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Episode 073: Supporting our Farmer's Health and Prosperity Through Regeneration with Jessica Gnad

Uncategorized Jan 26, 2021

Hey everybody! Welcome back for this week's podcast episode and blog post. We had the wonderful opportunity to talk with Jessica Gnad and share her story in creating a regenerative livelihood. She mentions that the change came to her and in so many ways it did, but she definitely showed up in this amazing story of transformation. 

For those wanting to dive deeper into Jessica's work and to reach out to her, she mentioned that you can connect with her on my favorite social platform, LinkedIn. Here's a link to Jessica's LinkedIn profile and a link to her website to dive more into her work as a soil health consultant. 

An Important Permaculture and Regeneration Story

Jessica's story is one that has been untold for too long. It is becoming more known that our farmers' health and livelihoods are at risk, but we often don't get to hear that story from those directly involved in the farming community. Most everyone that hits our content knows that chemicals are bad, but I...

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Episode 072: Finding Courage to Take the Road Less Travelled with Cynthia Tina

Uncategorized Jan 19, 2021

We are so excited for this week’s guest on the podcast, Cynthia Tina is an expert in the field of intentional communities, having traveled to over a hundred sustainability and community projects worldwide. She helps people connect to intentional communities as a matchmaker for seekers and as a consultant for growing community projects. 

Cynthia is Co-Director of the Foundation for Intentional Community (FIC), a 35 year-old nonprofit dedicated to supporting intentional communities as pathways towards a more cooperative, sustainable, and just world. She is also the founder of Ecovillage Tours (since 2019), was an officeholder on the Board of Trustees for the Global Ecovillage Network (2015-2020), and was Director of the youth ecovillage network NextGENNA (2013-2018). 

Cynthia lives in an intentional community in Vermont where she is currently building a passive solar home and tending a permaculture garden. Learn more and book a community matchmaking session with...

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Episode 071: Finding the Biggest Impact with Smallest Amount of Change with Jonathan DeLong

Uncategorized Jan 12, 2021

Sometimes the state of the world with its climate change and ecosystem destruction is so overwhelming! Where do we start!? In this week's podcast episode, Jonathan DeLong joins us to share his journey through the overwhelm to find a place where he could make a difference in the regenerative work. Let's be honest, when diving into the regenerative field it can be like Jonathan says, a "fire-hose" to the face. So let's find a place to get involved with what we have, where we're at, right now. Enjoy this week's episode!

Jonathan mentions a few of the wonderful organizations he's involved in, here are a couple to check out:

Seaworthy Collective

Abundant Earth Foundation


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Previous Episode: What Holds the Answers to Our Ecological Challenges?

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Episode 070: Fair Share / Future CareĀ  World Report - What Holds the Answers to Our Ecological Challenges?

Uncategorized Jan 05, 2021

This week we have another World Report for you, focused this time on Fair Share and Future Care. We are bombarded constantly with the news of a new ecological threat almost daily. Oceans are getting more polluted, topsoil is being lost, our health is decreasing, and species are on the verge of extinction. Where do we possibly turn? Is there a quick fix to this dire solution? 

Well, no. The solutions we will need to employ are varied and multi-faceted. Today we're presenting one solution that you may not have seen coming, connecting with nature.

our gang checking out some natural springs in Utah

A History of Not Asking Questions

The problems we are facing on the earth are not new, they've been building for decades. Since the late nineteenth century, the modern world has been developing into one that aims to be faster, more efficient, and in a place of power over nature. We've developed everything from factories, automobiles, tractors, bombs, pesticides, plastics of all...

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Episode 069: Long-Term Community Resilience with Evan Welkin

Uncategorized Dec 29, 2020

Have you been hearing about the rise of intentional communities from around the world? This isn’t a recent phenomenon, it's been happening for decades. Intentional community-born Evan Welkin joins us in this week’s Episode 069 of the Seeds of Tao Podcast to share his years of experience in and around intentional communities and gives key insights into what makes them thrive. Currently, Evan is in Italy working with intentional communities. You can follow his journey on his website, or on Facebook and Instagram. If you’re interested in learning more about intentional communities around the world, check out the Global Ecovillage Network, or this branch for those in North America

Why Intentional Communities?

Have you heard about intentional communities? Do you have experience with any? It seems like lately, we’re hearing more and more about communities trying to band together to create a more intentional life. And yet this isn’t the newest thing...

