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Eat Fresh & Local Food FREE without Growing a Garden

Eat Fresh & Local Food FREE without Growing a Garden


Alright! This is John Kohler with GrowingYourGreens.com.
Today we have another exciting episode for you. As you guys can see, I’m here in the
middle of a city. You know there are sidewalks and concrete and streets all the way around.
But guess what? Even though there are lawns and all this kind of stuff growing, there’s
still food growing actually in the lawn, believe it or not! So this is the episode you guys
are going to want to know. I believe everyone in the world should watch this episode. So
if you have friends, be sure to pass them along this link so that they could watch it.
Because this is truly the video for people who want to eat home grown food or local food
from their area without even having to grow a garden. This is completely amazing, and
I know some of you guys are like, what?! How can you eat food without growing a garden?
I’m going to give my garden up. Well, I don’t say give your garden up by any means,
because I think growing a garden is still one of the best things you can do. But there
are a lot of wild foods you can eat. Now, I haven’t had an episode on wild foods yet
because it’s very important when your harvesting foods is to harvest the right wild foods because
you can get sick and very ill by eating the wrong ones. So I’m bringing in an expert
today, Katrina Blair, who has been a wild food forager for many years now. Literally
wrote a book on the subject. And today, this episode, one of the most important ones I’ve
ever done, because we’re going to share with you guys the top 13 wild foods that grow
everywhere in the world! So I don’t care if you’re in the Netherlands, I know I have
viewers in Netherlands, hey, what’s up. or Australia, what’s going on, or South
America, or the Caribbean, or here in the united states, or in Canada, eh? You know,
these foods grow everywhere. Wherever there’s been man living and the disturbed soil, these
weeds find their way to your environment and then you can harvest them and eat them. So
that’s why this video is so important. I’m so excited about it. The one thing I want
to encourage you guys right now before harvesting anything wild, especially if it’s from your
neighbors lawn that you don’t know how things are being grown. You want to make sure it’s
not sprayed with chemicals, pesticides, there’s not like it’s a major freeway where there’s
so much cars going by. But for the people that are always talking about, “John, how
can you eat the stuff right growing next to the freeway or the street?!” Right? Well
I want to say, I’ve driven through central California and there’s a lot of farms, literally
on the freeway, off the highway 5 that cars are going by, but you’re not questioning
the produce grown in the stores, but you’re questioning the wild foods growing in your
yard? So think about that one. But, anyways, I think wild foods, local foods, always better
than things have been shipped in. we’re also going to learn about this a little bit
later in the episode. So without further ado, let’s go ahead and introduce the expert
Katrina Blair, the wild food forager harvester who is going to share with you guys some of
these wild foods that are available near you without growing a garden. So now we’re here
with the expert wild food forager Katrina Blair. She’s from Turtle Lake Refuge in
Durango, Colorado. And the cool thing about Katrina, I mean, she doesn’t look like she’s
been harvesting and wild foraging and educating people about wild foods for the last 30 years,
haha! But she has. So, she really knows her stuff. Even at this lawn right here, there’s
food we could eat on this lawn. So we’re going to have her share some of these wild
foods with us. So, Katrina, what’s the first wild food that we’re just seeing in abundance
here? Oh my goodness, well, thanks for having me John. It’s nice to be here. The first
food that’s super obvious that’s growing here in the crack is the dandelion. And the
dandelions are growing all over the world, in lawns, in sidewalk cracks, even in the
sidewalk crack of San Francisco. And I actually appreciated what you said in your introduction
that some of these wild foods, because they’re so vibrant in their nature, like they’re
core seed has this resilient genetics in it. It’s going to survive. And as humans, when
we put that in us, we are what we eat, and we get our resilient seed that knows how to
survive in this crazy constant changing climate. And so by eating even this wild food from
the sidewalk crack of San Francisco, maybe way more nutritious in the grocery store.
And I appreciate your perspective, because I hold that same perspective. So here we have
the wild dandelion. Here’s the dandelion flower. It actually is closed up because it
hasn’t seen the sun yet, and they open with the sun. But the entire plant of the dandelion
is edible. The greens, the stem, the flowers, the roots. It’s a little bitter, but the
bitters are what tone our organs and give our liver that exercise to release toxins.
And really make our whole body more efficient. So eating, everyone’s homework from this
moment, is to go out and eat a dandelion every time you see it. Like, once a day if it’s
in the season. And of course, what I do, is I gather them and then dry them and grind
them into a green powder for the winter. So I still have my wild minerals. Because these
roots go down quite deep, and they pull up minerals that we don’t access in general
commercially grown foods. Awesome! So, Katrina, I know you could use the dandelion root as
a coffee substitute. I don’t recommend you guys drink coffee, but how can you use dandelion
root as a coffee substitute? Well, I love to do is I harvest the roots and dry them
and then chop them up, wash them, chop them up, dry them. And then I grind it up in a
coffee grinder, and then I put it in a little matte gourd, and then I use my little bombilla
straw, and then I sip on it in the morning. I pour a little hot water on it. And it’s
just this divine, bitter drink that really makes me whole system have energy in the morning.
But it’s different than a coffee energy that crashes. This is just a really sustained
energy because it’s making your whole system more efficient and more alkaline, and you
get this amazing life force vitality from the enzymes and the minerals from the roots.
Awesome, awesome! So let’s learn about the next wild food from Katrina. And the next
one is all the wild grasses with their 8 amino acids. As a survival food it could save your
asses! So grass is one of the thirteen. Dandelion is one, grass is another. And all the grasses
are edible. However, we’re here in Las Vegas, and this grass is our favorite here, we don’t
know. But it looks pretty pristine, which indicates in probably has been applied, had
the herbicides and kind of a weed and feed chemical fertilizer and herbicide apply. And
that’s really not food. So we’re going to go find some wild grass that is more grass
that I would like to eat. But this grass, if it wasn’t sprayed, would be very edible.
What I do in the morning, like in the spring time. I’ll go out with my blender, and I’ll
just have some scissors. And I’ll just cut the grass and put it right in my blender.
And I add water and throw in an apple, blend it up and strain out the fibers. And then
I’m getting all that complete protein, an immense amount of minerals and vitamins that
come from the green chlorophyll and grass. Awesome, yeah, I mean another way to use the
grass is to put it in your mouth and chew it and spit out the pulp. Or, even better
yet, in my opinion, get a slow single juicer such as the Omega NC800 to really extract
out all the juice out of the nutritious leaves of the grass. Fabulous. All right Katrina,
let’s go ahead and head to the backyard where we can actually eat some this grass.
So now we’re in another area of the yard. Looks like we got some nice baby tender grass
to eat. And Katrina, why is this grass better than the other grass? No, this is not the
same other kind of grass you guys might be thinking. Haha! Yeah, this is a wild variety
of grass that is a young tender grass that’s coming up and is actually at the ideal stage
to nibble on, to chow down. And I gotta give it a taste too. Hahaha! There we go. Wild
forager right there. And when you start to chew this grass, like the flavors tell your
body immediately, wow! It is packed with nutrition. And the chlorophyll in it. It feels so good,
you can feel the protein building your muscles. It is how you get so strong and muscular,
by eating grass! I mean, think about it. If you guys are eating cows or meat or animals.
I mean, you’re not getting the protein from them directly. Your getting them from the
food they ate. And if they’re factory fed lot cows or whatever, they’re eating genetically
modified soil which I do not recommend. Free range cows, eating grass. But I say lets eliminate
