Welcome to The Good Dirt, Episode 30!
Mary and Emma chat with Farai Harreld, an herbalist and writer known as the Hillbilly African, who takes inspiration from both her African and rural American roots. Farai grew up in Botswana and came to America to go to college, where she encountered the challenges of an entirely different culture. Her journey into herbalism began as a struggle with her hair, and led her into a deeper knowledge of plants as a source of healing and support. Now as a mother, a writer and a folk herbalist, she inspires others as a champion of slow living, local engagement and community building.
Listen to our conversation below!
3:00 – Grow Your Own Food Intensive Workshop
Let’s get into the interview!
6:00 – Farai explains her origin story
11:30 – Farai’s garden
16:00 – Farai’s love of the folklore of plants
25:40 – What does sustainability mean to you?
30:00 – What will you bring from 2020 into 2021?
35:00 – The importance of rest
39:00 – Good Dirt means good conversation
45:00 – The origin of Hillbilly African
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