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We got a lovely email from a viewer about sweet fern and his father:

"During the early 1900 hundreds my father, having dropped out of school at 14, took a job picking ferns for a company in the Adams MA area. During that time he became familiar with Sweet Fern and its properties and for years successfully brewed solutions of sweet fern to treat friends and family who had contracted poison Ivy. He was the poison ivy medicine man in our neighborhood. I'm almost 90 now, but remember it well.”