 2010 By Biz Reynolds Mother Earth News

    Bio(logical)diversity

    top of page



    Food Not Lawns

    top of page



    Perennial Agriculture/(Edible) Perennials

    top of page



    Edible & Medicinal Plants for “Wildin' Out”

    top of page

    Please see the disclaimer

    United Plant Savers



    Permaculture

    top of page



    Forest Gardening (“Permaculture Gardening”) and Agroforestry

    top of page



    Agriculture Certifications

    top of page



    Sustainable Agriculture

    top of page



    Genetic Engineering (GE) versus Organic Agriculture

    top of page


    Organic Agriculture

    top of page

    Organic Consumers Association: Campaigning for Food Safety, Organic Agriculture, Fair Trade & Sustainability


    http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/knowyourfarmer?navid=KNOWYOURFARMER&utm_source=CFSC+Policy+Updates&utm_campaign=6d818f2281-Farm_to_School_Action_Alert_9_30_20119_30_2011&utm_medium=email Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food | USDA http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_24844.cfm Whole Fraud: Exposing the Myth of So–Called Natural Foods By Ronnie Cumm Siteins Organic Consumers Association, Feb 9, 2012 http://www.cornucopia.org/2011/10/natural-vs-organic-cereal/ Natural vs. Organic Cereal | Cornucopia Institute http://www.offthegridnews.com/2014/10/15/5-ways-to-beat-old-man-winter-and-grow-veggies-during-cold-weather/ 5 Ways To Beat Old Man Winter And Grow Veggies During Cold Weather Written by: Susan Patterson Survival Gardening October 15, 2014

    Beyond Organic Agriculture to Authentic Organic Agriculture

    top of page


    Vedic Organic Agriculture

    top of page



    Biodynamic & Homeodynamic Agriculture/Agro Homeopathy

    top of page



    Paradigms Add to Beyond Organic BioIntensive American Intensive Square–Foot topiary terrarium hydroponics Vedic Agriculture Container Non–Toxic Farming Regenerative Agriculture Nauture Farming (Kyusei and MOA) Ecological Synergy methods and systems Quantum AG Biological Albrecht's CEC Ream's Biological Theory of Agriculture Tainio's Biological Farm Management System

    Japanese system (one farm using technique in Tennessee)

    top of page



    http://www.nationalwatercenter.org/aquaterra.htm AquaTerra MetaEcology & Culture AquaTerra MetaEcology & Culture Jacqueline Froelich with Barbara Harmony http://www.spiritofmaat.com/archive/dec3/index.html The Spirit of Ma'at Volume 3 Number 5 “The Water of Life” http://www.spiritofmaat.com/ The Spirit of Ma'at http://theccdsolution.com/ The Colony Collapse Disorder Solution http://www.rain.org/ RAIN National Public Internet

    Irrigation

    top of page



    Soil Ecology & Composting

    top of page



    Greening the Earth

    top of page



    Stormwater

    top of page


    Rain Barrels and Rain Gardens

    top of page



    Doing Good in Middle and Greater Tennessee

    top of page

    Community Food Advocates







    Ethical Shopping

    top of page



    Fair Trade

    top of page

  • The people, the ideas, the action in the fight for global justice: New Internationalist
  • War on Want
  • Sustainable Business, Green Business, Renewable Energy, Organic & Green Investing, Green Capital


  • Health & Wellness

    top of page

    Complementary and “Alternative” (Non–Traditional Western, Orthodoxy) Medicine

    top of page


    Natural Animal (mostly Insect) Repellents

    top of page


    Relief from Animal Bites & Stings (mostly Insects)

    top of page





    Freeing and Opening Information, Knowledge, Society, Software, and the World

    top of page

    Free/Libre Software

    top of page



    Open Source Software

    top of page

    http://libreprojects.net/ Libre Projects Web services listed here have free usage & sharing as a main goal – using free licenses such as MIT, GNU AGPL, Creative Commons or similar terms. There will be no advertising for corporations that offer libre features as a niche service. On the other hand, platforms that mainly distribute free content and don't require user accounts do not have to be free themselves. In the end, hosted web services are all about mutual trust. Users trust that their data is secure and the service will stay available in the future. Developers trust that the service will not be abused. Ideally, you have a FreedomBox running at home and don't need to trust anyone. But many are not in the position to do that; either because of no permanent residence, not enough money to afford it or a weak internet connection not able to serve data across the country. That's why we hope the Unhosted architecture will get adopted. https://libregamewiki.org/Main_Page Libregamewiki, the free gaming encyclopedia. http://www.clearbits.net/ ClearBits™ - BitTorrent Distribution of Open Licensed Media

