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Modern medicines often originated from recipes using plants. Ancient remedies for ailments were developed using nature's pharmacy. The oldest record of medicinal plants is 5000 years old. Twelve medicinal recipes were carved into a Sumerian clay slab.

There are many native Florida plants that can be used for medicine or even just for a tasty meal.
Orange Box - Changing Perspectives

Discover the possibilities of a wild medicine cabinet.


These resources can help you to make your own natural remedies.

 ** Always consult an expert before eating any wild plants.**
In fact the best option is to create your own pharmacy and grocery store in your garden. 

The Florida Master Gardener program offers many resources for you to make the most of your backyard.

Eat the Weeds: Look for a class in your area

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Inspirational Leader: Ralph Waldo Emerson


"A founder of the Transcendental movement and of a distinctly American philosophy emphasizing optimism, individuality, and mysticism, Emerson was one of the most influential literary figures of the nineteenth century... The lyrical essay Nature (1836), a pamphlet repudiating both materialism and conventional religion, declares nature the divine example for inspiration and the source of boundless possibilities for humanity’s fulfillment. " Biography excerpts from Ralph Waldo Emerson's complete works website.
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