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Dry lemon balm for a tea, infusion or decoction - PEP BB medicine.sand.drylemonbalm

 
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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Natural Medicine.

In this badge bit, you will harvest, dry and store lemon balm



You need to dry enough to make a tea, infusion or decoction. If you have not already, you will also make a journal page about the uses and attributes and how to ID and how to grow the herb

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must post:
- a picture of your fresh herbs being harvested
- a picture of your herbs drying (hanging, in a dehydrator, or in a bag, etc)
- a picture of your herbs in a sealed and labelled container.
    - label shows where the herbs came from, the date and method of drying.
- (optional) a picture of your journal page listing the attributes and uses of the herb.
 
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I am using Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) for my dried Herb>
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growing in my garden
growing in my garden
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air drying in a box
air drying in a box
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container of finished herb and journal
container of finished herb and journal
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use as a tea
use as a tea
Staff note (Mike Haasl) :

I hereby certify this BB complete!

 
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Here is my submission for the Dry Lemon Balm BB - Natural Medicine Aspect - sand.

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
- a picture of my drying rack
- a picture of my fresh herbs being harvested
- a picture of my herbs drying (hanging, in a dehydrator, or in a bag, etc)
- a picture of my herbs in a sealed and labeled container.
   - label shows where the herbs came from, the date and method of drying.
- my journal page listing the attributes and uses of the herb
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Here is my screen stack - using as a herb drying rack
Here is my screen stack - using as a herb drying rack
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Harvesting Lemon Balm
Harvesting Lemon Balm
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Shelf 3 on drying rack (counted from the top)
Shelf 3 on drying rack (counted from the top)
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Dry Lemon Balm
Dry Lemon Balm
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Putting it Away
Putting it Away
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Storage
Storage
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Staff note (jordan barton) :

I hereby certify this badge bit complete

 
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BB for certification
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Harvesting Lemon balm
Harvesting Lemon balm
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air drying on racks
air drying on racks
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Labeled and in a jar
Labeled and in a jar
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Where it was air dried
Where it was air dried
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Journal entry on lemon balm
Journal entry on lemon balm
Staff note (Mike Barkley) :

I certify this BB is complete.

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