EP15: The Handmade Apothecary

In this episode I talk with two amazing herbalists about why we need to build ‘health resilience’ using herbal medicine, in an age of NHS cuts and a national health crisis. When is the best time to self-medicate, and when should you visit the doctor? Why modern medicine isn’t always evil, and what our grandparents … Read more

EP14: Why The Balsam Bashers Might Be Wrong

In this episode I discuss with Pete Yeo from Future Flora why invasive plants may actually be good for the environment. Does the science stack up in favour of balsam bashing? As Pete says “What reductionist science would call an opportunist or invader, a more holistic worldview might call a Gaian first responder. Put another … Read more

EP13: Absinthe Alchemy

I’d like introduce you to one of the world’s foremost absinthe experts, and the first person who was able to authentically reproduce the premium quality absinthes from the 19th century. In this latest Eatweeds podcast, T.A. Breaux aka Ted B, takes you on an amazing journey in search of the obscure, the overlooked and forgotten … Read more

EP12: Passion Potions

Many moons ago I met two awesome ‘herbalistas’ called Karen and Fiona at the first Radical Herbalism Gathering (RHG). RHG is definitely a weekend I recommend you get to, if you like earthy herbalists who talk about real issues rather than just how to make your face look pretty with plants! Back then Karen and … Read more

EP11: Intuitive Herbalism

Over the years I have bumped into master herbalist Nathaniel Hughes at various gatherings around the country. We never seemed to be able to spend much time together as our paths where literally criss-crossing. That aside we both recognised that we were on a similar page when it came to meeting and working with plants. … Read more

EP10: The Wild & Wonderful World of Fungi

A walk in the woods fungi foraging with the wild and wonderful Craig Worrall from Edible Leeds. I recently visited Craig at his home in Leeds, and he kindly took me out to one of his favourite fungi patches to talk all things fungi. In this walk in the wilds we discovered Penny Bun, The … Read more

EP09: Foraging With Europe’s Grand Master

Crawling at 5mph it took me ages to drive up the dusty, pot-holed road that led into the depths of wildness where foraging grand master Francois Couplan lives hidden in the depths of Provence, France. If there is one person who I would dearly love to learn more about wild edible plants, then Francois is the … Read more

EP08: First Steps To Seeing Plants

In this interview Emma Kidd, author of First Steps To Seeing: A Path Towards Living Attentively discusses practical ways to deepen your relationship with plants, by enhancing your ability to ‘see’ plants more fully, in a way that no mainstream botany class will ever teach you. As Emma says: “On our way to work we may … Read more

EP06: How To Make Nettle Leaf Protein

In Memory of Michael Cole. Michael had a short battle with cancer but in the end died peacefully with his family around him, at home in front of the fire on Wednesday, 3rd October 2018. Discover how to make a 100% leaf protein from wild green plants, especially stinging nettle (Urtica dioica). In this interview I … Read more

EP05: Remembering Frank Cook

Frank Cook was a herbalist, teacher, botanical explorer, activist and pollinator who turned people on to the abundance nature provides and the ability to self-actualise. In this episode of the, friends of Frank Cook remember the man and his mission, and how he inspired thousands of people around the world to walk the Green Path. … Read more

EP04: Plant Observation & Goethean Science

In this interview Craig Holdrege director of The Nature Institute discusses how the methodology of Goethean Science can enhance our ability to observe and experience plants and guide us into a whole different way of knowing and understanding the plant kingdom. His passion is to develop what Goethe called “delicate empiricism” — an approach that learns from … Read more