ALL about WEEDS (& other beautiful things)

  • Bactérias, prébióticos e saúde

    Sabias que apenas 43% do corpo é composto por células humanas, sendo que a restante parte são bactérias, vírus, fungos e outros microorganismos? É caso para nos perguntarmos se de facto somos mesmo humanos... Estes minúsculos seres, invisíveis a olho nu, representam mais de 2kg do total do peso do nosso corpo!!
  • Weeds stories #4

    David is a student and steward of the land. At present he is caretaking, creating and cultivating his way to change through land management on the east coast of Australia. He is our fourth invited to speak about weeds, as a permaculture practitioner.
  • Common chicory

    Common chicory is a plant of the dandelion family with beautiful blue flowers (for curiosity, it's the cousin of the cultivated endives). It lives as a wild plant on roadsides and other weedy places in its native Europe, India and Egypt, and has travelled and established itself in North America, China, and Australia. 
  • Weeds Stories #3

    “Giving a name to things makes them exist". Our third invited is Fréderique Soulard, the woman behind Belles de Bitume, a beautiful & poetic street-art project that puts weeds (and their several different stories) as one of the major characters of our urban environments.  
  • The virtues of Wild Carrot

    Wild carrots are the ancestors of cultivated carrots, and they have both food and medicine uses in many cultures around the world,
  • How to do St. Johns Wort oil

    The active ingredients of this plant are captured by macerating the flowers and buds in several weeks in a vegetable oil, which then takes a beautiful yellow-orangish tint.
  • Weed Stories #2

    A Inês Barros é terapeuta nutricional, e usa as ervas daninhas como cura e alimento.
  • Corn Poppy, the delicate in red

    Poppy bright red flowers are rich in mucilage, a very nurturing and protective substance for the skin and other membranes. It also contains alkaloids, tannins, flavonoids and anthocyanins (both antioxidants), pigments which give it its vibrant color and protect the skin against free radicals.
  • Weed stories #1

    Our first guest is Gaja Osole, co-founder of Trajna, the slovenian collective that Herbes Folles support through 1% for the planet. Trajna creates innovative and sustainable solutions for the management of invasive species, and their work is just AMAZING.
  • Weeds in the kitchen - very simple recipe

    A very simple recipe to use weeds and their health benefits in your kitchen: pestos!
  • Como ter uma pele saudável e bonita?

    A pele, o nosso maior orgão, desempenha uma série de funções resultantes de reacções químicas e físicas complexas. Para as desempenhar, deve manter as suas capacidades auto-reparadoras, o que pode ser ajudado pelos nossos (bons) hábitos.  Seguem alguns conselhos e cuidados para garantir a saúde da nossa pele (+ chart in english!
  • St. John's Wort, the sunny weed

    St. John’s Wort has a rich and colorful history. Its medicinal and cosmetic applications are now "officially" recognized, ranging from depression to calming nerves to skincare ailments.