Herbal Videos and Podcasts
Botanical Medicine: The late Dr Jim Duke sings Appalachian herb songs, a gem!
Sylvan Institute of Botanical Medicine: Free online courses from notable herbalists.
Bio-Regional Herbalist with CoreyPine Shane: Free online course by CoreyPine Shane of Blue Ridge School.
Southern Appalachian Herbs
Patricia (my fellow student from CSHS back in the day) takes us on a sweet herb walk in a mountain cove during spring. The same walk is broken down into 4 segments and she gives a nice overview of how to identify and some ways the plant is used.
Video on Cherokee Traditional Healing
Cherokee Elder “Mandy” Swimmer: Mandy describes how her parents put up cabbage, potatoes by burying with grass and covering with a mound of dirt.
Note: there is a rather long-winded introduction; if you want to skip ahead to where Ms. Swimmer begins to speak, shoot for 3:08.
Cherokee Elder Betty Jo Smith: Cooks a traditional meal.
Cherokee Foraging Tradition: Wild onions, Cherokee family style.
Videos on Foraging
Learn Your Land: series of videos on plant ID with a focus on mushrooms.
Collecting Wild Edible Mushrooms: Intro to mushrooming.
Eat The Weeds with Green Deane: video collection of foraging tips and tricks.
Identify That Plant: A detailed look at characteristics of a number of different herbs and trees.
Videos on Fermentation
The Unprocessed Life with Toby Rae: A series of videos on eating unprocessed foods by making things yourself, focused on fermentation.
Virtual Herb Walk
Virtual Plant Walk: Jane Bothwell’s virtual plant walk. Not quite a video but we think you will enjoy!
Herbal Radio and Podcasts
The Herbal Highway: Weekly Herbal Radio Show!
The Practical Herbalist: An informative site and blog, plus you can join their “Herbal Nerd Society” at a reasonable cost for access to more info.