Mindy and Marc are back at the bunker! It’s a crisp New England night (finally) with crickets chirping in the background. Mindy was in New York for a few days wildcrafting, while Marc stayed in Boston making winter herbal tonics and dehydrating more basil.
Marc’s “Herb Nugget” reminds us (more like reprimands us) to get our herbal preparations ready.
The “Herb of the Podcast” is Ocimum Basilicum! Commonly known as Basil. Marc highlights some features of this amazing herb, talks about the 60+ pounds he grew in his tiny city backyard, and of course, some basil mythology.
Mindy’s “Backed by Science” article is: Microbial Safety and Quality of Fresh Herbs from Los Angeles, Orange County, and Seattle Farmer’s Markets. These researchers question the safety of food, particularly herbs sold at select farmer’s markets. Mindy adds her own thoughts!
The Worldwide Herbal and Foraging News articles for this episode are this one, this one, and this one. Women farmers, women farmers making millions, and a dad challenging his family to a 100 day “eat what you grow or raise” challenge!
Updates: Mindy and Marc are now in beekeeping school!
Enjoy the show!