the cow, let’s just eat the grass. And that is exactly the wisest way to go. In this world,
go straight to the direct sources of protein and don’t get that middle step that has
a lot of toxins in it. You can move that one out of the way and go direct. Yeah, I mean
the other thing about the animal agriculture, its so intensive on the resources and just
not good for the planet. Not sustainable, you know, for all the people in the planet.
But there’s grass everywhere. It’s the highest source of protein. We’ve got denser
sources in animal meat products, but, those actually concentrate toxins. So going to the
higher source, which is almost the first on the chain, we’re avoiding all the toxins
that get stored in these animals. But going direct to get our protein from greens it the
way to go. The other thing I’ve heard, Katrina, tell me if this is true or not, that the grasses
absorb like 90 plus minerals, you know, because they just take it all in. 98, is the best
that it’s been written, out of the 108 minerals available on the earth. Grass can do 98 of
them. Into their blades. And that’s if it’s in the soil, haha! Right. Well, this is actually
quite better. I’d rather have this than actual wheat grass from my local health food
joint. And this is free. This is a fabulous source. And what I love about eating wild
foods, right? Growing on the earth is that, you make a direct connection. Because these
plants are incredibly intelligent beings that live outside their whole life. Their seeds
came from who knows where, flying around the world, landed here, their roots go down, and
are connected to all the microorganisms in the soil. And all of a sudden when we put
that into our body, we become as smart as this grass. And this grass is so smart. And
so the more you eat wild, the word your wild instincts of how to survive come alive. Wow!
Yeah. Eat some grass, get smart! Everybody that has kids, make sure your kids eat some
grass every day. Katrina, besides just chewing on it, what would be another good way to eat
it, would it be just to dry the baby blades of grass in like a dehydrator and then blend
them up in a high speed blender, like a VitaMix, or a coffee grinder? Just grind up and have
your own green powders. Because I mean, they sell these green powders for I don’t know,
40, 50 dollars a pound at the health food store. Why not make your own? Yeah, and what
I notice when I do that with all the wild greens. Like all 13 of the wild plants, I
make green powders with. And with grass, it depends. You want to make sure if you’re
going to do that, pick the most tender grass that breaks down. Because when it gets really
a lot of cellulose, your body doesn’t need that much cellulose. That’s why we juice
it or spit it out and chew it. That kind of thing. But the tender grass—exactly. It
makes great green powder. And here’s the little fiber that I spit out of getting all
the nutrients out of it! All right, with that Katrina, let’s go ahead and go the next
edible green. Another one, wow! Look at that. So, I happen to be staying at Darryl Elliot’s
house which happens to be the vegan headquarters of couch surfing. If you’re ever in Las
Vegas, go to couch surfing vegan. That site, and he’s got a great room. And he’s an
amazing host. So we’re at his little front yard garden here. And the next wild food is
a thistle. Don’t be afraid of the prickle of thistle, drink down the juice, it’ll
make you wanna whistle! Like a wild seed ringing through the air, waving its arms like it just
don’t care. Put ‘em up! Hahah! So this one happens to be a sow thistle. And all the
thistles are edible. And this on eis actually one of the more choice edible thistles that
you can just eat on the spot, because its not very prickly and its very delicious. So
this is a sow thistle. And it’s so good. Now I want to talk. We’re harvesting one
of these young baby tender greens, like, is that some of the best ways to harvest these
wild foods, so they’re more tender and they’re literally more nutritious? Yeah, actually
the young greens, like microgreens, have as much as 40 percent more nutrients available
than mature vegetables. So yeah, if you can get them young, do. But you know, it all ages.
They’re going to have different benefits. Wow, you guys might be buying mescaline mix
at your local health food store for like 5, 6 dollars a pound. Man, this stuff tastes
way better to me and it’s much more vibrant. Let’s talk about the energy life force in
some of these still living plants as you harvest them and eat them. So that’s the magical
thing about eating wild, directly from the earth, is a little goes a long way. Because
you’re getting it at its absolute most vital state. When things get harvested from a garden
or big farms and trucked over to a supermarket, it could be a week, or a month, who knows,
that they have been taken from the ground and put on the shelf. By the time we eat it,
the vitality keeps going down. When we just put it right in our mouth from the earth,
it’s at the peak. And you feel it. The energy, the inspiration, and the clarity is really
noticeable, to the point of ecstatic joy, haha! Wow, amazing. Some of the studies I’ve
seen. Within 24 hours, up to 50 percent of certain nutrients can be lost in the food,
so you know, harvest it fresh. And you don’t have to eat as much. Like a little does go
a lot longer, because how rich it is. Awesome, let’s go ahead to the next wild green growing
here at Darryl’s place. And it’s only two feet away, this way. All right, so now
we’re going to share with you guys the next wild food that’s growing here! But check
it out, I mean. You might think, oh man that guys place looks really cool! There are all
these wild foods growing. But, his whole backyard is like, not planted out in a garden, and
not planted out. I encourage him to plant a garden, but he doesn’t have the time.
And this is one of the joys of the wild foods. They just grow on their own without you even
tending to them! You guys could be eating. All right Katrina, so what are we looking
at here? Okay, so here we have a wild mustard. All the wild mustards with their petals of
four are spicy and sweet and enough to make you want more. Their flowers come in yellow,
pink, purple, and white. Enough to get the creative juices flowing into the night. So
this is the wild mustard that’s so delicious and succulent. It’s actually reseeded. These
are the old seed pods. Oh yeah, here. Let’s take a look. This is a big plant above it,
and you guys could see up at the top, this is where it goes to the seed. And I think
this one had some seed pods on there. Yeah, and these seed pods are load with tiny little
yellow mustard seeds. And there’s a saying that goes, you know, if you have the strength
of a mustard seed, you can move mountains. And these little mustard seeds are actually
edible too. You could make your own mustard sauce or just sprinkle them in your smoothie
for that stimulation of circulation, moving the blood, and try those! They’re delicious.
These are literally micro greens for free. You guys could go down to Trader Joe’s and
buy one ounce of micro greens for like six bucks! Or just come out to your friend’s
backyard that doesn’t spray anything. Mmm! Wow, these are some of the best mustard greens
I’ve tasted. So mild and delicious. They’re so good! So spicy and… powerful. I mean,
when they get older they get even more spicy, so that’s why I like to harvest them at
the young stage. Now another thing I want to talk about, Katrina, is because you know,
there’s a little seed pod we saw right here. Another thing I want to encourage you guys,
and we’ll have a good offer at the end of this, so stay tuned for the end. But if you
identify 100 percent wild foods that you know what it is and you identify the plant. Like
we know this is mustard. You should harvest these seed pods and make a bed, or a little
garden at home, and take these seeds and spread them in your garden. If you’re not going
to have a garden where you control the soil and grow in good soil, which we’ll talk
about at the end of this video, you could just take these and sprinkle them out in your
yard. If you find these at a park, right, oh that’s mustard seeds! Bring them home!
Sprinkle them all around your yard! Or, don’t sprinkle them around your neighbor’s yard,
because they might get some weeds that you could eat, if they don’t spray! But you
have these foods easily that are just going to survive in nature. Because they are survivors!
And let stalk about that, Katrina, for a second. The survival instinct of these wild foods.
Why is it so important for us to get these into us? So the amazing things about these
thirteen wild plants is that they grow everywhere around human civilization. And their niche
is our disturbance. And so we make the most amazing symbiotic relationship, where humans
are the best disturbers of ground on the planet, we’re really good at that. And then these
wild weeds, that’s their niche, that’s where they’re going to grow. So now matter
