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Plant Cunning Podcast

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Plant Resilience. Plants Wisdom. Plant Plants. This podcast, hosted by Isaac Hill and A.C. Stauble brings together a network of people wise to the ways of plants, fungi and the natural world to explore the Mysteries of Nature. We invite herbalists, farmers, mages, fungi experts, community organizers and all kinds of other interesting people to the microphone to share their wisdom and experiences with us. We like to bridge different worlds, make connections, inspire and at times, have our minds blown by our amazing guests. Enjoy!
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Ep. 115: Ken Asmus on Growing Plants Yourself, the Nursery Business, Drive-By Botany, Wild Plums and Breeding "Wild Chicken" American Chestnuts

Plant Cunning Podcast Jun 07, 2023

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Ep. 115: Ken Asmus on Growing Plants Yourself, the Nursery Business, Drive-By Botany, Wild Plums and Breeding "Wild Chicken" American Chestnuts

Ep. 115: Ken Asmus on Growing Plants Yourself, the Nursery Business, Drive-By Botany, Wild Plums and Breeding "Wild Chicken" American Chestnuts

Plant Cunning Conference Info: https://buildwithmaple.notion.site/Plant-Cunning-Conference-Sept-9-10-2023-b7b505f1d48b414ebc02e7eb75ea54b0 In this episode we interview Ken Asmus of the legendary Oikos Tree Crops. Find him here: https://oikostreecrops.com/

Jun 07, 202301:22:11
Ep. 114: Humoral Herbalism with Stephen Taylor

Ep. 114: Humoral Herbalism with Stephen Taylor

Early Bird tickets to the Plant Cunning Conference available now: https://buildwithmaple.notion.site/Plant-Cunning-Conference-Sept-9-10-2023-b7b505f1d48b414ebc02e7eb75ea54b0 Use the code HH20 to get 20% off Stephen's book! at https://www.aeonbooks.co.uk/product/the-humoral-herbal-a-practical-guide-to-the-western-energetic-system-of-health-lifestyle-and-herbs/93719/ Herbalist Stephen Taylor regales us with stories and wisdom regarding the West's traditional system of energetics!

May 24, 202301:04:29
Ep.113: Kate Gilday on Herbalism, Ticks, and Woodland Flower Essences

Ep.113: Kate Gilday on Herbalism, Ticks, and Woodland Flower Essences

Flower essences, lyme disease, herbal medicine, tick protocol, and the herbal scene with Kate Gilday Find Kate at: https://woodlandessence.com/ Early Bird tickets for the in person Plant Cunning Podcast drop next week, May 23rd, so follow us on FB, IG or sign up for our email list at info at plantcunning dot com to catch the link.

May 17, 202301:08:34
Ep.112: Nick Cavanaugh on Collectively Owned Apothecaries

Ep.112: Nick Cavanaugh on Collectively Owned Apothecaries

In this episode we speak with herbalist Nick Cavanaugh about Burlington VT based Rail Yard Apothecary, which is a worker-owned co-op. There are a lot of benefits to structuring a business this way, as well as obstacles, and we talk about them all. You can find them here: https://www.railyardapothecary.com/

May 03, 202351:45
Ep.111: Camille Freeman on Becoming A Better Practitioner

Ep.111: Camille Freeman on Becoming A Better Practitioner

Find Camille at: https://www.camillefreeman.com/ Link to Pam Montgomery's class: https://www.wakeuptonature.com/co-creative-partnership-with-nature/?affiliate=plantcunning In this episode we have an amazing conversation with herbalist, nutritionist and mentor Camille Freeman about how to simplify your recommendations to be more effective, how to stand out and start getting referrals as an up-and-coming practitioner, the importance of a group of peers and mentors, and much more!

Apr 26, 202301:15:54
Ep.110: Howard Charing on Amazonian Angels and Pablo Amaringo

Ep.110: Howard Charing on Amazonian Angels and Pablo Amaringo

In this episode we speak with author and visionary artist Howard Charing about the amazing Pablo Amaringo, about communicating with plants, what angels are, and some of the interesting encounters he's had with the spirit world. Find him at: https://www.hgcharing.com/

Apr 12, 202355:58
Ep.109: Eric Toensmeier on Trees with Edible Leaves

Ep.109: Eric Toensmeier on Trees with Edible Leaves

You can find "Trees with Edible Leaves" free here: https://perennialagriculture.institute/2023/01/10/trees-with-edible-leaves-pais-latest-publication/ And Eric's website is: http://www.perennialsolutions.org/

In this episode we speak with permaculturist, plant geek, and author Eric Toensmeier about some of the amazing trees with edible leaves that are grown throughout the world, why tree leaves are so nutritious, and the best way to manage them for productivity, such as coppicing and pollarding.



#permaculture, #foodforest #perennialvegetables



Apr 05, 202301:10:02
Ep.108: Walking the Land with Eileen Nauman
Mar 29, 202301:01:39
Ep.107: Kaitlin Smith on Storied Grounds and GaiaHub

Ep.107: Kaitlin Smith on Storied Grounds and GaiaHub

In this episode we talk with herbalist, scholar, writer and multidisciplinary educator Kaitlin Smith about the importance of stories in connecting with place, and GaiaHub, a digital tool for tracking and connecting with earth knowledge. The tool uses Notion, an amazing software that combines word documents with databases and is a great tool for project management. We explore how herbalists can use the GaiaHub for tracking their apothecary recipes and what is in stock, keeping their materia medica plant knowledge, client information and booking, and tracking whatever classes they may be taking or teaching themselves. It's pretty comprehensive and pretty amazing, but if you aren't going to use it we dive into the details around the 30:00 minute mark. You can find her at: https://www.storiedgrounds.com/about

Mar 22, 202301:10:58
Ep.106: Kira Sutherland on Medical Astrology, Homeopathy and Natural Cycles

Ep.106: Kira Sutherland on Medical Astrology, Homeopathy and Natural Cycles

In this episode we speak with naturopath, herbalist, medical astrologer and educator Kira Sutherland of (who you can find at https://www.astrologyofhealth.com/ ) about how she uses medical astrology in her work as a naturopath and herbalist, about homeopathy and flower essences, and about how to tap into our own natural cycles to optimize our health.

Mar 08, 202301:00:31
Ep.105: Freedom Cole on Ayurveda and Astrology

Ep.105: Freedom Cole on Ayurveda and Astrology

Find Freedom at https://www.scienceoflight.net/ ! 

 In this episode we talk about Vedic astrology, or Jyotish, why it's is so important for the practice of Ayurveda, about remediation, planetary charity, the nature of karma, and the relationship between deities and planetary archetypes.


