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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 BB, you will harvest, dry, and store enough dandelion root to make a tea, infusion or decoction.

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must post:
- a picture of the fresh herb being harvested
- a picture of your herbs drying (hanging, in a dehydrator, in a bag, etc.)
- a picture of your herbs in a sealed and labelled container, with the label indicating where the herbs came from, the method of drying, and the date

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First!

Drying and storing dandelion root today.
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Here is one of the roots I pulled up
Here is one of the roots I pulled up
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Cut roots in the dehydrator
Cut roots in the dehydrator
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Dried chunks of root
Dried chunks of root
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Now I know what it is.
Now I know what it is.
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Dandelion root harvest, drying and roasting for tea in regional Western Australia.
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Note: I hereby certify that this badge bit is complete, and congratulate you on your Natural medicine air badge! Welcome to permies!!!

 
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My submission for dry dandelion:

Resubmitted with sad looking dandelion leaves.
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Note: Without a photo of the leaves, both dock and comfrey roots resemble dandelion roots. Please try to  photograph a dandelion

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It rained all weekend, and I figured soft ground would be a great opportunity to dig some dandelion roots. I used this method of "roasting" dandelion roots dry in an oven from Cedar Mountain Herbs.
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A dandelion plant in my yard.
A dandelion plant in my yard.
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The ground was so soft I just had to wiggle the trowel a little and the roots came right up.
The ground was so soft I just had to wiggle the trowel a little and the roots came right up.
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The dandelions I dug. All the roots were small this year.
The dandelions I dug. All the roots were small this year.
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Leaves taken off and dirt washed away.
Leaves taken off and dirt washed away.
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Chopped up and ready to go in the oven.
Chopped up and ready to go in the oven.
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They actually smelled delicious after roasting.
They actually smelled delicious after roasting.
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Put in a jar and labeled. (Exact location blacked out for privacy.)
Put in a jar and labeled. (Exact location blacked out for privacy.)
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