“Stinging Nettle” Zine for Herbstalk

translated into Haitian Kreyol, Portuguese and Spanish (lyrics below)

Ding! Done!
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Labor: 6 hours research strategy, 4 hours converting research into poem/song, 20 hours design, layout, watercolor, lettering and illustration (this is the bit artists get some compensation for), 10 hours design and tech support .#whatsartequity#laboroflove
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Zine design – poem song below 🙂 .
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Let us forage stinging nettles
When earth is warm enough to sow
Asking all ye who tend them
In thanks and blessed harvest

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Comes up in wild company
Of violets leeks and dandies
Wear gloves beg protection
Handle when they go to sleep

3
Warming soups to welcome spring
Tea with hearty winter sweets
Tastes like cooked up spinach
As powder juice or tonic .
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Good for circulation
Stems internal bleeding
Battles blues with energy
Calms sore throat and allergies

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Eat them often everyday
Bring balance to our bodies
Helps us pass poo and pee
Fluid joints for dancing

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Rinse for shiny hair and skin
Thresh to make dye and string
Weaves the strongest fabrics
Manure for our plantlings

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Stinging nettle… dearie
Ye guard our hearth with fiery
Grateful for all ye do
All year round through and through
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#stingingnettle just a tremendously potent plant for overall health – incorporate into your daily