#Ayurveda #Astrology #Vedic Astrology #Jyotish

Mar 01, 202301:53:30
Ep.104: Lisa Fazio on Italian Folk Magic & Medicine, Plants, Place, & Community

Ep.104: Lisa Fazio on Italian Folk Magic & Medicine, Plants, Place, & Community

In this episode we speak with Central New York herbalist Lisa Fazio about place, lineage, community, and Italian folk magic and medicine. You can find her at https://therootcircle.com/



#Italianfolkmedicine #Italianfolkmagic #Herbalism

Feb 15, 202301:03:22
Ep.103: Ben Falk on Seaberries, Homesteading, Permaculture and the Future

Ep.103: Ben Falk on Seaberries, Homesteading, Permaculture and the Future

Honored to have permaculturist Ben Falk at  @wholesystems  on the show to talk about the amazing Hippophae rhamnoides (Seaberry/Sea Buckthorn), homesteading after 15 years, permaculture and what he thinks of an energy decent future.

Feb 01, 202301:19:14
Ep.102: Earth Energies with John Michael Greer

Ep.102: Earth Energies with John Michael Greer

Stone circles, the Secret of Solomon's Temple, ley lines, feng shui, radionics, cosmiculture pipes - in this episode we explore earth energies with John Michael Greer, and spill some secrets for how to grow a gangbusters garden.

Jan 18, 202301:05:27
Ep.101: MattyB on Indigenous Microorganism (IMO) Research

Ep.101: MattyB on Indigenous Microorganism (IMO) Research

In this episode we speak with aspiring farmer and researcher Mattie B on his work looking in to how Indigenous Microorganism (IMO) in Korean Natural Farming work, and how they compare to other soil amendments such as compost, mycogrow and others. Check out his work here: https://unadillacommunityfarm.org/imo/


This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program under subaward number FNE22-001. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Jan 04, 202355:45
Ep.100: 2023 Year Ahead Astrological Forecast with Zamboni Funk

Ep.100: 2023 Year Ahead Astrological Forecast with Zamboni Funk

It's out 100th episode!!! Thanks for liking, subscribing, and commenting! In this episode we look at the upcoming year ahead astrological forecast with  @zambonifunk . We talk about asking the right questions, about the cardinal ingresses, about Mars in Gemini, Saturn going into Pisces, Pluto into Aquarius, the nodes moving into the Libra-Aries axis, Venus in Capricorn, and Mercury retrogrades in earth signs.



#astrology #2023 #forecast 

Dec 28, 202202:30:49
Ep.99: Winter Solstice Special with Byron Ballard

Ep.99: Winter Solstice Special with Byron Ballard

In this episode, we bring the village witch of Asheville, North Carolina herself, Byron Ballard, back on the show! We have a wonderful time chatting with Byron, and explore all sorts of topics. Grab a cup of tea and join us!

Dec 21, 202201:39:10
Ep.98: Rosalee De La Foret on Podcasting, and Herbs Healing Respiratory Infections, Colds and Flus

Ep.98: Rosalee De La Foret on Podcasting, and Herbs Healing Respiratory Infections, Colds and Flus

In this episode we have the honor of speaking with  @HerbsWithRosalee  about herbalism, podcasting and help with healing upper respiratory infections! Check her out at: https://www.herbalremediesadvice.org/

Dec 14, 202201:10:31
Ep.97: Margi Flint on the Practicing Herbalist

Ep.97: Margi Flint on the Practicing Herbalist

Today we interview herbalist, author, teacher and artist  Margi Flint about studying herbalism with Rosemary Gladstar, William LesSassier and others in the 70s, about her wonderful, practical book "The Practicing Herbalist" which is now in it's 4th edition, facial diagnosis, cleansing space, and much more!  Find Margi at: https://earthsongherbals.com/

Dec 07, 202201:06:35
Ep.96: 7Song on First Aid at the Rainbow Gathering, Staph, Mental Health Herbs, and More

Ep.96: 7Song on First Aid at the Rainbow Gathering, Staph, Mental Health Herbs, and More

In this episode, we speak with 7Song, who was on episode 6 of the podcast, about first aid at the Rainbow Gatherings, staph infections, mental health herbs, and much more. Find him at 7song.com!

Nov 30, 202201:05:24
Ep.95: All Things Amanita with Michael WIlson
Nov 09, 202257:26
Ep.94: To Thine Own Self Be True with Tess Hughes
Oct 27, 202201:16:36
Ep.93: Christopher Hobbs on Medicinal Mushroom Powders, Microdosing Psilocybin, and Entropy
Oct 19, 202201:26:25
Ep.92: The Celestial Way with Christopher Warnock
Oct 05, 202201:26:56
Ep.91: Early Fall Duocast: Hoophouses, Astrology, Ashwagandha, Women's Gatherings

Ep.91: Early Fall Duocast: Hoophouses, Astrology, Ashwagandha, Women's Gatherings

In this episode AC and Isaac talk about their summer, the good and the bad, and what's to come.

Sep 28, 202228:48
Ep.90: Fall Forecast with Zamboni: Libra Ingress, Mars in Gemini, Lunar Eclipse

Ep.90: Fall Forecast with Zamboni: Libra Ingress, Mars in Gemini, Lunar Eclipse

In this episode we speak with Zamboni Funk (Check out his new podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCycn7mSrOqaUpEdnH7nzfPA)  about fall 2022! We talk about Mars being in Gemini from August until  March, about the Lunar Eclipse in Taurus on election day, about the  Saturn Uranus square that doesn't quite perfect, and much more.

Sep 22, 202201:28:04
Ep.89: Cunning As Folk and Astro Magia with JD Kelley

Ep.89: Cunning As Folk and Astro Magia with JD Kelley

In this episode, we interview modern cunning man JD Kelley, talk about  how to be a "Jack of all trades, mastering some" and the conference that  he's organizing for next month, Astro Magia at https://astromagia.org/   Some of the leading lights of this field will be speaking, including  Austin Coppock, Freedom Cole, Demetra George and Christopher Warnock.  I'll also be speaking at on the teachings of  17th century astrological  herbalists like Nicholas Culpeper and Joseph Blagrave.  You can find JD at https://www.cunningasfolk.com/

Sep 15, 202201:12:36
Ep.88: Dr. Crystal Dawn on Inflammation, Chronic Disease, and Gut Health
Sep 07, 202201:06:39
Ep.87: John Michael Greer on Pre-Psychological Astrology and the Twilight of Pluto
Aug 31, 202201:09:38
Ep.86: Olatokunbo Obasi's Well of Indigenous Wisdom
Aug 17, 202201:00:40
Ep.85: Gordon White on Encountering a Living Universe
Aug 03, 202201:05:11
Ep.84: Lora Galora on Hobomancy
Jul 20, 202250:22
Ep.83: Bevin Cohen on Healthy, Homemade Seed & Nut Oils

Ep.83: Bevin Cohen on Healthy, Homemade Seed & Nut Oils

Herbalist, homesteader and author Bevin Cohen of Small House Farm returns to spread the good word about making your own seed and nut oils at home! He's just written a new book called The Complete Guide to Seed and Nut OIls Growing, Foraging and Pressing. Oils and fats are a crucial part of every humans diet, and having healthy oils is very important. 

