This week, the team spent a little time reviewing last week's show on the Locavore Movement with Leda Hermecz then moved on to answer an herbal 101 question and Cannabis in the news.
Locavore, Farm-to-Table, Slow Food, artisan foods can be found amidst all these movements. As we get in-touch with the roots of our food, our appreciation for what it takes to make truly delicious cuisine grows. Today, we're talking with Leda Hermecz of 100 Mile Bakery about her roots in the Slow Food movement and how she brings local foods to her community.
This week, the team spent a little time reviewing last week's show then moved on to answer a couple of Herbal 101 questions.
As herbalists, we often rely on a combination of current research and historical records to understand our medicinal plants. For the most part, we've been free to experiment and gain our own experiential knowledge, too. Iceland, among others, has passed a lot of legal restrictions limiting herbalist and those who use plants to care for themselves and their loved ones.
In truth, herbalists love to discuss digestive health. From what goes in to what comes out, we're interested , observant, and talkative. Today, we're talking with Howie Brounstein, an expert Western Herbalist, and Zoe Fallian, a Practitioner of East Asian Medicine, about one of our favorite topics--Poo.
We've all heard the alarming statistics that tell us global climate change is real and happening now, even if we don't all agree on the cause. Herbalists and botanists are on the forefront of the move to save as many of our plant friends as possible, but they're just the tip of the iceberg. Today' we're talking with Godmother of American Herbalism Rosemary Gladstar about plant conservation and how all of us can save and protect our beloved plant species from extinction.