For this badge bit, you will create a journal that you will continue to add your natural medicine knowledge to. This will be a place for you to refer to and to document information you have gleaned.
Requirements: It must be a system that you can add more content to as your experience with Natural Medicine increases and be easily referencable when you need to look stuff up.
These are the three journal options we've come up with so far:
Option 1: Get a binder or some other sort of journal-thing that you can add pages to. Get 7 sheets of paper (preferably with tabs or someway to easily locate them). Label your dividers with the following sections.
Option 2: Get a notebook and create a flexible index system like a Bullet Journal. Make certain it is easy to look up the information in the future.
Option 3: Create an electronic system that allows for more information to be added and searched (maybe it can be something that can be taken out into the field.)
Label the sections (These can be as pretty or boring as you like):
To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must post:
- photo of your indexing system (dividers, index)
- photo of your open journal
I do not do well with systems where I shuffle/add pages to it. (I would also have to buy stuff - since I don't do well with these systems, I don't buy them. It would be better if I could work with what I already have)
I have it on the computer, but also print it out occasionally as I update it a lot. My is organized by useful herbs for body systems though, not by the method of making medicine. On the computer I simply have documents for each ailment or group of ailments.
I use a recipe app for cooking. I thought it would work well for the natural medicine journal. I like the fact that I can add pictures of the herb I’m harvesting and I can add tag words that are searchable for later reference. The apps name is “OrganizEat.” It’s free for the first 200 recipes I believe. Pay no attention to the top row of categories. Those are stock on the app.
I want this journal to be useful to me as I learn to incorporate the herbs I grow in my garden as medicine to heal my family. The index includes Herbs, with alphabetized sections for different herbs; How to make, which includes the list of different preparation methods; Illnesses, for quick references on what herbs and methods work for that illness; Planting guide, my reference for where the herb was planted in my garden and how it survived; and finally Resources, where did I get the seeds, plants and extras to make the medicine.