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Plant and Mushroom Medicine in a Post-Fukushima World

Join together with fellow meetup members for a potluck supper and informal panel discussion of foods, plants and mushrooms that can support our health in a world increasingly affected by toxins and even radiation from across the globe.

Our own Cathleen Miller and Mischa Schuler (herbalists) will be joined by mycologist Dan Agro to share some of their ideas on this topic. After we hear from each of them we will open the floor to facilitated discussion of what can be a difficult topic. Only through talking and sharing can we navigate these hard parts of being a human alive on the planet today.

If you have something to offer in terms of information or ideas, feel free to email the meetup organizer....

Space is limited. Please bring a beverage or dish to share and your own potluck kit (dish/bow/utensils/cup/napkin) for a zero waste event.

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  • abbie s.

    Thank you all for a very thoughtful and informative discussion.

    1 · March 7, 2014

  • abbie s.

    Very thoughtful and informative panel discussion.

    March 7, 2014

  • Cathleen M.

    Thanks to everyone who came out the other night. It was great to share information and begin what feels like a large, ongoing conversation.

    Here are a few links I promised to share:
    Ryan Drum on using seaweed:

    Susun Weed on surviving radiation:

    Herb Mentor Radio podcast with David Winston on Adaptogens:


    March 7, 2014

    • Deborah G.

      It was fun to meet other local herbalists--well I already know Mischa but to see you face-to-face finally.

      March 7, 2014

  • Paul

    Thank you! I am happy to see that we already grow 12 of the 29 on the property! I'm really looking forward to getting outside and filling in the gaps. Thanks again for a great Meetup.

    March 6, 2014

  • Mischa

    Dear Friends! I am unable to upload the 29 tasty teas for kids and grown-ups that are easy to grow at home! I'm forwarding it to Lisa to see if she can post it for me. Thank you for Tuesday evening, it was really special to share the time together. Warmly, Mischa

    1 · March 6, 2014

  • debra

    I am also not going to be able to make it tonight, so I hope someone can take my spot.

    March 4, 2014

  • carol k.

    I am sick and can't make it tonight. so another spot has opened.

    March 4, 2014

  • lisa w.

    Hi! Will I get an email notification if a spot opens up? I am in the wait list now. Thanks!

    March 4, 2014

  • Bill V.

    I was wondering if this could be presented to the Seacoast group thru Amy? Is that possible?

    March 4, 2014

  • Amy Beth L.

    I would love to attend!

    February 21, 2014

  • Chris M.

    One storm after another sorry must plow yet again :(

    February 17, 2014

  • David H.

    looks like the weather is going to make us miss this one.

    February 17, 2014

  • Tyler O.

    I can bring flats of wheat grass and a juicer to share with everyone- wheat grass is one of the most economical, most potent anti-radiation tonics any one can grow inside or out with or without supplemental light, we grow a continuous supply and we juice it daily after a workout and the high amount of chlorophyll in the juice mimics hemoglobin, the oxygen carrying molecule, in our bloodstream which helps our muscles recover faster, as well as one ounce of wheat grass juice equals the nutrition of 2.5 lbs of leafy greens! I grow it in 10 x 20 nursery flats, it costs $1 a flat using organic Maine grown wheat berries and watering it with biodynamic sea mineral tonic and in seven days with hard red winter wheat we get 8-10 oz per flat or with hard red spring wheat we get 12-14 oz per flat, that's equal to 20-35 lbs of leafy greens in just 2 square feet! All year long!I believe it would take[masked] square feet to grow that many pounds of annual leafy greens and it would take 30 days!

    2 · December 27, 2013

    • Tyler O.

      I unfortunately will not be able to attend this meetup after all but i would love to hear the highlights!

      February 17, 2014

    • John P.

      That's so lame! I was looking forward to catching up.

      February 17, 2014

  • Xiknawi M

    Hi Lisa, I was notified of a spot opening up, but when I responded (<1 hour) the spot was filled. I was anticipating the wait list to offer open spots in order of signup.
    Perhaps I am expecting too much of the technology?
    Thanks for the links to meaningful death items!


    January 8, 2014

    • Lisa F.

      Hi Xiknawi, Yes, meetup has been making changes with how the waitlist feature works. I just changed it for this event in accordance with the new functionality to "automatic" so that it will behave more like what you're describing. Honestly with more than a month to go before this event, I'm sure you'll be there! There is always attrition with these no-cost events.

      January 8, 2014

  • bill z.

    What's the Fukushima angle?

    December 27, 2013

    • Chris M.

      Here is an excerpt from his piece on Face Book "We are doing experiments with Lawrence Livermore Labs on the feasibility of up-channelling Cesium 134 (safer for the lab tests) from the soil into the mushrooms. A quirk of nature is that mushrooms are very high in potassium, up to 5+%, and some mushrooms can substitute cesium for potassium, metabolically. The concept here is to remove cesium from the top few inches of soil, the mycelium will up-channel to cesium into the fruitbodies, thus decontaminating the soil without having to discard it - yet another ecological disaster. The mushrooms are then sequestered, and the problem is reduced (not solved) by several orders of magnitude. The research is on-going, and species-specificity is one of many factors. (Some species hyperaccumulate cesium better than others.)

      January 8, 2014

    • bill z.

      Ok, it's a local angle for the Fukushima affected radius over in Japan, that makes sense. The topic is common fare in our household as by coincidence, my brother in law has been one of the lead scientists working on the ocean contamination angle over there. He gets calls all the time from news outlets in the NW looking for an exciting story about possible contamination on the west coast - he always disappoints them....basically although tragic locally to the fukushima region's fishing industry, it has had almost no effect on radiation already in the ocean within a few miles from the reactor. The strontium 90 is the (more) serious of the released isotopes...accumulates in bones.

      1 · January 8, 2014

  • Sue M.

    The same thing happened to me, and I responded as soon as I saw it. I know in the past it has been filled in automatically in order of sign up.

    January 8, 2014

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