Interviewing the Eixarcolant collective

It is well known that plants carry out many vital functions, such as holding the substrate or providing oxygen. But there is more: they are an essential source of food.

Until not too many years ago, the oral transmission of the uses of plants was essential for our survival because they performed a vital function. In other words, we had to know correctly what particular services the plant species in front of our eyes provided; otherwise, we might even die. Today, on the other hand, such a service is provided without the need for this oral knowledge of older generations

We saw all this some time ago, in another article on this website, “Ethnobotany in our towns“, which we invite you to read and share if you have not done so yet.

The Eixarcolant collective has been working along these lines since 2016, aiming to promote a more sustainable, ethical and fair model of food production, distribution, consumption and socio-economic development, using the recovery of wild edible species and traditional agricultural varieties as a tool. To achieve this, they work in a wide range of areas: from research, territorial dynamisation, dissemination and training to consultancy.

Today Jana Peters from the Eixarcolant Collective came to visit the Menja Actua Impacta Exhibition, in El Prat de Llobregat, and gave us the following interview: