Our Relative, Stinging Nettle by Linda Black Elk

You’d be surprised how often I get asked questions like “what is your favorite plant” and “if you could take only one plant to the moon with you, which would it be?” I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about these questions. As an ethnobotanist, a plant person, and a healer, I can’t say that I have a favorite plant, but if I had to choose…the first plant that comes to mind every single time, is the aptly named…stinging nettle. Continue reading

The NoDAPL Fight Continues in Efforts to Stop the Bayou Bridge Pipeline

The NoDAPL battle continues as Energy Transfer Partner (ETP) seeks to build the Bayou Bridge pipeline. The Bayou Bridge pipeline is 162.5-mile crude oil pipeline that would run from Lake Charles to St. James, Louisiana.  The pipeline is the final stage to bring fracked-oil from the Bakken region of North Dakota to Louisiana for export. Continue reading