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Episode 063: Using a Regenerative Mindset to Light an Ember of Hope with Bonita Ford

Uncategorized Nov 24, 2020

Bonita Ford joins us this week on the Seeds of Tao Podcast Episode 063 as we dive into cultivating hope, even in the darkest of times. Bonita is a non-violent communication expert, group facilitator, and coach who combines permaculture with non-violent communication, body and nature awareness, movement, and Reiki into her work. She’s just released her first book, Embers of Hope which she describes in the episode. Especially in these times of pandemics and uncertainty, her message of hope in the darkness is vitally important for us to utilize and maintain the regenerative mindset we seek.

Get in touch with Bonita:





Here's where she first took a PDC:


Here's where she got her permaculture diploma:


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Episode 062: Building Financial Resiliency with Laura Oldanie

Uncategorized Nov 17, 2020

Welcome back, friends! This week we’re diving into a SUPER important topic that affects permies (and everyone else for that matter) worldwide. That topic is financial sovereignty. Laura Oldanie is joining us to share her journey and epiphanies she has had over the years as she has sought to create a stable financial life. Laura is such a great resource, in fact we had her teaching the group in one of our MOKR Masterminds not long ago. To check out more of what Laura’s up to…

Her website is https://www.richandresilientliving.com/

Or you can follow her on social media on:






In the episode she also mentions having a ton of student loan resources for those of you trying to get out of student loan debt:





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Episode 061: The Process of Creating an Intentional Life and Home with Jorge Acevedo

Uncategorized Nov 10, 2020

Welcome back to our next installment of the Seeds of Tao Podcast! This week we have a fantastic, super-knowledgeable guest with us, Jorge Eduardo Acevedo Pallares, who is a climate change and sustainability consultant. In the episode, Jorge shares his awesome permaculture journey from Mexico to Australia and through projects he’s undertaken, such as building a house out of clay and local waste products. So inspiring! If you’d like to check out more about what he has going on, check out the following…

The Unseen Costs of Modern Homes

In this week’s episode, Jorge and Josh spent a lot of time talking about traditional vs. natural home building. Just like Jorge, we’ve spent a...

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Episode 060: Earth Care World Report on Building Fire Resiliency in Mind and Deed

Uncategorized Nov 03, 2020

Welcome back, everyone! We’ve got another World Report this week, focusing on Earth Care. No matter where you’re located in the world, surely you’re aware of the crazy mega-wildfires we’ve been dealing with increasingly for the past years. What the heck!? Is the world just burning up? Well, kind of. This week as we focus on Earth Care, we’re talking about wildfires and what we can do about them to become more resilient mentally and physically. The inspiration for this episode and blog post is coming from Javan K. Bernakevitch’s YouTube video below…


Looking at it All Wrong

When I was a kid growing up in California, Smokey the Bear was everywhere. He was on billboards, on the television, plastered all over campsites, he was a well-known celebrity. Smokey was a marketing campaign by the government to try to convince us to make sure we put out our fires all the way so that we don’t start a wildfire. I’m not saying we...

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Episode 059: Knowing Thyself with Ray Milidoni

Uncategorized Oct 27, 2020

Welcome to this week’s blog post! This week we’re talking with Ray Milidoni from Australia, a super knowledgeable permie-preneur, always out to help people push their dreams forward and connect with others. Today in the podcast he’s sharing the very special epiphany he had, to “know thyself,” and encourages everyone to master this principle instead of trying to conform to what everyone else thinks you should be or do. Ray is a Pando student and frequent attendee of out MOKR Masterminds, so if you’d like to get to know Ray more, come to one of our Masterminds, or check out the following:


  1. Stay Sharp
  2. Kolbe Test
  3. Farming Secrets

Cookie Cutter Education

We start this episode with Ray sharing a really funny story about how, as a child, he would disassemble his toys to find out how they worked, and how our education system is hard for those who think outside the box. Ray mentions how schools don’t prepare so many needful skills...

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Episode 058: Getting Involved with Ocean Regeneration with Daniel Kleinman

Uncategorized Oct 20, 2020

This week on the Seeds of Tao Podcast we have Daniel Kleinman with us, a marine robotics engineer passionate about creating awareness of the issues our oceans are facing and inspiring us to get out there and do something about it. To get involved with Daniel or follow his journey check out…


You can follow him on social at...





