19
Jul
2012
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More on Community Herbalism & Socioecological Health

We at the Dandelion Seed Collective see community herbalism becoming an increasingly powerful social force. The Dandelion Seed Conference is intended to catalyze this work and contribute to the emerging conversation on social and ecological health by conducting workshops, sharing stories and experiences of community projects and programs, as well as offering a foundation of...
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17
Jun
2012
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Thesis Published: Does the cultural use of local plants enable coping with diabetes and generational trauma in Salish tribal communities?

For everyone still subscribed & reading: I know it’s been quiet around here this past Winter & Spring. I’ve been focusing on health, TCOB & funneling all my creative energy and writing to the thesis that follows. This paper completes my graduate program and illuminates the connections between plants, culture, and healing; between social constructions...
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8
Mar
2012
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Reading List: Spring 2012

For us in the North, we’ve made it through yet another Winter. Here, the clouds have lifted and the humble residents of Cascadia have been graced with an abundance of sunshine. The nettles are out, the alders, poplars and willows are budding. Swamp lantern/Skunk cabbage is not quite up yet, meaning that Spring has yet...
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1
Mar
2012
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Shaming & Blaming: The Adverse Effects of Conventional Disease Etiologies

Constructs of health are complex and multi-dimensional. Similarly, diseases arise from a variety of factors and may include genetic factors, lifestyles and behaviors, environment, and a variety of sociopolitical factors. How we frame these diseases and their causation (etiology) determines their role and function in the larger social sphere. Diseases are socially constructed entities. And...
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28
Jan
2012
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The Biophilia Hypothesis

“If natural diversity is the wellspring of human intelligence, then the systematic destruction inherent in contemporary technology and economics is a war against the very sources of mind . . . It is impossible to unravel natural diversity without undermining human intelligence as well.” -E.O. Wilson Articulations are powerful. Good articulations shape our thinking and...
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