05-04-20 Wild Weed Wisdom: Gather and Give
Guest: Katrina Blair, Founder of Turtle Lake Refuge and Author of The Wild Wisdom of the Weeds
This episode of the Story Walking Radio Hour will explore an innovative approach to food security – the foraging of wild weeds. Wild plants are an abundant and unrealized source of nutrition and sustenance. Various roots, shoots, leaves, flowers and seeds can be prepared in a number of ways. They are flavorful and rich in protein, vitamins, minerals and an untold number of beneficial phytonutrients. They can nourish our bodies and our soils. When we start to dig deeper into this topic, we discover the amazing science and bioregulatory ability of wild weeds. This episode will begin with a story walk among wild plants. Then our guest, Katrina Blair will lead us further into the wild and wonderful world of weeds.
Katrina Blair is the founder of Turtle Lake Refuge, a nonprofit organization in Durango, CO, that celebrates the connections between personal health and wild lands. Katrina earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from Colorado College and her masters in holistic health education from John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, CA. She is the author of several books including The Wild Wisdom of the Weeds, a forager’s guide to food security, which is an entertaining and educational read that blends storytelling with loads of practical knowledge and new recipes for food, medicine and self care.
Story Walking Photo Blog and Wild Weed Learning Resources – https://netwalkri.com/blog/f/ecodetectives-in-the-weeds
Turtle Lake Refuge Website – http://www.turtlelakerefuge.org
The Wild Wisdom of the Weeds – https://www.chelseagreen.com/product/the-wild-wisdom-of-weeds
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I am amazed at the number of edible weeds I find growing among my vegetables, such as purslane, lambs quarters and sheep sorrel.