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.
John Rensten (author of The 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.
A discussion on foraging, stillness and mindfulness as a way to work with difficult feelings during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Even if you are a sceptic. Subscribe To The Podcast Apple/iPhone users subscribe on iTunes Android users listen on Stitcher Radio Show Notes Tanya Shadrick: Writer and poet. Thich Nhat Hanh: Calm-Ease. A 20-minute mindfulness practice.
Plant Talk is an occasional supplement to the regular Eatweeds podcast, being the first one I decided to just ‘get it out there’. The quality isn’t up to what I would have liked. Please bear with me while I get to grips with this ‘new technology!’ Also, I would love to hear from you, so leave any questions you might have in the comments below. I’m interested in what you
I rarely get in front of a camera or speak on podcasts. Yet last month my friend Chris Holland managed to persuade me to sit down with him for a chat. Chris hosts the Talks With Tellers show. A programme where he asks guests to speak about the power of story to reconnect us with the ecosystem. Yours truly (on this occasion) stupidly agreed. Be warned. I don’t mince my
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
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. Listen To This Podcast Subscribe To The Podcast Apple/iPhone users subscribe on iTunes Android users listen on Stitcher Radio Oakmeal Special Offer 1 copy of Marcie Mayer’s Eating Acorns book. 1 bag of freshly cold-processed acorn
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, bioregionalism and why wellbeing needs to be collective not individual self indulgence. Listen To This Podcast Subscribe To The Podcast Apple/iPhone users subscribe on iTunes Android users listen on Stitcher Radio Show Notes Krishna Mckenzie’s Facebook
How to create your own local wild tea ceremonies and celebrations for community building and wild wellbeing. In this interview, I talk with my friend Mary Morgaine Squire on how to create local wild tea celebrations to reconnect us to plants, place, self and soil. Listen To This Podcast Subscribe To The Podcast Apple/iPhone users subscribe on iTunes Android users listen on Stitcher Radio Show Notes Herb Mountain Farm Website Herb Mountain
An interview with Miles Irving, author of the Forager Handbook and creator of The Wild Box, 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. Listen To This Podcast Prefer To Read The Interview? Click here Subscribe To The
The edibility of plants has been discussed in old herbals and economic handbooks since the origins of written language. Inventories of wild edible plants were often created in the hope of alleviating famine and finding new sources of food. Nineteenth and early 20th-century ethnography documented the use of wild foods in order to preserve traditions, but the memory of famine always lingered in these sources. In this, Kew’s 19th Annual