Foraging + Feasting + Ayurveda with Dina Falconi

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Foraging + Feasting + Ayurveda with Dina Falconi

In this interview I talk to Dina Falconi about Foraging +

Foraging and Ayurveda Dina Falconi


On the down-low with Dina

  • Connecting with Plants to get grounded
  • Basic Theory of Permaculture
  • Becoming a Land Steward on the Path of Awakening
  • How to do Plant Detective Work
  • Organoleptic + meditative modes of learning plants
  • Ecosystem to Annual Cycle Kitchen Arts

What we mention in this Episode:

  • Having a curious observer mind…. before the self-serving needs of food and medicine from the plants
  • How Plants tap you into Abundance + the Gifting Economy
  • How to learn receptive perspective through plants
  • Exploration through taste to know a particular plant
  • Foraging Invasives!

About Dina:

Dina Falconi is a clinical herbalist with a strong focus on food activism and nutritional healing. An avid gardener, wildcrafter, and permaculturalist, Dina has been teaching classes about the use of herbs for food, medicine, and pleasure, including wild food foraging and cooking, for more than twenty years. She produces Falcon Formulations natural body care products and Earthly Extracts medicinal tinctures. She is a founding member of the Northeast Herbal Association, a chapter leader of the Weston A. Price Foundation, and an organizer of Slow Food-Hudson Valley. She is the author of Earthly Bodies & Heavenly Hair: Natural and Healthy Personal Care for Everybody and Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food

Cate’s Favorite Quotes from the Conversation

“If we’re going to nourish ourselves and nurture ourself… and make us land stewards of exactly where we stand.”
“Foraging breaks the barriers – the financial concepts. It’s liberating and changes your view.”

“I encourage people to have reactions to wild edibles. To say things like, “This is gross.” That is a good thing. Then we can continue with the exploration. It’s not to push away our reaction. It’s to help us connect with that particular plant.. which changes over time.”

“The pests are gifts. The invasives are gifts. We can switch the focus from massive pesticides spraying to carrying for our weeds to nourish our communities. These plants are a gift from the Earth. It requires a rethinking.”


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Cate Stillman
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