In Summer of 2014 I filmed my first pilot episode called “Hunting the Medicine; Stalking the Wild Spirit”, during a 2014 journey to North Carolina for 2 months where I packed my car and hit the road to learn from elders and teachers with the plants guiding the way and to strengthen my self reliance of foraging and survival skills while traveling throughout the mountains.
This was a deep and powerful journey and brought me much closer to living with the earths cycles, as well as connect to the deeply rooted plant traditions alive in North Carolina while constantly foraging, mushroom hunting, drying and storing herbs all over my car, visiting teachers, communities, and elders with the primary purpose of following my intuition.
Here is a look at the basket o shrooms we ended up with, smooth chanterelles (Cantharellus lateritius)
Fortunately, we got to eat them several ways for several days at the Green Path Gathering hosted at Kens Farm in Boone, NC. They were more than delicious! I also spent the weekend with Ken and other students at Sunnybanks Inn, in Hot Springs, NC where he holds an amazing mushroom retreat every year around late Summer. Heres a look at a video with Ken teaching mushroom identification at a workshop I attended the previous year, back in 2013..
I filmed and documented continually as I met these deep connections. The first 3 clips of the documentary can be seen here
In time I will be sharing more of the story and wonderful “cast of characters” I was blessed to spend time with.
Forage with love,
Calling out for symbiosis with Post Production editors and documentary filmmakers!