58: Katrina Blair on Edible Weeds
Today on The Urban Farm Podcast we have Katrina Blair of Turtle Lake Refuge to talk about her experience with edible weeds.
Katrina Blair began studying wild plants in her teens when she camped out alone for a summer to focus on eating wild foods. She later wrote “The Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants of the San Juan Mountains” for her senior project at Colorado College. In 1997 she completed an MA at John F Kennedy University in Orinda, California in Holistic Health Education.
She founded Turtle Lake Refuge in 1998, a non-profit, whose mission is to celebrate the connection between personal health and wild lands. Turtle Lake Refuge is a wild harvested, locally grown and living foods café and sustainable education center for the community. Katrina teaches sustainable living practices and wild edible and medicinal classes. She has authored two books: Local Wild Life – Turtle Lake Refuge’s Recipes for Living Deep and The Wild Wisdom of Weeds: 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival, which was published by Chelsea Green 2014.
Check out her book, The Wild Wisdom of Weeds. If you buy it from her website, you get free seed packets to go with it!
The book that has influenced her the most? The Peace Pilgrim.