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The Ground Shots Podcast

Nov 22, 2018

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.




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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