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Episode 068: Enthusiasm for Regenerative Education with Matt Powers

Uncategorized Dec 22, 2020

Hey everyone, we’re so excited to have you back for this week’s episode as we start rounding out the year. What a crazy journey it’s been this year in 2020, but I think it’s only appropriate towards the end of the year to find your enthusiasm for what will carry you into the next year. There’s no better person that could inspire enthusiasm than Matt Powers himself. Matt is a man on a mission to empower people everywhere to live more regeneratively, and he does so through his books, courses, and many resources. To check out more of what Matt’s got going…

You can go to his website, or check out his new book, Regenerative Soil

But What Really is Enthusiasm?

Sometimes when we’re talking about words we all know and use in conversation, it’s nice to go back to a dictionary definition. And since enthusiasm became a magic word in this week’s episode with Matt, I think it would be beneficial here too. Enthusiasm is defined as...

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Episode 067: The Importance of a Life-Coach in Regeneration with Caroline Cohen

Uncategorized Dec 17, 2020

As we start to wrap up this year, we're excited to release two episodes this week about totally different but important topics. Earlier on Tuesday, we talked about health and leadership with Mike Garcia, and today we're talking with Caroline Cohen, who focuses more on the mindset aspect. We've found over and over again how important a positive, regenerative mindset is in the regenerative sphere (as in everywhere else, of course). We hope you enjoy this episode and come away with new ideas to improve your mindset. 

If you'd like to learn more about Caroline, check out her Linked In Profile, and her Instagram is @CarolineAbigail_LC.

Also, people interested  in coaching can get a free 45-minute sample session at CarolineAbigailCoaching.as.me 

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Episode 066: The One Vital Aspect of a Regenerative Livelihood with Mike Garcia

Uncategorized Dec 15, 2020

This week on the Seeds of Tao Podcast we’re talking with Mike Garcia, sustainability expert and founder of EnviroscapeLA Landscaping. This is a little bit of a twist since oftentimes landscaping is the opposite of regenerative agriculture and landscape rehabilitation. However, Mike has a store of knowledge to create landscapes in Los Angeles that are ecosystem supportive, and actually beneficial to the environment. Mike has a store of knowledge and content online, you can check out more of what he’s been doing on his website, his YouTube channel (which is packed with great videos), or on his Facebook Page.

That One Vital Piece

In the episode Mike shared many really cool stories, we especially liked the one about his trip to a Tony Robbins seminar, and the point was brought home that you are nothing without your health. There are many aspects of building a regenerative livelihood, but all of them are less effective or irrelevant if we don’t have our health. 

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Episode 065: Using Purpose to Design Our Regenerative Livelihood with Javan Bernakevitch

Uncategorized Dec 08, 2020

One of the most amazing things about permaculture is that it inspires us to channel our creative energy into everything around us. In this week’s episode of the Seeds of Tao Podcast, we’re talking with Javan Bernakevich about his amazing journey through natural building, permaculture land design, and eventually holistic permaculture life design. Javan is a big mover and shaker in the industry, we’re grateful to have him as our guest, with his extensive knowledge and experience. Let’s dive in!

First off, if you’d like to check out more of what Javan is up to and follow him along his journey, check out  All Points Land Design or follow him on Facebook or Instagram

We Are Life Creators

In this week’s episode, Javan shares his awesome journey through many jobs, cities, educational programs, and side quests as he sought to find out how to create a life that really resonated with him and made a positive impact. One of the big epiphanies...

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Episode 064: People Care World Report - Facing Death in the Present

Uncategorized Dec 01, 2020

This week on the Seeds of Tao Podcast we're addressing the big scary elephant in the room for everyone - death. It sucks. It's happening all over the globe, and it's going to happen to both of us. Now that we've gotten that out, let's dive into moving past this fear and into a place of presence. If we can stay fully present, we can move forward with peace and confidence throughout our lives, rather than be stuck in a place of fear and paranoia. 

The Big D

All over the world, we’re facing a global pandemic, so naturally, we’re paying more attention to death rates this year. (Though the actual effect of COVID on the death rate is still negotiable, the numbers of actual COVID deaths are HIGHLY controversial) Many of us are still at home, away from everyone else, putting a lot of time and energy into not catching COVID… avoiding a possibly fatal disease. The thing is, spending our time focusing on death or the possibility of illness isn’t going to do us...

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