Jul 06, 202256:03
Ep.82: The Forager's Garden with Samuel Thayer
Jun 22, 202201:10:34
Ep.81: Cannabis, Aromatherapy, and Terpenes with Amanda Breeze

Ep.81: Cannabis, Aromatherapy, and Terpenes with Amanda Breeze

In this episode we speak with our friend Amanda Breeze about the cannabis business, how to maximize the therapeutic and recreational effects of this master plant, and why it smells like skunk... You can find Amanda at https://linktr.ee/EmeraldTemple

I (Isaac) will be speaking at the AstroMagia conference with is October 8-10, and you can get a 15% reduction before June 12th by using this code: AM22RISE+ at AstroMagia.org. I'll be speaking on 17th century Astrological herbalism and natural magic, and I will be joining an absolutely stacked lineup including Austin Coppock, Demetra George, Christopher Warnock, Lee Lehman and Freedom Cole among others.

Also, I am offering free horary readings one last time before I start charging for them, so email me a burning question to ( info at plantcunning dot com ) before July and I will send you a free analysis. 


Jun 08, 202201:18:06
Ep.80: Soulflowers with Lisa Estabrook
May 25, 202201:09:57
Ep.79: Ben LeVine on Life Force, the Science of the Stress Response System, & the Global Herb Trade

Ep.79: Ben LeVine on Life Force, the Science of the Stress Response System, & the Global Herb Trade

In this episode we speak with herbalist, entrepreneur and teacher Ben  LeVine about the science behind why and how adaptogens work, the common  chemistry behind many of these herbs, about going from dumpster diving,  to working at Celestial Seasonings, to co-founding Rasa, an herbal  company that provides coffee alternatives that are "obsessively  sustainable" - and we get into what that means, and how to actually  scale up herbalism in a way that helps heal the earth.

If you're interested in attending sliding-scale priced classes on herbalism with AC this month (May 2022) visit her website, www.travelingherbfarmer.com/education to learn more and register. 

May 11, 202201:10:17
Ep.78: Medical Astrology with Judith Hill part 2

Ep.78: Medical Astrology with Judith Hill part 2

In this episode, which was first available to the Patrons, we dive into the houses in Medical Astrology, into how to identify a curse, and collective health trends reflected in the skies. 

Judith is an incredible person and a wealth of knowledge and these episodes are truly gems. Check out her work at https://www.judithhillastrology.com/ and if you'd like to learn from her online astrology school, see the Academy for Astrological Medicine here, https://www.academyforastrologicalmedicine.com/

Apr 27, 202201:02:20
Ep.77: Early Spring Duocast
Apr 13, 202233:20
Ep.76: Karen Rose on Spiritual Herbalism, Ancestral Healing, and Astrology

Ep.76: Karen Rose on Spiritual Herbalism, Ancestral Healing, and Astrology

Karen Rose has dedicated her life’s work to empowering individuals to  reconnect to their own ancestral traditions, rooted in her native land  of Guyana with a dash of desert life from her time in Arizona and her  many years in Brooklyn, NY. Regarded as a Spiritual Herbalist, Karen is  revered for being the first to teach Spiritual Herbalism, plant medicine  deeply rooted in ancestral healing and spiritual consciousness.  Offering guidance to those on the path to finding the truth, she has  trained over 400 herbalists through her Spiritual Herbalism  Apprenticeship program as an act to reclaim their own health and offer  healing to their own communities.  She's recently come out with an amazing new book: The Art & Practice of Spiritual Herbalism: Transform, Heal & Remember with the Power of Plants and Ancestral Medicine. You can find her on IG and at sacredvibeshealing.com

This is a rich conversation. We touched on topics like ancestral  healing, how grief can hang in the lungs, her favorite plants for heart  healing, what spiritual herbalism means to her and what apprenticing  with her may be like. It was an honor and a pleasure to learn about  Karen's life and her work. Enjoy the episode.  

Upcoming Free Live Event on Earth Day Weekend: The ONE Summit or Women Working for the Earth Summit is going to be well  worth checking out for some heart soothing, inspiring and connecting  listening from some of the most incredible activists, healers, nature  lovers of our time. This event led by @natureevolutionaries is happening  the weekend of Earth Day, April 21st - 24th, 2022 and features over 30  speakers.  Use our affiliate link to check out the Women Working for the Earth  Summit here:  https://www.womenworkingfortheearth.com/?ac=UTnGeAhy  to support us if you decide to purchase the all access pass for the  recordings (it's $67 and they give us a generous half of that).  Check  out the speakers of the summit and the topics that they are going to  share with the world. It's pretty amazing. To name a few: Winona LaDuke,  Leah Penniman, Tammi Sweet, Rosemary Gladstar, Rosita Arvigo and many  inspiring plant people. Ya'all will love it.

Apr 06, 202257:45
Ep.75: Anima Pundeer and Stories of a Spiritual Seeker and Finder
Mar 30, 202201:14:34
Ep.74: Sophie Strand on Mychorrhizal Myths, Magic and Golden Roses

Ep.74: Sophie Strand on Mychorrhizal Myths, Magic and Golden Roses

Sophie is a Writer, Neo-Troubadour Animist, Compost Heap from the Hudson  Valley, with two titles forthcoming from Inner Traditions. In this  episode we speak with her about coming to learn from plants and  mushrooms after a difficult diagnosis, about how stories saved her life,  and why she loves to write, about the importance of seeing myths within  their ecological framework, and a magical story about a golden rose.   You can find her at: http://sophiestrand.com/, on IG (@Cosmogyny), FB, and SubStack.


If you like this show, and want to support it, go to Patreon.com/plantcunning

Mar 23, 202201:05:32
Ep.73: The Herbal Entrepreneur with Yolanda Joy

Ep.73: The Herbal Entrepreneur with Yolanda Joy

In this episode we speak with herbalist Yolanda Joy about growing up in Australia, moving to Italy, and falling in love with plants like Elderberry and Yarrow after only having met them before in fantasy books. We talk about how she studied pharmacy, transitioned to herbalism, and the change in worldview that entailed. We also talk about how she started the wildly successful Herbal Entrepreneur Conference after wanting to start an herbal business, but not finding any resources for it, she decided to make it happen- not just for herself but for all of us to benefit from too!

