316. AWESOME NEIGHBOR! Local Superhero and Edible Weed Expert Matthew Zoeller Returns | TOTALLY RAW ~ C.O.V.I.D+19 Gardening Acronym
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I’m gonna just gonna hit record ok
OK ~ I’ll deliver!
It’s a privilege to be back here, it’s now the second time I have done a podcast like this the first one was with you jackie like 2 years ago.
so many people have listened to your episode before, I think you are even in my organic oasis guidebook where It all about growing chickens in the suburbs, I spent so much time reading it last year and then I haven’t seen it for a year and then I was on someones podcast the other day
how nutritious they are usually people switch off the station not download it so, this is a cool place to be on the fringe organic gardener podcast which you’ve had some pretty bad-a**ed published guests lately.
I think you are just being humble. I know you dropped lots of great golden seeds. But since I did have Melissa Norris and Jeff Ditchfield my numbers have practically double and so there are a lot of new listeners who haven’t heard
I came up with an acronym…. My name is Matt Zoeller, I teach high school, I have a masters in education but all things health and plants, maybe wearing the color green I do wear a lot of green is something I love but it is not academic, I just have an organic interested, I am always reading and listening!
I live right in Denver, in a suburb, in a neighborhood, IDK how big my house is but it’s not big either
we have a good solid amount of garden space
we got 3 more hens
actually 7 chicks
that are 4 weeks old that’s really exciting
the thing I am kind of becoming famous for
love of eating weeds
if you were to move into a house
spring rolls around and suddenly
there’s kale everywhere would you walk out and say we didn’t plant this kale we have to dig them all u
hire some ruminant
you would probably eat it because its kale an its health
most of the main ones we hate the most and probably Canadians
a lot are edible and nutrition
we went there
what advice would I have for people if the supply runs out
can’t count on my neighbor
you’re like the perfect guy for this
I came up with an acronym
take it or leave it
Oeuf (french for egg a plug for chickens)
In the spirit of survival
if I had a blog or we making a book
squeezed it into COVID
Chickens or compost -
I think that is annoying
make a big pile
talking kitchen stuff
do something with it
here’s some ideas
dig a trench slowly
your mom does it
whenever this comes up
oh my grandma used to do that
IDK what happened to make altho stop
really good for the soil
I have always
most people have a wrong sense of
don’t throw away biodegradable
the way we compost here
with our food scraps is feed to the chickens
that’s it letter
let’s move onto the
so a little
no curses here (12:18
make a little plug for chickens
they’re so low maintenance
got chickens for 2 year
kids love them
V for veggies
yeah veggies of course
I don;t want any emails
this is me
my ting always my thing
veggies vs fruit
I’ll eat fruit
if we are thinking we’re gonna be indoors
grocery stores are what they are
more bean for my buck
ratio or plants
I hate beets by the way
I have that gene
I can eat almost everything else
beat seems like the solid bet
maybe spits out a
few things go to seed
thin it out
all of mine are climatized
want me to send
what you said
pigment and nutrition
roll hand in hand
here’s the i
informed but unprofessional
natural immune system starting with herbs
frankly English people
look into herbs
herbs area amazing for so many reasons
immunity is part of that
buying res herbs
in the stores
so many are amazing
I have tested this theory multiple times
yet for anyone to prove me wrong
all herbs in the same color family go with any other herb in that color family
yeah if you are going to put
I did this major
what’s the word
compendium analysis of a lot of different
fresh out of grad school
herbs and immunity
price of them how potent they are and nutritionally dense
my son who is now 4 was in the hospital for
he was in the hospital
no body told us anything
top heavy hitters oregano
all the ones from
I eat it more then anyone else does around my house
I walk through fire around here
there’s other stuff I do too like eat weeds
there’s these claims I didn’t make them up
I will not say that like the successful prevention from the corona virus because that would be bold and reckless and it’s probably not true but you don’t want to be sick in any time in life with any kind of disease, especially now, right.
Having a healthy immune system is one of the best things you can do besides washing your hands right?
Yeah! So add to that
- cayenne pepper
those three go together
if anyone wants to have a nice germ free
If anyone wants to have you mind blown and you own a nice germ free astronaut suit Illl show you all of my killer coffee recipes.
super power of the immune system
any bulb you put in the ground
eat a little bit of it and you’ll be it’s powerful! I have so much!
Sometimes I just plant them and forget about them suddenly you have to
yeah if it sits for too long it starts to grow in your fridge with that green shoot.
Yea, I know but I haven’t had as much planting them.
I plant them in Oct on Halloween if I can and then harvest in July
start the in the fall m in Oct it’s out of the regular season. You get these shoots sticking out of the ground in the snow it’s amazing!
Start a few now you’ll probably get the chives or put them in and forget about them and 2 years later you’ll be like what is that plant, oh that’s garlic! Cool
that’s fun! some of the healthiest stuff is like garlic
I just talked to Diane Blazek from the National Garden Bureau about victory gardens and they are calling it version 2.0 because they added planting a pollinator border and growing some flowers like chives for the insects and pollinators.
IDK, the going back to garlic
garlic and onions
you can’t just eat like an apple just too powerful. IDK, maybe someone an speak to this but it seems like the same quality that makes it potent to your taste bud perhaps the same quality that make it efficacious to your immune system?
sweeter that’s sort of a rubric that runs in my head, checks out, like weeds, they don’t taste like cotton candy they taste like spinach at best.
