Episode 38 27th March 2020
Starting with One Plant with Robin Harford
Whether in a city, a village or a hut somewhere, we can all gather, cook and serve wild food. There is nothing new about this, it is what we have always done. In listening to Robin Harford, the man behind the wildly popular EatWeeds and author of many foraging guidebooks, you begin to appreciate the difficulty in teaching something and wanting people to learn it themselves - for themselves. It is really through the personal, the sensory, the experiential, that we make the type of connection that lasts and that fosters empowerment of the individual. We are all, in the end, foragers. Whether we know it yet or not.
In this chat, we discuss how you can start with just one plant on your journey of wild discovery, the role of technology in facilitating engagement, the sensory experience of knowing one another, plant blindness and what it says about presence...
'When we gather together we are fed far more deeply than when we do it alone'
- Robin Harford / ep.38
About Robin Harford
Robin Harford is a plant-based forager, ethnobotanical researcher and wild food educator. He has published over fifty foraging guide books. He established his wild food foraging school in 2008, and he runs the hugely popular EatWeeds website and mailing list. Robin has travelled extensively through Africa, India, SE Asia, Europe and the USA to document and learn more about wild food plants in indigenous cultures. With his experience in publishing, he now connects his journey of self-discovery to offer others innovative ways to communicate their message.
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!