Dandelion root far more effective in fighting cancer cells than chemotherapy


A so-called “weed” growing right in your front and back yards could hold the key to being the most effective cancer-fighting compound in the world.

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20 Antibacterial and Antiviral Herbs

20 Antibacterial and Antiviral Herbs and How to Use Them, via SustainableBabySteps.com

Being exposed to different kinds of antibacterial and antiviral herbs is natural when you grow up on an herb farm. Long before I knew what herbs were used for, I saw how they were grown, cut for different uses, and packaged for herbal retail companies. You’d think I adopted the use of herbal remedies before I started my own family. Read more

Farming pre-school teaches kids how to grow their own crops

Not only do the children at the school, called “Nursery Fields Forever,” learn about sustainable energy from the solar panels and wind turbines, the entire school campus is designed to teach children how to farm.

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Pestalotiopsis microspora1

Pestalotiopsis microspora is a species of endophytic fungus capable of breaking down and digesting polyurethane.[1] Originally identified in fallen foliage of common ivy (Hederae helicis) in Buenos Aires,[2] it also causes leaf spot in Hidcote (Hypericum patulum) shrubs in Japan.[3]

Its polyurethane degradation activity was discovered in the Yasuni National Forest within the Ecuadorian Amazonian rainforest by a group of student researchers led by molecular biochemistry professor Scott Strobel as part of Yale’s annual Rainforest Expedition and Laboratory. It’s the first fungus species to be able to survive exclusively on polyurethane and, more importantly, able to do so in anaerobic conditions. This makes the fungus a potential candidate for bioremediation projects involving large quantities of plastic. Read more

Ecocitizen Article

With a philosophy of grow, support and protect, One Organic – a seedling nursery based in Byron Bay – can offer gardeners, growers and good food lovers plenty of sound advice. They also advocate slow, natural growth, no plant pushing, which this organic nursery says “is all too common in the industry today”. Read more

Common Ground Article


In the Byron hinterland village of Coorabell, more specifically at Sunnyview Farm on Friday Hut road, I meet Kieran Weston and his wife Lyndel. I immediately recognise Lyndel from photographing her at The New Brighton Farmers market where her welcoming smile and knowledge of her organic seedings sold me organic Kale at their stall One Organic, I actually bought a few seedlings that day,  seedlings that I grew in my  garden and I used as medicine to heal myself from a chronic illness last year.

I spent a few months eating nothing but organic meat and the green vegetables that were grown in my own garden and that coupled with following my friend Sarah Wilson’s book “I Quit Sugar” and I lost weight and any sign of Hashimotos Thyroiditis that I had been medicated for, for over 10 years. No more medication and I have barely even had one sick day since.

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