Click here to learn more about the Herbal Entrepreneur Conference using our affiliate link so that we can get credit for any referrals. The Conference takes place March 21-27, 2022. AC is joining an amazing list of speakers including Rosemary Gladstar, Margi Flint, Sajah Popham and more. AC's talk is on Friday, March 25th 10am EST to speak about getting a Certified Kitchen for herbal businesses.  https://herbalentrepreneur.com/?affiliate=travelingherbfarmer

The Herbal Entrepreneur Conference is a different event than what we talked about in the intro last week, which is The Plant Spirit Herbalism Summit hosted by Sara Artemsia which is taking place online March 18-20th, 2022. So you can do both! They are both free to attend. It's a busy week in the herb world and I love it. Conferences, Summits, Course Launches galore because it's the Spring Equinox weekend and we are starting to send up our little green shoots to share our medicine with the world. Here is the affiliate link for Plant Spirit Herbalism Summit again to make it easy for you to learn more. https://www.plantspiritherbalismsummit.com/?ac=8OguDRxr

Mar 16, 202201:00:03
Ep.72: Peter Mark Adams on The Power of the Healing Field, Energy Medicine and Ancestral Healing

Ep.72: Peter Mark Adams on The Power of the Healing Field, Energy Medicine and Ancestral Healing

In this episode we speak with author, poet, esotericist, and energy  healing practitioner about his new book The Power of the Healing Field:  Energy Medicine, Psi Abilities, and Ancestral Healing, some of the  different modalities available that work with subtle energies, from EFT  (meridian tapping), to Reiki, to Mind Connection Healing (that his  partner Kenzie developed) and more! We talk about different states of  consciousness, from rational to intuitive, empathetic to psychic and all  the way up to unitive mystical states. We talk about entity attachment  and removal, about the importance of coming from a place of service,  what the "Field" is, and the ethical framework integral to it.  

There's also an upcoming event we share about in the intro called the  Plant Spirit Herbalism Summit hosted by our friend Sara Artemisia (see  Episode 36 of our podcast to listen to us interviewing her). Use this  link to view more info, register for free or purchase the all-access  pass for the weekends' recordings https://www.plantspiritherbalismsummit.com/?ac=8OguDRxr.  That's our unique affiliate link so we will be getting a percentage of  any sales, so it's a great way to support the show while soaking up the  wisdom of some amazing plant people like Rosemary Gladstar, Matthew  Wood, Margi Flint and many more. The event is March 18-20th online and  has 33 amazing speakers total sharing about their special connection to  plants. See you there.

Mar 09, 202201:32:42
Ep.71: Super Natural: Rachelle Robinett on Herbs, Supplements and Lifestyle
Mar 02, 202201:01:46
Ep.70: Energetic Herbalism with Kat Maier

Ep.70: Energetic Herbalism with Kat Maier

In this episode we talk with herbalist, educator and author Kat Maier about energetic herbalism, the topics discussed in her new book Energetic Herbalism: A Guide to Sacred Plant Traditions Integrating Elements of Vitalism, Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine. We talk about what energetics are, and why they're important. If you know you're hot, taking hot herbs might make you too hot! So we get into the "doshas" (vata, pitta, kapha) the "tissue states" (hot, cold, dry, damp, tense and lax) and touch on five element theory and vital energy. We had a lot of fun speaking with Kat, and you can find her at www.SacredPlantTraditions.com


And you can support the podcast and gain access to exclusive content at Patreon.com/plantcunning

Feb 23, 202201:10:40
Ep.69: The Delightful Phyllis D. Light on Southern Folk Medicine
Feb 16, 202201:07:06
Ep.68: Mid-Winter Duocast
Feb 09, 202238:50
Ep.67: Medical Astrology with Judith Hill

Ep.67: Medical Astrology with Judith Hill

This is a fabulous episode where we dive into the field of medical astrology with legendary author, astrologer, researcher, educator and herbalist Judith Hill. She has written several comprehensive books on astrology that we have been devouring here at the homestead lately and it was a pleasure to get to pick her brain on some of the nuances of medical astrology from an herbalist perspective.

This is a two part episode. In this part we learn about Judiths' background, define medical astrology and how it can be helpful to medical practitioners for example how to find out the seat of chronic health concerns using the birth chart and some tips for remediation. Judith tells us about the history of medical astrology and how it became divorced from the mainstream medical practice along with herbalism, homeopathy, midwifery and the like. We learned about her research that helps to prove the efficacy of astrology through the prediction of earthquakes based on astrology.

Part two is available on our Patreon page, https://www.patreon.com/plantcunning where we get into how to use astrology for fertility, to work with our vital force, and how to differentiate physical health problems (constipation, having worms, etc.) in a person from supernatural problems like hexes, possession or elf shot. We also talk about the pressure and bullying that so many herbalists and natural medicine practitioners feel to conform to the modern western medical model that rejects astrology despite all of the evidence proving its merit.

Judith is an incredible person and a wealth of knowledge and these episodes are truly gems. Check out her work at https://www.judithhillastrology.com/ and if you'd like to learn from her online astrology school, see the Academy for Astrological Medicine here, https://www.academyforastrologicalmedicine.com/

Feb 03, 202201:10:19
Ep.66: Rebecca Beyer on Wild Witchcraft, Sochan, Poke, Elderberry, Mandrake (and more!)

Ep.66: Rebecca Beyer on Wild Witchcraft, Sochan, Poke, Elderberry, Mandrake (and more!)

In this episode we interview herbalist, tattoo artist, folk magician, and author Rebecca Beyer (who you can find on IG at @Bloodandspicebush) about her new book Wild Witchcraft: Folk Herbalism, Garden Magic, and Foraging for Spells, Rituals, and Remedies, gardening, wild crafting, wild tending, and some magical, herbal and edible uses of plants like Poke (Phytolacca americana), Sochan (Rudbeckia laciniata), Elderberry (Sambucus spp.), Mandrake (Mandragora officinarum)  and more!

Here's Isaac's version of True Thomas: https://youtu.be/z7XA2rivLg8

And as usual, you can support the podcast at Patreon.com/plantcunning

Jan 26, 202201:15:31
Ep. 65: Dr. Wolf-Dieter Storl on Culture and Horticulture
Jan 19, 202201:22:04
Ep.64: Sean Dembrosky of Edible Acres on Gardening, Permaculture, Ponds and Persimmons

Ep.64: Sean Dembrosky of Edible Acres on Gardening, Permaculture, Ponds and Persimmons

In this episode we speak with Sean, who is a gardener/permaculturist, nurseryman, and YouTuber about how he got into gardening, his gardening philosophy, hand dug ponds, and we geek out on some of our favorite plants including Schisandra chinensis and Diospyros virginiana. You can find him at EdibleAcres.org and us at Patreon.com/plantcunning.



