Unlearn, Rewild (part 2) — Earth Skills for Body and Mind (277)

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"We learn through being broken, we learn through imperfection. That's how evolution happens." Miles Olson, the author of Unlearn, Rewild  also discusses being a compassionate hunter, and how facing death can bring us fully alive. "The question is, how do you give back? It's … [Read more...]

Unlearn, Rewild (part 1) – Inspiration for the Future Primitive (276)

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"My journey has been as a squatter living close to the land, building cabins, living with friends, learning how to live really intimately with the land by hunting, foraging, scrounging … dancing between the two worlds of human society and wild nature." The author of Unlearn, … [Read more...]

How Shall I Walk With This Wounded Earth? (275)

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Pauline Le Bel is bringing a lifetime of performance as a singer-songwriter, poet and actor to the telling of new stories. "The old stories aren't serving us anymore," she says. "They tell us we're separate from nature." She wrote Becoming Intimate with the Earth to heal the … [Read more...]

Local Communities Dismantling Corporate Rule, part 3 (274)

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"In 160 communities in nine states, we've been passing rights-based ordinances that strip corporations of their constitutional so-called rights; that enshrine the right of a local community to govern itself by community majority; and ban specific activities which are legal … [Read more...]

Beekeeping Takes Flight at Sea-Tac Airport (273)

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"We're hoping to breed our honeybees with native bee populations who've been here awhile, to develop our own stock of Airport bees." Beekeeper John Woodworth, "Flight Path" project founder Bob Redmond and another beekeeper have placed 18 bee hives in a buffer zone around … [Read more...]

First Nations People Reclaiming Their Heritage (272)

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"My full name is Pawatsqwachitl. I come from Ahousaht on the west coast of Vancouver Island." Following the indigenous custom, Pawa Haiyupis introduced herself, her people and territory. She thanked the Coast Salish people and territory where we were videoing (Victoria, … [Read more...]

What Is Sustainable? (271)

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"We're a mining society. We mine the soils, the groundwater, the forest, the minerals, the fish… We're destroying non-renewable resources. There's no future in it." Richard Reese, author of What is Sustainable? Remembering Our Way Home and Sustainable or Bust, examines past … [Read more...]

Rethinking Stress — And What You Can Do About It (270)

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"What people really think of as adrenal fatigue or burnout rarely has anything to do with the adrenals themselves." Nora Gedgaudas dispels myths, and illuminates various forms of brain dysregulation that can affect our response to stress, as well as our energy levels. She … [Read more...]

Handmade Tools Make Simple Work at Inspiration Farm (269)

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Watch Brian Kerkvliet cut thick grasses easily and quickly with his hand-built scythe — a far cry from a noisy weed whacker! He demonstrates three tools whose design he has honed over the years: the scythe, grass rake and U- bar or broadfork. "It took a few years to get the … [Read more...]

Re-Becoming Villagers Wherever We Live (268)

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Whether city folk or country folk, North Americans don't tend to know our neighbors, much less do things together. Mark Lakeman (Portland) and Brandy Gallagher (rural Vancouver Island) talk about "repairing" our isolation. How can we we reclaim our village roots−living, … [Read more...]