35. Foraging for the Future - Interview with Samuel Thayer, Wild Foods Teacher
Is it possible to feed our families and our communities from the products of the forest, without harming nature in the process?
For episode #35 of The Good Life Revival Podcast, I had the pleasure of chatting with author Samuel Thayer, renowned as one of North America's leading authorities on wild foods and foraging.
Samuel is the author of the Forager's Harvest series of books, which he recently completed with the third installment, Incredible Wild Edibles, in late 2017. (Incredible Wild Edibles is my book club pick for the month of March 2018. Click here to learn more!)
We spoke, among other things, about his work as an author and teacher, the kinds of values we need to instill in our peers and the generations to come about wild foods, and the potential for wild spaces and non-domesticated species to serve as viable, sustainable alternatives to the tremendously damaging conventional farming paradigm that dominates the landscape and threatens to collapse our global food systems in the not-so-distant future.
Incredible Wild Edibles bears the subtitle “36 plants that can change your life”, and I can personally vouch that this is no exaggeration! Gathering wild foods is so much more than a hobby; it’s a way of life, and anyone who aspires to live with the rhythms of nature will quickly become obsessed after their first taste.
Related Links and Further Resources:
- Samuel Thayer's website - order books and wild foods
- Forager's Harvest on Facebook - keep up with Thayer's teaching events
- Support the Good Life Revival on Patreon - join in on the monthly book club!
- Join the Farm and Forage Challenge Facebook group to keep up with wild foods as they come into season throughout the year!
- A Beginner's Guide to Foraging - The Good Life Revival Podcast #15