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Episode Info: Episode #18 of the Ground Shots Podcast.   This episode of the Ground Shots Podcast features a conversation with Amy Armantrout of Scavenge Magic. Amy and her project are located outside of Eugene, Oregon.  This episode was recorded late last summer on the land where Amy lives outside of town. We sat in her outdoor kitchen, a space where she dyes used garments from thrift stores primarily with Black Walnut. Amy and I have been friends since 2013, when we lived together while attending herbal medicine school outside of Asheville, North Carolina. Since living on that farm together, we have both spent periods on the road or in states of semi-nomadism.     In this conversation, we talk about Amy's experience with a transient way of life- it's pros and cons and complexities. We also talk about her philosophy and process with natural dyeing. We touch on how to grapple with planetary grief and the different ways we can step into the realities of the resource extraction processes we all benefit from. We discuss scavenging in our modern times, and the ways in which Amy navigates scavenge culture as it relates to the intersections of living in a state of colonialism and a culture of capitalism where excessive waste is the norm. We touch on the importance of being aware of cultural sensitivity when scavenging, and how we should consider it necessary to defend and give back to places we also scavenge from and more.    Amy is vending her naturally dyed Scavenge Magic wares at the Whiteaker Farmer's Market in Eugene, Oregon this summer! Go check out her booth if you are in the area!   Links: Amy on instagram: @scavenge_magic Support the podcast on Patreon to contribute to our grassroots self-funding of this project.   The Of Sedge & Salt blog The Ground Shots Podcast page  Our Instagram page @goldenberries Join the Ground Shots Podcast Facebook Group to discuss the episodes Subscribe to our newsletter for updates on the Ground Shots Project Theme music: 'Sweat and Splinters' by Mother Marrow Support the recording of Mother Marrow's new album! Their kickstarter is here: Additional Music: 'Son of Man' by Mother Marrow Produced by: Opia Creative...
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