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Episode 001: Why Seeds of Tao?

em & josh Aug 27, 2019

Welcome!

Emily and I are excited to have you join us on our journey towards sustainability and regenerative living, but it’s not just our journey, it’s yours too. We’ve met so many individuals all over the world who share a passion and love for our Mother Earth and the responsibility we have to be good stewards of the earth, its life, and each other. We are all at different stages in our journey and we come from different backgrounds and carry varying beliefs, but there seems to be a commonality between many of us that we all want greater harmony in our lives and within our environments. Our purpose for you as we launch this podcast is for you to achieve that personal and environmental harmony and we’re excited to show you more on how we plan to do that. 

Our “Why” for the Seeds of Tao Podcast:

With so many crazy things going on in the world it’s hard to really tune into a vibration that’s positive, uplifting, and even productive toward helping us create the change we wish to see in this world. A mentor of mine, Kirk Duncan, often tells me that we have to get away from all the “yuck” that is surrounding us and really go inside ourselves to find that inner strength and power that can help us clean up that “yuck” so that we can the impact we want. It’s a process and it takes time, but if we really want to make positive changes in this world, it starts with us internally. 

That’s why we’ve started this podcast, because if we keep trying to fix the problems in our external world (global warming, pollution, biodiversity, or intolerance) without working on ourselves, we’ll fall short every time. However! We are amazingly creative and powerful beings when we’ve done the internal work so that “we can be the change we wish to see in the world.” I did it, I quoted Gandhi, and it won’t be the last time =). Let’s do it! We’re going to share our path towards becoming that change we wish to see and the path that many others have taken to do so. We’re going to learn from them and we’re going to teach what we’ve learned to others. I’m talking to you and anyone else willing to take that call to action to be the change you wish to see in the world. 

A Bit of Our Story! 

Emily and I have been passionate about permaculture and sustainability for quite some time now. We haven’t always been the best practitioners of permaculture nor are we best at it now. However, by continuing to keep moving on our visions and the goals we set we’ve been able to accomplish some amazing things and enjoy bucket list experiences that we could have easily neglected our entire lives. As you listen to the podcast we hope you get an idea of some of those experiences that have shaped who we are now. Many years ago, we restored an old Airstream trailer and fifth-wheel to live off-grid. We then lived off-grid, essentially camping, for over three years. We bought our first plot of land and experimented in an earthen building. We even admitted failure and came back home to pick ourselves up and learn how we can do it better. We’ve learned it’s all about having joy in the journey, moving forward on a vision, and allowing that vision to expand into something larger than ourselves.  

What’s in Store for You…

If you’ve been waiting to start your journey into permaculture and are looking for support as you do so, you’re in for a treat as we share the stories of those pioneering their own permaculture journey. You may have started your journey and are fully in the trenches of making your vision a reality. For those in the trenches you’ll find support, community, and practical strategies and tactics to move your vision forward no matter where you are at. If you’re a seasoned permaculture vet, with scars and living trophies to prove it, we're so glad to have you in our presence, come share your knowledge and experience with us as we all grow the culture of permaculture together! 

Next Episode: The Permaculture Compass - Where are you at and What Direction Should you Go? 

Don’t forget to tune in to our next episode where we will go over what we’ve found to be the core components to navigating your permaculture journey. 

Next Episode: The Permaculture Compass

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