    Free/Libre & Open Source Software (FLOSS)

    top of page

    UNESCO Free & Open Source Software Portal



    Operating Systems

    top of page



    Free Operating Systems

    top of page



    Free & Open Source Operating Systems

    top of page



    Free Desktop Environment (DE)

    top of page



    Digital/Internet Freedom

    top of page

    QuestionCopyright.org link button



    Stop the Hollyweb! No DRM in HTML5.



    DRM.info: Digital Restrictions Management





    Close Windows, Open Doors



  • List of free software web applications: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  • Groklaw


  • Break Out of Surveillance

    top of page



    Open Information

    top of page

    Open Access



    Open Standards

    top of page



    Open Translations

    top of page



    Creative Commons

    top of page



    Wiki

    top of page



    Free and Open Culture

    top of page



    https://thefnf.org/ Free Network Foundation http://www.clearbits.net/ ClearBits™ - BitTorrent Distribution of Open Licensed Media

    Open Formats (Documents, Images, Multimedia container formats, etc.)

    top of page



    Free & Open Source Audio & Music

    top of page

    PlayOgg



    Free & Open Source Movies/Videos

    top of page



    Free & Open Source electronic books (ebooks) software, and information

    top of page

    Go To Project Gutenberg at http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page: the first producer of free electronic books (ebooks)



    Free & Open Source Software Fonts

    top of page



    Free & Open Source and Public Domain Images

    top of page



    Freeing and Opening the Globe

    top of page



    Freeing and Opening Educational and Learning Institutions

    top of page



    Freeing and Opening Textbooks and other educational materials

    top of page



    Freeing and Opening College and University Courses [OpenCourseWare (OCW)]

    top of page



    Green and Healthy Schools

    top of page



    Freeing and Opening Libraries

    top of page



    Freeing and Opening the Nonprofit Sectors

    top of page



    Freeing and Opening Small and Medium Enterprises

    top of page



    Freeing and Opening Architects, Computer Programmers/Developers, Designers, Engineers, Mathematicians, Scientists, and Statisticians with Ethics and Integrity

    top of page



    Ethics & Integrity (Engineering, Scientific, and Social)

    top of page



    Computer Programming & Scripting Languages, Integrated Development Environment (IDE), Libraries (including Mathematical and Scientific), Tools, and other Resources

    top of page



    Freeing and Opening BIOS

    top of page


    Freeing and Opening Bootloaders

    top of page



    Free and Open Source Hardware

    top of page


    Free and Open Source 3–D Printing, Scanning, and related Technologies

    top of page



    Free and Open Source Software for Architects, Designers, Engineers, Mathematicians, Scientists, and Statisticians

    top of page

    Free and Open Source Architectural & Architecture Engineering–Related Software

    top of page



    Free and Open Source Computer Aided Design (CAD)/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)/Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)/Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC)/Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Resources and Software

    top of page


    Free and Open Source CAD Software

    top of page


    Free and Open Source Electronic Design Automation (EDA) and Electrical CAD Software

    top of page



    Free and Open Source Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Software

    top of page



    Free and Open Source Finite Elements (FEM) and Partial Differentiation Equation Solver Libraries & Software

    top of page



    Free and Open Source Office Software

    top of page



    Libre Graphics projects (non–exhaustive list of main projects involved in the Libre Graphics Meetings — past and present)

    top of page


    Free and Open Source Graphics Software

    top of page


    Free and Open Source Data and Image Processing Libraries, Resources, and Software

    top of page



    Free and Open Source High Performance Computing Software & Information

    top of page



    Free and Open Source Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, and the Sciences Software

    top of page



    Free and Open Source GIS/GPS/Geosciences Software

    top of page