They go good together!
they go good with lots of stuff
I’m not trying to rag on them
There are a lot of tasty ways to eat hard to eat things.
here’s the D
it’s forced grant me a little clemency on my acronym here,
- in the grocery stores all the nonperishables are selling out fast
- all of the frozen stuff is selling out fast
- the produce as far as I can witness is not selling out so fast, I’ve had very little trouble finding produce
So the trick here, if you want it maybe you don’t need it is to dehydrate
if you have a dehydrator then you probably know what you’re doing but if you don’t but
- if you have an oven
- if you have a freezer
you have the means to take perishable things and make them non perishable
we’re all stocking up
you can stock up on produce
it is possible
I sound like more of a food scientist then I am, because most of life I’m wiping buts and cleaning dishes but
my son is gluten sensitive, he can’t have gluten in it
A lot of the good chips have gluten in it and we try to not eat in a lot of corn and stuff.
Corn is really hard to give up, it is in everything.
it is! no one’s allergic to corn in my family but
the health benefits of corn, at least there’s like none of like corn chips
we started messing around dehydrating things, let’s try this
everything is able to be dehydrated
I made my own spices
- I got a motar and pestle
- why can’t there be a healthy chip?
- how hard could this be?
jackie clear my schedule! my wife’s name is jackie
I bought a bunch of vegetables and shredded them in a food processor
kale kept the stems
used all the parts that you normally don’t eat and give to the chicken
made a liquid
got to increase the viscosity
added some flax seed and chia seed I think, and that’s about it, laid it out like a cake on some dehydrator sheets
kind of a pain in the but to make, it just takes time. But it’s pretty cool
hot take from that nugget
what makes chips good is salt!
I think, so at the end of the process we just up on some salt and our kids were eating them and loving them!
some families are just UBER healthy, our kids love eating weird stuff.
my kids go to public school! So they get fed candy all the time much to my chagrin but they are still loving these green chips
it takes a little time
it is pretty fun to do
make the batter like we say in the food processor.
- shred it up
- freeze it ad thaw it out later
- you could put it in a smoothie
A we’re using the whole vegetable!
B we still have vegetables from last summer we’ve been able to eat all winter long just cause we froze or dehydrated!
so today I’m gonna do that soon, we have a big batch ready to grow but the dandelions just started to show their little face around here, so our plant is today to top off all of our kale and leek with dandelion to keep us alive through the apocalypse!
I think listeners will love this and say lets go pick those!
The teacher next door to me dehydrates a ton of food. I like that recipe I think it would go good with some cherry tomatoes in it, it reminds me of those fourth of july chips. I think
We thought should we market it this? Then we saw it in our grocery store of course it was like
20 bucks for a bag of chips. It’s very doable.
The hard part about doing it in your oven is you're usually doing this when vegetables are in full bloom, oven running in the summer when it’s hot.
so what’s the E?
Is there an e? Did I forget the e?
Oh, no you're right.
I’m thinking of you want to have this circle of 19 people. You can put it in the comment seciton.
The 19. We legitametly ran out of toilet paper because everybody bought it up.
I hear you we were down to our last roll, so I called the store and she said I had to be at 7:00. there was a line to go in and people were just rude. Then we were on line at the tp aisle and these people come up and are just like what’s going on, and we said this is the line and they were like screw that and just walked up and took some and turned to me and said you better get some honey it’s going quick…
The panic was in NY and we didn’t think it had hit Denver, we’re down to like 3 rolls and we checked like 7 places and called and they laughed us off the phone.
Yeah, I’ve been calling for like 2 weeks now.
I know my wife is really frustrated. Truth be told
we have a bidet,
I could not recommend more but my wife is pregnant and she has a unique relationship with toilet paper so I thought I have to get some TP.
here’s what I did, I got on nextdoor.com I assume some of you stocked up, we’re legitimacy don’t reprimand me for not planning ahead, we’re all doing the best we can.
within 20 minutes I had 8-10 rolls offered to me, some were delivered to the house, after that I had to turn people down, thank you thank you , so kind
it worked within 20 minutes, I just asked for it we got it, and some time after it, I have more neighbors in my phone then any other neighbor. So I texted everyone, and said hey you all, we should have a thread going because we have some neighbors who might need help.
there’s a widow and some older people
be in communication and everyone was like good call, the next day I’m talking to one of my neighbors
And I’m like we have
this neighbor who could fix anything and a navy vet who could protect us if that came to try to steal and I was saying I’m gonna be a liability to this situation
He said dude your super power is having the humidly to ask for toilet people and having all of us in your phone.
no one of have each other in our phone
that was my 19!
I was gonna talk about community
spreading the joy
being less busy
going on more walks
planting some flowers
cause that seems huge right now
in times of big
flip my whole yard
people will steal it
I’m gonna grow more then plants
Oeuf (french for egg a plug for chickens)
Get out there spread some love! Live locally! How’s that?
I think listeners are out there feeling more connected to everyone out there listening and the other Green Future Growers and I will put up the other episode October 18, 2018 when you shared your edible weeds talk!
I think Americans don’t like uncertainty, people are out of work. My uncle just talked to me on the phone, the last day with my student we had this little moment where I said, you know my mom was a kid there was the polio epidemic and my aunt lived with polio, she had one leg shorter then the other all her life and we beat that and we will get this together.
One last plug, Jackie you cover your ears. Get out there and send a couple of bucks her way and this is a cool resource.
Awww. thank you. That’s really sweet, you can buy a copy of the Organic Oasis Guidebook for your neighbor.
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