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South Boston, MA

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THE WALKING HERBALIST PODCAST – (MINI) EPISODE 45: THE ‘MERRY CHRISTMAS’ NUTMEG SHOW!

12/24/2016
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Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! from herbalists Mindy and Marc. Tonight’s mini episode is spicy! Well, at least the featured herb is. The “Herb Nugget” is tips to survive your next holiday meal. Marc claims it’s funny. The “Herb of the Podcast” is Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans). The amazing nutmeg tree produces two spices in one fruit!...Continue Reading

Duration: 00:08:24


THE WALKING HERBALIST PODCAST – EPISODE 44. THE “BELIEVE” HERBALISM & PASSIONFLOWER SHOW

12/10/2016
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Just another late fall/early winter week in New England with herbalists Mindy and Marc! Tonight’s “Herb Nugget” is about believing. Believe in what works for you and forget all the negative hype! The “Herb of the Podcast” is Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) Marc discusses the historical religious aspect of this plant, as well as its practical...Continue Reading

Duration: 00:42:14


THE WALKING HERBALIST PODCAST – EPISODE 43. THE “DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME” HERBALISM & LAVENDER SHOW

11/20/2016
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Spend some quality time with this amazing husband and wife herbal twosome! Marc’s “Herb Nugget” emphasizes daylight saving time and its unique ability to confuse us all! The “Herb of the Podcast” is Lavandula angustifolia, or Lavender. A member of the mint family, this fragrant flower has been used for centuries; most notably for its...Continue Reading

Duration: 00:37:55


THE WALKING HERBALIST PODCAST – Episode 42 (Special Edition): Meet Herbalists Katja Swift and Ryn Midura

11/7/2016
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This Special Episode of The Walking Herbalist Podcast features herbalists Katja Swift and Ryn Midura. This awesome husband and wife duo are proprietors of The CommonWealth Center For Holistic Medicine! You can check out their website here! Mindy and Marc chatted with Katja and Ryn in April 2016 on their newly acquired land in Royalston Massachusetts....Continue Reading

Duration: 00:40:52


THE WALKING HERBALIST PODCAST – EPISODE 41. THE “SILLY HERBAL RHYME” HERBALISM & BONESET SHOW

10/18/2016
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In this latest installment, herbalists Mindy and Marc discuss winter preparation and homesteading updates; a successful shiitake mushroom grow kit, one crocheted mitten, and a failed soap making experiment. They respond to a listener email, and more… Marc’s “Herb Nugget” is a silly herbal rhyme. Need I say more? The “Herb of the Podcast” is...Continue Reading

Duration: 00:36:43


THE WALKING HERBALIST PODCAST – EPISODE 40. THE “AUTUMN BLISS” HERBALISM & CHAMOMILE SHOW

10/2/2016
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The Autumn New England rain has covered the landscape with mushrooms. Mindy and Marc discuss their findings. They include chaga (Inonotus obliquus), fly agaric (Amanita muscaria), and they believe the white glowing mushroom is destroying angel (Amanita bisporigera). Marc’s “Herb Nugget” highlights the arrival of autumn. Is he happy or sad about it? The “Herb...Continue Reading

Duration: 00:34:20


THE WALKING HERBALIST PODCAST – EPISODE 39. THE “WINTER HERBAL PREPAREDNESS” HERBALISM & BASIL SHOW

9/19/2016
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Mindy and Marc are back at the bunker! It’s a crisp New England night (finally) with crickets chirping in the background. Mindy was in New York for a few days wildcrafting, while Marc stayed in Boston making winter herbal tonics and dehydrating more basil. Marc’s “Herb Nugget” reminds us (more like reprimands us) to get...Continue Reading

Duration: 00:38:26


THE WALKING HERBALIST PODCAST – (Mini) Episode 38: Peppergrass Show!