where we live in the world, these wild plants are following our footsteps. And they can
survive in very inhospitable conditions. They can survive at high altitudes, like as high
as 12,000 feet. They can go all the way to sea level, be really cold, like in the arctic.
Or really hot like in Hawaii or Japan, or Philippines, or Las Vegas. Haha! Also dry,
they can handle dry drought climates like here, or really lush places. So their abilities
to survive in diverse conditions is amazing. And when we eat them, it teaches us how to
do that. Survive in diverse situations. I’m a survivor, hahah! And also, too, I mean,
another thing to note, is that you know, if you aren’t a survivalist and all this kind
of stuff, you know, you definitely need to know these plants inside and out, because
they’ll be anywhere that you could literally be in the world! and I’m actually on a little
traveling right now. I’m kind of teaching around, and what I love is that no matter
where I go, I have my garden! I just go and in the mornings I go wander and find the cracks
and the weeds. And that’s where I get my greens each day that are fresh. And that is
very empowering to know that you can just eat wherever you are in the world. I mean,
think if every homeless person that’s begging money on the corner knew about these plants,
I mean. Instead of giving them money, give them this book that Katrina wrote so that
they can empower themselves to eat their own food! They’ll be a lot healthier because
of it, and it’ll actually give them something to do. Yahoo! Thank you John. All right so
let’s take a look at the next wild food growing here. So we have to walk down the
street actually to find this next wild green. And you know it was actually a bit difficult
because it looks like people’s lawns on this street have been spraying some kind of
herbicide to keep their grass nice. So they don’t have all these weeds growing up. And
Katrina, let’s talk herbicides and spraying lawns, and why that’s probably not the best
idea to do. Yeah, one of the biggest reasons is that it really compromises the honey bee
and all the wild pollinator’s immune system. And then they have trouble, big trouble, such
as colony collapse and all of that. The wild weeds actually have so much nectar and pollen
that the bees forage on. So just for that reason alone, we need our weeds and we definitely
don’t want to spray anything on our wild land. Even our lawns, like in our yards. Anything
like that. But then, you know the wild plants, they have deep tap roots, and I consider them
the best permaculture teachers and permaculture plants of the world. Because they’re deep
tap roots pull up the minerals into their leaves. Then they compost every year in the
fall, and then rebuild top soil. Their roots aerate and break up that compaction and bring
in the earth worms and all the microorganisms. So basically they’re the fast regenerators
of the earth. So not only are they food and medicine for us, but they’re actually regenerating
the earth from our disturbance. So we need our weeds. Awesome, so what’s the weed that
we’re looking at now? The three leaf clover, with its roots so deep, pulls up minerals
from 100 feet. When you eat that clover flower and leaf, it builds your bones and strengthens
your teeth. So clover is one of these plants that really has one of the best mineral drawing
character. And so I like to eat them just directly or dry them. Make tea. And sometimes
green powder too. And just as a caution, with the clover family, it’s got three leaves,
and they all taste different. And this is a caution about all these wild 13, is that
every time you come upon one of them, even if you’ve met it a million times before,
always reintroduce yourself both out of respect and say thank you, and also taste it. And
by doing that, your tongue will tell your body. Because you’re smart, you’re brilliant.
And your body will tell you how much you need, and your tongue will tell you. So taste it.
If it’s delicious, you can add a lot. You can throw some in your smoothie. You can dry
a bunch in your green powder. But if it’s really potent, then just use a little. And
your tongue will tell you when to stop. Awesome, so another thing about the clover is that
you could wild harvest the clover seeds and then sprout them in your kitchen, and then
have clover sprouts! I mean, they sell clover sprouts in the grocery store. And I want you
guys to eat out of your garden, out of your yard, wild foods, instead of out of the grocery
store as much as possible. Eating your own wild harvest and stuff and sprouted stuff
at home will allow you to do that. Next, we have another wild edible we found right here.
And no, that’s not what you’re looking at here. These are the roses. Rose petals
actually are edible but they’re not one of the 13 for the scope of this video or for
Katrina’s book. So Katrina, which one do we have here? So this one is in this one is
in the malvaceae family, so it’s a malva, or a mallow. Which either one is a hollyhock.
And the hollyhock is so amazing. The hollyhock, it’s also in the okra family. So okra is
part of it, so it’s got that slimy caliginous quality. And when you it, it actually, yeah,
it’s really a cool texture. And by eating it, it draws out toxins that we might be carrying
around in our fat cells or in our lungs. I mean, really, it’s just like it gently moves
it out of our respiratory system. But the mallow is also very delicious. Sometimes it
can grow this big, and you can make a burrito out of it. It makes a great burrito. And the
whole thing is edible, so you can eat the flowers and the seed pods and anywhere there’s
a common mallow that grows a lot, especially in people’s gardens, or this really bigger
mallow, the hollyhock. So mallow is mellow and good for your skin. It’s slimy and demulsifying.
Grind the whole plant into a goo. It makes fabulous lotion and shampoo. Awesome, so yeah,
I mean many of you guys might be using bottled and packaged shampoos and lotions and things
to put on your skins. But these have a lot of toxins in them and chemical additives that
we do not want to be putting on our bodies, because if we’re putting something on our
body, guess what, it’s going in our body. So Katrina, how can we make a lotion out of
this mallow? So what’s fun about it is that you can make your lotion by just taking the
mallow, the roots, stem, flowers, the entire plant if you wanted to pull it out. Thank
the plant, of course. And then chop it up, put it in water, and what happens after an
hour of it sitting in water, is that the water turns into egg white goo. Like total thick
slime. And that’s the base of your lotion and your shampoo. If you want to make lotion,
then add a little coconut butter or a little essential oil. You can always thicken it with
cucumber or avocado. And that makes such a hydrating skin lotion. And then for shampoo,
using another one of the 13s which is lamb’s quarter. And you can use the roots of lamb
quarter, which has saponin in the roots, and that makes the sudsy quality. So you got a
slimy suds for your shampoo. Awesome, awesome. One of my favorite foods is the mallow. I
actually grow that in my garden. I grow tree mallow, it’s a purple flower tree mallow.
Has those nice burrito like leaves you can eat. Be sure to check my past video. I’ll
put a link down below this video for my episode on the tree mallow that I love so much. Aw,
wonderful. Awesome. So let’s see if we can find another wild food in this neighborhood.
So we’re walking down the street, looking for more wild edibles to share with you guys.
Katrina walked right by this one, but I saw it, my expert eye. Because this is one I actually
grow in my garden because I believe it is so valuable. And Katrina, what do we have
here? Purslane is juicy and pretty. Rose in the cracks of every single city. That’s
purslane, which is so packed with vitamin c and it’s so delicious, succulent, lots
of water in there. There’s more omega 3 fatty acids than fish. It’s really an incredible
food. Awesome, yeah, and I see this one is actually going to seed here, so we can actually
collect the baby black seeds right here, and we could take them home and grow them. We
could also eat these, rich like she said, in omega 3 fatty acids. Yes, they’re an
incredible food. And in a lot of farmer’s markets around the world, you’ll find purslane
being sold as a vegetable. But, it grows without you even having to do anything. So definitely,
eat purslane. Yeah, even in Mexican markets, they’ll sell this as a vegetable. In many
Mexican markets, you could just buy this stuff. Now I do want to let you guys know, there
are wild forums of purslane that grow kind of wild and kind of sprawl out, have smaller
leaves, and then there’s also garden varieties, a more erect kind that actually grow larger
leaves, more abundant leaves, and grow a little bit taller. So I encourage you guys to grow
all the different varieties of purslane and see which one grows best in your garden. Yahoo!
