Fermented raspberry leaf tea

Lots of lovely raspberry bushes out now, if the mosquitos will let you get to them! Here’s something to try

http://hungerandthirstforlife.blogspot.com/2013/01/fermented-raspberry-leaf-tea_26.html 

https://www.culturesforhealth.com/learn/recipe/lacto-fermentation-recipes/lacto-fermented-herbal-tea/ 

This technique was suggested to us by Diana Pusko who has a Mexican restaurant on Nida, and was kind enough to take us on a foraging walk in the forest. She says to rub the leaves then put them in a jar for 24hrs. After this short fermentation, lay them out to dry fully before jarring them. Then just make a tea with the leaves, add sugar and wait for the microorganisms to get busy.

We’ve tried with one tea made from a hot infusion and another from a cold one.

Timing

There is a thing here about sundials. (Again see folder in Keybase Bibliothek)

There is an artist here setting one up at Nida.

One of the things we discussed at Massia was running a workshop that aligned with plant time, rather than the Gregorian calendar. (Also something that came up as I complete my ‘review’ of Trade Markings…almost there).

In terms of staging I remember being told about one of Zoe Scoglio’s pieces which took place in a rarely used car-racing course on the edge of Melbourne city, which she had choreographed and timed to coincide with a full moon rising. I thought this was an aspect we could work with if we continue to work with the idea of the ‘landscape as a score.’

Also, to more generally emphasising the liberating aspects of removing oneself from Apple-Atomic clock time and being more attentive to circadian rhythms / seasons.

Lichen love

Some basic lichen info, for those of you new to this wonderful world!

https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lichen
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lichen

http://www.ohiomosslichen.org/Lichenology-101.pdf

Here some details on human uses of lichen in different places
https://www.earthlife.net/lichens/intro.html

Bibliographical Database Of The Human Uses Of Lichens
http://www.lichen.com/usetype.html

Artist introducing Spanish lichen to Nida, on foam blog
https://fo.am/blog/2013/11/23/assisted-migration/

https://books.google.lt/books?id=-prNplgZg_MC&pg=PA19&lpg=PA19&dq=lithuania+lichen+extinct&source=bl&ots=rC_zLMQkKQ&sig=N11DRoqBzQWuYvYqfWAH5crGRYY&hl=lt&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjx5u6e9JvbAhWGBSwKHRaiC7sQ6AEIaTAM#v=onepage&q=lithuania%20lichen%20extinct&f=false

Lichen study relating to cormorants (could not DWNLOAD)
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/268981894_Pine_forest_lichens_under_eutrophication_generated_by_a_great_cormorant_colony

Not very reliable
https://www.homeopathyschool.com/the-school/provings/reindeer-moss/

Lichens collected radioactivity after Chernobyl in Lithuania
https://books.google.lt/books?id=EH3LBQAAQBAJ&pg=PA106&lpg=PA106&dq=chernobyl+lichen+lithuania&source=bl&ots=KeZLWoMnIi&sig=nlBHA3tFLYhX5apFxm8Y6ozxbiw&hl=lt&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjjv-zwu6vbAhUDApoKHcgbD044ChDoAQhPMAY#v=onepage&q&f=false

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbiosis_in_lichens

RARE PLANT SPECIES IN CURONIAN SPIT THREATENED BY PORT ACTIVITIES & the big sea ferries

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tripolium_pannonicum

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lysimachia_maritima

A kind of arrowgrass

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triglochin_maritima

 

https://www.sodininkyste.lt/baltijine-stokle-cakile-baltica/

https://www.google.ro/search?q=baltijin%C4%97+stokl%C4%97&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj3876YupHbAhUB3iwKHdiICBcQsAQILQ&biw=1237&bih=655&dpr=2#imgdii=xDTuWKjvtN03XM:&imgrc=j3qgDMVI8SoaFM:

 

http://samogitia.mch.mii.lt/LANKYTINOS_VIETOS/nerija.en.htm

 

http://www.unesco.lt/uploads/file/failai_VEIKLA/kultura/Pasaulio_paveldas%20Lietuvoje/nerija_dok/curonian_spit_nomination_EN.pdf

 

https://content.sciendo.com/view/journals/botlit/22/1/article-p49.xml

 

Atlantic / Baltic Sturgeon

There’s a ton of information out there about the Baltic Sturgeon, one of the great success stories in this era of the sixth mass extinction event – here are a few historical places to start.

https://www.naturalsciences.be/en/news/item/6233

http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/230/0

http://www.helcom.fi/helcom-at-work/projects/completed-projects/sturgeon-rehabilitation-pg/baltic-sea-sturgeon

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.1439-0426.1999.tb00221.x

Has some details on first eating of sturgeon/caviar
http://www.fao.org/docrep/006/Y5261E/y5261e06.htm

Article on leaping behaviour
https://www.nytimes.com/2001/10/21/sports/outdoors-the-lofty-mystery-of-why-sturgeon-leap.html

Sturgeon for tomorrow (fishermen + conservationsist)
https://www.sturgeonfortomorrow.org/resources-for-educators.php

Wiki in lithuanian
https://lt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltijos_a%C5%A1tria%C5%A1nipis_er%C5%A1ketas