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Folk Herbalism, Community and Culture with Farai Harreld

Feb 19, 2021 | The Good Dirt Podcast

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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!

SHOW NOTES

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

LINKS & RESOURCES

Episode 11 with Nicky and Dave

Grow Your Own Food Intensive Workshop

The ALMANAC

Farai’s Instagram

Farai’s Patreon

Farai’s Website

Slow Living Challenge 2021

 

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