All right, let’s see if we can find another wild food here in the neighborhood. So we
looked all over the neighborhood, trying to find you guys some plantain. But let me tell
you, when we’re in a neighborhood where people have nice manicured lawns because there’s
an HOA association. They’ll write tickets, literally, and find you for not having it
all perfect and having weeds because they don’t want weeds. We were still able to
find this many weeds that we showed you guys. And this is how resilient they are. We’re
going to go inside and talk about the other ones that we were not able to find and we’ll
show good pictures on the video. But I want to give you guys some extra credit. This is
not one of the 13, but I also want to let you guys that there are many different trees
that you can harvest the leaves from. One of which is right here. I know almost all
you guys know, it’s a pine tree. Another one that I really like, actually really delicious
leaves is a linden tree. But, Katrina, why don’t you tell us about this extra credit
that’s not part of the original 13, but that’s also quite edible, and how this would
be used. Right, so this is one of the evergreen trees. It’s a pine. And all the evergreen
trees, whether it’s a pine or a spruce or a fir, they’re all edible. These pine needles,
these needles. And they have an incredible amount of vitamin c and natural MSN that comes
from the atmosphere that accumulates in this needles year after year, day after day. And
so, I like to just eat them when I pass them by, because they all taste different. Or when
I find one that I really like, which, this is actually a really choice one. I like to
actually put them in my blender and make a green juice. And I’ll just add a small handful
of pine needles, maybe chop them a few times, and maybe sweeten it with a little apple.
Blend it up, strain it out, and you’ve got this amazing green juice from the evergreen
pine needles. Wow, that sounds so amazing Katrina! You made me so hungry! Let’s go
ahead and try that right now! Okay, we’ll see you inside. So now we’re inside the
kitchen. We’ve got our wild harvest and only a few more ingredients that you need
to add to make a delicious wild blended drink here. And you guys could do this with pretty
much any blender, although I do recommend a high power blender because some of these
wild foods, especially if they’re more mature get a little fibrous. And the standard household
blenders that are not super powerful won’t break up the fibers and extract and explode
all the nutrients into the blender craft. So Katrina, why don’t you explain the ingredients
that we’re going to use today in our very simple juice. Okay, so really you can use
any of the wild 13 to make your green juice. The ones we chose to use today is the sow
thistle, these are thistle greens. And then we use the fresh grass that was just growing
outside. This wild young grass. And then we chose to—since we had these pine needles,
they add a nice vitamin C lemony twang. So we’re using the pine needles and then an
apple. And then we’re going to use water. Purified water. And this could be spring water
but I think it’s just purified water. So we’re going to go ahead and get started.
We’re going to cut the apple in half. I like to put apple seeds in my juice, so the
apple seeds are a great source of b17. Litro. So a little bit is one of those preventative
things that help break down inferior proteins in the body. So every now and then, throw
in your apple seeds. I know you guys might be thinking, “But I heard apple seeds contain
cyanide!” So how would you respond to this? So they do. But it’s in a food form. So
if you don’t overdo it, if you don’t eat a gallon bushel of the seeds all in one sitting,
they’re fine. It’s a very, very diluted amount, and it actually acts as a really powerful
medicine to get rid of proteins that are no longer useful for your body. Which could include
tumors. So it’s a really powerful preventative. One of the things is the dose is the poison.
And let’s talk about that, especially in respect to the wild foods, because they’re
wild, they’re not like mellow leafy greens you might grow in your garden with all the
latex or light sap taken out of them. You could eat wild lettuce, but it’s a little
more powerful. So let’s talk about how much of these wild foods you might want to include.
As you’ll notice, we’re putting a lot water to dilute this down because these foods
are very powerful. That’s right. And when you’re first introducing your body to the
wild food, you do, you want to go slow. Because they’re way more powerful than the lettuce
you buy at the supermarket. So you don’t need to eat a lot of them. Start with a little
bit and see how you feel. And then build up once you know the plant and you know your
body and you know the relationship. And even then you always still introduce yourself to
that specific plant, because it’s always new. It’s growing in a new place, new time,
new stage of its growth, and you’re new. So always go slow and be cautious. So these
are the wild—we already put in the apple and the grass, the young grass, and this is
the sow thistle, gonna put that in. And then we’re going to put the pine needles in.
then we’re going to add water. So I wanna say we are making basically a juice with the
blender. Now while you can do this, this is not a method I would recommend, I do have
a video on why you shouldn’t use your blender as a juicer, kinda like what we’re doing.
It’d be much more effective in my opinion to use a slow juicer, run all these things
through the slow juicer to get the juice out and then add some water to it. Basically,
real quick, the blender actually runs at a very high speed, so basically it oxidizes
and adds air into the mixture more, so you’re not getting the highest quality. But you know,
once again, this stuff, whether it’s blended or juiced, is far better than any processed
food, any junk food, and even many animal foods out there in my opinion. And just one
note on that, why I do actually also just use the blender as part of my teaching is
that most people have a blender and you can go out and spend 30 bucks and get one, even
a cheap kind, and make your green juice. And so it’s not—even though you could get
more high powered juicer, but that’s more like 300 dollars. This just makes it accessible
to everybody. Yeah, I mean I totally agree with that. I think it’s far better to buy
a cheap blender and do this than rather to not do it and make excuses up in your head.
“Oh I can’t do that because I can’t afford a 300 dollar blender!” I mean, if
you got the 300 bucks extra and you want to do the best you can, yes! Go ahead and do
that. But, you know if you don’t have that, that’s all right, get a blender for free
or for 5 dollars, 10 dollars. They’re on Craigslist, or go out the WalMart and buy
a cheap one. So you could get these wild foods in your body because that is the message of
this video today. Great. All right so let’s blend this guy up. So the thing with blending,
you guys, you want to remember is you want to only blend the minimal amount of time to
get the blended consistency that you want, so do not over blend. Do not just turn it
on and leave the room for five minutes. This blender will actually heat it up and actually
create a hot soup if you leave it that long. We just blended it to masticate and break
up all the fibers. And now we’re just going to go ahead and strain this up, and look,
we didn’t even get all the pine needles out. But it’s perfect. It’s going to be
so delicious. And depending on what plants you’re using, sometimes you don’t have
to strain it. So if it’s not high fiber plants—we did strain it because of the grass
and the pine needles. But if you’re just doing dandelion or planting or mallow, don’t
strain it, and you’ve got the amazing fiber, and you could make a smoothie or just drink
a little bit of a fibery juice. And that is actually preferred. Yeah, of course some people
don’t like fiber and it might upset their system, so in which case you might want to
strain it even if you don’t have to. I mean, there’s so many options with the wild foods.
There’s all these different foods you could try. And you might gravitate to some wild
edibles more than others. And Katrina, do you want to talk about that? And listening
to your body? Yeah, so there’s some wild edibles that are very delicious and mild,
like purslane and mallow and the lamb’s quarter and amaranth, they’re pretty mild.
They’re like spinach. The ones that are more bitter would be plantain and dandelion.
So use those, wait till your tongue gets adjusted to them. If you like it, go for it. If you
feel like, whoa, that’s too much, just add a little bit, and then build up. But try it
again next week, because your body changes and pretty soon your body recognize the nutrients
and it’ll start to crave it. Awesome, I mean the other thing I’d like to add is
