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Nikki Roche

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Welcome, sounds like an exciting endeavor!
1 week ago
Some of my favorites are when people document the projects that they're working on. It helps me see how they troubleshoot and find solutions that I wouldn't have thought of.

Or "Can I see your ____" so that there's a thread with whole compilations, such as post photos of your chicken coops, paddock set-up, cold frames, etc. It helps to have lots of ideas in one spot.
Beets are my problem crop, too. Many of the cool weather crops are an issue for me -- kohlrabi, turnip, broccoli, rutabaga, even radishes. I can't seem to get the timing right. The few times I've planted them at a good time, there was too much pest pressure or the soil wasn't like it needed to be. I keep trying, just because the one time I was able to grow beets (and radish, rutabaga, and kohlrabi), they turned out SO tasty compared to any others that I've eaten.
3 weeks ago
This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Natural Medicine.

For this BB, you will create thyme syrup or gummies using plant material you harvested.

Minimum requirements:
  - Create syrup and/or gummies
  - Use thyme

To document completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pictures or a video (< 2 minutes):
 - Harvested plant material (either being harvested or just harvested)
 - Making the syrup and or gummies with a description or link to the recipe you used
 - Finished syrup or gummies in a labeled container

Clarifications:
 - Honey infusions do not qualify for this BB
3 weeks ago
This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Natural Medicine.

For this BB, you will create ginger root syrup or gummies.


(Image from: The Spruce Eats)


Additional Information:
How to make your own ginger syrup
Ginger simple syrup recipe
Ginger syrup for ginger ale
Benefits of ginger in a ginger syrup

Minimum requirements:
  - Create syrup and/or gummies
  - Use ginger root you harvested unless you live somewhere ginger does not grow, then it may be store-bought

To document completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pictures or a video (< 2 minutes):
 - Plant material (either being harvested or if you live somewhere ginger does not grow, it may be store-bought)
 - Making the syrup and or gummies with a description or link to the recipe you used
 - Finished syrup or gummies in a labeled container

Clarifications:
 - Honey infusions do not qualify for this BB
3 weeks ago
This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Natural Medicine.

For this BB, you will create fennel seed syrup or gummies using plant material you harvested.

Minimum requirements:
  - Create syrup and/or gummies
  - Use fennel seed

To document completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pictures or a video (< 2 minutes):
 - Harvested plant material (either being harvested or just harvested)
 - Making the syrup and or gummies with a description or link to the recipe you used
 - Finished syrup or gummies in a labeled container

Clarifications:
 - Honey infusions do not qualify for this BB
3 weeks ago
This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Natural Medicine.

For this BB, you will create elderberry syrup or gummies using plant material you harvested.


(images from Simply Happy Foodie and Wholefully )

Additional Information:
  Flu Busting Gummy Bears - Wellness Mama
  The Proper Way to Make Elderberry Syrup • Franklin Institute of Wellness
  ELDERBERRY SYRUP GUMMIES - Simply Happy Foodie
  Homemade Elderberry Syrup and Gummies - Wholefully  

Minimum requirements:
  - Create syrup and/or gummies
  - Use elderberries

To document completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pictures or a video (< 2 minutes):
 - Harvested plant material (either being harvested or just harvested)
 - Making the syrup and or gummies with a description or link to the recipe you used
 - Finished syrup or gummies in a labeled container

Clarifications:
 - Honey infusions do not qualify for this BB
3 weeks ago
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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Natural Medicine.

For this BB, you will create an echinacea syrup or gummies using plant material you harvested.


(Image from: Nourishing Herbalist and Ethno Herbalist)

Additional Information:
Background on echinacea
Flu Busting Echinacea and Elderberry Syrup
Make Your Own Cough Syrup with Echinacea and Licorice
Growing Echinacea: The Complete Guide to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Echinacea

Minimum requirements:
  - Create syrup and/or gummies
  - Use echinacea

To document completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pictures or a video (< 2 minutes):
 - Harvested plant material (either being harvested or just harvested)
 - Making the syrup and or gummies (perhaps in a saucepan) with a description or link to the recipe you used
 - Finished syrup or gummies in a labeled container

Clarifications:
 - Honey infusions do not qualify for this BB
3 weeks ago
This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Natural Medicine.

For this BB, you will create chamomile syrup or gummies using plant material you harvested.

Minimum requirements:
  - Create syrup and/or gummies
  - Use chamomile

To document completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pictures or a video (< 2 minutes):
 - Harvested plant material (either being harvested or just harvested)
 - Making the syrup and or gummies with a description or link to the recipe you used
 - Finished syrup or gummies in a labeled container

Clarifications:
 - Honey infusions do not qualify for this BB
3 weeks ago
This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Natural Medicine.

For this BB, you will create burdock root syrup or gummies using plant material you harvested.

Additional Information:
Burdock Syrup

Minimum requirements:
  - Create syrup and/or gummies
  - Use burdock root

To document completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pictures or a video (< 2 minutes):
 - Harvested plant material (either being harvested or just harvested)
 - Making the syrup and or gummies with a description or link to the recipe you used
 - Finished syrup or gummies in a labeled container

Clarifications:
 - Honey infusions do not qualify for this BB
3 weeks ago