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Wander, Forage, & Wildcraft

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Hey there! I'm the founder of the WANDER School (The Wild Artemisia Nature Discovery, Empowerment, and Reconnection School) and a Botanist, Herbalist, and Professional Forager. Our mission at the school is to offer nature and herbal education that creates healing through connection with the natural world and each other to create local and global health and prosperity. I teach all over these Appalachian Mountains and the country. Let's talk about foraging, wild plant & mushroom awesomeness, herbal goodness and more. I want to help you reconnect with nature to empower yourself with free food and medicine. Let me know what you think, what you wanna know and if you hear something you like, please share far and wide.

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United States

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Hey there! I'm the founder of the WANDER School (The Wild Artemisia Nature Discovery, Empowerment, and Reconnection School) and a Botanist, Herbalist, and Professional Forager. Our mission at the school is to offer nature and herbal education that creates healing through connection with the natural world and each other to create local and global health and prosperity. I teach all over these Appalachian Mountains and the country. Let's talk about foraging, wild plant & mushroom awesomeness, herbal goodness and more. I want to help you reconnect with nature to empower yourself with free food and medicine. Let me know what you think, what you wanna know and if you hear something you like, please share far and wide.

Language:

English


Episodes

Season 2, Episode 2: Ethnobotanist and Food Sovereignty Activist Linda Black Elk

5/4/2023
Find show notes and become one of the listener supporters who make this podcast possible at https://www.thewanderschool.com/podcast. ENJOY this episode of Wander, Forage & Wildcraft where Linda Black Elk shares what it was and is like for Indigenous peoples to access the wild foods they need, and how we can move toward more ethical and sustainable foraging. Stick around to hear her talk about her love of Dandelions and share a delicious Dandelion greens sauce recipe! For a bonus discussion with Linda about fermentation and to support this podcast, join our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/thewanderschool.

Duration:01:12:36

Season 2, Episode 1: International Nature Storyteller Doug Elliott

1/11/2023
Find show notes and become one of the listener supporters who make this podcast possible at www.thewanderschool.com/podcast. Enjoy this episode of Wander, Forage & Wildcraft where Doug Elliott shares about the first plant he ever learned to forage, wood sorrel, and what he later learned about it from a Chippewa Cree friend. He goes on to share about one of his favorite plants, dandelion, of which he calls, ". . . one of the most nutritious plants you can grow," along with the meaning behind its French translations, and its edible and herbal benefits. Make sure to stick around through the end of the episode to hear Doug's song "Dandelions" from his album Bound for Carolina, along with his true tales of foraging told in his captivating and fun style.

Duration:00:47:28

Wander Forage & Wildcraft: Episode #17 - Meet Monica Wilde

5/10/2022
Find show notes and become one of the listener supporters who make this podcast possible at www.thewanderschool.com/podcast. Enjoy this episode of Wander, Forage & Wildcraft where Monica Wilde shares her introduction to herbalism and foraging, motivations behind starting her “Year on the Wild Food Diet” where she lives in Scotland, and how her views on foraging have changed since starting the diet.

Duration:01:20:01

Wander, Forage & Wildcraft: Episode #16 - Meet Amy Walker

8/17/2021
Find show notes and become one of the listener supporters who make this podcast possible at https://www.thewanderschool.com/podcast. ENJOY this episode of Wander, Forage & Wildcraft where Amy Walker of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians shares about growing up as the child of a Lakota Medicine Man and Cherokee Herbalist, raising Cherokee heritage crops, and what it means to her to be a spiritual person.

Duration:00:38:07

Wander, Forage & Wildcraft: Episode #15 - Meet Yaupon Lou

3/4/2021
Find show notes and become one of the listener supporters who make this podcast possible at https://www.thewanderschool.com/podcast. ENJOY this episode of Wander, Forage & Wildcraft where Yaupon Lou shares about yaupon and its health benefits.

Duration:00:55:28

Wander, Forage & Wildcraft: Episode #14 - Meet Leslita Williams

2/4/2021
ENJOY this episode of Wander, Forage & Wildcraft where Leslie shares about being a clinical Herbalist, practicing and teaching folk medicine, and working with plant medicine. Find show notes and become one of the listener supporters who make this podcast possible at https://www.thewanderschool.com/podcast.