start out slow! If you’re not used to doing this stuff, do one apple, a bunch of water,
two dandelion leaves, right. You’re probably going to love it because it’s going to taste
like apple juice. And then add more dandelion leaves and like, oh man, when I get up to
12 dandelion leaves, this is tasting pretty strong, then guess what, go back to 10. Stay
there for like a week, and then later build up a little bit slowly and add different kinds
of wild foods and experiment with all of them to see what you’re going to like the best.
So I grew up, my family tradition, my mom introduced us to this tradition when I was
two. But we drink as a family, growing up, I drank a green juice twice a day, every day
of my whole life. And that was 20 minutes before breakfast and 20 minutes before dinner.
So I encourage all of you to do a green juice every day. I definitely encourage you guys
to do that also, and I do green juice pretty much almost every day myself. Cheers! Cheers.
To the green revolution! Wild green revolution. It’s so good. Wow! That’s actually amazing
good for just having water, apples, and all those wild greens. We’re getting the nutrition
in us, some of the best foods, some of the best free foods that you guys could harvest
near you. This is probably one of the best ways to get them in you, by blending it up,
breaking it up, and adding something a little sweet so that even your kids will like it.
I think it’s definitely a good idea to get your kids and your whole family on these wild
green juices, every single day, two times a day. Sounds great to me. We never got sick!
Awesome. So Katrina, let’s go ahead, sit down, share with you guys out there in YouTube
land some of the wild foods that we were not able to find and also share some of the information
in your book. I mean, if you thought she was a wealth of knowledge here in person… I
mean her book is, I don’t know, 300 pages full of information, and even more recipes,
so you guys could get these foods in your body, which is so important, which I’m so
passionate about. So now we’re outside again and I want to encourage you guys to be outside
whenever you’re able. One of the great things about gardening or harvesting wild foods is
that you’re out in nature. We’re so used to living indoors, we need sun in our lives
to make vitamin D and just to get energized with the energy of the sun. Also, when you’re
harvesting or working in your garden, you’re getting physical exercise. And also, another
thing, you’re increasing your cognitive abilities, you know, especially when hunting
for wild weeds, because you’re scanning and looking at things in your brain, and you’re
trying to figure out, okay is that this, and is it this? And then your brain burns a lot
of calories too. Anyways, before I go on any other tangents, we got Katrina’s book here.
And this is her new book that’s now available. It just came out. It’s actually called the
Wild Wisdom of Weeds, thirteen essential plants for human survival. You know there’s a lot
of many wild weed books and wild edible books, but this is the one I would recommend over
all the others because you know, these are the 13 foods that occur all in nature! The
most prevalent and abundant ones that are safe to eat! And you know, that’s why I
want to have her on the show today to share this with you guys. We went over a number
of them already, but now we’re going to go over the other ones that we didn’t get
to cover and we didn’t find in the local areas. So Katrina, which ones did we find
and which ones did we not find yet and what are they? Okay, so yeah, just in our short
little neighborhood walk, we found 7 of the 13, so there’s six more. One of them is
dock, curly dock. Eat your dock greens when they’re tender and sour. Grind their seeds
to make your own flour! So dock is a wild buckwheat. And so it makes an amazing flour
that you can use for breads and crackers, as well as the greens are delicious, like
spinach, when they’re young. So that’s one. And then there’s lamb’s quarter and
amaranth. Guess which one makes the keenwhile plant? Both these two are high in protein.
Eat them for muscles mister clean! So amaranth and lamb’s quarter are two more. And they
have complete proteins, both in their seeds and their greens, and they make an amazing
food. So that’s—now we’re up to the last. We’re up to 7+3, that’s 9, so the
last three, we’ve got chickweed. Chickweed is tasty and yummy. It happens to grow everywhere,
and it’s good for your tummy. And knotweed. Knotweed grows low in the ground and it’s
hard to see it. The funny thing about it, it’s not a weed! So knotweed is a really
cool plant that also grows so many different places and there’s a lot of varieties to
it. Let’s see, one, two, three, four. What we didn’t see was actually plantain, which
we almost saw. We saw that yesterday. But plantain is—if you need a first aid kit,
plantains seeds are leaves it. Chew the leaves into a mash. It helps with bites and stings
and rash. So plantain is an amazing wonder food and an incredible medicine. You always
need to know, just in case you get bit by a poisonous spider or a snake or an insect.
It draws out the toxins. And it also draws infection, and that sort of thing too. Wow,
so if you thought Katrina was a wealth of information, this book is even more of a wealth
of this information. And Katrina, what prompted you to literally write this book, like 350
pages on these 13 wild foods? Well, I’m impassioned about quality of life for all
beings on earth. And really moving our society is human. Like humanity away from the practice
of spraying these wild weeds all around the nation, and realizing the value of ingesting
them as food and medicine. So two things. One, I love people, and I want people to healthy
and happy, and I love the planet earth. And I want it to be healthy and happy. And I’m
in love with all plants and these wild weeds have been discriminated against. And I just
realized they’re so important that we need as humans to know about them and ingest them.
Awesome, yeah I mean, this book looks totally amazing to me. And next, Katrina, I want to
ask you some questions about harvesting wild weeds. Because I know after seeing this episode,
us harvesting this stuff in some neighbor’s yard, you guys might be thinking. John, Katrina
talked about earlier harvesting some wild weeds in the cracks of San Francisco. Like,
can I eat out of cracks in the middle of a city or the middle of New York City, or Central
Park? Is there car fumes on it and all this kind of stuff? Katrina, how would you answer
a question like, can somebody eat the wild foods growing outside the apartment in New
York City or San Francisco that dogs are maybe peeing on it, and how do you really know?
Well, so you don’t—you can’t know everything. You do want to be really observant about your
environment where you’re harvesting. Both your intuition and maybe doing some research.
Asking some neighbors if you don’t live there and know the patterns. So it’s important
to be mindful of your environment and ideally choose the most clean environment you can
harvest. However, when we live in a city, that isn’t always available. So then I go
to my intuition. And I use my tongue. And I go slow. And so if I want to eat something,
it looks really healthy to me, I feel good about it, I wash it off so if it has dog pee
on it, you just wash that it off, no big deal. It’s just a little bit of salts on the urine,
no big deal. And sometimes I accidentally eat it without washing and you notice, oh,
it’s salty! Oh, that means somebody peed on it! It doesn’t hurt you, necessarily.
But anyway, wash them. And really taste it first before you put it into a recipe or anything
like that. In this book, there’s like a taste test method so that you can go really
slow. And so it goes into deal about how to do that more safely. But just use your intuition,
your taste, and do a little bit at a time. And if you diversify, your body starts to
build up. I can handle wild foods, I can even handle diverse wild foods growing in the city!
And actually, you know, that helps us survive in this current modern time. Awesome, I mean,
the one thing I would say to you guys out there that might not want to harvest weeds
in your cracks. I mean, if you guys live in a big city and you’re buying a conventional
food, conventionally grown food that are sprayed with chemicals, pesticides, and fertilizers
that are based upon oil and make it a very, in my opinion, imbalanced crop with imbalanced
nutrients in it. You know, for me personally, I would rather eat something grown in a city
that a dog peed on than something conventionally grown with chemical herbicides and pesticides
and fungicides on it. Any single day of the week! And I’d do that unwashed, right? Haha,
all right! But I hope you guys would probably wash it. I would rather wash it, you know,
so don’t get me wrong. But anyways, let’s talk about that Katrina. Let’s talk about
if you’re still buying organically grown food in the store or conventionally grown
