The Ground Shots Podcast is an audio project exploring our relationship to ecology through conversations and storytelling with artists, ecologists, farmers, activists, story-tellers, land-tenders and more.
How do we do our work in the modern age, when the urgency of ecological and social collapse feels looming? How do we creatively and whole-heartedly navigate our relationships with one another and the land?
Samantha Zipporah on radical fertility & the politics of birth
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Samantha Zipporah is a midwife, author & educator in service to healing & liberation. Sam’s path rises from an ancient lineage of midwives, witches, & wise women with expertise spanning the continuum of birth, sex, & death. She is devoted to breaking the spells of oppression in reproductive & sexual health by connecting people with the innate pleasure, power, & wisdom of the body. Her praxis weaves scientific & soulful inquiry that integrate modern medicine & data with ancestral practices & epistemologies. Sam's most recent publications & offerings center the radical reclamation of contraception & abortion. Her online membership, The Fruit of Knowledge Learning Community, features access to her heart & mind via books, courses, Q&As, curated resources & more.
Sam’s website and Fruit of Knowledge Learning Community Article mentioned by Sam: A Place for Herbal Ab0rtion in Clinical Herbalism Eve’s Herbs: A History of Contraception and Abortion in the West Natural Liberty by the Sage Femme Collective Vibrant Earth Seeds : Regionally adapted to the Southwest. Use ‘GROUNDSHOTS10’ at checkout for 10% off seed orders (your buying seeds also supports the podcast!) Ground Shots Substack Bookshop buy me a book! Bookshop : recommended books for you (buying here helps support the podcast) Amazon wishlist for Kelly’s trailer renovation Venmo : @kelly-moody-6 Paypal : paypal.me/petitfawn Our Instagram pages: @goldenberries / @groundshotspodcast Music: Mother Marrow Hosted and Produced by: Kelly Moody
Jacquie Hill on the medicine of Ponderosa Pine and botanical research ethics
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Family loving, community enthusiast Jacquie Hill is a plant person doing planty things on the Western Slope of Colorado. After practicing her blend of story-rich, folk herbal medicine for 10+ years, she took her studies to academia, earning a bachelor’s degree in botanical sciences from Bastyr University in 2019. While there she made the most of the opportunities and gleaned from teachers, mentors, and nature taking, every field class offered and immersing herself in the wonders of western Washington. With a deep love of opposing forces, Jacquie keeps one foot in the scientific as well as the nonlinear. Jacquie has a GMP certificate from Herbal Medics which comes in quite handy as the owner and maker at her small batch herbal product company, Of the Hill Botanicals. In her free time, Jacquie spends her time exposing her children to the magick of the natural world with her husband Allon, contemplating the role of plants as myth keepers, and performing with her puppet troupe, Singing Bone Medicine Show.
Jacquie’s instagram: @jacquieofthehill Native American Sacred Trees and Places The Legacy and Misappropriation of Henrietta Lacks Bacon’s Rebellion Bastyr University Paonia Apothecary Vibrant Earth Seeds : Regionally adapted to the Southwest. Use ‘GROUNDSHOTS10’ at checkout for 10% off seed orders (your buying seeds also supports the podcast!) Ground Shots Substack : Subscribe here Bookshop buy me a book! Bookshop : recommended books for you (buying here helps support the podcast) Amazon wishlist for Kelly’s airstream trailer renovation Venmo : @kelly-moody-6 Paypal : paypal.me/petitfawn website archive and extended shownotes: http://www.ofsedgeandsalt.com Our Instagram pages: @goldenberries / @groundshotspodcast Guest Music: Mama Lingua Hosted and Produced by: Kelly Moody
Calyx Liddick of Northern Appalachia School on the historical connection between ecological conservation and eugenics
Episode #76 is a conversation with Calyx Liddick of Northern Appalachia School in southern Pennsylvania.
(trigger warning, this episode may contain content that could be triggering to some as we address the history of scientific racism and the eugenics movement)
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Calyx Liddick is a bioregional herbalist, ethnobotanist, holistic nutritionist, wildcrafter, writer of poetry and prose, wildlife tracker, and mother of two. She was born and raised in the mountains of Central Pennsylvania.
She is an outspoken advocate for accessible education, social and ecological justice, and ethical practice in plant work. As an educator in bioregional herbalism, Calyx is passionate about bridging the gap of perception between the personal body and the ecological body, and illuminating the wisdom of place and the potential of the direct reciprocation of health and wellbeing present in ecological stewardship. She is committed to integrating plantwork as a life way, helping others develop a rooted relationship with the land and its more-than-human community, and healing the damage from extractive and hierarchical relationships between people and plants. In her practice, she integrates the long, rich history of traditional herbalism with modern, scientifically sound research.
Calyx’s website at Northern Appalachia School Calyx’s Instagram: @northernappalachiaschool Ground Shots Substack : Subscribe here Bookshop buy me a book! Bookshop : recommended books for you Amazon wishlist for trailer reno Venmo : @kelly-moody-6 Paypal : paypal.me/petitfawn Our Instagram pages: @goldenberries / @groundshotspodcast Guest Music: Bridget Downey and Soren Knudsen Venmo Bridget Downey : @Bridget-Downey-3 Hosted and Produced by: Kelly Moody
Sylvia Poareo on Planting Seeds of Collective and Inclusive Regeneration
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(photo of Sylvia taken by Ricardo Nagaoka, used with permission from photographer. )
Episode #76 of the Ground Shots Podcast is a conversation with Sylvia Poareo from Connecting Within, out of Ashland, Oregon.
