Plants & People: An Ethnobotanical Journey Through The Plant Kingdom

Sinopse

An audio journey through the wonderful wild world of plants. Episodes cover modern and ancient ways wild plants have been used in human culture as food, medicine and utilitarian uses.

Episódios

  • EP30: Edible City - Urban Foraging During Lockdown

    EP30: Edible City - Urban Foraging During Lockdown

    13/04/2020 Duração: 01h03min

    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.

  • EP29: Calm Ease

    EP29: Calm Ease

    20/03/2020 Duração: 11min

    A discussion on foraging, stillness and mindfulness as a way to work with difficult feelings during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

  • EP28: Introducing Plant Talk

    EP28: Introducing Plant Talk

    04/03/2020 Duração: 04min

    Introducing Plant Talk, a new supplement to the regular Eatweeds podcast show that encourages and prompts you to deepen your relationship with plants.

  • EP27: Be Your Own Authority - A Foragers Perspective

    EP27: Be Your Own Authority - A Forager's Perspective

    13/12/2019 Duração: 35min

    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.

  • EP26: Herbalism With Attitude

    EP26: Herbalism With Attitude

    03/12/2019 Duração: 53min

    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…

  • EP25: Edible Acorns - The Forgotten Food

    EP25: Edible Acorns - The Forgotten Food

    17/09/2019 Duração: 56min

    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.

  • EP24: Nutritional Cultural Identity

    EP24: Nutritional Cultural Identity

    12/08/2019 Duração: 40min

    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.

  • EP23: Wild Tea Ceremonies  Celebrations

    EP23: Wild Tea Ceremonies & Celebrations

    17/06/2019 Duração: 21min

    How to create your own local wild tea ceremonies and celebrations for community building and wild wellbeing.

  • EP22: Foraging The Future, Sustainability  Vital Connection

    EP22: Foraging The Future, Sustainability & Vital Connection

    12/11/2018 Duração: 49min

    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.

  • EP21: From 19th Century Famine Potherb to 21st Century Hipster Food

    EP21: From 19th Century Famine Potherb to 21st Century Hipster Food

    05/11/2018 Duração: 01h02min

    Lukasz Luczaj presents Kew’s 19th Annual Distinguished Ethnobotanist Lecture.

  • EP20: Discovering New Wild Edible Plants With Łukasz Łuczaj

    EP20: Discovering New Wild Edible Plants With Łukasz Łuczaj

    26/10/2018 Duração: 24min

    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’.

  • EP19: The Future of Farming is Foraging

    EP19: The Future of Farming is Foraging

    05/10/2018 Duração: 41min

    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.

  • EP18: The Wild Art of Fermentation

    EP18: The Wild Art of Fermentation

    31/05/2018 Duração: 44min

    Fermented foods are a delicious and rich source of nourishment. The fermentation process can transform the flavour of food from the plain and mundane in to delicious flavours enlivened by colonies of beneficial bacteria and enhanced micronutrients. In this episode I talk with former plant biochemist Viola Sampson turned "fermentation passionista" on the benefits of wild fermented foods. Visit eatweeds.co.uk to download your free copy of “A Beginner’s Guide To Wild Fermented Foods”.

  • New Yorks Notorious Vegan Forager

    New York's Notorious Vegan Forager

    26/02/2018 Duração: 35min

    Notorious New York vegan forager Steve Brill was busted by the cops for picking a dandelion. In this interview the father and daughter double-act discuss their foraging antics around New York. While revealing how to craft delicious vegan cuisine from their foraged finds. Including some truly unique ways to use wild edible plants.

  • EW16 - Herbalists Without Borders

    EW16 - Herbalists Without Borders

    09/11/2017 Duração: 41min

    An interview with Becs Griffiths and Annwen Jones from Herbalists Without Borders (Bristol) - talking about social justice, radical herbalism and providing free healthcare to people fleeing conflict, persecution, and intolerable living conditions.

  • EP15: The Handmade Apothecary

    EP15: The Handmade Apothecary

    24/10/2017 Duração: 24min

    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 could have taught us about how plants, herbs and other foods can empower us.

  • Why The Balsam Bashers Might Be Wrong: A New Way Of Looking At Invasive Plants

    Why The Balsam Bashers Might Be Wrong: A New Way Of Looking At Invasive Plants

    11/07/2017 Duração: 44min

    Robin Harford discusses with Pete Yeo from Future Flora why invasive plants may actually be good for the environment. Does the science stack up in favour of the balsam bashers? As well as the parallels and phobia over ‘immigrant plants’ with nationalism and the racist hysteria of ‘foreigners’. Is there such a thing as a native plant?

  • Absinthe Alchemy: The Forgotten Story of an Outcast Spirit

    Absinthe Alchemy: The Forgotten Story of an Outcast Spirit

    05/07/2017 Duração: 41min

    T.A. Breaux, one of the world leading experts on the distillation of absinthe, reveals its forgotten history, sings its praises and dispels the common myths of this much maligned liquor.

  • Passion Potions: Herbalism and the Radical Heart Revolution

    Passion Potions: Herbalism and the Radical Heart Revolution

    10/05/2017 Duração: 52min

    The Seed Sistas (radical herbalists extraordinaire) discuss passion potions, wild herbalism, wellbeing, resilience, anarchy, connection, community and activism.

  • Nathaniel Hughes On Intuitive Herbalism

    Nathaniel Hughes On Intuitive Herbalism

    29/11/2016 Duração: 45min

    Nathaniel Hughes discusses intuitive herbalism. How to develop deep relationship with the healing plants that live around us. How to know plants beyond the intellect, and meeting plants as friends. Lay-herbalism; the controversy of regulation, and certification. Do you actually need them in order to practice herbalism in your community?

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