Ep. 37 Foragers Roundtable (Diego Bonetto, Gabriel Gutnik, Byron Woolfrey)
First and foremost, before we continue onto this discussion I’d like to acknowledge the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation who are the traditional custodians of this land we call Sydney and I pay my respects to the Elders both past and present.
Today in this roundtable I pull together Diego Bonetto, (a passionate environmental advocate and educator of wild foods) Gabriel Gutnik (of Ziggy's Wild Foods) and Byron Woolfrey (Trolley'd) to highlight the importance of how foraging can foster a sense of care for the world around you. They all have began projects and businesses that aim to support the environment and also to educate the people on the value of wild foods and reconnecting with nature. However it's important to note that before you find yourself in new land, you should connect and learn from the elders of that nation. They all have incredible stories to share that will help you really understand the deep heritage of that culture.
We chat about our passions that involve wild foods in some degree, whether its charcuterie, cocktails, cooking or even bush tours and how we have come to respect the environment moreso because of it. We touch on the issue of weed killers, the philosophy of foraging and taking more responsibility as a human race to protect the earth at all costs, And of course we answer a few fan questions!
But before we start, I’d like to note that the Roots Podcast is proudly supported by Sydney Direct Fresh Produce. The fruit and vegetable supplier led by Luke Kohler, who has provided Sydney with some of the best and local produce since he was 16 years old and still smashing it today.
Music by Charlie Fester.
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