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any multicellular eukaryotic organism that performs photosynthesis to obtain its nutrition; plants comprise one of the five kingdoms in the most widely used classification of living organisms.
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Q. Doyou know if the Plant Yarrow give a RASH?

A. ThanksTerrany and Henry for your answers. I do need more information concerning skin contact with Yarrow.MRaye

Q. Are there any herbal plants to lower bad cholesterol? I want some advice. My son has high bad cholesterol. I am not comfortable in giving him meds but keen in knowing about herbal meds. Are there any herbal plants to lower bad cholesterol? I want some advice.

A. You can also give him the waxy grains of lecithin to be found at a good health food store. You can add this to his oatmeal or place in unsweetened, organic applesauce. Taking it even further and good for you too, try having 3 tablespoons or ground organic flaxseeds in your oatmeal every day! It will add essential fatty acids to your diet and help to keep your colon clean. You can grind the seeds in a coffe grinder! Keep the flax seeds in the freezer or fridge to preserve its goodness

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The tragic events of 9-11 turned many Americans on to the idea of planting memorial trees.
As you prepare for your fall planting, the proper cultivation of wild plants demands knowledge of woodland soft; they also benefit from the construction of terraced woodland beds, as well as permaculture and biodynamic farming principals and practices.
Preventing the further degradation of these damaged ecosystems while putting them on the path to restoration is precisely why AMERICAN FORESTS developed the Wildfire ReLeaf tree planting initiative.
Planting host plants among the nectar flowers encourages more butterflies and increases chances of observing the entire process of metamorphosis.
I couldn't help but think while sitting there, what a counterpoint this was: We weren't burying someone who died, we were planting something and keeping it alive.
Why Fitzpatrick and thousands of others return to tree planting season after miserable season is a combination of altruism and addiction-and needing a job.
The District, as locals call it, has a long history of tree planting and maintenance.
And that's where tree planting and programs like Wildfire ReLeaf can prompt nature to heal itself.
Across the county 225 schools took part, planting more than 40,000 trees with their donations.
The dogwood tree is surrounded with large plastic pots that have their bottoms removed, making them more permanent and holes in their sides, creating more planting spaces.
Underlying our policy work has been the basic act of tree planting, from our early days, which set the tradition of planting a tree for every groundbreaking, memorial, or celebration, to our present Global ReLeaf education and action campaign.