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Episode 099: Before, During, and Beyond the Making of Seeds of Tao

Uncategorized Aug 24, 2021

Right before we hit episode 100 I wanted to share what started this crazy journey with the Seeds of Tao podcast. What caused us to start the podcast? What has happened during our nearly 100 episodes? What's going to happen during the next 100 episodes? Here's the updated story of Seeds of Tao excited to turn the page on the next chapter. 

If you haven't already watched the pitch deck presentation I put together a couple of weeks ago this might also be a good time to see what we are working to build for you. 

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Episode 098: Teaching Regenerative Entreprneurship with Joshua Prieto and Greg Peterson

Uncategorized Aug 17, 2021

There is a first for everything and I'm excited to say that this is the first time I've been interviewed on someone else's podcast for my work at Seeds of Tao. Greg Peterson of The Urban Farm interviewed me on his podcast which the episode will go live sometime later this year. I decided to post it up a little sooner as it's a great time to share a little more about what Seeds of Tao is doing for the regenpreneur community. 

Around the same time, Greg and I did this interview, I put together a pitch deck for potential partners. I think it adds to the conversation we had during the interview so I'm going to share a recording of that pitch here as well. Please let me know what you think of the interview and the pitch. 

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Episode 097: Stacking Functions and Scaling Down with Eli Whipple

Uncategorized Aug 10, 2021

It's been an absolute joy getting to know Eli over the past couple of months as we've run into each other at Regenerative Pollination events, Clubhouse conversations, and Think Tank discussions. On Clubhouse we've (at least a couple of times) been in a room together with those less involved in the regenerative movement and have been able to stand as a duo for regenerative change. It's a sweet Mormon missionary feeling when you alongside a companion help others see the light of the regenerative movement. 

Not surprisingly our conversation for this interview was absolutely timely and furthers the narrative for regenerative entrepreneurs across the globe. Eli is a founder, catalyst, and inventor that is decentralizing the manufacturing industry. Basically, he's turning a massively extractive system into one that densely provides value by stacking functions and empowering small-scale producers. 

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Episode 095: Moving Towards Regenerative Design and Away From "Sustainable" Band-Aid Fix Design with Julian Loren

Uncategorized Jul 28, 2021

We've all done it at some point in our life - taken the shortcut that led to an unexpected detour, opted for the "easy solution" that turned into an unavoidable problem, or created a band-aid fix that turned an urgent challenge into an outright crisis. Regardless of how we came to our biggest "oops," regenerative and holistic design is one definite way we learn from our mistakes and help others not to make them again. 

This is where Julian's story began. Julian Loren started his environmental career off by building giant Band-Aid solutions to solve urgent problems. What he found was that there is no Band-Aid solution, but there are ways to regeneratively design our economy and systems. 

Come dive into Julian's podcast episode. We'll explore systems design, how we might look at it more holistically, what implications it has on our future, and more importantly how we can help our youth tackle systems change.

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Episode 094: The Journey Beyond Organic with Stefan Sobkowiak

Uncategorized Jul 26, 2021

When taking on a new adventure you are bound to bump into a crisis of some sort. Stefan Sobkowiak tells us "Don't waste a good crisis!" There is a perfect opportunity for growth and the ability to move beyond the conventional and into a whole new regenerative world. 

Join us this week as Stefan shares his early adventures in starting a permaculture orchard. It's a true hero's journey as he moves away from just about everything he ever knew and moves into something completely new - farming beyond organic. 

He's definitely created something amazing along the way, but it wasn't without a couple of bumps in the road and maybe even a few off-trail adventures. You can see how far he's come by visiting Stefan's website at Miracle.farm. You can also learn from and follow all his amazing adventures on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube


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Episode 091: Discovering the Organic Effect with Milt McGiffen

Uncategorized Jun 29, 2021

Hey regen friends! We have another great interview this week with Milt McGiffen. He shares his story with us on how he worked to understand what this organic effect really is. As regenerative and permaculture folks we get it and are even helping the rest of the world move beyond organic, but we had to start somewhere when it came to understanding soil health and why we shouldn't just nuke everything with chemical inputs. Milt's story dives into a bit of the research that has happened over the years to get us to the point we are now.

Milt is a university researcher and educator at UCR. His focus is to help those in the agriculture industry and especially those working to find regenerative solutions. If you have questions or ways you'd like to weave his research with your work reach out to Milt at [email protected]. He's a very approachable guy and a huge advocate for regenpreneurs around the world. 

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Episode 090: The Advancement of Marine Permaculture with Brian Von Herzen

Uncategorized Jun 22, 2021

This week we have Brian Von Herzen on the podcast! It's been a pleasure to work with Brian on a couple of small projects including this episode and I have to say he is a gem in the regenerative movement. He's been doing some amazing work in the world of marine permaculture and this week we'll be exploring his journey in creating and deploying an amazing permaculture system that is regenerating our world's kelp forests and eco-systems.  

Keep in touch with Brian and his colleagues' work at the Climate Foundation website and check out the ongoing crowdfunding campaign they have going to support them in their work. 

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Episode 089: Reducing Our Reliance on Silver Bullet Sollutions with Don Huber

Uncategorized Jun 08, 2021

Another great week on the Seeds of Tao podcast. We have Don Huber's episode this week and we are talking about his lifelong research in crop health and nutrition. Don has been a scientist, researcher, and educator in plant pathology for over 55 years. With an amazing career in the space, he has been able to give much to the regenerative community in his work and we're grateful to have him on the podcast today to share his story and perspective. 

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Episode 088: Earth Care World Report - What Can Regenpreneurs Learn From the 2021 Climate Leadership Summit?

Uncategorized Jun 01, 2021

We are back from a month-long break from the podcast. This was the first break we've taken from our weekly podcast episodes and it was a much-needed one. Emily and I got to have a small trip to our Montana property, we took some time to reevaluate our direction with Seeds of Tao podcast, and we will have some exciting news to announce in the coming months as we share more about the direction our regenpreneur learning platform is going. 

Now that I've gotten that small update out of the way, I'd like to direct you to the 2021 Climate Leadership Summit we had at the end of April. I wanted to do a world report on the summit so that regenpreneurs and the larger regenerative movement could pull some helpful lessons from it and gain a better understanding of what our global leaders are focusing in on as we collectively work to tackle the SDG's in a regenerative way. Hope you enjoy! Let's continue the conversation in the Pando Academy Commons.  


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Episode 087: Personal Development by Establishing a Symbiotic Relationship With Nature with Jeffry Vos

Uncategorized May 11, 2021

You know those moments when you are out in nature and whatever has been ailing you has suddenly been swept away by what Jeffry Vos calls the natureverse? It's a beautiful thing and it is so real that you experience it every single day if you allow it into your life. This is the main theme of the story Jeffry shares with us today. In fact, nature is more than a healer it can refine us into better versions of ourselves. Jeff shares how his consistent connection with nature, the practice of permaculture principles in his life, and the hard work of homesteading has changed and refined his talents and has become his way to personally develop himself. 

As you listen to the episode and get to know Jeffry, you can reach out to him by email or on the Seeds of Tao Slack channel.  



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