The Permaculture Podcast

    1839 – Reclaiming our Nutritional Wisdom: Nourishment with Fred Provenza

    My guest today is the renowned animal behaviorist Fred Provenza, who joins me to talk about how we can reconnect with the foods that feed our bodies and reclaim our nutritional wisdom.


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    Drawing on decades of research with animals, upon retirement from Utah State University he turned his lens towards human beings to pull together the best studies and his own personal journey to provide a way we can begin to eat well for ourselves by outlining where we’ve gone wrong and what we can do to make a positive change.

    You can find Fred’s book, Nourishment, at

    What do you think of what Fred shares with us today? Can you see the relationships between flavor-feedback, culture, and alternative availability on our nutritional wisdom

    Let me know.

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    1. Shawn BlaisdellShawn Blaisdell
      December 13, 2018    

      Really interesting interview Scott. Fred was wonderful. When you guys were talking about how to change peoples idea of connection with the earth and living things, it brought to mind a book My daughter has been reading to me called braiding Sweetgrass. I think it would be wonderful if you could get the author of that book on your show and interview her.

      • December 17, 2018    

        Hello Shawn,

        I recently reached out to the publicist for Ms. Kimmerer’s publisher to organize an interview. She’s been on my list to speak with for some time, thanks to many recommendations from co-host David Bilbrey, and I’m finally working on that while reading her book.



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