Episode 1 with Sam Thayer

In this episode Miles Irving, author of The Forager Handbook and founder of Forager Ltd, introduces the World Wild Podcast and talks to Sam Thayer, world-renowned forager and author of The Forager’s Harvest and most recently Incredible Wild Edibles.

Talk breakdown:

• A history of agro-centrism: how agriculture started and its effect on wild foods
• Sam’s occupation as a harvester of wild rice
• Tackling the mythology of humans not belonging in nature
• Wasted resources and the loss of cultural knowledge
• Eco-culture: a land ‘management’ philosophy that selects from what is already there
• What it means to be a conservationist
• The disconnect of physical work and the big questions
• How knowledge can bring more love into the world