food in the stores versus wild food nutrition. Katrina, I know you addressed that in your
book, but what do you say to the people out there watching this video about this topic?
I mean, that’s the exciting thing about the wild foods. Nature is so efficient in
abundance. And so it’s just the currency of nature is abundance. So these wild greens
are just packed with nutrients. Like, off the charts in comparison. I mean, I don’t
know, sixty to eighty percent more nutrients can be found in wild foods, and I make that
percentage. I have read that somewhere, and I can’t absolutely say. No one can say,
because every wild food is different, and every grown food in the store is a little
different. But just—it is way higher. And you can feel it. Like, when you eat it, your
own integrity of being comes alive in a new way. Wow, I mean, I would totally agree that
wild foods have more nutrition in them. I mean, it’s simply for the simple fact, right?
A lot of the nutrients in the plants are basically the plants defense system against nature.
Against sunburn. It makes the really rich pigments, antioxidant pigments that protect
it from the sun. And when we eat these pigments, we get that same sun protection, per se. I
mean these are the antioxidants and phytochemicals and phytonutrients that are basically being
bred out of many conventional foods in favor of being able to store and ship and not bruise
and picked early and all this kind of stuff! All right Katrina, so you wrote this book
on the wild foods, and I know you’ve been doing this for over thirty years, and for
you guys out there, I definitely recommend purchasing this books and learning about these
13 wild foods. But there are so many other wild foods in the world that you could be
harvesting in your local area. And while you could get a little book or something and compare
and learn about these things, I don’t necessarily recommend that. Because some of the foods
that are edible look like foods that are also quite dangerous and could be toxic and poisonous
to you guys. So I always recommend looking in your local area to find a wild foods expert
that you could take classes from and people that know more than you so that you can learn.
I think that’s the best way, to learn by doing and to get familiarity with the plants.
And although there’s not a lot of wild food experts out there, so I know Katrina will
travel to you guys. You could hire her to come out and take you on wild food adventures
in your neck of the woods, and share with you guys the wild foods in your area. So Katrina,
will you tell my viewers about this service you offer? Well I am available to come to
your location and take a group of people on a wild walkabout, and it could be as short
as a day, or it could be as long as a week, where I like to go without food and just eat
wild for journeys at a time, and it could be an integrated thing where you maybe bring
some food and we integrate the wild foods into our meals. But that’s a really great
way to learn. And the reason why, I mean I love to share this knowledge with people,
but I also want to promote be city, U.S.A, and that’s a new thing going on, where there’s
only two cities in the united states right now that are actually a be city of U.S.A,
but any resources that might come from doing that, I want direct towards more cities getting
that consciousness, where we just don’t spray. Because we care the weeds and we care
about the earth and we start to know how valuable these wild plants are. So yes, I am available.
Wow, yeah I mean she lives in Durango, Colorado. She’s done some amazing work with getting
the park system there to go organic, so this lady is totally amazing. So how can somebody
reach you if they want to do that? So our website is TurtleLakeRefuge.org, and I check
that, so you can write messages to me that way, and I’ll respond. Awesome. Yeah. So
Katrina, the last thing I want to say to you guys out there. You guys know that I’m really
into my garden. if you’re not already subscribed, be sure to subscribe to my videos, and check
out my past videos, I have over a thousand videos now on how you guys could grow food
at home! You know, just in your garden and grow the highest quality food and while I
do agree that, you know, wild foods is definitely better than conventional food, I do not agree
that wild foods are better than foods grown in my garden with optimal soil condition.
But I could even make that better by growing wild foods in my garden. And think about it,
Darryl here who doesn’t have a garden but is growing all these wild foods. Just because
they’re growing naturally, these wild foods are resilient. So even if you have brown thumbs,
you’re not able to grow anything, these wild foods are the best things you should
grow. But it’s very hard to get the seeds for you guys. Plus, the other thing that I
believe is we want to become intimate with these plants. We want to know that these plants
do their different life stages and life cycles so you can identify them when they’re micro
greens, you can identify them when they get a little bit bigger. You can identify them
when they go to flower and seed, save the seeds, and spread them out to other people
so that they could grow these wild foods and have the easiest garden ever. But these seeds,
you know, some of them are actually controlled substances, and should be grown because they
are considered noxious weeds in some localities. But what of a rage with Katrina, world’s
first, is if you buy her book, and no, don’t buy it from amazon.com, because you will not
get this deal. You might get the book for cheaper, but you’ll not get this deal, which
is much more valuable. She’s going to send you, for a limited time in a limited amount
only, she’s going to send you all the different 13 seeds of these different plants when you
buy her book. From TurtleLakeRefuge.org. so this is completely amazing. I’ll put the
special link down below, it’ll be the special link to webpage with this special offer, because
this is not available anywhere else, because I want you guys to grow these foods in your
garden, whether you grow them in a raised bed next to your garden, get these seeds introduced.
And yes, if you do this, I’m warning you now, they will come up in your regular vegetable
garden. but guess what? An edible weed is a good weed indeed, in my opinion! So yeah,
anything you’d like to add to this promotion, Katrina? Well, thank you John for that amazing,
brilliant idea. And truly, you know, a lot of these seeds will already be in your garden,
but if you want seeds to come with the book, then yeah, please order it from TurtleLakeRefuge,
and we’ll send it to you with the book, and it’ll be a great way to learn it more
intimately. And that is wise, to just get to know them in all their different stages
and use them in all their different stages and start experimenting and share the knowledge.
And the cool thing about this offer is that when you get the book, you’re going to get
a little packet of seeds, and all 13 seeds will be mixed in! and just throw these seeds
out, or plant them, or whatever you want to do, and then you’re going to have to go
through the book and figure out which one is which! But you’re going to be safe, right?
This is another thing that’s very important to me, that you guys are safe when growing
foods. You’re going to be able to identify which one is which, and they’re all going
to be these edible ones, and they’re all going to be safe to eat, especially if you
have kids. Great, thank you! Awesome, awesome. So yeah, if you want to get this offer, visit
TurtleLakeRefuge.org, once again, put the special link up in the video so you could
type it in, and also below the video in the comments that you can click on to get this
offer as soon as it comes out. Yeah, definitely highly recommend this book. If you’ve been
waiting for a wild food weed book, you know, all this time you’ve never bought one, this
is the one you get, you want to get, especially with this offer because I truly believe that
growing wild foods that have the already highest nutrients in the best soil like the practices
I teach by building the soil microorganisms with things like worm gull plus worm castings,
rock dust, and kelp meals and all these things. You’ll have the highest quality, best food
on the entire planet. And that’s my message to you guys. All right Katrina, any last messages
you’d like to share with my viewers out there today? Oh, love you all! all right,
I thank you guys. Hope you guys enjoyed this episode. Be sure to subscribe and share this
video with friends. One of the most important episodes I’ve ever done in my opinion because
these foods are existing everywhere. I want to thank you Katrina, for coming out today
and allowing me to show you on my video and share your valuable information with you guys
out there. Once again, my name is John Kohler with GrowingYourGreens.com. We’ll see you
next time, and until then, keep on growing!

