Why You Need to Eat Weeds: Serving Up Wild Foods, Invasive Species + Truth with Sunny Savage

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Did you know your average weed found in a densely populated industrial urban area - think Chicago or Oakland - is not only safe to eat but more nutritious than kale in almost every way?

That’s what new research is saying coming out of Berkeley and what Sunny Savage - a wild foods advocate who weaves a web of appreciation for the wild things - has been teaching and spreading for 2 decades…

In this interview, Sunny shows us how eating One Wild Food Every Day can make a significant impact on your health and the health of the planet. Why invasive species aren't always a bad thing if we can put them on our plates, and steps you can take to begin your wild food nutrition and foraging adventure NO MATTER where you live.

We dive deep into the importance of doing this with your family and children, and how to begin, and Sunny goes deep into looking at our collective and personal addictions, Sunny’s passion is awesome and has such incredible knowledge on wild foods and how they offer us a powerful tool to reconnect us back with nature with a genetic instruction packet with their intelligence, resilience, and adaptability that will save us.

I love any discussion that starts to break down these preconceived notions or programming that we have as a collective and tears that down so we can start reimagining what a new life-giving regenerative world actually looks like. I believe wild foods, foraging and eating weeds is part of this new world. When we begin to look thru this lens we can see just how abundant our world really is...

I know you’re going to enjoy Sunny’s fire throughout this discussion!

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