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Episode 079: The Give and Receiving of Living Intentionally with Chloe Buzzotta and Leonie Brien

Uncategorized Mar 09, 2021

This week we have two wonderful women on the podcast. I do love that alliteration “wonderful women” and it fits quite well for Leonie and Chloe. They have worked together as a couple to create an amazing and needed business together where they help educate and empower people to create intentional communities all over the world. The business is Whole Systems Network and they have a course coming up real soon on March 16th called Grounding Your Village Course. If you’ve ever thought of or would like to start your own intentional community or ecovillage then you really do have to give this a look. It’s quite comprehensive and they have a number of experts to cover just about everything you need to know about the process and work of building an IC. 

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Episode 077: Empowering Our Educators to Fearlessly Teach Regenerative Solutions with Cindie Ogata Byers

Uncategorized Feb 23, 2021

This week we had the lovely Cindie Ogata Byers on the podcast. If you want to dive more into her work as an educator and sustainability advocate come give her book a look here and listen to her EcoVentures Podcast here

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Episode 076: Lessons Learned from the Land with Wendell Gilgert

Uncategorized Feb 16, 2021

This week's podcast was a true pleasure. Wendell's lifelong career and passion in conservation and ecology have given us some amazing stories and lessons to learn this week. I'm a little late to write up my thoughts and share what I've learned from my conversation with Wendell, but as you listen to the interview you might want to check out some of the references mentioned and do a bit of your own discovery as well. Here are some of those references: 

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Episode 075: The Four Permaculture Epiphanies with Greg Peterson

Uncategorized Feb 09, 2021

Woohoo! Another great episode of the Seeds of Tao podcast and an amazing personal story of a key influencer in regeneration and permaculture. Greg Peterson is here today to share some epiphanies with us on how he got started into permaculture, his journey into creating a livelihood around it, and some golden nuggets on turning a profit with our regenerative livelihood. 

Make sure to check out Greg's podcast and website at www.urbanfarm.org. There are some wonderful educational resources there, great content, and if you are in the Arizona area or stopping by you can grab some fruit in season. 

The First Epiphany: The Banner You Wave

I've heard it said by many passionate and powerful individuals in many different ways. Greg describes it as his banner, but it is your true belief that gets you up in the morning and keeps moving through the day, week, month, year, decade, and beyond. If you don't have it, life is so... so difficult.

So what is this "banner" Greg speaks of in...

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Episode 074: Earth Care World Report - What's the Curriculum for Caring for the Earth?

Uncategorized Feb 02, 2021

The last two World Reports have had a common theme that stems from our connection with nature. If you remember last month's Future Care World Report we talked about Rachel Carson's story and its relevance to our day and age. Carson's relationship with nature was one of the biggest reasons we were blessed with such an amazing naturalist and passionate activist. I can only imagine that if we all had been raised up and taught to have a deep relationship with mother nature that there wouldn't be nearly as many environmental issues existing today. So this is the direction we've decided to go this month for the world report. This week's exploratory question is an appendage of the question we asked last month (What holds the answers to our ecological challenges?). This week we'll dive a little further and ask what might the curriculum for caring for the earth look like? 

The Earth Care Curriculum

If you were to design a curriculum for your children or a youth group that helped...

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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

 

Keep Growing Permies!

 

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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