S2E18 Weeds you can eat, back to Eden gardening, Christopher & Kirsten of Ferment.works TWVGRS

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Topics: Joey and Holly talk about weeds in your garden that you can eat. Plus the back to Eden gardening method, their guest Christopher & Kirsten of http://ferment.works/
Weeds you can eat
1.Lambsquarters – pigweed or goosefoot – substitute for spinach – good source of Niacin, Folate, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.
2.Dandelion greens nutrients present in dandelion greens include folate, magnesium, phosphorus, and copper.
3.Dandelion roots –
4.Purslane –
5.Broadleaf plantain
6.Burdock1.Choose area
2.Cover area with newspaper – no gaps
3.Cover with compost
4.Cover with 6 inches of wood chips – mimic forest floor
5.Start planting – scrape wood chips and plant into compost
6.Wood chips will break down and feed soil
Kirsten and Christopher Shockey got their start in fermenting foods, first on in their home, and then with their farmstead food company (Mellonia Farm), where they created over forty varieties of cultured vegetables and krauts. When they realized their passion was for the process, they chose to focus on teaching the art of fermenting vegetables. They still experiment with new recipes, help others set up in-house or farmstead “fermentories”, teach classes at their farm and host small farm workshops.
1.What is the basis of fermentation and benefits fermentation has to our body?
2.Whats the difference of something like beer or wine vs lacto fermentation?
3. We know kraut as made with cabbage – can kraut be made with other vegetables?
4.It seems like a lot of people are getting into home fermentation – why do you think that is?
5.Anything a new home fermenter needs to be majorly aware of? Safety, health concerns, cross contamination….etc
6.Does home fermentation require a large investment or can it be items one has already in their kitchen?
7.How do we find out more about you?…website, etc


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