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Eatweeds Podcast: For People Who Love Plants
64 minutes | 25 days ago
EP38: Let's Talk Trespass
Nick Hayes author of the 'Book of Trespass' discusses the reason why Right to Roam is so important to the nation's mental health and wellbeing. Why access to the countryside helps people deepen their connection to nature so they become better stewards of the planet.We discuss the concerns landowners have over littering and damage to their property including fences, gates, livestock etc.Also covered is the criminalising of trespass and its potential impact on already marginalised communities, as well as the rest of the general public. How will it impact your life and liberty?Show notes at eatweeds.co.uk/ep38
65 minutes | a month ago
EP37 Sound Walks
Emma Welton, a musician who lives locally to me discusses listening as a nature connection practice. How active listening can develop a deep empathic relationship with the natural world. The section on using sound to identify trees is very revealing. As well as creating soundscapes of botanical gardens and different habitats where plants grow.If you have followed my work for any length of time, you will know that I teach sensory engagement with plants, yet the practices I teach can be applied to the whole of the natural world.Show notes at eatweeds.co.uk/podcast
46 minutes | 2 months ago
EP36: Nettle Eater
Tom Hirons is a nature based poet and storyteller. In this interview we discuss his work and how as creative humans we can all express our inherent wildness through creative and magical acts. Show notes at eatweeds.co.uk/podcast
7 minutes | 2 months ago
EP35 Plant Talk: Silver Wattle, Darwin's Barberry and Catkins
A quick plant talk on silver wattle, Darwin's barberry and catkins which I found a few hundred metres from my house.
41 minutes | 3 months ago
EP34: Prison Plants
Nicole Rose runs Solidarity Apothecary which materially supports revolutionary struggles and communities with plant medicines to strengthen collective autonomy, self-defence and resilience to climate change, capitalism and state violence. Show notes at eatweeds.co.uk/podcast
41 minutes | 6 months ago
EP33: Foraging, Rewilding and Nature Connection
Lucy O'Hagan takes us on a journey exploring ancestral ways and rewilding, foraging and nature connection. Why do it and how relevant is it in a hyper connected digital world. Show notes at eatweeds.co.uk
40 minutes | 7 months ago
EP32: The Fantastical Delights of Fly Agaric As Food and Medicine
Fergus Drennan and Courtney Tyler discuss their pioneering work exploring the cutting-edge of food and medicine using the fly agaric mushroom (Amanita muscaria). Show notes at eatweeds.co.uk
29 minutes | 9 months ago
EP31: The Importance of Ethnobotany - An Interview with Mark Nesbitt
Ethnobotany is the study of the interrelationship between people and plants, historically and cross-culturally, particularly the role of plants in human culture and practices, how humans have used and modified plants, and how they represent them in their systems of knowledge.
64 minutes | a year ago
EP30: Edible City - Urban Foraging During Lockdown
John Rensten (author of Edible City) discusses how to keep foraging in a city during the coronavirus lockdown. How to stay safe, keep your distance and why foraging is vitally important for mental and physical wellbeing.
11 minutes | a year ago
EP29: Calm Ease
A discussion on foraging, stillness and mindfulness as a way to work with difficult feelings during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.
4 minutes | a year ago
EP28: Introducing Plant Talk
Introducing Plant Talk, a new supplement to the regular Eatweeds podcast show that encourages and prompts you to deepen your relationship with plants.
36 minutes | a year ago
EP27: Be Your Own Authority - A Forager's Perspective
Chris Holland (Talks With Tellers) interviews wild food author and forager Robin Harford. They discuss the importance of restoring vital connection to the ecosystem. Teaching plants through the power of story. Empowering self and community through sensory-based nature connection practices and more.
47 minutes | a year ago
EP26: Herbalism With Attitude
It’s round two with the Seed Sistas. Britain’s most irreverent herbalists. For the past few years, they have been making waves in the plant community. Overthrowing the colonialism that has turned herbalism from something we all used to do, into a profession where you’d think you need a PhD just to touch a plant! Colourful, fun and full of vim (No, not the cleaning product), they discuss: why plant medicine is for the people. how they got threatened with jail time for selling a herbal balm. why educating people in self-care and herbal rebellion is a revolutionary act. Always a laugh, never tame and with firecracker energy that makes the Y2K firework display look positively drab. The Seed Sistas are a joy to listen to and an inspiration for anyone who wants to wrestle control of their health back from Big Pharma, and government control. Hold on to your knickers. Here we go…
57 minutes | 2 years ago
EP25: Edible Acorns - The Forgotten Food
Acorns are a massive, under-utilised and forgotten food source. Join Robin Harford (your host) and Marcie Mayer (Europe's foremost acorn food producer), as they explore the edible uses of acorns as a food and in cooking. How to properly process acorns to remove tannins. Long term food storage. Acorns nutritional content, as well as establishing community acorn festivals around the country, plus much more.
40 minutes | 2 years ago
EP24: Nutritional Cultural Identity
Masanobu Fukuoka's one-straw revolution inspired Krishna McKenzie to start his own organic farm in Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India. In this interview he talks about the importance of nutritional cultural identity, wild food volunteer plants, soil fertility, and collective wellbeing.
22 minutes | 2 years ago
EP23: Wild Tea Ceremonies & Celebrations
How to create your own local wild tea ceremonies and celebrations for community building and wild wellbeing.
49 minutes | 2 years ago
EP22: Foraging The Future, Sustainability & Vital Connection
An interview with Miles Irving, author of the Forager Handbook and creator of The Wildbox, on why we must include humans in our conservation models in order to look after wild spaces. Why foraging is sustainable. How foraging can help feed an ever growing population, and how we can restore our vital connection to Land.
63 minutes | 3 years ago
EP21: From 19th Century Famine Potherb to 21st Century Hipster Food
Lukasz Luczaj presents Kew’s 19th Annual Distinguished Ethnobotanist Lecture.
24 minutes | 3 years ago
EP20: Discovering New Wild Edible Plants With Łukasz Łuczaj
A poisonous plant in one culture can be a food plant in another. In this rare interview, one of Europe’s leading ethnobotanists, Łukasz Łuczaj shares his passion for wild food plants. Prolific in his research, Łukasz reveals some surprising facts about what is considered ‘food’.
42 minutes | 3 years ago
EP19: The Future of Farming is Foraging
Hilltown Organics are revolutionising how we farm. Incorporating wild edible plants into their polyculture farming systems, they grow high-nutrient food plants that are sold at farmer’s markets. According to soil scientists, their revolutionary farming practices have produced some of the richest soil found anywhere in the UK.
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