Duration:00:49:15

Wander, Forage & Wildcraft: Episode #13 - Meet Tyson Sampson

11/24/2020
Meet Tyson Sampson of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and learn more about Traditional Cherokee cultivated and wild foods, the meaning of Traditional Ecological Knowledge, and acknowledgement and reciprocity for Indigenous herbal knowledge. Get show notes and more at www.thewanderschool.com/podcast

Duration:01:30:09

Wander, Forage & Wildcraft: Episode #12 - Meet Jennifer Galbraith

8/25/2020
Find show notes and become one of the listener supporters who make this podcast possible at https://www.thewanderschool.com/home/wander-forage-wildcraft-episode-12-jennifer-galbraith-meadowlark-farms

Duration:00:57:15

Wander, Forage & Wildcraft: Episode #11 - Meet Derek Haynes, The Crazy Botanist

7/29/2020
Find show notes and become one of the listener supporters who make this podcast possible at https://www.thewanderschool.com/podcast. ENJOY this episode of Wander, Forage & Wildcraft where Derek Haynes, The Crazy Botanist (@botanical.highlander) shares about plants’ impact on Black people and Black people's impact on the plants, Black botany week, and urban victory gardening.

Duration:00:51:10

Wander, Forage & Wildcraft: Episode #10 - Meet QTPOC Talks and the Crew of the SV Tulsi

6/11/2020
In this episode of Wander, Forage & Wildcraft, meet OwlRare, the host of QTPOC Talks podcast (QTPOC is an acronym for Queer and Trans People of Color)who is also an Herbalist, yoga teacher, artist, and figure model. You'll also meet OwlRare's partner Bryan Green and the crew of the SV Tulsi. Support their fund for needed relocation expenses HERE https://tinyurl.com/yce7gztx (or support directly on Venmo @ OwlRare / CashApp $owlrare) Get notes and more info from the podcast here: www.thewanderschool.com/home/wander-forage-wildcraft-episode-10-qtpoc-talks-meet-the-crew-of-sv-tulsi Become one of the listener supporters who make it possible to share these stories! Details at www.thewanderschool.com/podcast

Duration:01:02:45

Wander, Forage & Wildcraft: Episode #9 - Meet Audra Locicero

4/30/2020
Audra shares all about bioregionalism, beautyberry, and favorite lung and respiratory herbs. Patrons get bonus footage about demulcents! Blog with links and recipes at www.thewanderschool.com/podcast

Duration:01:09:34

Wander, Forage & Wildcraft: Episode #8 - Meet Bill Whipple

2/16/2020
In this episode of Wander, Forage & Wildcraft Bill Whipple teaches about the process of foraging and eating acorns and other nuts, as well as establishing an industry for collective foraging through the Nutty Buddy Collective and Acornucopia, and so much more. Get notes from the podcast and become one of the listener supporters who make it possible to share these stories at https://www.thewanderschool.com/podcast

Duration:00:46:51

Wander, Forage & Wildcraft: Episode #7 - Meet Kelly Moody

12/30/2019
In this episode of Wander, Forage & Wildcraft, Kelly Moody of The Ground Shots Podcast shares about how we can creatively and whole-heartedly navigate our relationships with one another within the land-based web of interconnection, along with foraging stories about madrone, piñon pine and serviceberry. Become one of the listener supporters who make it possible to share these stories at https://www.thewanderschool.com/podcast

Duration:00:46:28

Wander, Forage & Wildcraft: Episode #6 - Meet Cindi Quay

10/19/2019
In this episode of Wander, Forage & Wildcraft Cindi Quay tells a hilarious story about her first foraging adventures as a youngster, introduces the concept of wildcrafting male and female plant medicine, and so much more. Become one of the listener supporters who make it possible to share these stories at https://www.thewanderschool.com/podcast

