First and Foremost on my mind is that people that fall into the category of a Locally Grown Foreigner are very often people that spend almost no time outside. No matter the weather, if you wish to regain natural citizenship with your land, you must spend time outside. This is usually a very easy thing for the majority of us to accomplish in the warmer months, but this becomes a giant ask when you live in a place where the weather goes down below freezing. Unfortunately for the heat loving among you, building a connection to your land requires that you not hide away from it 4-6 months of the year.
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“A long time ago, there lived a human being who always went out of his way to help the people of his village.
“When the elders could no longer hunt for themselves, he would bring them food.
“A young couple getting married could count on him to help make their tipi poles and gather the hides needed to cover their lodge.....
An event I often recall when thinking about foraging in my early days, is me choking down a sandwich with what must have been an inch-thick layer of Dandelion greens between some seedy whole grain bread. I forced myself to eat it, and I even tried convincing my then girlfriend of the superb taste.
In this second episode of the Natural Flavors Podcast I talk with my friend and awesome mushroom photographer Nicole McCalpin. Subjects discussed include:
- Usefulness of scientific names of plants
- experiencing the forest
- what motivates us to get out there and forage
I hope you enjoy this podcast and know that I am still finding my way with the details!
Find Nicole's amazing photography by looking her up on facebook or on Instagram under the name @mystic_jane.
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