Jan 12, 202201:18:23
Ep.63: Ashkenazi Herbalism with Deatra Cohen and Adam Siegel
Jan 05, 202201:19:09
Ep.62: The Astrology of 2022 with Zamboni Funk

Ep.62: The Astrology of 2022 with Zamboni Funk

We welcome Zamboni Funk back on the show to talk about the year ahead. First we start with the context and the bigger picture with the 200 year Saturn and Jupiter cycle, the 84 year Uranus cycle, and then get into the nitty gritty of what all the planets are doing in 2022. We look at a few dates that are really good for certain activities: Early April is good for a concert or party, April 8th is good for dreaming big, May is great for starting garden projects, and there's plenty of time this summer to get into fights, if that's what you're looking for! We had a lot of fun with Zamboni, and wish you all a happy New Year!

You can find Zamboni on Instagram at @ZamboniFunk and Patreon at Patreon.com/ZamboniFunk

And you can support the podcast at Patreon.com/PlantCunning

Dec 29, 202102:02:48
Ep.61: Matthew Wood on Holistic Medicine and the Extracellular Matrix

Ep.61: Matthew Wood on Holistic Medicine and the Extracellular Matrix

Matthew Wood is an herbalist, educator (at the Matthew Wood institute of Herbalism), and author of several modern classics of American herbalism. His new book, Holistic Medicine and the Extracellular Matrix: The Science of Healing at the Cellular Level helps holistic practitioners validate what we knew all along: this stuff works! In episode we get into the nitty gritty of what the extracellular matrix is, how it works, how it validates holistic modalities like herbalism, cell salts, flower essences and more, and some of the herbs that work directly on the matrix like Red Clover, mushrooms like Reishi and Chaga, and mucilaginous plants like Marshmallow and Opuntia. We also get into some of the problems with modern medical-pharmaceutical-industrial complex and the work of Dr. Don Ingber with Tensegrity and the ECM.

Dec 22, 202101:56:18
Ep.60: Rosita Arvigo and Mayan Medicine

Ep.60: Rosita Arvigo and Mayan Medicine

Rosita Arvigo is an herbalist, ethnobotanist, Doctor of naprapathy, author and teacher living in Belize. You can find her website at RositaArvigo.com. In this episode we speak about her grandmothers taking her foraging for wild plants in Chicago as a young child, about moving to Mexico in the early 70s to resist the Vietnam war, about moving to Belize and meeting the traditional Mayan healer Don Elijio Panti, who she studied with for 17 years until his death at age 103. We talk about spiritual bathing, the essence of spiritual healing, some of her favorite plants, and her technique of abdominal massage that has helped many people all over the world transform their health.

Also, we are starting to release some videos on Youtube, and you can support the podcast at Patreon.com/plantcunning

Dec 15, 202101:04:04
Ep.59: Journeys with Plant Spirits and Psychic Hygiene with Emma Farrell

Ep.59: Journeys with Plant Spirits and Psychic Hygiene with Emma Farrell

In this episode we speak with Emma Farrell, who is a plant spirit healer, geomancer and author of the new book Journeys with Plant Spirits: Plant Consciousness Healing and Natural Magic Practices and in this episode we speak with her about plants as spiritual teachers and allies, the importance of psychic hygiene, how our energy bodies get blocked and damaged, and how to repair them. We also talk about some of her favorite plant allies like elder and mugwort. You can find her at PlantConsciousness.com and find part two of this interview at Patreon.com/PlantCunning

Dec 08, 202157:31
Ep:58 Landrace Gardening with Joseph Lofthouse Part 1

Ep:58 Landrace Gardening with Joseph Lofthouse Part 1

This is such a great chat with a grower, seed saver, author, and generally great person, Joseph Lofhouse. If you are interested in gardening, homesteading, farming and seed saving at all you're absolutely going to love this episode. We talk about biodiversity, promiscuous planting, food security, plant varieties he loves and how he works with the weeds, insects, and animals in harmonious ways in his gardens.

This is the first half of the episode, available here for free. The second half is available as a bonus to our Patrons over at https://www.patreon.com/plantcunning for $9/month. You can sign up for just this month if you'd like to listen in.

http://lofthouse.com/ is where to find Josephs' self published book, "Landrace Gardening: Food Security Through Biodiversity and Promiscuous Pollination" and learn more about his work.

If you're interested in supporting AC's community herbalism work by purchasing herbal remedies like skin salve, muscle rub, tinctures, and gift kits go to https://www.travelingherbfarmer.com/  and use the discount code "PlantCunning21" to receive free shipping on up to 5 orders for the whole month of December.

Dec 01, 202147:42
Ep.57: Big Magical Incense Energy with Sara Mastros

Ep.57: Big Magical Incense Energy with Sara Mastros

Sara is a witch for hire, teacher and author living in Pittsburgh, PA. She just came out with The Big Book of Magical Incense from Red Wheel/Weiser, and will be presenting at the Sacred Space Conference in Baltimore this January. We have a wonderful chat about magic, incense, and some of her favorite plants, including White Pine, Rose, Tobacco, and Mugwort. 


You can support the podcast at Patreon.com/PlantCunning

Nov 24, 202101:22:46
Ep.56: Rosemary Gladstar & the People's Medicine
Nov 17, 202101:17:35
Ep.55: Astro-Herbalism with Sarah Corbett

Ep.55: Astro-Herbalism with Sarah Corbett

In part one of this episode we explore astro-herbalism in it's simple practicality as well as the depth of it's complexity, and touch on medical astrology, planetary correspondences, history, temperaments, energetics, and cultivating relationships with plants and planets by understanding their shared connections.  You can find part two at Patreon.com/plantcunning for patrons of $9 and up.

Sarah Corbett is a clinical herbalist, nutritionist, and medical astrologer who is passionate about helping others come into relationship with the natural world. She is the founder of Rowan + Sage, where she shares handcrafted astrologically-infused herbal products, works with clients in her clinical practice, and guides others on their plant path through educational programs and mentorship. Sarah’s work weaves together the old ways with the new to create powerful, evidence-based offerings that bring forth ancestral herbal wisdom with a touch of magic and mysticism. Connect with Sarah and learn more about her work via her website www.rowanandsage.com or on Instagram @rowanandsage. To learn more about her school on astroherbalism with Diana Rose Harper you can check out Caeleste Natura

Nov 11, 202101:03:31
Ep.54: DuoCast First Snow/Short Check In

Ep.54: DuoCast First Snow/Short Check In

In this duo cast we share what it is like at our Central NY homestead as we prepare for our third winter on this land, shout out our Patrons, talk about media fasting and elimination diets and discuss the upcoming online class with Botanicwise we are excited to share.

