685: Bevin Cohen on Seed & Nut Oils
Extracting great resources from our seeds.
In This Podcast:
You plant seeds, save seeds, share seeds, and even eat seeds, but still there is more you can do with those seeds! In this podcast, Bevin Cohen explains how to press seeds and nuts to make your own oils. Are you considering the next step on your journey towards self-sufficiency or looking for healthy oils to use in your kitchen? Maybe you just need a new way to use some of those seeds you have saved? Bevin provides the information and inspiration you need. It’s easier than you think!
Bevin Cohen is an author, herbalist, seed saver and owner of Small House Farm in Michigan. He offers workshops and lectures across the country on the benefits of living closer to the land through seeds, herbs, and locally grown food. Bevin is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications including Mother Earth News, Hobby Farms Magazine, and The Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company catalog. He is the author of four books, including Saving Our Seeds, The Artisan Herbalist and his highly anticipated new book, The Complete Guide to Seed & Nut Oils.
Listen in and learn about:
- Bevin’s day at work
- Growing your own food – the work and the sacrifices
- Looking at Bevin’s farm
- Eating sunchokes
- Harvesting oils from seeds & nuts
- Making oil out of what?!?
- Starting out with sunflower seeds
- Using an expeller to press the oil
- Using the leftovers
- “Pedaling” your oil
- Sourcing your seeds if you don’t grow them yourself
- Beginning at the farmer’s market
- Writing the book, why? Because there wasn’t one!
- Saving seeds and sharing them for the first time (Bevin’s Epic)
As well as:
His failure – “As a gardener, I fail at something every season.”
His success – “My children.”
His drive – “I love to see people getting excited about gardening!”
His advice – “Get out there, get your hands in the soil, and keep planting those seeds.”
Books written by Bevin:
Bevin’s Book recommendations:
Lost Feast: Culinary Extinction and the Future of Food by Lenore Newman
How to reach Bevin:
To find more information about the expeller press that Bevin mentions, click here.
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