The Vital Veda Podcast: Ayurveda | Holistic Health | Cosmic and Natural Law

Foraging for Wild Foods At Your Doorstep | Diego Bonetto #106

March 16, 2023 Diego Bonetto Season 1
The Vital Veda Podcast: Ayurveda | Holistic Health | Cosmic and Natural Law
Foraging for Wild Foods At Your Doorstep | Diego Bonetto #106
Show Notes

Indigenous knowledge loss and a disproportionate mistrust for wild produce has given way for a society of disconnected living. 

We no longer know the names of the plants living on our doorsteps; we distrust and dismiss some of the most important food and medicine plants that have always walked with us as our co-evolutionary species.

But let me tell you, food is literally all around you. You probably have PLENTY of highly nutritious and life-force rich foods growing within 3 meters of where you are right now.

To tell the story of plants is Diego Bonetto’s passion, and in this episode he very eloquently shares some of the rich and inspiring foraging wisdom he has accumulated over several decades of reverently communing with nature. 

Popularly known as “The Weedy One”, Diego has developed a beautiful reciprocal loving relationship with weeds and wild flora in general, which is truly palpable and contagious. 

IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:
🥬 The Many Benefits of Foraging Food
🥬 Broadening Our Food-Source Spectrum
🥬 Leaving According To The Seasons
🥬 How To Begin Foraging
🥬 Foraging As A Way Of Life & Facilitating A Greater Communion With Nature
🥬 How To Forage Sustainably, Safely & Respectfully
🥬 Foraging And Managing Potential Toxicity of The Land

ABOUT OUR GUEST: Diego Bonetto

Diego Bonetto grew up on a dairy farm in northern Italy when it was still common practice to collect the wild produce of the land. 

He learned this ancient craft of gathering from the fields and woods while caring for resources.
Diego moved to Australia in the mid 90s where he spent many years working in orchards and garden centres. 

Diego runs public and private workshops every week and collaborates extensively with chefs, herbalists, environmentalists and cultural workers and has been featured in a substantial amount of media.

His bestselling book, EAT WEEDS, A field guide to foraging, has been released in 2022

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