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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.

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):
 - Herbs
 - Infusions
 - Teas
 - Salves
 - Syrups
 - Poultices
 - Tinctures
 - Decoction

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must post:
 - photo of your indexing system (dividers, index)
 - photo of your open journal
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Here is my journal.
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I certify this BB is complete!

 
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I would like to do this...

...but...

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 want to do a bullet Journal (BuJo) system.

What if we changed this to be: set up a journal that is easily referenced.  It could be a system with dividers or an indexing system like a bujo
 
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I think as long as the system is organized, and you can show pictures of how it's organized and that it exists, and is able to be added to, that should be fine!
 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:I think as long as the system is organized, and you can show pictures of how it's organized and that it exists, and is able to be added to, that should be fine!



The question is, how would we describe this in the requirements?

It definitely has to be a system that is useful for looking up stuff later.
 
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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.
 
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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.
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I hereby certify this BB as complete! I think that using a phone as journal is fine.

 
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My Natural Medicine Journal
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Binder
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I certify this BB is complete!

 
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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.

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How to make
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resources, planting guide
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