PODCAST EPISODE

Elki (@elkiwild) – The Amazing World Of Cactus Growing (In the UK!!)

The Food Grower Podcast

Jan 27 2022 • 1 hr 23 mins


Did you know you can eat Cactus? Jack and Chris had no idea before they met Elki.... in this episode of the podcast our guest blows our mind with how Cacti can grow in the UK, can be edible, helped people get more gold onto ships, can filter our water better than our systems now, and so so so so sooooo much more. This episode genuinely blew our minds! You can't miss it! *** Support the podcast and get exclusive access to videos of the episodes, as well as early access to the podcast and much more. Head to: https://www.patreon.com/foodgroweracademy (https://www.patreon.com/foodgroweracademy) *** This is the weekly podcast that talks all things food growing with those doing amazing things from across the UK and the world.Every week we deliver you a podcast that interviews a fantastic food grower that is doing things differently, inspirationally or that has an awesome story to tell. In this episode we are delighted to have Elki Guillen, known as ElkiWild on Instagram. We talk about the world of cacti / cactus, connections with ancestors and nature, diversity in farming, music and spirituality in growing, and biodynamic practices. Plus the all important quick-fire questions of course…. Will Patrick be #teambeer or #teamcoffee ??? This is a podcast that will hopefully inspire and inform you whatever experience you have… from aspiring grower, to casual allotmenteer, right through to fully fledged market gardener. We will be talking everything from no-dig to permaculture, mushrooms to marketing. We are your hosts Chris from Fanfield Farm and Jack from Jacks Patch and we will be bringing you an inspirational interview, some tips and tricks from our own farms as well as the fun feature of quick fire questions that we ask every guest…. Obviously including whether they prefer an evening farm beer or morning farm coffee!! Show Notes: https://www.instagram.com/elkiwild/ (https://www.instagram.com/elkiwild/) Diversity in Farming - What is Culturally Appropriate Veg - Talk that Elki spoke on at Oxford Real Farming Conference 2022 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkk5-_Zh0wEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkk5-_Zh0wE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkk5-_Zh0wEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkk5-_Zh0wE) The Cactus man of London Film - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYWlrQ03zpk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYWlrQ03zpk) Elki's Favourite Cactus - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opuntia_ficus-indica (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opuntia_ficus-indica) More Info on Cactus Mucilage Study on Filtrating Water - https://www.geochemie.uni-bremen.de/pdf/pichler/WS%202012%20Mucilage.pdf (https://www.geochemie.uni-bremen.de/pdf/pichler/WS%202012%20Mucilage.pdf)   For all things Food Grower podcast; including upcoming blog posts, additional content, guest opportunities and food grower merch, head over to our website at https://www.foodgrower.co.uk (https://www.foodgrower.co.uk) .. And please do pass on to anyone in your life who grows food either for fun or funds. You can listen to this podcast completely free, anywhere you normally get your podcasts from. And for more Food Grower Content head to our instagram account https://www.instagram.com/foodgroweracademy (https://www.instagram.com/foodgroweracademy) to interact with us and get updates each week on episodes, additional content, or just to have a chat. Don’t forget to hit the follow button on instagram, and the subscribe button on your podcast app. We hope you enjoy the podcast!