Duration:00:46:28

Wander, Forage & Wildcraft: Episode #5 - Meet Marc Williams

8/29/2019
This episode of Wander, Forage & Wildcraft was recorded in the backyard of our guest Marc Williams, which is why you hear all the great nature sounds : ) Check out my blog post about this podcast to get Marc's recipe for Wild Bean Dip (aka hummus): https://www.thewanderschool.com/home/new-podcast-episode-of-wander-forage-wildcraft-meet-marc-williams#/ You can find Marc at Plants and Healers International (http://www.plantsandhealers.org) and his by donation botany class, Botany Everyday (http://www.botanyeveryday.com). Other links he mentioned: -Marc's class: Challenges & Opportunities with Exotic Invasive Plants at Living Web Farms 8/31 (NC): http://livingwebfarms.org/workshops/challenges-opportunities-with-exotic-invasive-plants/ -United Plant Savers: https://unitedplantsavers.org -United Plant Savers Species-At-Risk List: https://unitedplantsavers.org/species-at-risk-list/ -United Plant Savers 25th Anniversary Celebration 9/21-22 (OH): https://unitedplantsavers.org/celebrating-25-years-of-plant-conservation-1994-2019/ -Ohio Paw Paw Festival 9/13-15 (OH): https://www.ohiopawpawfest.com -Lloyd Library & Museum (botanical medicine library in OH): https://lloydlibrary.org (website was down last we checked) -Peterson Field Guides: http://www.petersonguides.com -Pascal Baudar & Urban Outdoor Skills (info on foraging and wild recipes): http://urbanoutdoorskills.com/bio.html -Foraging Instructors on Green Deane's Eat the Weeds website: http://www.eattheweeds.com/foraging/foraging-instructors/ Abby's Instagram video on how to ID Queen Anne's Lace: https://www.instagram.com/p/B1kYV60ha2W/

Duration:00:53:13

Wander, Forage & Wildcraft: Episode #4 - Meet Doug Crouch

5/2/2019
My good, old (in time, not age) friend, Doug Crouch and I catch up on the world of permaculture and his new incarnation of it, along with all things pawpaw in this episode of Wander, Forage, & Wildcraft. Doug's the owner of TreeYo Permaculture and has been managing his family's land at Treasure Lake in Petersburg, Kentucky for pawpaws and spicebush for 17 years now! He'll tell us all about what he's learned over those years about propagating and nurturing spicebush for the best yield. If you don't know what a pawpaw is (the largest native North American fruit) or want to grow some of your own, or are just curious, then this is the show for you! ​Doug's Bio: Trained as both a Permaculture Designer and Fish and Wildlife Manager, Doug has extensive knowledge surrounding landscape planning and food production systems. This regenerative design and implementation work spans the globe ranging in contexts and climates, including tropical agro-forestry, Mediterranean organic gardening, and temperate suburban edible landscaping. To facilitate this work he founded TreeYo Permaculture, thus building off his other formal training in small business management. Incorporating this knowledge and experience into sustainability educational programming has now become Doug’s main focus as he continues his ecological design and holistic development primarily at Treasure Lake in Northern Kentucky and its bioregion. If you're intrigued to learn more, join Doug and me at Planting Abundance, a day long learning adventure at Treasure Lake on May 18th. Link to Blog Article with Doug's PawPaw icecream recipe: http://www.thewanderschool.com/home/new-podcast-episode-of-wander-forage-wildcraft-episode-4-meet-doug-crouch#/ Doug's website: http://treeyopermaculture.com/ Treasure Lake: https://ctlake.wordpress.com/ Planting Abundance Event at Treasure Lake with Doug and Abby, May 18th: http://www.thewanderschool.com/store/p7/Planting_Abundance%3A_Herbal_Walk_and_Permaculture_Planting_with_Abby_and_Doug Doug's article on Guilds: https://treeyopermacultureedu.com/chapter-2-3-or-the-11-design-principles-from-the-intro-book/diversity-guilds/ Doug's extensive free online educational writings: treeyopermacultureedu.com The Man Who Planted Trees movie: https://youtu.be/KTvYh8ar3tc Kentucky State University Pawpaw research: http://www.pawpaw.kysu.edu/ Ohio Pawpaw Fest (for everything pawpaw): https://ohiopawpawfest.com/ +Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wander-forage-wildcraft/id1448929861 +Subscribe to the podcast on Spotifty: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Muwgzmr1ExeSGmoRcI3AG?si=tvdxjAHrTyOpSkyL6K3Wpw +Subscribe to the podcast on Google Play Music: https://play.google.com/music/listen?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9JGnkeP94gIVh56zCh2CMAMeEAAYASAAEgLE1fD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds#/ps/Ijrg4dgb4ryem3z7qkcxd5vw2ai

