Plant Cunning Podcast

This podcast brings together a network of people who are wise to the ways of plants, fungi and the natural world to explore the Mysteries of Nature. We invite herbalists, ethnobotanists, farmers, mages, fungi experts, community organizers and all kinds of people to the microphone to share their wisdom and experiences with us.

The Plant Cunning Podcast bridges different worlds, makes connections, inspires and at times blows our minds while we explore the underlying theme of plant-life.

Enjoyment and education are coupled while listening to Plant Cunning. This podcast is a high-quality education, and valuable resource.

~ Katie

I have already been a fan of AC's apothecary for years, so I started listening at Episode 2. I did not expect to have my mind blown by how in-depth the show went on such a mysterious but wonderful subject. Can't wait to see where the rest of the episodes go!

~ Ozzy Dash

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Recent Episodes

Episode 9: John Michelotti on the Mysteries of Mushrooms

By AC Stauble / November 25, 2020

In this episode we speak with John Michelotti of Catskill Fungi on how he quit his job and devoted his life to mushrooms, what mushrooms even are, the medicinal benefits of mushrooms and the best ways to make the highest grade medicines from them, and how science is catching up with folk lore.

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Episode 8: Growing Farmers with Unadilla Community Farm

By AC Stauble / November 25, 2020

Meet Greta and Ben of Unadilla Community Farm in West Edmeston, NY. Their project focuses on educating beginner farmers with the skills required for farming and homesteading. Their interns help them grow fruits, nuts, herbs, greens, vegetables to serve the local community through their Veggie Box Program. The interns can choose the classes they wish…

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Episode 7: Chrisso Babcock- DIY Homestead Kitchen

By AC Stauble / November 24, 2020

In this episode we speak with homesteader and educator Chrisso Babcock about the disillusionment of youthful idealism, the practicality of food preservation, the necessity of organizing your kitchen and pantry, the importance of healthy fats, and how to shop in a global pandemic. Chrisso teaches classes, workshops and does 1-on-1 private tutoring on food preservation, gardening, and kitchen organization.

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Episode 6: 7Song on Science and Herbalism

By AC Stauble / November 24, 2020

It was an honor to speak with clinical herbalist, educator and botanist 7Song.

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Episode 5: Byron Ballard, The Village Witch

By AC Stauble / November 24, 2020

In this episode we speak with Byron Ballard, the village witch of Asheville, NC about the importance of place, how to use magic as a tool, what a witch grows in her garden during Covid, and how to befriend the local nature spirits. You can find her at http://www.myvillagewitch.com/, and order her books from your…

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Episode 4: John Michael Greer on Natural Magic

By AC Stauble / November 23, 2020

Today we welcome John Michael Greer (JMG) to the podcast. He is a well respected writer and blogger on the topics of nature spirituality and the future of industrial civilization. Author of over 50 books, he also blogs at https://www.ecosophia.net/ and https://ecosophia.dreamwidth.org/.

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Episode 3: The Green Path with Marc Williams

By AC Stauble / November 17, 2020

In this episode, we speak with Marc Williams, an ethnobotanist and plant educator based in Asheville, NC. We talk about ethnobotany, rainbow gatherings, the legacy of legendary plant person Frank Cook, and lots of other fun stuff.

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Episode 2: Magical Herbalism

By AC Stauble / October 7, 2020

It was a joy to learn about magic systems, herbalism, and ways of understanding the cosmos with the incredible Violet Berterlsen.

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Episode 1: What is Plant Cunning?

By AC Stauble / October 7, 2019

Welcome to the Plant Cunning Podcast, we’re pleased to have you. Here’s a bit about us.

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