Episode Seven of the Ground Shots Podcast.
A conversation with folk herbalist, teacher, witch and forager Rebecca Beyer of Blood and Spicebush, out of Barnardsville, NC on Appalachian folk herbalism, wildcrafting questions, acknowledging all the different folks who contributed to the practices of Appalachian folk herbalism, southern Appalachian plant lore and more.
We talk about:
a few plants in the southern Appalachia and the folklore around them
different ways to think about how to responsibly teach about Appalachian folk herbalism
acknowledging the erasure of the contributions of West African folks to Appalachian folk herbalism practices due to white supremacy
ethical questions and ponderings around wildcrafting in different bioregions
the need for conversations around dispelling the myths surrounding rural Appalachian folks as 'primitive ancestors'
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episode photo by: Shauna Caldwell
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Theme music: Mother Marrow
Produced by: Opia Creative
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