Welcome to the updated HWB Melbourne website.
New features include:
Social News feed
New features include:
Social News feed
The online/virtual dispensary will return in 2022.
A project for gathering weed location data.
The goal of this project is to gather and present information about plant distribution across the state of Victoria.
In particular, the focus is upon medicinal and useful `weeds’ (and standout interesting plants). For example castor oil plant is a weed, it is useful and its presence tells a story.
The HWB Victoria plant map is now in public open release. You can use the map freely and without having to sign up or provide your email.
Data is anonymously gathered. We do not know your phone number or name, etc…
How the project works:
Download the app and open project.
(1) Visit the app store for your device and install the Èpicollect5′
We have tried to minimise the number of clicks required to get the job done.
Add a new entry
There are no required fields. You only fill in the data that you have. You can skip to the next page at anytime.
Update – November 2021. A new form field has been added `in Bloom‘. This is to denote if the plant was spotted during its flowering cycle.
Uploading your data
When you have finished your session simply choose the upload button for your entries. Follow the prompts and you will have uploaded to the archive.
Mobile phone location services:
Privacy: we only use the following data (1) GPS location of the plant (2) name of plant that you have entered into the form, and any comments you have made (3) any attached photos.
The data will be presented on a map to be hosted on the HWB website and via Epicollect5. Seasonal and regional overlays will show the annual procession of plants.
Accounting software and Health Justice – WTF?
Members can now access the HWB Victoria accounting platform for their personal and business needs.
This resource might be of interest:
Most software services for accounting have a monthly fee (around $20 for basic accounts) and then they charge extra for addon services and apps as required. With the platform recommended by HWB you have no monthly fee and can access plugins for free. The source code is opensource and fully available to you.
To learn more — stay tuned for links! Or contact me directly to discuss.
September winds meet Jasmine falling
Loquat in a 2nd luteal phase
Loquat + Violet + Clivers are a tempting trio
In morning sun Angelica grows fuller
Parsley Spiders of Regent, the same as in Fairfield.
The Tiny Bitterweet is afoot, green siliqua upright antenna, musk halo on white flos
Lawn strewn Veronica
those in the winter-shades are losing petals now
meanwhile, in sunny spots new season hatchlings are emerging; and quite distant from their winter-shade elders.
The full moon yesterday; the winter folk of Veronica found moist dark soils; the seasonal hathchlings do not fall close to the tree and have taken up fallow tenancies in recently disturbed and depleted clay soils; turned and weeded of its buffallo and couch grasses. These soils where yarrow leaves grow purple and wither; are a place where Angelica thrives into its second year with neighbous of thyme, beets, kale and Withania. Roma tomatos thrive; Blueberries struggle; True pipperita with rich choclatey veins grows fiercly. In mid-winter the mint disappeared most suddenly, to emerge again 4 weeks later, at the half moon emerging with a greater footprint than before. At the full moon I planted Coriander to pair the two in sauce.
Fumitory galore – standing out all week – is it arriving earlier? or more abundantly than years before? The lockdown tassle.
Chickweed racing to flower
Plantain stout lances
Capsella growing pale
Viola leaping fences
Privet never ending
Lavender, Viola, Capsella, Tarax in flower
Capsella prominently seeding
Tarax seed sailing
Conyza first floret
Spurge,and Clivers, together again
Nightshade fruit soft and splitting
Young Nasturtium and Malva
Such was the the alley today
Wooly grapes are in flower
Capsella braclets are green and full
Elder flos near ending
Ashwa berries lingering
Regular gatherings to tend the herb garden, drink tea and share herb talk.