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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.
 
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.
 
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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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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.By Robin Harford.
 
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.By Robin Harford.
 
How to create your own local wild tea ceremonies and celebrations for community building and wild wellbeing.
 
How to create your own local wild tea ceremonies and celebrations for community building and wild wellbeing.
 
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.…
 
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.…
 
Lukasz Luczaj presents Kew’s 19th Annual Distinguished Ethnobotanist Lecture.By Robin Harford.
 
Lukasz Luczaj presents Kew’s 19th Annual Distinguished Ethnobotanist Lecture.By Robin Harford.
 
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’.By Robin Harford.
 
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’.By Robin Harford.
 
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.…
 
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.…
 
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 passionist ...…
 
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 passionist ...…
 
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.…
 
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.…
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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?…
 
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?…
 
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.
 
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.
 
The Seed Sistas (radical herbalists extraordinaire) discuss passion potions, wild herbalism, wellbeing, resilience, anarchy, connection, community and activism.
 
The Seed Sistas (radical herbalists extraordinaire) discuss passion potions, wild herbalism, wellbeing, resilience, anarchy, connection, community and activism.
 
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?…
 
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?…
 
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 Miller, Amethyst Deceiver and Hedgehog 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 Miller, Amethyst Deceiver and Hedgehog Fungi.…
 
A very special interview with foraging grand-master Francois Couplan. In this podcast Francois talks about his early influencers, animism, human and non-human relationships, plus the new wave of using wild edible plants in gastronomy.
 
A very special interview with foraging grand-master Francois Couplan. In this podcast Francois talks about his early influencers, animism, human and non-human relationships, plus the new wave of using wild edible plants in gastronomy.
 
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 can ever teach you.
 
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 can ever teach you.
 
Miles Irving from Forager Ltd, talks about commercial foraging and sustainability, and why the old conservation paradigm is now obsolete.
 
Miles Irving from Forager Ltd, talks about commercial foraging and sustainability, and why the old conservation paradigm is now obsolete.
 
Michael Cole the creator of Leafu a commercially available leaf protein product, discusses why it is so beneficial to humans and the planet.
 
Michael Cole the creator of Leafu a commercially available leaf protein product, discusses why it is so beneficial to humans and the planet.
 
On the anniversary of Frank Cook's passing, friends remember him and how his work continues through the organisation Plants & Healers International. Includes interviews with Sandor Katz, Mary Morgaine & Marc Williams.
 
On the anniversary of Frank Cook's passing, friends remember him and how his work continues through the organisation Plants & Healers International. Includes interviews with Sandor Katz, Mary Morgaine & Marc Williams.
 
An interview with Craig Holdrege from the Nature Institute on "Plant Observation & Goethean Science". How to truly know a plant beyond the traditional classification & pattern methods of plant identification.
 
An interview with Craig Holdrege from the Nature Institute on "Plant Observation & Goethean Science". How to truly know a plant beyond the traditional classification & pattern methods of plant identification.
 
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 our health from experts, and much more.
 
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 our health from experts, and much more.
 
Beyond Botany: How to discover the edible and medicinal uses of plants without books, herbalists or teachers.
 
Beyond Botany: How to discover the edible and medicinal uses of plants without books, herbalists or teachers.
 
In this episode wild food chef Paul Wedgwood from Edinburgh talks about using Jack-by-the-Hedge (Alliaria petiolata) leaves as a dolmades wrap. Research herbalist Monica Wilde takes us through the latest research on whether comfrey is safe to eat, is it? And finally Alex Laird from Living Medicine talks about the importance of using common plan ...…
 
In this episode wild food chef Paul Wedgwood from Edinburgh talks about using Jack-by-the-Hedge (Alliaria petiolata) leaves as a dolmades wrap. Research herbalist Monica Wilde takes us through the latest research on whether comfrey is safe to eat, is it? And finally Alex Laird from Living Medicine talks about the importance of using common plan ...…
 
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