9/5/2016
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It's a solo (mini) episode with only Marc (Mindy is sewing in the background). The herb of the podcast is Peppergrass (Lepidium species). Also known as poor-man's pepper, this spicy delight is in the mustard family. Marc highlights the successful lecture/demonstration titled 'preserving your harvest' conducted by Mindy and Marc at a community garden in East Boston last week. In addition, Saturday and Sunday September 24th and 25th from 10am-5pm, herbalist Margi Flint will be teaching her...

Duration: 00:10:48


THE WALKING HERBALIST PODCAST – EPISODE 37. THE “CREATE” HERBALISM & EVENING PRIMROSE SHOW

8/29/2016
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Poison ivy, prepping for a lecture, and discovering the beauty of the blue-bruising, pancake replica fungi, the Boletes mushrooms, Marc & Mindy return to Southie to record this episode. Marc's "Herb Nugget" discussing herbal creations, and using your imagination when preserving your fall harvests. The "Herb of the Podcast" is Oenothora biennis, or Evening Primrose. This tall, lovely biennial is prized for its seed oil which contains omega-6 essential fatty acids (and in particular gamma...

Duration: 00:35:58


THE WALKING HERBALIST PODCAST – EPISODE 36. The “Learning Styles” Herbalism & Goldenrod Show

8/22/2016
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Back in the Southie basement, and still battling the heat, Marc and Mindy reminisce about the lovely weekend spent at the Bunker with Marc's family. Marc's "Herb Nugget" talks about the teaching our young ones to survive. Food, water, shelter, health. The "Herb of the Podcast" is the Solidago spp, otherwise known as Goldenrod. Marc discusses the many uses for this classic urinary tract herb. Mindy's "Backed by Science" article is: de Jong, et al. Occupational allergy caused by flowers....

Duration: 00:40:13


THE WALKING HERBALIST PODCAST – EPISODE 35. The “Go Ahead Laugh” Herbalism & Joe Pye Weed Show

8/15/2016
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Live from the Bunker! Marc & Mindy hole up in Western Massachusetts listening to the pitter patter of the rain on the roof and the low menacing rumble of thunder, all while being surrounded by nature's light show. We need the rain, and Nature delivers! Marc's "Herb Nugget" reminds us that humor is the best medicine. So Mindy makes a funny... The "Herb of the Podcast" are Eutrochium spp (that's right, previously Eupatorium spp!), E. maculatum and E. purpureum. These are known as spotted Joe...

Duration: 00:34:09


THE WALKING HERBALIST PODCAST – (Mini) Episode 34: Joanne Hull and Natural Plant Dyes

8/4/2016
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Marc & Mindy have been on the road, spending the past week in Upstate New York. Fortunately, we had a chance to sit down and talk with Joanne Hull (better known to Mindy as "Mom"!). We learned all about the Outdoor Natural Plant Dyeing Studio that she had built at her suburban home in Upstate New York. Take a look at these great shirts! We hope you enjoy this mini-episode, and will see you back for a full-length episode next week!

Duration: 00:17:38


THE WALKING HERBALIST PODCAST – EPISODE 33. The “Family” Herbalism & Jewelweed Show

7/30/2016
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Podcasting from on the road at Joanne Hull's (Mindy's Mom's) Outdoor Natural Plant Dyeing Studio in the suburbs of Upstate New York, The Walk Herbalist duo talks plants! Marc's "Herb Nugget" reminds us of the importance of family. The "Herb of the Podcast" is Jewelweed, or Impatiens capensis. See the pictures of plants with orange flowers! Mindy's "Backed by Science" article is: Motz VA, et al. Efficacy of the saponin component of Impatiens capensis Meerb.in preventing urushiol-induced...

Duration: 00:23:19


THE WALKING HERBALIST PODCAST – EPISODE 32. The “Its Gettin’ Hot in Here” Herbalism & Staghorn Sumac Show

7/22/2016
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Podcasting (and sweating) at the Bunker, Marc & Mindy sacrifice air conditioning to get the latest awesome episode of The Walking Herbalist Podcast up for you! Marc's "Herb Nugget" gives a list of (dumb) ways to keep cool in this sweltering heat. The "Herb of the Podcast" is Staghorn Sumac, or Rhus typhina. Marc enlightens us on its many uses, including his love of sumac-ade. The photos with red berry clusters are our Staghorn friends... Mindy's "Backed by Science" article is: Parveen A,...

