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February 17, 2023 65 mins
Meet Dina Falconi, herbalist, teacher, and author, of Feasting and Foraging. In this episode, we hear about her journey toward leading a meaningful, healthy life and finding natural medicine through food. Specializing in permaculture and herbal healing, Dina explores about how we can make changes in our everyday lives to improve our physical, mental, and spiritual health. Topics discussed: Dina's journey with plants beginning at age 11 in the East Village of NYC Micky Carter, Dina's early mentor Worked and studied at an herb company with Pam Montgomery, William Lassasier--herbal teacher Earthy Bodies and Heavenly Hair Dina's work in the Hudson River Valley, NY creating virtual teachings with her son and filmmaker Sam Falconi How Dina shares content on digital media without a cellphone Dina talks about living without a cellphone Claire Dunn Episode Dina's clinical herbalist is connected to food activism and foraging How do city dwellers experience wild foods? Ecosystem stewardship and land care are big themes for foragers A discussion about invasives Mugwort The process of creating Foraging and Feasting Wendy Hollender / illustrator for Foraging and Feasting Plant foraging and healing with herbs as a growing topic of interest/ the "hipster wave" Knowledgeable foraging can create more biodiversity and abundance in the landscape Slow living as plant literacy, observing nature's processes Botanical Arts Press Dina Falconi's YouTube Channel In the Wild Kitchen Connect with Dina Falconi  Instagram @foragingandfeasting Facebook @ForagingFeasting Dina's Website, Foraging and Feasting by Dina Falconi, Illustrated by Wendy Hollender This Episode is Sponsored by Ettitude: ^Use code THEGOODDIRT for $25 off your first order! About Lady Farmer: Our Website @weareladyfarmer on Instagram Join The Lady Farmer ALMANAC Leave us a voicemail! Call 443-459-1950 and ask a question or share what the good dirt means to you! Email us at Original music by John Kingsley. Our technical partner for this series is CitizenRacecar, Post-Production by Alex Brouwer and José Miguel Baez, Coordinated by Gabriela Montequin and Mary Ball. The Good Dirt is a part of the Connectd Podcasts Network. Statements in this podcast have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not to be considered as medical or nutritional advice. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, and should not be considered above the advice of your physician. Consult a medical professional when making dietary or lifestyle decisions that could affect your health and well-being.
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