References & Resources

This list of references and resources provides the origin of some specific information used throughout this website.  Many of these sources referenced other sources and some of the knowledge has been around for a long time.  Thank you to all those who have researched, studied, written, collected information, shared their knowledge, told the stories and held the memories and intentions through many many years.  The information on this website is for information purposes only, if you choose to share the information with others, remember to do your own research and always give credit where possible.  These sources are in no specific order. 

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Resources & Acknowledgements

This list of resources are to acknowledge individuals, organisations and some of the many sources that provided information that helped me learn about medicinal plants without having a specific reference.  These sources are in no specific order. 

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Margaret Roberts, Companion Planting. 1st edition, third impression. 2012: Briza Publications.