Resources

Botanical Preservation Corps

Po box 1368, Sebastopol, CA 95473

Excellent company dedicated to promoting deeper human relations with plants. A wide selection of the finest obscure dried medicinal herbs & teas, and books relating to ethnobotany,?herbalism & plant conservation. BPC also sponsors world renowned ethnobotanical conferences. BPC is the other half of the formerof the jungle.?Catalog $2. ?www.botanicalpreservationcorps.com

J.L. Hudson, Seedsman

Star Route 2, Box 337, La Honda, CA 94020

A public access seed bank that has been around for over 100 years. Their fantastic catalog describes thousands of seeds as well as a great selection of hard to find books. They are a great resource for seed germination information and offer gibberellic acid (GA3) kits used to enhance seed germination. Catalog $1. www.jlhudsonseeds.net

Peaceful Valley Farm Supply

Po box 2209, Grass Valley, CA 95945

An outstanding source for the organic gardener. Fertilizers, natural pest control, greenhouse supplies and more. Catalog $2. www.groworganic.com

Cactus & Succulent Journal

2391 E. Cactus St., Pahrump, NV 89048

A wonderfully educative publication for both the amateur & expert.?Great photos. 6 issues a year. One year subscription $45.?www.cssainc.org

Cactus Conservation Institute

HC 65 Box 28-L, Alpine, TX 79830

Dedicated to protection and restoration of?Astrophytum asterias?and?Lophophora?in southern Texas. Make a tax deductible donation! ?www.cactusconservation.org

Botanical Dimensions

Top notch non-profit dedicated to ethnobotanical studies. Founded by ethnobotanist Kathleen Harrison and the late Terence McKenna.?Make a contribution today! ?www.botanicaldimensions.org

Allies

Po box 2422, Sebastopol, CA 95473

An amazing assortment of rare and exotic plants and seeds of ethnobotanical interest. Half of the now defunct?of the jungle. Write for current listing.? www.alliesonline.net

United Plant Savers

Po box 400, East Barre, VT 05649

Important nonprofit involved in preserving medicinals plants & their habitats while assuring their abundant renewable supply for future generations. Membership $35? www.unitedplantsavers.org

Pesticide Action Network North America

49 Powell St #500, San Francisco, CA 94102

PANNA is a non-profit organization working to protect human health and the environment by advancing sustainable alternatives to the worldwide pesticide epidemic. They have an excellent database on pesticide toxicity.? www.panna.org

Sustainable Community Development

Po box 15155, Kansas City, MO 64106

A grassroots organization devoted to improving environmental awareness and stewardship. Supplier of EM? (Effective Microorganisms) products and publications. EM? is a fermented mixed culture of beneficial aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms. It is used worlwide to reduce/eliminate the use of chemicals and fertilizers in agriculture, for bioremediation, resource recycling and composting, water purification, human hygeine and more. Incredible stuff, check it out! Phone # 913-541-9299 See-? www.scdworld.com

Occidental Arts and Ecology Center

OAEC is a nonprofit education center, organic farm and nature preserve in Northern California. They offer seasonal courses on permaculture/ecological agriculture, seed preservation, habitat restoration, sustainable community development, art, and much more. Internships available. www.oaec.org?

Plants for a Future

A resource center for useful plants. Their database covers nearly 7500 plants and contains lots of ethnobotanical information along with cultivation specifics.? They promote vegan organic permaculture and the site contains lots of excellent information on ecologically sound horticulture & gardening. www.pfaf.org

California School for Herbal Studies

Located in northern California and founded in 1978 by herbalist Rosemary Gladstar, CSHS is one of North America’s oldest centers for herbal education. They offer single day and weekend workshops as well as long term intensive courses. www.cshs.com

Society for Economic Botany

Established in 1959 to foster and encourage scientific research, education, and related activities on the past, present, and future uses of plants, and the relationship between plants and people. They publish an excellent quarterly journal, which comes with membership. Join today! www.econbot.org?

Society for Ethnobiology

The Society of Ethnobiology is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of the relationships of plants and animals with human cultures worldwide. Membership includes their fascinating biannual journal. ethnobiology.org?

Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine

An Open Access, peer-reviewed, online journal that aims to promote the exchange of original knowledge and research in any area of ethnobiology and ethnomedicine. www.ethnobiomed.com?

Ecofascism: Lessons From the German Experience

by Janet Biehl and Peter Staudenmaier. An extremely important text that should be read by everyone involved in various aspects of the environmental movement. When environmentalism becomes the voice of fear, it presents itself to be utilized by those who deal in fear for their own ends. Discusses the history of Germany’s back to the land movement in late 19th and early 20th century and ecological ideology espoused by notables like Ernst Haeckel that gave birth to the Nazi party. History has quickly forgotten that much of the reason for the Nazi’s early popularity and eventual rise to power was the appeal of their obsessions with organic agriculture, holistic medicine, “green” building and technology, nature mysticism, and ecological restoration. In fact, Nazi Germany implemented some of the most radical environmental protection laws of the 20th century! It is important that we remember that such ideals can and have been be twisted to repressive and dark ends and reconsider?the almost totalitarian concepts of?Nature?of environmental rhetoric today. Hardcopies can be purchased through JL Hudson Seeds (see above) or the whole text is now available online at – http://www.spunk.org/texts/places/germany/sp001630/ecofasc.html

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