The Curious Adventures of Kirk Lombard: Episode 3

When we’re children, everything around us is a source of wonder. Our days are full of magic and discovery. Nothing is dull and everything seems new. But then we settle into routine. How can we rediscover our natural curiosity? The answers are still out there. The Earth is still full of magic and secrets.

With his sea foraging at a low ebb, Kirk takes his pal Mikey to rural Oregon, where they meet Russian immigrant and countryside scavenging master Sergei Boutenko, who teaches them about the magic of weeds. They have a delicious snack straight from the ground, and they make a fiber-full smoothie from unlikely ingredients.

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