Sylvia Poareo is a gentle Curandera/Consejera (healer/spiritual counselor) whose work is rooted in guiding and supporting each individual in their own liberation within collective healing. Informed by the Chicano experience and growing up as an orphan in SoCal, her life was an initiation into deep trust in and reliance on Spirit/Creator.
Connecting deeply into the heart, to the cosmos and nature as a pathway to healing, she recognizes the profound wisdom, resilience and fortitude we carry in our bones. She supports ancestral remembrance and remembering parts of ourselves, our innate humanity and cultures of origin as a path to truth, healing and wholeness.
(read full bio and show notes through the link above)
Links: Sylvia’s website: Connecting Within
Ground Shots Substack Publication Bookshop account: buy me a book!
Bookshop account: recommended books for you (adding a backlog of recs soon)
Amazon wishlist for trailer renovation
Laying Groundwork, late summer ecology classes
Venmo to support the podcast: @kelly-moody-6 Guest Music: Tránsito, El Feo, and Medley: Pastures Of Plenty/This Land Is Your Land/Land by Lila Downs Hosted by: Kelly Moody Produced by: Kelly Moody
Kelly solo on teaching riparian ecology, preparing for a season on the land
This is a quick and dirty solo podcast episode where I update you on some of the things I’m doing this summer including offering in-person ecology immersions in western Colorado on the Grand Mesa.
I give a little overview of some of what we did in my last immersion that was 4 days, focused on riparian ecology.
Talk on travel, loneliness post-pandemic, the grief of ecological destruction, the importance of community around that grief
Some talk on the ‘abodes’ geologic formation in the region
Human impacts on riparian ecological zones
Support the podcast! A few ways:
Substack : groudshots.substack.com
Patreon : patreon.com/ofsedgeandsalt
Buy me a book on Bookshop
Sign up for an in-person ecology course with me or Nikki Hill (Scholarships available) located on the Grand Mesa in western Colorado
Alex Zubia on the importance of good food, community and love in Fresno, California
read the entirety of the show notes for this episode here. Episode #73 of the Ground Shots Podcast is a conversation with Alex Zubia (XeF) out of Fresno, California. Alex Zubia, who goes by “Xef” is a Chef by trade. Born and raised in Fresno, CA (yokuts Land). Alex attended The California Culinary Academy in San Francisco (Ramaytush Ohlone land) in 2007. His passion for cooking came with his passion for eating. From 2008-2015 he worked at Community Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Room as a Patient Liaison. During that time he witnessed people from his community dying from diet related issues. That realization led him to opening his food truck, which focused on healthier, farm to fork versions of familiar foods. In 2015, Alex moved to Santa Barbara (Chumash Land) to further his skills as a chef. There, he discovered that so much of the beautiful produce he was cooking with came from Fresno. He wondered why he never saw all this produce available in Fresno. Alex moved back to his hometown in 2021 to fight for food justice as a Food Sovereignty Director at Fresno Barrios Unidos. Alex’s goal is to bring his community back to eating and cooking their indigenous foods which are so plentiful in the Central Valley.
In this conversation with Alex, we talk about: food apartheid (or ‘food deserts’) in Fresno, California, which is in the Central Valley of California, a place where so much food is grown yet not a lot of local food is available for the folks who live there
food is medicine, culturally and physically
Alex’s journey doing work with food, cooking in Santa Barbara and Fresno
the corporate industrial food complex as it intersects capitalism, white supremacy, patriarchy
Alex’s work as a patient liaison at the Community Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Room and how it changed their perspective and what they observed as harmful aspects of the hospital industrial complex
The importance of love, community, and good food for good health
Navigating the nonprofit world when trying to do food justice work
some raving on TEK (Traditional Ecological Knowledge) Chico and Ali Meders-Knight’s model of land tending in California
regenerative agriculture stems from indigenous practices
The four R’s and more on Transition US (Resist, Repair, Reimagine, Regenerate)
Links: Sign up for Summer 2023 field ecology classes in the southern Rockies Late Spring Terratalks Ecology study group, for late April and May
Fresno Barrios Unidos Transition US Alex/Xef’s Instagram: alexander_fresno Transition US’ instagram: transition_us Fresno Barrios Unidos’ instagram: fresnosbarriosunidos My Homie’s Kitchen instagram: myhomieskitchen Guest Music: “Walk Away” by Ambeeka
absolutely in love with this show, i listen whenever i want to tune back in with a centered ethos of earth stewardship. so great, a wide variety of topics covered, and Kelly’s voice is very pleasant if that’s important to you. great music, important ideas you won’t hear almost anywhere else. thank you Kelly!
High Quality and Thoughtful Podcast
Thank you! One of the few podcasts to capture my interest and attention- an interesting mix of guests and subjecypts, obviously a labor of love💚💚💚
One of a Kind
Listen and still listening to all of ‘em. A weaving cast of characters with kelly at the wheel that uplifts the spirit and informs us from on the groud living. Fodder, forage and rumination for the soul’s work in these times. Thank!