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Maasai Forage Part 2

Maasai Forage Part 2

The Rift Valley  In Our previous Maasai Blog we introduced you to some plants the Maasai use in comparison to our own. In this blog we are going to have a look at a further selection of plants and there uses. Depicted above is the stunning Rift Valley, where all of the plants can be found as [&he
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The same but different!

The same but different!

An aggregate or complex species is generally classified as a grouping of closely-related species that are treated like a single species for practical purposes. One example is a very common plant that is familiar to everyone; the Dandelion Taraxacum officinale
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Holly

Holly

Common Name: Holly Scientific Name: Ilex aquifolium Family: Aquifoliaceae Alternative Names: European Holly Range: Throughout British Isles Habitat: Woodland, scrub and hedgerows, especially in oak and beech woodland Key Identification Features: Evergreen tree up to 15 m tall. Dark green, shin
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Simple soap making from Horse chestnut

Simple soap making from Horse chestnut

Making a quick soap from Horse chestnut leaves by crushing them in water is most likely not new to bush crafters who know this tree. The chemical aesculin (a saponin) is responsible for the frothy lather that results from mashing the leaves in water and is pretty effective at getting hands clean af
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