For Monday, October 17th, 2022, host Terri Wilke will speak with her guest, Bo Brown, on the topic of foraging.  Bo is a truly knowledgeable person who has experience actually finding, harvesting and cooking wild plants.

The name First Earth represents a time when humankind walked in balance with the earth. Learning the ancient ways can re-awaken our awareness of how little we really need to live, and we can be mentally, physically and spiritually nourished by that knowledge. Recognizing the sacred gift of our food plants and animals, simply even living outside and sleeping under the stars can re-acquaint us with the miracle of “the spirit that in moves in all things”, and help guide us toward a healthier relationship with our world. It is imperative that we always choose to minimize our impacts to the flora and fauna in our already-struggling wild areas.

First Earth’s Founder and Director, Bo Brown, has been teaching primitive skills since 1992.  He has worked as a wildlife/avian field biologist since 1985, including as Associate Director with Ozark Center for Wildlife Research for its 15-year history, as a naturalist for MO Dept. of Conservation in Branson MO for 9 years, and he is still active in contract fieldwork. His career has taken him all over the U.S./Central America and has provided a wealth of natural history knowledge.


“Knowledge is incomplete till it’s passed on” – Jim Fire Eagle.

Bo Brown co-founded Red Willow Primitive Skills, Inc., teaching workshops at Bo’s property on the Niangua River and First Earth Wilderness School was an outgrowth of that.  Bo presents primitive skills, nature awareness, and foraging programs for schools, museums, and nature centers around the country, including weekly skills programs and edible plant walks at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park near Blue Eye MO. He instructs at several large primitive skills gatherings around the country, and has assisted with a 2-week training course for Army Special Forces SERE School survival instructors. He is also a professional musician, performing locally and nationally in several area bands.

We at EcoRadio KC are glad to encourage awareness and protection of our world.  Our goal is to assure our listeners are aware of how we can create a sustainable present for a sustainable future!

This will be a great radio hour!

We hope you can tune in!

George Carlin said “we (meaning people in general) are arrogant to think we (usually meaning they) are a threat to the planet. This planet put up with dinosaurs for 165 million years then waited another 65 million before putting up with people. Do any of you think people, humans, can last 165 million years?”


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