Learn more about the program Food for Optimal Health with Paul Bergner using our affiliate link:

https://www.botanicwise.com/food-for-optimal-health-with-paul-bergner/?ref=32

The program starts next Tuesday, November 9th so be sure to sign up today if you're interested. 

AC will be in Brooklyn, NY this weekend vending her Traveling Herb Farmer herbal products at the FAD Early Bird Holiday Market if you're in NYC come say hello. 


Nov 03, 202122:19
Ep.53: Old English Plant Lore with Stephen Pollington

Ep.53: Old English Plant Lore with Stephen Pollington

Stephen Pollington is an accomplished author and historian with a focus on the Anglo-Saxon period and the Old English language. He's written many books on these subjects and today's episode is about, "Leechcraft: Early English Charms, Plant Lore and Healing." We learned how difficult it is to translate these old texts with discrepancies among the various copies and missing sections, it's like you have to be part detective as well to figure out what plant they were actually talking about. Stephen gave us some insights on Medieval understandings of the origins of disease and some of the main types of healing modalities they used such as spell healing, knife healing, and herb healing. We discuss animist ideas (as we do) regarding how folks would chant directly to the plants themselves rather than pray or chant to a divinity or god in the 9 Herbs Charm. We highlighted a bit about runes, chants, plants and the thundergod Thor or Thunar. Stephen is a joy to listen to and we hope you learn as much from this episode as we did. 

Oct 27, 202101:09:41
Ep.52: The Wealth of Nature with John Michael Greer
Oct 20, 202101:03:41
Ep.51: The Artisan Herbalist with Bevin Cohen
Oct 13, 202101:06:39
Ep.50: Pam Montgomery on Spiritual Ecology (part 1)

Ep.50: Pam Montgomery on Spiritual Ecology (part 1)

In this episode we dig deep into spiritual ecology with Pam Montgomery, talking about plants as elders, who can help guide us towards right relationship with the Earth, the Spirits of plants, nature spirits, and the whole more than human world. She also gives some very practical advice for plant communication, and shows how you can work with Plant Spirit Allies using many different modalities. 

You can find Pam's website at wakeuptonature.com and be sure to get her classic book Plant Spirit Healing (which you can do at her website!)

And you can find part two at patreon.com/plantcunning for Patrons of $9 +

Pam Montgomery is an herbalist, author, international teacher and plant spirit healing practitioner who has passionately embraced her role as a spokesperson for the green beings and has been investigating plants and their intelligent spiritual nature for more than three decades.  She is the author of two books one of which is the highly acclaimed Plant Spirit Healing; A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness. She teaches internationally and virtually on plant spirit healing, spiritual ecology and co-creative partnership with nature. She is a founding member of United Plant Savers and more recently the Organization of Nature Evolutionaries or ONE. Her latest passion is to engage ceremonially in full symbiosis within the plant/human matrix where the elder common plants initiate and guide us into being truly human.

Oct 06, 202101:12:02
Ep.49: Autumn Equinox Duocast
Sep 22, 202147:00
Ep.48: Swapcast with Mel Mutterspaugh of The Herbalist's Path
Sep 15, 202155:56
Ep.47: Seasons of a Magical Life with Byron Ballard
Sep 08, 202101:01:23
Ep.46: The 'Pawpaw' of Pawpaws with Neal Peterson
Aug 25, 202101:12:05
Ep.45: Eric Joseph Lewis and the Yoga of Plants pt. 2
Aug 11, 202156:18
Ep.44: Eric Joseph Lewis and the Yoga of Plants pt. 1
Aug 04, 202145:18
Ep.43: Mark Stavish on Alchemy and the Future of Esotericism

Ep.43: Mark Stavish on Alchemy and the Future of Esotericism

We speak with esotericist, author and director of studies for the Institute for Hermetic Studies, Mark Stavish, about alchemy and spagyrics, always keeping the end goal in mind, the purpose and the future of esotericism, the importance of group work, and how to build an effective group.

Jul 28, 202101:30:19
Ep.42: High Summer, Deep Time Duocast

Ep.42: High Summer, Deep Time Duocast

The number 42 is AC's fav and we talk about why briefly. We draw inspiration from some of our previous episodes and dive a bit deeper into some topics discussed like diversity, dissensus (and do-ocracies), climate crisis, grief and how to throw mud at walls. Of course, discussing plants is also a big part of the episode. We talk about wild flowers, weeds, cottage gardens and dumpstered potatoes. 

Jul 21, 202128:27
Ep.41: Exploring Microanimism with Dr. Siv Watkins
Jul 14, 202152:50
Ep.40: Janet Kent and Radical Vitalism

Ep.40: Janet Kent and Radical Vitalism

In this episode we speak with Janet Kent about learning herbalism as a young punk, starting Terra Sylva School of Botanical Medicine, radical vitalism, the autonomic nervous system (and herbs for that!), and her famous "grief relief" formula (which she shared with us and is posted below!)

Acute Grief Tincture

Hawthorn (Berries, Flowers or both) 4 parts Peach leaf 3 parts Motherwort 2 parts Kava kava 2 parts Anemone 1 part

"Also,  if people want my zines, Ease Your Mind:  Herbs for Mental Health and  Under Pressure:  Herbs for Resilience by writing me at  medicinecountyherbs@gmail or messaging me @radicalvitalism on Instagram."

Radical Vitalism  essay

https://radicalvitalism.wordpress.com/2016/08/19/radical-vitalism-by-janet-kent-and-dave-meesters/

Herbalism in an Age of Mass Extinction, two essays

https://radicalvitalism.wordpress.com/2017/09/03/herbalism-in-an-age-of-mass-extinction-part-one-context-concepts-and-strategy/

https://radicalvitalism.wordpress.com/2017/09/12/herbalism-in-an-age-of-mass-extinction-part-two-ecologically-minded-practice/

You are Nature essay

https://radicalvitalism.wordpress.com/2020/02/01/you-are-nature-working-with-the-elements-for-change/

Janet and Dave's podcast

https://thebookonfire.podbean.com/

Season one we discuss Donna Haraway's Staying with the Trouble.

Season two we discuss Sylvia Federici's Caliban and the Witch.

Jul 07, 202101:19:48
Ep.39: Macrocosm, Microcosm, & the Beauty of Science with Guido Masé
Jun 30, 202101:15:09
Ep.38: Going Off The Trail with Jain Alcock-White
Jun 23, 202101:08:08
Bonus Ep.2: Teaser: How to Grow Your Dream Garden on a Budget

Bonus Ep.2: Teaser: How to Grow Your Dream Garden on a Budget

This is a teaser of our bonus episode for our $9 & up Patreon tiers. If you want to support us, you can do so at Patreon.com/PlantCunning and be the first to receive content like this!



