Foraging

33 Jon & Erin Stewart: Sustainable Foraging and Managing Wild Land

Conversation with Jon & Erin Stewart

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • Why foraging is an important skill to learn
  • Practical tips and ways to protect our wild herbal resources with proper harvesting techniques
  • Harvesting in a way that improves wild land
  • Beyond harvesting from the land, ways to care for and improve our wild lands in a holistic way
  • Naturally controlling "invasive species"

About Jon & Erin

Our founder, Erin Stewart, is an herbalist, NAHA certified aromatherapist, and organic gardener. She grows over 70 kinds of aromatic and medicinal plants for her own apothecary (not counting her Lavender varietal collection) and distills essential oils and hydrosols in her PNW garden.

Jon Stewart is an organic gardener, artisan woodworker, and herbalist. He is the host of AromaCulture’s Herbs & Oils Podcast and works alongside our magazine contributors and advertisers to develop high quality, educational content for AromaCulture Magazine.

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Enrollment for the Foraging Workshop is now open at  www.floranella.com . Be confident that you can properly identify 12 common edible and medicinal plants that are harvested in the summertime and their lookalikes so that you can safely forage for them in the wild areas near you.

Enrollment for the Foraging Workshop is now open at www.floranella.com. Be confident that you can properly identify 12 common edible and medicinal plants that are harvested in the summertime and their lookalikes so that you can safely forage for them in the wild areas near you.


Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

32 Sam Coffman: Using Local Herbs and Foraging Safety

Interview with Sam Coffman

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • What is bio-regional medicine?
  • Profiles and uses of three local herbs in Sam's local region (Texas)
  • Foraging safety considerations
  • Ethical foraging guidelines
  • What to have in your herbal first aid kit

About Sam Coffman

Sam Coffman has over 10 years of military experience as a U.S. Special Forces Medic, an interrogator and a linguist. He studied botany and bio-regional medicine both privately and at several outdoor schools in Colorado, and during his military service as a Green Beret Medic he logged thousands of hours in the field as a team medic, military emergency rooms and troop medical clinics. He has worked as a clinical herbalist on his own and in conjunction with functional medicine doctors (M.D. and D.O.) for chronic as well as acute illness and injury. Sam has been highly focused on bio-regional plant medicine for infection, injury and illness most commonly encountered in a post-disaster, remote or under served environment when there is no higher definitive medical care. He is co-founder of the non-profit organization – Herbal Medics – that travels to remote areas in Nicaragua as well as medically under served urban areas in the USA, providing herbal medicine clinics, off-grid and salvage-based engineering solutions (water purification, sustainable power, sustainable agriculture, etc.).

Where to find Sam Coffman


Pre-enrollment for the Foraging Workshop and the Herbal Aromatherapy course is available NOW at    www.floranella.com . We will be sharing a ton of free and helpful content to those who sign up for the pre-enrollment waiting list, so make sure you go over and sign up.

Pre-enrollment for the Foraging Workshop and the Herbal Aromatherapy course is available NOW at www.floranella.com. We will be sharing a ton of free and helpful content to those who sign up for the pre-enrollment waiting list, so make sure you go over and sign up.


Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.