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?
Wild Tending Series / Gabe and Kelly on ecological history, anthropogenic landscapes and the dark side of conservation
Kelly and Gabe chat about the connection between institutional religion and the suppression of land-based spirituality, European ethnocentrism and racism in relationship to interpreting historical accounts of agriculture and land tending practices on Turtle Island, the lack of acknowledgement of the vastness of anthropogenic landscapes in academic literature on history and ecology, problems in the conservation field, the historic timeline of invasive biology and its influences, and more.
Kelly speaks about her upbringing and the Ground Shots Podcast origins
Kelly speaks about her upbringing in the south and the influences on her creation of the Ground Shots Project and Podcast including a pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago back in 2007, her grandmother's homesteading activities, rad barefoot professors, meeting people on the road, other wandering ethnobotanists, and more.
Wild Tending Series / Ali Meders-Knight on integrating Traditional Ecological Knowledge into landscape management
This episode of the Ground Shots Podcast features a conversation with Ali Meders-Knight on Traditional Ecological Knowledge, the need for indigenous led and informed land management, the problem of disaster capitalism, TEK Chico's goals, and more.
Anna-Marija Helt on poisonous plants of the southern Rockies, bridging tradition and science in herbalism
Episode #50 of the Ground Shots Podcast is a conversation with the clinical herbalist Anna-Marija Helt Ph.D., who lives in Durango, Colorado. We chat about tending Osha, Osha substitutes to use medicinally, some poisonous plants in the Rockies, & bridging science and tradition in herbalism.
Wild Tending Series/ Forest Farming in the Ozarks with Wren and Ini of Mountain Jewel Center for Earth Connection
This episode of the Ground Shots Podcast features a conversation with Wren Haffner and Ini Giesbrecht of Mountain Jewel Center for Earth Connection, an 18 acre homestead in the Ozarks. We chat about forest farming, natural building in a humid place, letting the land lead, the unique ecology of the Ozarks, land race seeds, and more.
Kelly & Gabe with Téo Montoya on the Colorado Trail: indigenous futurism, finding sacredness in all places
This episode of the Ground Shots Podcast is the last recording Gabe and I conducted on our 2020 Colorado Trail Plant-a-go walk. It documents a few conversations Gabe and I had with our friend Téo Montoya who came to hike with us for a brief stint. We chat about wildcrafting, indigenous futurism, finding the sacred in modern technology and the urban, and more.
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My favorite podcast of 2020
I have learned so much from the Groundshots! Every episode is unique, interesting and just full of such wonderful information and stories. Kelly is a fantastic host and asks such good questions. Her guests are equally as amazing. I really appreciate that she doesn’t shorten conversations. Some episodes are 3 hours long and they’re honestly worth the full listen, minute for minute. I’ve been inspired to try mead making, weaving, and more. It reminds me to take a step back into my own art and writing and I am so thankful for that.
So needed. So good!
I love it.
Thanks for helping to share this important knowledge. This is one of my favorite podcasts. I love the content. You have some amazing guests, many of whom have profound knowledge and their voices need to be amplified. I wish this sort of info was more accessible. Please keep up this work.