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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 stinging nettle leaf 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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The stinging nettles were looking really healthy so I harvested some for herbal tea. Some of the leaves were almost as big as my hand.
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A picture of the fresh herb being harvested.
A picture of the fresh herb being harvested.
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A picture of the herbs in the dehydrator.
A picture of the herbs in the dehydrator.
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Full dehydrator.
Full dehydrator.
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Dried.
Dried.
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Removing from dehydrator.
Removing from dehydrator.
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Half gallon sealed and labeled.
Half gallon sealed and labeled.
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Journal entry.
Journal entry.
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Note: Those are some healthy looking nettles. Nice!

 
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Logged in my Permaculture/Homesteading Diary also.
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Stinging Nettle being harvested.
Stinging Nettle being harvested.
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Stinging Nettle air-drying.
Stinging Nettle air-drying.
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Stinging Nettles in a labeled container.
Stinging Nettles in a labeled container.
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I powder this wonderful weed and add it to my matcha tea during the winter months. I used to pay for this stuff and it grows prolifically here in Wisconsin on the organic farm. I asked my mom to stop pulling the ones off the chicken coop. I dry all herbs and flowers in the darkness of the garage in a herb drying rack.
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Harvest
Harvest
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Drying
Drying
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Labeled
Labeled
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Note: I hereby certify this badge bit complete.

 
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