I am sorry to say Linda has since passed. She was one of the coolest guests ever and one of the most respected! Linda is as real as it gets, something that is lacking in society these days…
Linda, we will always love you! Thank you for your work on this planet! I hope you don’t have to pick anymore mullein roots in winter in heaven! 🙂
I can only dream of having half her wisdom in wild edibles one day!!!
“Weeds are in every country of the world, so it’s beyond me why there is world hunger. An entire civilization is walking on their food.”
Linda Runyon spoke these words after years of teaching herself how to live from the land. “I have this driving force to let others know they can survive. I see pictures of Afghanistan children eating bread made from grass. They are actually eating healthy food. Starving people are probably walking on food that would keep them alive, if they knew how to use it. Wild foods can be dried and kept for decades, and their seeds can be planted to grow again after all that time,” she says.
Linda’s knowledge and expertise come from years of wilderness living, and learning on her own just what foods were safe to eat. She became familiar with medicinal herbs as well, as an offshoot of her friendship among members of an Iroquois Indian tribe in the Adirondacks wild, where she lived for many years.
“When I watch the news and see the soldiers walking in the fields, I see food everywhere in every country. There are 2,000 plants out there that can be eaten freely,” notes Runyon.
And then there’s this, from Genesis 1:29 of the Bible, where Linda notes that it is written, “Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.”