You may or may not know that I never intended to teach foraging. Back in 2008 I met a man called Frank Cook.
Frank was extraordinary. Not only as a plant walker, but as a human being too.
Much of what you hear and see regarding plants in the foraging world came from his work. His passion. His fully embodied love of plants, and the relationship we as humans have with them, and they with us.
Frank would travel the world meeting the plants and healers of numerous cultures.
He met them in Africa, Europe, South America, India and Nepal, and by the time of his death in 2009 it was estimated that he had met 70% of the plant genera of this planet. I have to tell you that is extraordinary!
He fed minds and inspired lives, and it was he who kicked me out the door and encouraged me to start teaching foraging. Back then you could count on one hand the number of foraging teachers. Read more…