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Intro to Track #5; The Lost Arts Compendium (Free)
Plowing the Past to Cultivate Our Future
In addition to our core Simples & Worts Herbal Apothecary Magazine’s free subscription to “Living an Herbal Lifestyle with You!” we have another which might be of interest to you if you have an appreciation of “lost and endangered arts” which are, collectively, a mix of traditions, practices, process knowledge and know-how. We promote two primary examples of lost arts; namely the art of market gardening and pasture-raised livestock. These two represent the tip of a much broader set of practices which is the orientation of this Community of Interest.
Track #5; The Lost Arts Compendium is a fun way to explore the past. This track is low key and intentionally meant to be highly interactive. No matter whether it concerns herbal lore and practices of past eras, or the life-cycle of tasks found season to season on the Colonial New England farmstead, I want you to have some enticing reasons to travel to the most compelling of today’s lost art institutions which are the “Living History” sites around the world.
In my own personal journey into the world of historic herb farming, there has been one outstanding member-based organization that is near and dear to my heart. I think you’ll love learning about it and all of the lost and endangered arts which this organization sustains, not only in North America, but more globally as well. No matter what country you live in, I think you’ll see some immediate lost arts connections.
The organization which I hail as the top lost and endangered arts “treasure trove” of traditional cultural practices, careers and living history organizations is entitled; “The Association of Living History Farms and Agricultural Museums” (ALHFAM).