Episode 8: Composting Magic with Worms + Portland Update

Episode 8: Composting Magic with Worms + Portland Update
Episode 8: Composting Magic with Worms + Portland Update

Welcome to the eighth episode of the Science Witch Podcast!

In this episode, Anjel and Iris share all kinds of goodness on the magic of composting with worms, how you can take more control of both your food and waste stream—and how microorganisms may just be the magical entities that will save us all.

We also talk a bit about what’s happening in Portland and the world more broadly in terms of both the Movement for Black Lives, including Black Lives Matter. See full show notes below!

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Black Lives Matter

Show Notes

That Witch Life Podcast, Episode 48: Mushroom Magick With Anjel

Psilocybin Therapy, Oregon Ballot Measure 109

How to Change your Mind by Michael Pollan

Food of the Gods by Terence McKenna

Family members of Oregonians killed by police discuss grief, community and next steps

PDX Witches

Racist Past and Present of Portland, and Oregon More Broadly

Nested Design for Worm Bins

Compost Everything: The Good Guide to Extreme Composting by David the Good

E. coli outbreak in AZ linked to farm in Yuma

Pacific Trash Vortex

These Tiny Microbes are Munching Away at Plastic Waste in the Ocean

“From that point of view, taking responsibility for our own shit, on every level, is a spiritual necessity. There is no myth more fascinating, no realm of spirit or faerie more strange, exotic and entrancing, than the amazing creatures of the microbial world whose birth, growth, death and decay makes compost out of waste. For gardeners, soil builders and earth healers, there is no greater treasure than compost, with its recycled nutrients and complex colonies of microbial life.”
– Starhawk (https://starhawk.org/permaculture/my-personal-journey/)

Continued from above: Racist Past and Present of Portland, and Oregon More Broadly

It is important that we acknowledge the fact that Portland, Oregon is located in the traditional homelands of the Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Watlala Bands of Chinook, Tualatin Kalapuya, Molalla, and many other indigenous nations who made their homes along the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. It is our intention in recognizing these communities to honor their lives, their legacies, their elders, their descendants, and the vibrancy and importance of their ongoing work—and to stand in solidarity with them at every opportunity.