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 man! I never in a gazillion years thought that I would find myself being invited

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 pass trees or other plants but not notice them – the changes of the trees through

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 talk to Michael Cole who has been making Leafu (leaf protein) for many years on

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. Listen To This Episode Subscribe To The Podcast Apple/iPhone Users Click Here to Subscribe on

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 nature how to understand nature and is infused with a cautious and critical awareness of

EP03: Revisioning Herbal Medicine

An interview with Simon Mills, herbal practitioner and author of Principles & Practice of Phytotherapy, The Essential Guide to Herbal Safety, Dictionary of Modern Herbalism. In this interview Simon’s talks about : Why plants are not pills. Taking back control of our health from experts, and much more. Listen To This Episode Subscribe To The Podcast Apple/iPhone Users Click Here to Subscribe on iTunes Android users Click Here to Listen

EP02: Beyond Botany & Other Ways Of Knowing Plants

In Episode 2 of the Eatweeds Podcast Robin Harford interviews his Russian friend, plantwalker and herbalist Olya Maiboroda about how we can know plants beyond the usual botanical methods. Something that pretty much all indigenous cultures have in common, is that we where foragers before botany was even dreamt up, and as a result how did humans discover the medicinal and edible uses for plants? Trial and error is usually

EP01: Wild Dolmades & Other Things

In this first episode of the Eatweeds Podcast wild food chef Paul Wedgwood from Edinburgh talks about making Garlic Mustard Dolmades (Alliaria petiolata). Research herbalist Monica Wilde takes us through the latest scientific findings on whether comfrey is safe to eat, is it? And finally Alex Laird from Living Medicine talks about the importance of using common plants found around you and in your kitchen for self care health care