...We have been gardening on a budget for many years and these are some of our favorite ways and places to get plants from. Plant prices at nurseries and green houses are expensive and just getting more and more pricey.

We go into depth on how to propagate plants from seed, cuttings, or divisions, explaining each of those ways in detail. Then we list some of the best places we have found plants ranging from friends gardens to the Walmart parking lot.

We hope you enjoy the episode and are inspired to start saving seeds and looking under trees this year (for little seedlings popping up of course)....

Jun 18, 202103:30
Ep.37: Plant Music with Loretta Maps Bolt

Ep.37: Plant Music with Loretta Maps Bolt

Biotunes

https://mapsbolt.wixsite.com/biotunes

Cannatunes

https://cannatunes.wixsite.com/mysite/music

Ginseng Guided meditation spa kit

https://www.cimarron-maz.com/product-page/guided-ginseng-meditation

Other stuff

Damanhur

https://damanhur.travel/

Plants Play

https://www.plantsplay.com/

Cleave Baxter

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/992993.Primary_Perception


      Loretta "Maps Bolt" Hord is an artist,  innovator, technoshaman, and paradigm changer focused on interspecies  collaboration. After studying environmental law at the SUNY College of  Environmental Sciences and Forestry she began trying her hand at  biodynamic farming, environmental education, and geo locative coding.  Since then, Maps Bolt creates  realistic pathways for humanity to manifest deeper connections with the  natural world through animistic perspectives and technology.
  Maps Bolt looks to be eclectic in her  experiences and use them to facilitate her work. Constantly learning new  skills in coding, alternative artistic methods, and AR/VR development,  she works to connect all of these disciplines into the pioneering of  plant music applications and provides a unique user experience that  makes plant vitality evident through sound.

       As founder of Biotunes, she  uses multi-media, multi-sensory applications that translates  bio-rhythmic energy of the plant into musical notes and a cymatic visual  projection. Her strongest influences has been the works of other  researchers and scientists such as Monica Gagliano, author ot "Thus  Spoke the Plant", Cleave Baxter who first transmitted data from plants,  or Jeremy Narby who stated in his 2012 Bioneers presentation “The way  the shamans describe it, the spirits of nature, or the essences, are  themselves melodies. When they perceive these different entities, if you  pay careful attention, they vibrate out a melody. And the work of the  shaman is to pick up the given melodies of each species.”   This  statement best expresses the core of Maps work with plants and creating  immersive experiences that engage the public. Her work is also  influenced by the notion of "hikoi", a Maori term for pilgrimage.

   Through the engagement of making  music with plants by translating the electrical impulses into musical  notes, questions about who gets to belong, who makes the decisions, and  what is considered valuable in the conservation world arises. Combining  plant generated soundscapes with geolocative tools, allows for the  creation of “songlines” - geo-triggered audio tours of ethnobotanical  communities .  When the music made by plants are connected to gps  location, the plants song will automatically play through a mobile app  when approaching each individual plant species. The placement of the  songlines are often in in publically accessible forests and gardens.

Jun 16, 202101:10:33
Ep.36: Sara Artemisia on Flower Essences, Akashic Records, and Money
Jun 09, 202101:05:56
Ep.35: Richo Cech and the Secrets of Seeds

Ep.35: Richo Cech and the Secrets of Seeds

In this episode we speak with Richo Cech of Strictly Medicinal Seeds about how he first started germinating seeds as a young lad, how he visited East Africa as an older, but still young lad, and came back with seeds! We dive deep into Tulsi, talk about direct seeding, how to thin plants, and how you shouldn't always listen to Mandrake! 



Jun 02, 202101:06:24
Ep.34: Self Realization with Art Ticknor
May 26, 202101:12:30
Ep.33: DuoCast on High Spring and Flowers!

Ep.33: DuoCast on High Spring and Flowers!

A little duo-cast with AC & Isaac!

May 20, 202138:12
Ep.32: Kami McBride on Kitchen Culture and Plant Communication

Ep.32: Kami McBride on Kitchen Culture and Plant Communication

We have a great time talking with Kami McBride about growing up in Northern California, learning to fish and forage with her grandfather, meeting Rosemary Gladstar at 22, and finding her inspiration of working with herbs. We talk about her book The Herbal Kitchen and how you can bring herbs into your everyday life by utilizing them in recipes. We talk about carminitives and gut health. And we have a great conversation about plant communication, and how she has helped her students remember and rediscover their inherent connection to the natural world and to plants, and how easy, natural and intuitive plant communication is.

You can find her at https://kamimcbride.com/

And you can find our Patron at Patreon.com/plantcunning

May 12, 202155:16
Ep.31: Darrell Frey on Permaculture, Bioshelters, and Ecological Succession

Ep.31: Darrell Frey on Permaculture, Bioshelters, and Ecological Succession

In this episode we speak with Isaac's permaculture teacher Darrell Frey, of Three Sister's Permaculture, and the Permaculture Institute of North America about growing up drinking out of springs, snacking on cucumber root and trout fishing in the forests of Pennsylvania, of meeting Bill Mollison and getting inspired to start his own permaculture project, building a bioshelter (and what that is.) We also talk about finding a fungus that eats thripps, aphids and whiteflies, and how he would culture it to keep the bioshelter free of pests. We talk about ecological succession, and how Goldenrod can keep a prairie in a holding pattern for decades by inhibiting the germination of tree seeds. We also talk about the amazing, ancient forest gardens of French Creek in NW PA, and about forest gardening. He's got two wonderful books out, one is Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm, and the other is The Food Forest Handbook with co-author Michelle Czolba. 


You can find our patreon at Patreon.com/PlantCunning

May 05, 202101:14:30
Ep.30: Spiritual Herbalism with Anjanae Wilson
Apr 28, 202101:12:00
Ep. 29: Luke Eastwood, the Druid Horticulturalist
Apr 21, 202101:22:21
Ep.28: Notes of an Appalachian Conjure Man with Jake Richards
Apr 14, 202101:01:37
Ep.27: Foraging & Teaching with Dina Falconi
Apr 07, 202101:37:32
Ep26: Astrological Magic with Christopher Warnock
Mar 31, 202101:33:08
Ep25: Raqueeb Bey on Urban Agriculture & Community Organizing
Mar 24, 202156:58
Ep24: Exploring Magic and Permaculture with Gordon White

Ep24: Exploring Magic and Permaculture with Gordon White

Check out Gordon at RuneSoup.com and become one of the first Plant Cunning Patrons at Patron.com/PlantCunning

It was a lot of fun to get Gordon's takes on magic, animism, neoplatonism, materialism and permaculture in this conversation. We also talk about how he summoned a dragon to save his farm, which he's told before on his podcast but gives us chills, and asked him to recount it for us!1

