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Indoor Ethnobotanical Plants
TheMooseZeus posted a topic in EthnobotanyHey all! I was wonder what ethnobotanical plants people are growing indoors? In their bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens. I would love to get a list going of potential indoor plants - Thanks again
Sydney Botanic Gardens - Ethnobotany Garden to receive new makeover
whitewind posted a topic in News & NoticesI have just been chatting to the horticulturist in charge of the Herb Garden and Ethnobotany Garden at Sydney Botanic Gardens and she tells me she has received the go ahead to redesign the Ethnobotany Garden there. It will cost about $60,000 all up over a few years, and this includes irrigation and a new structure as well as plants. The theme is to be "Melanesia Village" (or some such) and a central "Village Hall' (proposed) to be surrounded by medicine and food plants from Papua New Guinea (mostly), West Papua, also The Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, New Caledonia, and so on. She will hopefully be sourcing plant material directly from these islands, but was also very interested in receiving material from sources other than the usual - other botanic gardens or very sporadic in-house collecting trips (which hardly ever come off). She seemed quite enthusiastic about getting the online community ("your friends", she said to me) on board, and was happy to have suggestions and ideas (as well as plants and seeds!) thrown her way. She's one of the best horts at the gardens (in my opinion) and she's done a sterling job of the herb garden so I'm really looking forward to seeing what she makes of the ethno garden there. So if anyone wants to get involved, donate seed or plants, come up with random ideas, chuck them into this thread and we'll see what naughty plants we can get into the ethno garden in Sydney!
Pills and Potions of the Past
whitewind posted a topic in EthnobotanyWhen my girl was highly pregnant we went a couple of times to the Nepean Hospital in Western Sydney for checkups, and in the foyer they had this glass cabinet with some interesting posters inside. The quality of the pics is a bit iffy, so apologies for some of these pics, but they're pretty interesting (at least I think so). I would be interested for the recipes of these olde medicines if anyone has any please post (just for heritage reasons, of course)