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Author: Poldi Wieland

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Helping you become more resilient through food. We are more disconnected from our food and drink than ever before! Generational cooking skills and food traditions are slowly withering away, and many of us have no idea where our food is coming from. We explore topics such as food resilience, nutrition, hunting, foraging, homesteading, regenerative farming, and more. Gather around our table and learn how to take control of your food supply chain and fuel yourself with nutrient-dense food.

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This episode is a conversation with Tim Frost (aka Hoosier Forager) all about oyster mushroom foraging. Tim is a wild edible mushroom identification expert and educator. His content covers edible & medicinal mushroom and plant identification, cooking & storing wild foods, as well as general foraging tips.Episode Overview:How Tim started his mushroom foraging journeyWhy we love oyster mushrooms and foraging for themUnique fun facts about wild oyster mushroomsHow to identify some of the...
This episode is Part 2 of our conversation with James Mann (aka Spicebush Woodcraft). James if a foraging educator, homesteader, and chef.Episode Overview:Why James built a thermal greenhouse to get more out of his homesteadWhat his thermal greenhouse looks like and how he built it (including the budget)How the greenhouse allows him to grow plants during cold seasonsHow he collects rainwater to water the plants in his thermal greenhouseThe benefits of a thermal greenhouse for homesteadingAnd ...
From prehistoric times to modern day supermarkets, nuts have been a reliable food source throughout history. And there are plenty of species you can gather in the wild to fill your pantry! Hickory nuts being one of them. In this episode, we chat with James Mann from Spicebush Woodcraft and dive deep into the world of hickory nut foraging.Episode Overview:James shares the story of how he got into hickory nut foragingWhy you should forage for hickory nuts and which species have the best flavorH...
EP 123 | This episode is a conversation with Kyle Seip (aka Castiron Kyle) who is a castiron cookware expert, hot sauce nerd, and heirloom vegetable seed trader.Episode Overview:New things happening in the cast iron cookware worldKyle’s gardening projects for 2024How to grow healthy pepper plantsHow to make fermented hot sauce at homeKyle’s process for saving seeds from his vegetable harvestsTrading heirloom seeds with people across the worldUse code “yearofplenty” (all lower case) for 15% OF...
This conversation is a deep dive into the world of elderberry foraging. And for you to learn more about this amazing plant species, I brought on none other than Jesse Akozbek. Jesse is a great guy and a very good forager and most importantly wants you to be one too! He is known for his technical yet approachable style of teaching foraging that gives people the confidence to forage safely and responsibly. You may have seen him through his online platform, Feral Foraging, where he posts everyth...
This episode is a conversation with upland bird hunting guide Jake Perry, owner of Superior Upland LLC. Jake specializes in ruffed grouse hunting and this species is the focus of this episode.Episode Overview:Jake's love for upland birds and why he decided to become a guideRuffed Grouse Hunting 101: Everything you need to know and more to be successful in the grouse woodsRuffed grouse behavior and how to scout for themThe three big factors that will help you locate ruffed grouse time and time...
Are you looking to grow veggies in a small space? Join Poldi and Lindey as they discuss their gardening plans at their new apartment. Many renters decide not to grow food, because of limited grow space. But it is possible! In this episode, you will learn how Poldi and Lindey have grown squash and other veggies using grow bags and trellises, as well as their plans for the upcoming gardening season.Episode Overview:How we plan to grow squash and other veggies on a patio using grow bagsSquash va...
Ready to discover the best tool for understanding food labels and more? This episode is a conversation with Julia Putzeys who is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and founder of the Trash Panda app. Join Poldi and Julia as they discuss the confusing landscape of food labels and ultra-processed food ingredients. And learn about the ultimate tool for understanding food labels.Episode Overview:Julia’s journey into the nutrition world and what motivated her to start the TrashPanda AppT...
EP 118 | Join Poldi and Lindey as they explore the delicious and healthful world of homemade, nutrient-dense ice cream. Discover how this classic treat can be transformed into a nutrient powerhouse with just a few simple ingredients.Episode Overview:Delving into the origins of ice cream and its evolution from ancient times to the present day.Unpacking the nutritious value of homemade ice cream and how it differs from store-bought varieties.An exploration of the key ingredients that turn ordin...
EP 117 | This episode is a recording of a recent X space where Poldi and co-host Lindey discuss spruce tree foraging, how to distinguish spruce from other conifers, and some ways of using spruce as an ingredient in the kitchen. Spruce trees are perfect for winter foraging! Poldi and Lindey also share a recent scientific review linking ultra-processed foods to chronic diseases and test their ketone levels for the first time since starting a keto diet in 2024.Use code “yearofplenty” (all lower ...
