Hey Michelle, in one of the verge videos, you mentioned that your medicinal herb garden supplies many of your family's health needs. As your family has gotten older, is that still true? What kinds of remedies do you find yourself making most often? How far do you take it? Do you think herbal medicine is a sustainable method for a big family?
I'm including herbology in my permaculture pursuits, but it seems that with all the building and organizing going on in these early stages, sometimes I just need some dang benadryl! Ya know? I'd hate for the herb-saving work I do to be wasted. Any wisdom you have would be greatly appreciated! 🙂
I am not Dr Mom though I feel that a medicinal garden is an important feature of the permaculture design, especially if you have a family with children. A lot of times it is not convenient to hop in the car to get get a specific medicine.
I also like the idea of children helping with a medicinal garden while learning about the different herbs and how to use them.
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