100 thoughts on “Eat Fresh & Local Food FREE without Growing a Garden”

  1. For more info on edible plants-  YouTube channel and website: EatTheWeeds  – for LOADS more info on edible plants.   Also Blanche Cybele Derby on YouTube.  And Arthur Haines.

  2. The book 'The Myths of Safe Pesticides'  by Andre Leu exposes:
    -The “Rigorously Tested” Myth
    -The “Very Small Amount” Myth
    -The “Breakdown” Myth
    -The “Reliable Regulatory Authority” Myth
    -The “Pesticides Are Essential to Farming” Myth
    Hazardous not just to bees and other key organisms in the biosphere that supports all life on earth… but dangerous also through our pervasive and increasing direct exposure to an increasing number of synthetic chemicals.  Knowledge is power.

  3. Hey John thanks for the video, is it normal to get a little light headed when eating fresh from the tree Moringa leaves? I went outside and ate only the young shoots and some flower petals and felt like I was going to faint. 

  4. We eat meat because of our strong belief in the Bible that you shouldn't forbid people from eating meat 1 Tim 4:3 – But We do love our vegetables and we eat a huge variety. We have made dandelion salad but our family isn't wild about it. We now give those leaves to the chickens, rabbits and guinea pigs, etc. on the farm. We have so many vegetables that taste good on the farm that we haven't done a lot of cooking with weeds in the yard but it's fun to find new things to cook with. 

  5. Why are all health food gurus whacko liberals?  I mean, you don't have to be a God hating, Meditating, yoga class taking nut to enjoy eating healthy.

  6. I just got back from hog hunting and watched this video. Now for some odd reason I want to hug a tree ?

  7. ummmm she is a little out there. But there are weeds you can juice and even cook. Im not for spitting it out though.

  8. Just went out into my front yard and picked a bunch of tender fresh dandelion greens here in Washington state. Ate a bunch raw while I was harvesting and now I'm about to cook them up for my girlfriend. We have never had these before and they taste great! Planning on harvesting and drying the roots for tea soon! Thanks John and Katrina

  9. I love this ep!  Info is so valuable to everyone!  Each morning the first thing I do is check on my plants and forage for wild weeds, and they taste great!  Even by eating a small hand full of them I stop feeling hungry.  Sure would love to have a glass of the pine juice drink too!   Listening to Katrina's rhymes made me so happy!  I got to try the natural shampoo and lotion she mentioned.  Thank you so much again for another great ep, John!

  10. This video would have benefited from a 2nd camera with a macro lens. Alternately you could have spliced in stock photos to show the detail of these plants.

  11. Japanese knotweed grows uncontrollably in many areas, I use the leaves in my green smoothies 🙂 (I'm in Maine)

  12. John, tell Katrina Blair the saying "Faith of a mustard seed" came from the new testament in the bible Matthew 17:20

  13. Whats that shit?
    We cant use protein from grass! thats why we eat meat!
    Or maybe i should live like her, throw my shoes away and smoke some weed.

    But i think she could beat eminem with her rap

  14. Greens don't have all the amino acids=NOT complete protein. No, greens are not a protein source. When you have even weeds, wild greens around buildings. they may well be periodically sprayed with grass and/or weed spray….unless you happen to know the building owner is a non-chem. user. She's badly in need of nutrition classes, biology, health science classes. Too much of her info is second-hand health food hype. Not much to be learned from this vid. But then, I was into all that health food talk and read all the health food industry mags and books, impressed with their "findings" (always check out sources). When she hits 60 and all her mistakes start showing in her health, she will have already lived a life of a different kind to that of obvious and quicker damage from the typical American diet. I don't eat beef or pork because of all the toxins and antibiotics they're fed and injected with. But they are the power plant that converts the greens into protein that is complete in amino acids. At least put some dairy products or eggs into your diet, do some mixing of grains and legumes and/or nuts, people! Whole grain bread with freshly ground nut butter, for instance. Your body is a wonderful machine that takes a lot of abuse and does all it can to adapt and counteract, and is quite merciful with you when you're younger. But it exhausts and damage of years of mistakes and deficiencies will catch up with you. No matter how natural or organic they are.

  15. Loved every second of this video!  🙂  At home, we eat the lamb's quarters as spinach and we blend it  into green smoothies with blueberries and bananas.  I am not totally raw yet, so, yes, we put Lamb's quarters and Amaranth leaves into our omelets.  YUM!  I even freeze it for the winter as well as to make a green powder by drying it.  I wondered if we could eat the okra or either Malva sylvesteris leaves as you do hollyhock?

  16. So happy to see the wild foods movement take hold in the last decade. I am 47 and was eating wild plants as a child. My dad would should us dandelions, berries, fiddle heads, etc. Very cool! Thanks.

  17. no wonder I sometimes crave a nice spring stalk of grass 😊 like I was a child! lol some 40+ years ago… almost always was chewing on a long stripped stalk ! yummy!!!

