Podcast 043: Salad Isn’t Salad & Back-To-School Herbs

This week, Ryn leads off with some thoughts on salad: why it’s often boring and nutritionally deficient, and how to boost it up with some wild greens, herbal pesto, spice blends, and feral berries – and how to get these from the grocery store when it’s not spring or summer.

Katja goes over some herbs that can help with the stress, fears, and excitement swirling around this transitional season – for both kids and parents – along with strengthening strategies to improve immune resilience so the classroom germs don’t get you.

Herbs discussed include violet, dandelion, garlic mustard, lamb’s quarters, plantain, linden, nettle, mulberry, blueberry, barberry, basil, sage, parsley, dill, cilantro, radicchio, arugula (hey, salad diversity is what it’s all about!); plus hawthorn, chamomile, tulsi, rose hips, elderberry.

Mentioned in this podcast:

  • Herbstalk’s Harvest Festival – THIS SATURDAY, September 1st, from 11:00am to 4:00pm, in Jamaica Plain. Katja’s class on Back-to-School Herbs is at 1:00pm, but the whole day will be full of fantastic classes, herb walks, and vendors. So if you’re in the Boston area, check it out!

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If you like our podcast, you might like learning from us in a more intentional way – like with our Herbalism 101 program! It’s a great way to start incorporating herbs into your daily life, to keep you and your loved ones healthy and resilient all year round!

Our theme music is “Wings” by Nicolai Heidlas.

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