Episode four of the Ground Shots Podcast.
Interview with Sky Turtle, gardener and artist currently based in Nevada City, California.
Bio from the Plants and Healers International website, an organization that Turtle co-leads trips with, and serves as a board member:
“T.T. Turtlington is a gardener, artist and teacher. He lived for seven years at Earthaven EcoVillage in Black Mountain, North Carolina studying permaculture, community design and sustainable technologies. In 2003 he...
Episode Three of the Ground Shots Podcast.
Interview with Laurie Quesinberry, 'granny root digger' and founder of Bear Alchemy out of Laurel Fork, Virginia, a small community in southern Appalachia.
We talk about:
the complexity of traditional Appalachian root digging
the complicated nature of wildcrafting, especially in the southern Appalachia
alternatives to digging highly sought after Appalachian root medicine like Black Cohosh and Ginseng-- using leaf medicine and Laurie's...
Episode Two of the Ground Shots Podcast.
Interview with Emily Stock, founder of Sundial Medicinals, an apothecary in Moab, Utah.
We talk about:
growing up in Moab, Utah with a tarot reader and herbalist grandmother
Emily's study of astronomy and astrology and how it influences her medicine making practice
how staying put in one place can give us insights about climate change
how Emily slowly grew her apothecary and practice in her hometown
issues of public land management and use...
Our first episode of the Ground Shots Podcast!
Interview with Samuel Bautista Lazo, a Zapotec Weaver from the Oaxaca region of Mexico.
the power of weaving
the good/bad effects of tourism and globalization on Samuel's village and community
the concept of being responsible for land as a village vs. private land ownership
a little bit on the history of colonialism in Oaxaca
how weaving has helped preserve the land in Samuel's region of Oaxaca
how cochineal as a natural dye affected...