Mar 17, 202101:25:39
Ep23: Considering Cannabis with Tammi Sweet

Ep23: Considering Cannabis with Tammi Sweet

Check out our new Patreon! And give a welcome to our guest this week, herbalist, educator and author Tammi Sweet. We talk about the endocannabanoid system, why it's so important, about the differences between "sativa" and "indica" (hint, they're both C. indica subspecies) , what "terpines" are (and why just hanging out with the plant is so amazing), what right relationship with Cannabis looks like, why it's a "master plant" and how to make your own medicine at home! Check her out at https://www.heart-stone.com/ and find her book The Wholistic Healing Guide to Cannabis at your usual book place, or directly from her

Mar 10, 202101:06:37
Ep22: John Michael Greer on Johnny Appleseed's America & Green Wizardry

Ep22: John Michael Greer on Johnny Appleseed's America & Green Wizardry

We welcome back JMG to the podcast in this joyful, historical, and advice packed episode. "In every person is the seed of some kind of magnificence," he says at one point encouraging our listeners to grab life by the horns and make it magical, interesting and meaningful in their own weird way. Johnny Appleseed was a person who did just that, planting seeds of magnificence and literal seeds every where he walked (usually barefoot). JMG tells us about his story including some parts that you don't hear about in the nursery rhymes. He talks about the importance of remembering and honoring those folks who came before us that held a vision for something different than the mainstream paradigm. We also talked about the vision of the 1970's appropriate tech movement and how those skills that scientists and homesteaders alike learned back then are still quite applicable today. We got into some of those tangible skills and techniques on consuming less energy and being self sufficient, for example solar ovens and insulated curtains. He offers a lot more in depth skills, resources, practices in his book Green Wizardry which we love. Isaac offers a little something special at the end for you too. Enjoy the show. 

If you haven't already, check out our previous interview with John Michael Greer, Episode 4 on Natural Magic to learn more about his history and bio as we just dove right into the chat for this one. 

We talked a lot about his book Green Wizardry but please check out his MANY other books here: https://bookshop.org/books?keywords=john+michael+greer

He blogs at https://www.ecosophia.net/ and https://ecosophia.dreamwidth.org

Also check out our shiny new Patreon Page and support the show with a monthly donation if you're willing and able to help us keep this going smooth as buttah. Our patrons will directly influence the direction of the show as we will have polls about who to have on next and what topics you'd like us to cover. Plus some other perks like members only episodes and classes on regenerative farming and herbalism. 

Mar 03, 202101:16:36
Ep21: Botanical Magic with Amy Blackthorn
Feb 24, 202101:22:23
Ep20: jim mcdonald, the Energetic Folk Herbalist
Feb 17, 202101:30:36
Ep19: Stephanie Rose Bird on Hoodoo and Her Path
Feb 10, 202101:04:09
Ep18: Michael "Skeeter" Pilarski
Feb 03, 202101:05:02
Ep17: The Druid's Garden with Dana O'Driscoll
Jan 27, 202101:03:14
Ep16: Kate Miller on How to Find Your Farm Business Niche
Jan 20, 202101:14:19
Ep15: Stephen Harrod Buhner and the Metaphysical Background of the World

Ep15: Stephen Harrod Buhner and the Metaphysical Background of the World

In this episode we speak with community herbalist, writer, earth poet and animist mystic Stephen Harrod Buhner about using the heart as an organ of perception, following the "Golden Thread", having plants as primary teachers, pantheistic animism, becoming your own authority, and a bit about his own journey. 


Stephen has written a lot of books, and you should check them all out, but the ones that form the basis of our conversation are "The Secret Teachings of Plants", "Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm" and the others in that series. These books give exercises for developing the heart as an organ of perception, adjusting sensory gating and communicating with plants. 

Jan 13, 202101:28:24
Ep 14: Experiences in Herbal Alchemy with Shannon Garity (Intro to Spagyrics)

Ep 14: Experiences in Herbal Alchemy with Shannon Garity (Intro to Spagyrics)

In this "Intro to Spagyrics" episode, we speak with herbalist and alchemist Shannon Garity about what spagyrics are, how to make them, and some of her experiences with them.

You can find her on IG and FB under @RipplingMedicinals 

Jan 07, 202101:05:58
Ep13: Winter Self Care Duocast

Ep13: Winter Self Care Duocast

In this episode, AC and Isaac give their top ten tips for surviving the winter.

Dec 31, 202046:57
Ep12: Zamboni on Star Logic
Dec 16, 202001:03:29
Ep 11: Joe Hollis's Paradise Garden
Dec 10, 202055:23
Ep10: Pause and Reflect DuoShow
Dec 02, 202026:02
Ep 9: John Michelotti on the Mysteries of Mushrooms
Nov 25, 202001:08:34
Episode 8: Growing Farmers with Greta Zarro & Ben Tyler of Unadilla Community Farm
Nov 11, 202050:08
Ep7: Chrisso Babcock - DIY Homestead Kitchen
Nov 04, 202001:05:51
Ep6: 7Song on Science & Herbalism
Oct 28, 202001:11:49
Ep5: Byron Ballard, the Village Witch
Oct 21, 202058:20
Ep4. John Michael Greer On Natural Magic

Ep4. John Michael Greer On Natural Magic

Today we welcome John Michael Greer (JMG) to the podcast. He is a well respected writer and blogger on the topics of nature spirituality and the future of industrial civilization. Author of over 50 books, he also blogs at https://www.ecosophia.net/ and https://ecosophia.dreamwidth.org/. 

Oct 14, 202057:47
Ep3: The Green Path with Marc Williams

Ep3: The Green Path with Marc Williams

In this episode, we speak with Marc Williams, an ethnobotanist and plant educator based in Asheville, NC. We talk about ethnobotany, rainbow gatherings, the legacy of legendary plant person Frank Cook, and lots of other fun stuff. You can find Marc at http://www.botanyeveryday.com/home and learn about Frank Cook at http://www.plantsandhealers.org/. You can also find more about United Plant Savers at https://unitedplantsavers.org/. Enjoy!

Oct 08, 202001:01:03
Ep2: Magical Herbalism with Violet Bertelsen

Ep2: Magical Herbalism with Violet Bertelsen

In this episode we speak with Violet Bertelsen, a mystic, magician, herbalist and writer, about herbs and how to use them magically! We go over tangible tips for spiritual cleansing and protection, get a little nerdy, and have fun. 

You can find Violet at https://violetcabra.dreamwidth.org/ .

Oct 08, 202055:56
Ep1: What is Plant Cunning?

Ep1: What is Plant Cunning?

In the first episode, we introduce ourselves and the concept of "The Plant Cunning Podcast." We talk about our backgrounds, intentions for the show, and what "plant cunning" means anyway. 

Oct 08, 202026:04