Woad is one of the most amazing plants. Not only because of its dye content, but its herbal abilities, and its ability to thrive even in face of sub-prime growing conditions like marginal soils and ... Read More about The Woad to a Sustainable Blue Part 12: Woad our Plant Ally
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