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Ep. 4: Turtle T. Turtlington on the TransCalifornia Trail, the importance of pilgrimage and remembering the late Frank Cook

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...


Ep. 3: Laurie Quesinberry on traditional Appalachian root digging in Laurel Fork, VA, issues around wildcrafting woodland medicinals and more.

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...


Ep. 2: Emily Stock on being an herbalist in Moab, medicine making using the stars, Bear's Ears National Monument and public lands issues in Utah

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...


Ep. 1: Samuel Bautista Lazo on weaving in Oaxaca, colonialism and the importance of making things from the land

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...