  18. may I please suggest that you do not use the attitude that " homeless people need something to do "??????? very rude and in all honesty, Ignorant!!!!!!!! most folks , today even more so , that find themselves homeless have been placed there because they lost their jobs ! banks raised….and raised,…..and Raised their house payments until they lost EVERYTHING!!!!!! You try getting to job interviews with no money , no vehicle , no home to clean up , clean what close you can carry , let alone take Everything you own with you to the interview!!! Even when the interview is going well if you have no address you Can't Get A Job, You Can't Get Assistances!!!!! I pray it never happens to you ! Selling everything and moving just to find yourself stranded, no job , the one that was supposed to share rent skipped out …..medical bills and credit cards made you lose everything now you are 60 working at McDonald's….! it goes on and on! I suggest you volunteer at your local shelter and take a good look at the faces of the homeless……and the ages!!!!

  19. From the Bible: If you have the faith of a mustard seed you can move a mountain. That would be faith in, and from Christ.

  20. scientists are developing a new natural organic resin from dandelions to make a super high tensile strength fiber to create a material strong enough to build a space elevator! healthy and strong in more than one way!

  21. so true @the craving, I had to stop the video and go harvest my purslane, I ate it as a snack while I watched the rest. I had a bit of lettuce micros i'd thinned. and one bunching onion and some dandelion, it was soooo yummy and I maybe had 1/4 total and was full.

  22. I would never forage from a home with a lawn (unless I was starving) because so many of them use chemicals.

  23. Great video! Question. Isn't some grass GMO? Like aren't some of the seeds used on lawns toxic by nature because they are created/purchased/sold for aesthetic, green, un-killable lawns?

  24. Love this – have been watching lots of Katrina videos – she is so wise and such a great teacher – I'm ordering this book ASAP

  25. I think I'd rather clean the grass good, because of the poisons that planes are spraying with the chemtrails. Along with regular pollution in the air, from industry's…..ugh.

  26. This is an excellent video and Katrina Blair is doing such a wonderful job promoting a pesticide free world to live in.Get rid of the chemtrails and roundup and other pesticides that are killing us.

  27. I was once told to get rid of my dandelions and weeds to have a more beautiful lawn. I told him I was saving these as my food storage. We have been blessed with such plenty and yet may need to know of these things more today and in the near future than 25 years ago when I told my Bishop of my plans. I am so glad for these great videos to help us out to do better. Of these I have used about 5 or 6 of these and will learn to use all. Great enthusiasm about a very important issue.

  28. Lost me with the "Intelligent Grass". Yes I think you can eat almost anything to survive but the Hippy Dippy thing is so played out.

  29. Thank you for the great video. It's a pity that you didn't show more close ups of the plants you were talking about and also, the subtitles often covered the plants (see the Mallow) and I couldn't see the plant at all.

  30. Totally wrong info about eating grass. Human body can assimilate nada, zero of any nutrition from the grass. What cannot be assimilated stands against us…and in fact sucks vital energy off our system..otherwise good info

  31. Apple seeds are toxic. should never be consumed. Also, a terrible combo for the juice that will make you sick. Hopefully, this comment is not deleted and will serve a purpose to warn people. Ty. …Remember, if you pass gas, that food was not good for you. it doesn't matter how loaded it was with nutrients. Your body couldn't assimilate any of it. That's the sign.

  32. Free range meat is EXTREMELY expensive and I have very little real grass. Is drinking homemade apple cider vinegar good for the stomach?

  33. Thankyou sooo very much , learned some stuff too. i would like to add, maybe it was said. … as an old farmer i can say that ANY crop grown on a farm is less quality than wild BECAUSE (the reasons stated) AND… depletion. over and over the crops are grown and NO way are the nutrients fully replaced . So you guys are very right. thanks again shawn : )

  34. This is the best video on wild edibles so far, love Katrina's wisdom, learned a lot. Thank you John, great message as always.

  35. I about died when she dove into the grass and started grazing like a horse. Lol the little rhymes were silly enough.
    I love Johns channel. This guest was strange.

  36. Hi, and thanks for this video. I'm from the city and my question is it safe if there once was a building where the wild foods are growing. Will the wild food be safe to eat.

  37. Hi John, no one ever mentions that the bees are being poisoned by unknowingly eating chemicals that people have sprayed on the plants.. It's not only that we are killing and demolishing their food source, more importantly the bees are eating the poison as well.

  38. Bees and butterflies would visit my yard every year, so I would let my lawn get out of control, but my neighbors hated it and threatened to call the city. The lawn would get up to my hip in height by the end of the summer. Mallow was an dried herb I could never find so it was sooo expensive.

  39. Whenever I know I'm going to be mowing and edging the yard for a long time, I pick a dandelion leaf, roll it up, and slowly chew it like gum.
    It helps me keep my mouth from drying out.

  40. amazing video, i love dandelion, i love yerba mate also drinking it almost everyday! 🙂 took notes to stock up and store dandelions next year! 🙂

    edit: you are my most favourite high nutrition food information dense youtuber! 😀
    its true, that wild food is out there with energy, clarity, motivation.. 🙂

  41. how can you say wild foods arent better than the food you grow in your "soiL"? of course they are, please look up some scientific research and stop being one sided. we were foragers first and gardeners second…. Katrina's awesome

  42. Dandylion is tough shit..like eating strings of rope..by the time what is there that's not tough fiber is cooked long enough to eat I don't think much is left

  43. Apple seeds are not tolerated by all people. If you have a bad reaction have charcoal handy. I believed it saved my life.

  44. I always read that grass isn't really good for people. I checked again and found this: https://www.livescience.com/32435-why-cant-humans-eat-grass.html Basically it says Humans are not designed like cows and the silica which is abrasive to teeth. Can anybody contribute something of value to this idea for and statements against doing this?

  45. What a great presentation, John. Thank you for inviting Katrina to share with us some of her knowledge. This year I started harvesting dandelions from my lawn but now I'm going to go search for other things to pick.

  46. I find some greens are more digestible once dried because saliva and powerful digestive enzymes get into where the water would have been without being diluted by that water content.

  47. A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY, LOL ITS NOT BECAUSE OF THAT, IT IS BECAUSE IT IS NOT REALLY NOT THAT GOOD, MAYBE TASTE WISE. LOL IM STICKING TO MY VEGGIES, UNLESS ITS SOMETHING NORMALLY EATEN, BUT IM NOT PICKING GRASS ON THE ROAD EATING IT JUST LIKE THAT LOL

  48. what about the plant that lives in the mountains at high altitude and it lives for over 200 years. I can't remember the exact number of years. Maybe there is some longevity agent in it and it lives in a very harsh and inhospitable environment.

  49. Hello every one. Remember John himself brags about buying cheap and selling high. Ive checked out the juicers he sells and have not been able to save enough money to buy one so I was blessed to find one which is actually better than a fast juicer and less expensive than most blenders. The catch is it is not electric and has to be done by hand but, personally for me that is one of the best parts besides the fact that i paid on 35.00 bucks. Look on Amazon if you are looking for a good quality inexpensive juicer!!!! I lover her so much I hope Im blessed with getting to meet this amazing worm women some day.

  50. Next time when you mention different parts of the world as you did in this episode in the introduction.. don’t forget to mention the Middle East or at least the Mediterranean area which includes south Europe and North Africa and the Middle East and all the countries open to the Mediterranean sea..

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