Duration: 00:45:14


THE WALKING HERBALIST PODCAST – EPISODE 31. The “Weeds are Friends” Herbalism & Purslane Show

7/15/2016
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Mindy can't help but talk about her poor little car, which is sitting dead on the side of the road. Turns out the starter went. But thankfully she made it home before it died, reminding herself to count her blessings. Marc's "Herb Nugget" reminds us that garden weeds are not entirely the nuisance that they may seem to be. Make friends and learn from them! And eat some as well! The "Herb of the Podcast" is Purslane, or Portulaca oleracea. This garden weed is actually a delicious addition to...

Duration: 00:40:23


THE WALKING HERBALIST PODCAST – EPISODE 30. The “Try, Try Again” Herbalism & Yarrow Show

7/8/2016
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Marc and Mindy tell the unfortunate story of our newest family member Josee, a 10-or-so week old german shepherd puppy who swallowed a nail. Fortunately, just as she was about to be whisked off to surgery, she passed the nail! Intestines of Steel we say! Marc's "Herb Nugget" revolves around the old adage: "if at first you don't succeed, try again!" The "Herb of the Podcast" is Yarrow, or Achillea millefolium. This lowly seeming waste area weed is medicinal magic! Named after fabled Greek...

Duration: 00:38:32


THE WALKING HERBALIST PODCAST – EPISODE 29. The “Time Flies” Herbalism and Elder Show

6/30/2016
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Marc and Mindy follow up with listener Nicole's suggestion about powdering foraged mushrooms, and her answer to our questions, namely 1) cook your foraged mushroom, and 2) dried mushrooms have a stronger taste, so use sparingly! Marc's "Herb Nugget" talks about the trickery of time: slow when you want it to be fast, and fast when you want it to be slow. Make the most of it this Independence Day weekend! The "Herb of the Podcast" is Elder, or Sambucus spp. (in particular S. nigra and S....

Duration: 00:44:52


THE WALKING HERBALIST PODCAST – EPISODE 28. The “Pay Attention to the Seasons” Herbalism & Lemon Balm Show

6/24/2016
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Marc and MIndy open the podcast by discussing hugelkultur and wonder if listeners practice the technique in their gardens. There is a nice discussion on it here. If you would like to chime in, give our voicemail a call at 617-622-3916 and we may play your recording on the podcast. Marc's "Herb Nugget" talks about seasonality, and that even though we are in the midst of summer, it is actually already time to start thinking about the preparations we need for the winter months. The "Herb of...

Duration: 00:48:08


THE WALKING HERBALIST PODCAST – EPISODE 27. The “Get Your Plant Walk On!” Herbalism & Catnip Show

6/16/2016
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The "Herb Nugget" focuses on getting into your Plant Walking Groove, especially now that summer is around the corner! Marc & Mindy talk about Herbstalk, and give garden updates. Does anyone know why we are getting chlorosis of our basil leaves? Marc's "Herb of the Podcast" is Catnip, or Nepeta cataria. Amongst other things, Marc tells us how to use catnip to keep small rodents out of the garden...by attracting cats! We use catnip in teas and tinctures, and grow some for our kitty....

Duration: 00:43:02


THE WALKING HERBALIST PODCAST – Episode 26 (Special Edition): Live from Herbstalk!

6/9/2016
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Marc and Mindy record live from Herbstalk 2016! Join us for a cruise around this magical herbal gala, where we talk to the teachers, small business owners, and patrons that come together for the yearly festivities. We meet up with Tom & Pat Zabel and Sue Kesner (parents of Herbstalk founders Steph & Henry!), and find out what they think about the big event. We stalk out Catherine Iagnemma (Herbstalk's Assistant Organizer) and her boyfriend Ian Schaplowsky (and Marc hits Ian with some hard...

Duration: 00:57:34

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