Duration:01:01:31

Wander, Forage & Wildcraft: Episode #3 - Meet Becky Beyer

4/20/2019
Meet forager, plant folklorist and Appalachian folk herbalist Becky Beyer of Blood and Spicebush School of Old Craft in this episode of Wander, Forage, & Wildcraft. My partner in Sassafras School of Appalachian Plantcraft and dear friend. We'll explore our favorite plants and more. Some of the cool things we mentioned: Our Herb School: www.sassafras-school.com/ Wild Abundance School: www.wildabundance.net/ No Taste Like Home: www.notastelikehome.org Blood and Spicebush: www.bloodandspicebush.com The Book Braiding Sweetgrass: milkweed.org/book/braiding-sweetgrass Becky's Spicebush Honey Recipe: www.bloodandspicebush.com/blog/spicebu…urnful-heart +Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wander-forage-wildcraft/id1448929861 +Subscribe to the podcast on Spotifty: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Muwgzmr1ExeSGmoRcI3AG?si=tvdxjAHrTyOpSkyL6K3Wpw +Subscribe to the podcast on Google Play Music: https://play.google.com/music/listen?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9JGnkeP94gIVh56zCh2CMAMeEAAYASAAEgLE1fD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds#/ps/Ijrg4dgb4ryem3z7qkcxd5vw2ai

Duration:00:38:18

Wander, Forage & Wildcraft: Episode #2 - Meet Abby Artemisia

3/5/2019
In this episode you hear me, Abby Artemisia, being interviewed by my friend and co-creator of Sassafras School, Becky Beyer of www.bloodandspicebush.com Thanks so much for listening! Here's the notes from the show: United Plant Savers Species-at-Risk List: https://unitedplantsavers.org/species-at-risk-list/ Elder Syrup recipe on The Wander School blog: http://www.thewanderschool.com/home/the-herbal-handbook-for-homesteaders#/ Sorry, the oxymel class already happened. Look for it as an online video class soon! Nancy Basket and all of her awesome kudzu crafts can be found at Kudzu Kabin Designs: http://www.nancybasket.com/ Green Dean's website Eat the Weeds and the list of international foraging instructors: http://www.eattheweeds.com/foraging/foraging-instructors/ The Association of Foragers: http://foragers-association.org.uk/ Abby's new book, "The Herbal Handbook for Homesteaders" can be purchased directly from The Wander School website here: http://www.thewanderschool.com/products.html or on Amazon at http://tinyurl.com/herbal-handbook (If you buy from Amazon, please leave a review so more folks can find the book and receive this great knowledge) Thanks to Tina and Her Pony for the beautiful song "Medicine" heard at the beginning and end of the show! +Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wander-forage-wildcraft/id1448929861 +Subscribe to the podcast on Spotifty: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Muwgzmr1ExeSGmoRcI3AG?si=tvdxjAHrTyOpSkyL6K3Wpw +Subscribe to the podcast on Google Play Music: https://play.google.com/music/listen?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9JGnkeP94gIVh56zCh2CMAMeEAAYASAAEgLE1fD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds#/ps/Ijrg4dgb4ryem3z7qkcxd5vw2ai

Duration:00:40:06

Wander, Forage & Wildcraft: Episode #1 - About the Podcast

9/16/2018
In this first debut podcast I talk about my purpose for creating this, about how I want you to feel empowered to connect with nature and forage safely and ethically by sharing some of my secret and not-so-secret tips and tricks. I talk about Transition Time, in my own life and all of our lives and how to deal with it gently. There's a little bit about the benefits of goldenrod and how to prepare ourselves with foraging, for natural disasters, like the hurricane that's headed my way, and every day emergencies. Happy Listening and Happy Trails and if you learned something and you appreciate this resource, please support it to keep going at https://www.patreon.com/thewanderschool Links to resources mentioned in this episode: +My upcoming exciting retreat, Retreat & Reconnect: Wild Color, to experience and learn plant identification, foraging, wild food cooking, herbal tea making, and natural plant and mushroom dyeing: http://wildcolor.eventbrite.com/ +My goldenrod blog: http://www.thewanderschool.com/2018/09/the-glory-of-goldenrod.html +The amazing artwork and botanical education of Sigrid Neilsen who created the awesome logo for the podcast: http://sigridneilsen.com/ +Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wander-forage-wildcraft/id1448929861 +Subscribe to the podcast on Spotifty: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Muwgzmr1ExeSGmoRcI3AG?si=tvdxjAHrTyOpSkyL6K3Wpw +Subscribe to the podcast on Google Play Music: https://play.google.com/music/listen?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9JGnkeP94gIVh56zCh2CMAMeEAAYASAAEgLE1fD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds#/ps/Ijrg4dgb4ryem3z7qkcxd5vw2ai

Duration:00:27:13