Episode 60 17th July 2022
Wild Acts of Resistance with Monica Wilde
Monica Wilde, forager and research herbalist, recently spent a year eating nothing but wild food. We talk about her wild food year and much more in this illuminating chat. The last time we had Monica on, over three years ago, she said: 'There is an unspoken understanding that change is needed'. This time we try to 'edge our way in the right direction'. The key, says Monica, is getting outside and eating just a bit more wild. Listen in and come on a wild food adventure!
'We would have had to move around to follow these foods'
About Monica Wilde
Monica Wilde is a forager and research herbalist. Her journey in herbalism began on the Kenyan farm of her childhood where she met with a Kikuyu herbalist. This interest and rigorous study of the potential of herbal medicine has led her to be made a Fellow of the Linnean Society, as well as being one of the founding members of the Association of Foragers. She has formally taught foraging since 2005 and offers nature immersion experiences as well as wild cookery courses. She recently spent a year eating nothing but wild food and wrote a book about it: The Wilderness Cure (Simon & Schuster UK, 2022).
About the show
We offer a series of conversations to tap into the wildness within ourselves and to uncover what is possible when we do. It is our hope that through the WorldWild Podcast we can contribute to the revitalisation of wild food culture and conversation around the world.
Through people who know their landscapes intimately, we gather the threads to weave a rich tapestry. Piece by piece the vision of a wilder world comes into view. The wild embrace of nature welcomes us back and offers us a seat at the table. A feast, no less!