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Episode 101: Weaving the world's regenerators with Lauren Minis

Uncategorized Dec 22, 2021

In so many ways there is a strong desire for humans to connect and weave our lives into the greater tapestry of everything living. Reaching out and finding connections is a part of our nature. The more connected we become in our lives the more resilient and strong we are both individually and collectively. When we connect with neighbors, we build personal friendships and resilient communities. When we connect with nature, we energize ourselves and find our place in the cosmos. 

There is always a micro and macro perspective to consider when we observe our interconnectedness to one another. How does the interconnected network of our world's regenerators look like? What sort of pattern appears when a collective movement thinks global and acts local? Our good friend Lauren Minis has been uncovering the answers to these questions and more. You'll have to tune in to Episode 101 as we explore her story as a regenerative entrepreneur who is helping us to weave our...

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Episode 100: What is the single greatest challenge of a Regenerative Entrepreneur?

Uncategorized Nov 02, 2021

How  do you define Regenerative Entrepreneurship? 

In so many ways I thought that if I could better define what regenerative entrepreneurship was I could somehow create the recipe for producing regenerative entrepreneurs package them in a bottle and ship them out to the world so that we could benefit from them. It seems silly that I ever thought this way, and although my initial thoughts were far from reality I learned so much in my observation and interaction with the regenerative entrepreneurs from all over. 

In an investigative manner, I built a market research survey and conducted market interviews with over 100 English-speaking regenerative entrepreneurs across the globe. The survey and interviews are ongoing, but I thought I'd share with you what I've learned so far in my research. Listen to Episode 100  for the full story, how I came to find the 6 core tenants of regenerative business, and what I've found to be the greatest challenge of a regenerative...

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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. 

Sound interesting? Of course, it is! Come listen to Eli's story on...

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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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