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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

 

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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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