Episode 25 12th October 2019
Wild-Farming with Tama Matsuoka Wong
When is farming not farming and when is the wild not really that wild? What do when what is sidelined may just be a path back to connection with our living planet? It's time to break down dichotomies and silos to move into a new space of possibility.
Tama Matsuoka Wong, forager and author, joins us to talk about the idea of wild-farming, foraging as a form of mindfulness, utilising creativity to open up new opportunities in food and ways of living, and how 'word-free' communication may be the way to inverting what we value and what we don't...
'We’ve done something so commonplace and we’re revered'
- Tama Matsuoka Wong, episode 25
About Tama Matsuoka Wong
Tama Matusoka Wong is a forager, weed eater, lawyer, and mother of three. She is the owner of Meadows and More, a respected wild foods purveyor based in New Jersey, founded with stewardship of land at the forefront of the operation. The small team focuses not only on foraging but also culling invasives, restoring native biodiversity, and working with private landowners, organic farmers, and conservation groups. Previously, Tama spent twenty-five years working as a lawyer in financial services around the world before returning to New Jersey and rediscovering her passion for the natural world. She is the co-author, with chef-de-cuisine at Daniel in New York, Eddy Leroux, of Foraged Flavour (2012).
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!