15. “Foraged Food and Earth Wisdom” with Lucy Cuzzocrea, Wild Roots Foraging

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Welcome to episode 15 of the Nurtured by Nature podcast. Today I’m delighted to be joined in conversation by the incredible Lucy Cuzzocrea. Lucy is the the force behind Wild Roots Foraging and has a passion for helping people reconnect with the earth, through the forgotten, ancient practices of our ancestors. 

In this beautiful, honest and inspiring episode we discuss our need to reconnect with what Lucy fondly calls “Earth Wisdom”. We explore our mutual love and respect for the weeds, our native wildflowers that are beneficial not only to our own health but the intrinsic health of our desperately struggling ecosystems. She shares her incredible 10 year journey that has seen her transform her own health through foraging and how she has gone on to find ways to share this wisdom and bring community and support into the lives of countless Wild Women and Wild Men, so they to have a chance to flourish once more. Her final thought reminds us that at our core we are all inherently foragers. 

Learn more about Lucy and find out about joining a foraging session with her or Go along to one of her beautiful Wild Women or Wild Men Circles: 

I am a forager, activist, sustainable food grower, creative, mother, and wife, living in the beautiful countryside of North East England. 

I was raised in Middlesbrough, one of the most socially deprived areas in the whole country, and have many experiences of how poverty and trauma can effect those who live in areas like ours. As I matured into my adult years, I started to question the systems we rely on and why food didn’t simply grow everywhere, for free.

I studied Graphic Design at uni and learned about capitalism, consumerism and globalisation and the huge detrimental impact it is having on both people and planet. Ever since, I have been trying to do my bit to reverse that damage and change my little area of society for the better. And this is where Wild Roots Foraging was born.

I feel passionately that good quality, nutritious food, is a human right and should and can be free. So, I now make it my mission to reconnect as many people as possible with this lost knowledge, in order to empower them to take charge of their own health and sustenance, as well as the health of the planet.

Foraging was once such a huge part of being human, for most of human existence. We’ve only been extensively farming for a very small portion of that. And I believe that by empowering ourselves once again with this knowledge, we can return back to that place.

Wild Roots Foraging is all about helping people reconnect with the earth, their community and with themselves, through the forgotten, ancient practices of our ancestors. My goal is to reclaim what has been forgotten in the hope of helping people find the healing that is needed, for both people and planet.

Website: https://wildrootsforaging.co.uk/


Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/wildrootsforaging

Facebook Groups: 

Wild Roots – Wild Women (Women Only)https://www.facebook.com/groups/732435000825751

Wild Roots Gatherings (anyone)https://www.facebook.com/groups/289107325579340

Other useful links from this episode:

The Association of Foragers: https://foragers-association.org/

Wild Men Circles: https://wildrootsforaging.co.uk/wild-men/

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