A Universal Problem

In permaculture, we talk a lot about how there are many issues in the world needing fixing, but we need to start with our communities to create real, lasting change. That doesn’t mean that we should be disconnected from the global problems we’re facing though. And what about the oceans? If we live inland, we aren’t really connected to them, right?

In the episode, Daniel emphasizes that this is not a coastal issue, our oceans affect everyone and...

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Episode 057: Creating Change Using Social Permaculture with Adam Brock and Marie-Pierre Bilodeau

Uncategorized Oct 13, 2020

 Welcome back to another episode of the Seed of Tao Podcast, this week with not one, but two return guests who we know and love, Adam Brock and Marie-Pierre (MP) Bilodeau. This week is a unique episode, MP is sharing her community food forest project in a diverse neighborhood, and the struggles she is finding along her way, and Adam is weighing in with his extensive knowledge of social permaculture. 


If you’d like to get in contact with Adam or MP, they are both in our Slack community, or here are their individual contact resources…


Adam Brock:

  1. His website is adambrock.me
  2. His book is Change Here Now is available through his website or on amazon.


Marie-Pierre Bilodeau:

  1. Her organization, Refarmers can be found on her site at https://refarmers.org/ (the images in this post are from Refarmer's work in Africa)
  2. MP is also a frequent attendee of our weekly MOKR Mastermind

First, Build Relationships

In the episode this week there is...

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Episode 056: Bringing the Center to the Edge with Joe Nisbett

Uncategorized Oct 06, 2020

This is a great conversation this week on the Seeds of Tao Podcast. We are talking with Joe Nisbett, a permaculture student of Geoff Lawton and recent graduate from grad school as he seeks to find his place between the edge culture of permaculture, and mainstream society. If you’d like to get in contact with Joe, you can through these channels:



[email protected]


@joe.nisbett on Instagram

@joeneilnisbett on Facebook


If you’d like to get in contact with or learn more about the permaculture student club he founded at Auburn University, you can here:



[email protected]  

@permaculturetigers on Instagram and Facebook


 Also, for anyone thinking about these ideas of center and edgework:  Permaculture Institute of North American, North American Leadership Summit - Join the Mainstream Action working...

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Episode 055: Growing Dreams with Marla Cooley

Uncategorized Sep 29, 2020

This week on the Seeds of Tao Podcast we’re chatting with Marla Cooley, a listener of the podcast, and a permie with dreams to create an ecovillage. Currently, Marla is the president and owner at Foothills Farm, which is the location where she hopes to set up the ecovillage. In the episode, Marla talks a lot about her journey towards her ecovillage dream and really highlights some of the steps that we all take as we move towards our dream. If you’d like to get in contact with Marla, you can do so through the following ways:


Her website for Foothills Farm is https://www.foothills.farm/

The Facebook page for Foothills Farm is https://www.facebook.com/GAFoothills.Farm

If you’d like to contact Marla about the work she does providing solar, you may do so at https://marlasellssolar.com/


The Awakening

In this week’s episode, Marla shares her wonderful journey towards her dream of creating an eco-village on her farm in the Georgia Mountains. Early on...

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Episode 054: Playing the Edge with Kareen Erbe

Uncategorized Sep 22, 2020

This week on the podcast we have a guest from one of our favorite places we’ve lived, Montana! Kareen Erbe is a permaculture teacher, designer, and consultant in the beautiful city of Bozeman, Montana where she specializes in helping people to grow more food in cold climates. She has been all over the world learning from the best in the business, having done her PDC with Grifen Hope and Geoff Lawton at the Taranaki Environment Centre in New Zealand, a course in India called Gandhi and Globalization with Navdanya in India and then continuing to a 10-week training/internship in permaculture with Geoff Lawton at the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia as well as other cool projects. In the interview Kareen shares her amazing story, giving great insight into the struggle of developing as a person, a business owner, and a permaculturalist by utilizing the edge effect.

The Entrepreneur Grind

These days the term “entrepreneur” is widely-used and almost...

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