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Episode 046: The Life of a Permie-Preneur with Steven Bourne

Uncategorized Jul 21, 2020

Thirty episodes ago, in Episode 016: Entrepreneurship in Permaculture with Adam Jastrzebski, we brought up the topic of entrepreneurship in permaculture and the sustainability realm. We believe that helping these eco-preneurs and permie-preneurs is vital to the current and future economy, so we're back to revisit another side of entrepreneurship with Steven Bourne. In the episode Steven tells all about the real life struggle of budding entrepreneurs, and definitely doesn't sugar coat it. He uncovers some vital steps to launching into the entrepreneurial life, and tips for those already wading in it. Before we dive into those steps, if you'd like to get in touch with Steven, you can do so in the following ways...

Instagram - @ripplefarms

Twitter - @ripple_canada

Website - Ripplefarms.ca 

The Idea

One of the very first things Steven points out in the blog post, which is definitely one of the most obvious steps, is to start with an idea. For those of us in the sustainability and...

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Episode 045: Tapping Into Our Shared Intelligence for a Permanent Culture with Carley Corrado

Uncategorized Jul 14, 2020

Welcome back to the Seeds of Tao podcast everyone! Today we're talking with Carley Corrado about banding together to access our shared intelligence. What a fascinating topic to apply to a permaculture perspective! Before we dive in too much into this super interesting topic, if you'd like to learn more about or get in touch with Carley and all she has going on check out the following...

Enliven Leadership's offerings include Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) training, Women's Leadership Accelerator, and Cohesive Team Transformation. 
Learn more about Enliven Leadership's work building creative, cohesive, and inclusive teams at www.enlivenleadership.com
Connect with Dr. Carley Corrado on LinkedIn as well as follow Enliven Leadership on LinkedIn.
Read the articles she referenced:
  • Google study on teams revealing that the #1 top factor in team success as psychological safety. 
  • Effects of stress versus play on...
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Episode 044: People Care World Report - The Great Awakening

Uncategorized Jul 07, 2020

Welcome back to another episode of the World Report, this time focusing on People Care... which is rather ironic considering the social unrest as of late across the U.S. over George Floyd's death. It seemed very timely to address this issue, so rampant throughout the country, and really, the world - racial inequality.

Josh went into plenty of detail in the podcast episode about the issues we're facing and the shift that needs to happen, in our own minds at first, so here we're going to address more of the resources he mentioned in the podcast to help you jump start your personal research on the topic.

First off, it is ESSENTIAL to point out that the recent unrest is NOT simply cops vs. African Americans. Here's a snippet from the news showing that that isn't where we are drawing battle lines.

Here's the article discussing the fear in the White House over the protests outside the gates, and an argument to not punish the police force for the brutal actions of a few, here.

Also, if...

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Episode 043: Developing a Living Systems Economy with Delton Chen

Uncategorized Jun 30, 2020

Hello there! We're glad to have you back for another episode of the Seeds of Tao Podcast, this week we have the brilliant Delton Chen with us, tackling a HUGE issue in the world, the economy. Before we dive into what exactly Delton is proposing, and the value of his hypothesis, we wanted to be sure to reach out to our permaculture community to let them know that Delton's Silver Gun Hypothesis is in need of some passionate permies to help them move their vision forward...

1. Living Systems Economy

Call for Help
"The website needs a graphic artist, as we want to develop the website on WordPress (or similar) and to create an attractive and inspiriting graphical look for the Living Systems Economy (LSE) movement. "
James McGreen (USA): [email protected] 
Delton Chen (Australia): [email protected]
2. The Silver Gun Hypothesis
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Episode 042: Raising Awareness and Respect for Our Food with Thane Kreiner

Uncategorized Jun 23, 2020

If you've been following us for a while now, you'll have noticed the emphasis we put on building consciousness so that we can create change. One of the many aspects this applies to our food. I'm personally super excited for this episode and post, because I am a major deciding factor when it comes to what food enters our house and makes it into our mouths. I've always been an outspoken advocate for taking out the synthetics in our foods that are negatively affecting our health, and for finding more sustainable options. I'm also the catalyst for a lot of our diet experiments, whether we tested out being vegetarian, vegan, keto, alkaline, you name it. I'm constantly looking at ways to improve the quality of food my family eats. So obviously, I'm super excited to dive into this topic with our guest from the podcast, Thane, who is an amazing author and permie. He mentioned a few of his books in the episode, so if you'd like to check them out, here are the links to those. 