EP 116 | This episode is a conversation with my friend Luke Oswald who is a hunter, angler, forager, and podcaster himself. On his show, Publicly Challenged, Luke interviews wild food experts, naturalists, and others who utilize public land recreationally. His goal is for him and his listeners to learn how to hunt, fish, and forage better, and do it all in a sustainable manner.Episode Overview:Hunting hogs with spears and why Luke decided to hunt them with this primal methodEthical cons...
EP 115 | The following is a Year of Plenty Podcast Livestream recording about protein digestion tips when switching to a high-protein diet & more.Episode Overview:Trouble digesting high-protein foods? We share some tips on how you can improve protein digestion when switching to a high-protein dietTiramisu Chia Seed Pudding RecipeKeto Pizzagnia Recipe (very low carb)Book Club Segment: Overview of ancestral foodways from the book Ancestral Appetites by Kristen J. Gremillion Use c...
EP 114 | The following is a conversation with Kenneth Thrall from Kifaru all about hunting Mountain Whitetail Deer. Ken is a lifelong hunter who specializes in elk, deer, and other big game animals in the Mountain West. He is a master hunter with a wealth of knowledge who successfully punches tags on public land year after year.Episode Overview:The value of getting your meat supply through huntingWhy hunting whitetail deer in the Rocky Mountains is a rewarding pursuitWhen and how to scout for...
This episode is a recording of our first Year of Plenty Podcast Livestream on X! Listen along as we dive into disturbing research on micro- and nanoplastics in plastic water bottles, teflon cookware, and food packaging. We also share words from the community!Use code “yearofplenty” (all lower case) for 15% OFF at www.mtblock.comMY ULTIMATE FORAGING GEAR LIST - Check it outLeave a review on Apple or Spotify and send a screenshot to theyearofplenty@gmail.com or my Instagram to receive a FREE EB...
In this episode, we discuss Max's experience working as a cheese maker on a dairy farm in the Alps. High alpine dairy farming has a strong tradition in the European Alps that came about 3000 years ago. Every year tough farmers make their way into the mountains to herd cattle and preserve the precious milk into cheese, butter, and other dairy products.Episode Overview:Max’s experience managing a high-elevation dairy farm in the Alps together with 2 of his friendsHow cheese is made in the Alps ...
In this episode, I share some of my top tips for DIY meat grinding that I have learned over the years. Everything from how to prepare the meat grinder and ingredients before you get started to the meat grinder part maintenance after you are done. Get ready to learn the essential skill that will help you secure protein for you and your family.Use code “yearofplenty” (all lower case) for 15% OFF at www.mtblock.comMY ULTIMATE FORAGING GEAR LIST - Check it outLeave a review on Apple or Spotify an...
This episode is a conversation with my friend and fellow foodie Antonin Filicetti. Antonin is a teacher, farmer, forager, fermented, and chef. He considers himself a steward of culture, facilitating experiential learning that reconnects people to the relationships and skills that root food to place. His formal background is in medicine, psychology, nutrition, and organic agriculture. In the last decade, he has practiced a wide range of land management and food production techniques including ...
This episode is a conversation with the mighty Dr. Robert Kiltz. Dr. Kiltz is the Founder and Director of CNY Fertility, where he has spent more than two decades helping families grow. Through his clinical fertility work, he has seen how eating a Keto/Carnivore diet and evolving one's lifestyle habits can vastly improve fertility and overall health. This has inspired him to share his knowledge, and the expertise of other Keto/Carnivore thought leaders with you. Similar to my mission with the ...
This episode is a conversation with Chris Trump, who is an organic farmer and Korean Natural Farming consultant. Chris helps farmers around the world implement Korean Natural Farming solutions to create beautiful and healthy farmland as well as more nutrient-dense crops. For 12 years, Chris studied under and traveled with Master Cho who is the founder of Korean Natural Farming. Since then, Chris became the first in the world to apply Natural Farming Solutions large-scale—not only on his famil...
This episode is a Foodies Roundtable conversation on the Year of Plenty Podcast. Host, Poldi Wieland, and his partner Lindey sit down with fellow foodies and friends, Chef Will Morton, Chef Tyler McManus, and Chef Shay Helm for a fun and entertaining conversation.Episode Overview:Shay’s grandma’s secret bison heart stroganoff recipe that he cooked for the crewOur hunting successes and failures during the 2023 Montana Big Game SeasonUnique cuts from wild game animals, like tri-tip, flat iron s...
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