The Wild Wisdom of Weeds with Katrina Blair

Episode 114: In this episode, we talk about the weeds that surround us with forager, chef, writer, and plant lover Katrina Blair. Author of the book The Wild Wisdom of Weeds, 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival Katrina talks about the wild integrity of weeds, their medicinal and nutritional value, and how to harvest and prepare them. Katrina shares recipes for their cosmetic and culinary use. Some of the plants that we cover include Mallow, Dandelion, Mustard, Clover, Purslane, and Thistle.

Katrina Blair also runs the nonprofit Turtle Lake Refuge whose mission is to celebrate the connection between personal health and wild lands.

11 Comments on “The Wild Wisdom of Weeds with Katrina Blair”

  1. Glad to know a bit about you!
    If you come to India, do visit our collective forest, Vanvadi, in the Sahyadri foothills of the Konkan Western Ghats.

  2. Dear dear Ms. Blair,

    Cannot tell you how wonderful it is to hear your words. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR WORK!!

    If you’re interested, I’ve written a new musical called: Daisy and the Wonder Weeds….all about how the Wild Weeds (Dandelion, Thistle, Burdock, Nettle, Clover, Milkweed) save an urban garden… We are still in development, but eventually, I would love to collaborate with you in some way…

    How can I help you and your work??? This is important knowledge.

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  6. Thanks Katrina and Jill for this lovely podcast. I’ve been nibbling my weeds all week following listening to this and thinking of all the brilliant health benefits this may bring me! I’ve been a slightly hesitant forager for a while – sticking to those plants I know well. It’s been really eye opening to hear your approach Katrina. I’m fascinated to learn that many many more plants could be on my nibble list! Thanks so much! I’m ordering your book straight away!

    • Thanks for listening, Nancy. I love Katrina’s book.
      I have two short interviews with her on my other podcast, The Plant Report- Every Plant Has A Story.
      PS I’m picking some Mallow today for tea.

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