A Walk in the Garden: Science, Spirituality, and Food by [Thane Kreiner Ph.D]

A Walk...

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Episode 041: Overcoming White Supremacy Through Unity and Creativity with Cortina Jenelle

Uncategorized Jun 16, 2020

Welcome back to the Seeds of Tao Podcast and blog post, today we're definitely talking about a hot topic in the world, and especially in the U.S. right now. For Episode 041, we've brought on the amazing Cortina Jenelle to address with us the White Supremacy narrative, and exploring how we can move past this global issue. 

First off, if you'd like to connect further with Cortina, you can listen to her podcast, Rhythm in Resilience on the major podcast platforms, and check out her website at http://www.theadeproject.org/.

Rhythms in Ourselves and Nature

 We began our podcast by addressing rhythms, and I think that's a great way to set up this topic. There are rhythms everywhere, from the planets and seasons, to our daily routines and thought patterns. Permaculture itself is a design rhythm, patterned after nature, that we can implement just about everywhere. One thing I've found through homeschooling is that you get much greater success by working WITH...

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Episode 040: Going Back to Grandma's Garden with Mike Dorion

Uncategorized Jun 09, 2020

Welcome back! This week on the Seeds of Tao podcast we're interviewing Mike Dorion, an awesome permaculture teacher and practitioner in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He has an important and timely message to share with all of us - do it like Grandma did it! Before we dive into the post here, if you'd like to get in contact with Mike or check out what he's up to, you can pop over to...

His main business, Living Soil Solutions at https://www.livingsoil.ca/

His YouTube channel for Living Soil Solutions at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL8W6zR2MOXA4Xrdgyzreag

Then his land revitalization program in Calgary he mentioned in the podcast is at https://highfieldfarm.ca/

Grandma's Garden

My maternal grandmother's family were sheep farmers in Idaho, and my grandmother is one of nine children. While she went off to work, marry, and raise her family in California, many of her siblings and their families stayed in Idaho. Many summers growing up, my mom and I would go up to visit...

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Episode 039: Earth Care World Report on Soil Health

Uncategorized Jun 02, 2020

We're back for the next World Report, and around to Earth Care again! Recently we have been doing tons of research and watching documentaries on soil, the state of it, the direction it's moving across the globe, and how to help it. In Episode 039, Josh is addressing this soil-loss issue, and mentioning many resources he has found along his research path. However, there is a lot of information out there, and we feel like everyone needs to be in charge of their own education on this urgent matter. Here in the blog post we're going to list out some resources for you to dive in to, to understand the situation better for yourself. 


Here are some of the sources for this quote, the hot topic of this episode.






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Episode 038: The Power of Service as a Change Agent with Ronald Porter

Uncategorized May 26, 2020


This week on the Seeds of Tao Podcast, we have a very special guest. Ronald Porter is on the air with us telling his amazing story about traveling the world, and incorporating what he's learned into his teaching, permaculture practice, and yoga. 

Before we dive in, if you'd like to connect more with Ronald, you can do so through our Slack community, where he'll be posting his free online yoga classes he's putting on. Also, here are some resources Ronald recommends to dive into, some of which he mentioned in the episode...

The Tibetan Book of the Dead
Luminous Emptiness: Guide to the Tibetan Book of the Dead
The Heart of Understanding: Commentaries on the Prajnaparamita 
        Heart Sutra
The Alchemist (we've read and highly recommend)
Warrior of the Light: A Manual
Avatar: The Last Airbender (super great show for all ages, really cool
       to connect to eastern philosophies of chakras and such...)
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Episode 037: The Built Environment and Aligning Ourselves With Nature with Marcus Sheffer

Uncategorized May 19, 2020

Welcome back for Episode 037 of the Seeds of Tao Podcast! Today we're talking with Marcus Sheffer, Enviroenergist at 7Group, and he's telling us about his awesome journey to truly living in tune with his heart. The head and heart battle are very common, and many people really struggle with this. Let's dive into truly living with ours hearts in this post, but first, if you'd like to get in contact with Marcus...

You can check out his website at www.sevengroup.com

Or connect with him on LinkedIn.

Creating Change with the Head vs. the Heart

Marcus starts out his story with his struggle to create the impact he really wanted, showing people how to live more sustainably. Marcus was working in the sustainable energy field, trying to show people how to build for less, require less energy, and work more in harmony with the environment. And yet, all the data and numbers wouldn't make them change their ways. Through this journey, he discovered that people didn't necessarily make decisions...

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