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Herbal Tales

Herbal Tales

By Annet Breure
Folk stories and information about the history, symbolism and use of plants around the world. Annet Breure is a Dutch storyteller, daughter of a biologist, passionate about plants and crazy about culture. Why not connect all that? She shares her favourite stories where plants are main characters in and talks with guests such as specialists on a specific plant or discipline, biologists, philosophers, historians and artists. More information on her work: www.herbaltales.com/english
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7 - Flax: learning from the wild ones
A conversation with Beatrice Landoni on the beautiful flax family (linum). These plants have a long history of cultivation. And also a wide geographical distribution, which makes it very interesting to research their ability to adapt to different environments, as Beatrice Landoni is doing. She is a PhD student at the university of Portsmouth, in the UK, and shares with us her knowledge and experience working with mainly Linum Bienne, a wild flax variety. Although common, this variety has barely been researched! Imagine the delicate blue flax flowers dancing in the wind while listening to this podcast to learn more about this plant. Follow Beatrice Landoni on Twitter and have a look at Annet Breure’s website www.herbaltales.com. Support this podcast by leaving a review and sharing it. Donations are welcome at NL20ASNB 0267 1887 57 (BIC ASNBNL21) Thank you!
36:49
March 25, 2021
6 - On witch hazels, botanical gardens, curating and taxonomy
Annet Breure (www.herbaltales.com) speaks with James Byng. Curator of the Delft botanical gardens since autumn 2020. He shares with us his experience in the first few months of the botanical gardens, and also the plans he has for the garden coming seasons. James tells about the role and history of the gardens and his vision on the importance of taxonomy and nature conservation. And with so many plant lovers, how can it be that botany is a really unpopular study? Extra attention in this episode for the witch hazels (hamamelidaceae) of which the national collection of the Netherlands is curated in Delft. Get the complete Visual Guide of Flowering Plants around the world, with over 15000 pics via or https://www.amazon.com/Flowering-Plants-Handbook-Practical-Families/dp/0992999308 Support this podcast by leaving a review and sharing it. Donations are welcome at NL20ASNB 0267 1887 57 (BIC ASNBNL21) Thank you!
33:10
March 2, 2021
5 - Plants and Stories from Kansas
Tall grasses and tall tales from the Great Plains. In this episode storyteller Connor McMullen shares with us his experiences with plants growing up on a farm in western Kansas, USA. He also describes us how the relationship between people and the land has changed over time. He talks not only about tall grass but also tells a traditional Kansas tall tale. Fun and informative! Devils claw, corn, sorghum, leeks and sunflowers 🌻 are featuring in this episode. See also www.policymythology.com to learn more about Connors work. This podcast is an idea and production of Annet Breure www.herbaltales.com/english Support this podcast by leaving a review and sharing it. Donations are welcome at NL20ASNB 0267 1887 57 (BIC ASNBNL21) Thank you!
33:06
February 7, 2021
4 - Memory of Trees, a family story of women
With Luana Ferreira, storyteller, -coach and creative entrepreneur. Initiator of The Eva Stories. She tells us how trees helped her root and connect with the stories of the women in her family. She takes us on a journey to a guava tree in Brasil, a willow in Amsterdam and ancient beeches in England and Italy. see also: http://www.luanaferreirapr.com/home/ Annet shares about women, trees and herbs, a.o. about the linden, yarrow and ‘witches’. See for more on her work: www.herbaltales.com/english. Support this podcast by leaving a review and sharing it. Donations are welcome at NL20ASNB 0267 1887 57 (BIC ASNBNL21) Thank you!
42:30
September 17, 2020
3 - Dandelions
Annet Breure tells Herbal Tales about the history, use and symbolism of plants. This episode is about the dandelion, taraxacum species. Parts of this episode are based on her conversation with one of the few dandelion specialist worldwide, Karst Meijer. See also www.herbaltales.com/English. Donations are welcome at NL20ASNB 0267 1887 57 (BIC ASNBNL21) Thank you! Sharing is also a way of supporting!
33:02
August 17, 2020
2 - Women and Herbs, nutrition and fertility
Annet Breure (from www.herbaltales.com/English) talks with nutritional therapist and fertility specialist Audrey Dickinson from https://nourishenflourish.com. Audrey has travelled a lot and her work got influenced by Asian cuisine and Ayurveda. She has a holistic approach. Annet tells regularly about the (hi)stories of women and herbs via Herbal Tales. In this episode special attention to some herbs as sage, origanum and rosemary. Did you like this podcast? Please support it by sharing it, subscribing to it at your favourite podcast channel. Donations are welcome at NL20ASNB 0267 1887 57 (BIC ASNBNL21) Thank you! See also www.herbaltales.com/english
28:55
June 26, 2020
1 - The Willow
Annet shares a Japanese story about Heitaro and Higo, talks about where the name for willow 'salix' comes from, different species and symbolisms and about the properties of the willow. To conclude she shares an extra story! Donations are welcome at NL20ASNB 0267 1887 57 (BIC ASNBNL21) Thank you! And sharing is also a form of support www.herbaltales.com/english
21:24
May 14, 2020