Ep. 5: Wild Food Foraging & English Folklore with a Freudian Twist (feat. Fern Freud)

Today on Mushroom Hour we have the distinct pleasure of interviewing Fern Freud, who comes to us all the way from Southern England. Fern developed her skills as a mushroom forager early in life and has since become a prolific plant forager as well.

With this member of the storied Freud family, we travel to the misty shores of England and explore UK foraging culture. Fern will lead our group through the woods and show us, not only an abundance of wild food, but also the bond that is formed by foraging in community. We'll talk about escaping the low-level stress of modern urban living and how spending time in the forest can recharge your spirit.

We finish the interview with a conversation about the role of folklore in culture and specifically the lore of the land in England. Could folk tales be time capsules of important herbal and medicinal knowledge passed down through the generations?

Thanks for listening and Mush Love!

Directed, Recorded, Produced by: Mushroom Hour 
Music by: Ancient Baby 

Episode Resources
Foraged by Fern
Lore of the Land (Book)

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