Episode 93

Sunday Conversations with Darrell Smith.

Usually, you don’t hear from us on a Sunday. But here it is – Sunday Conversations. For now, Sunday conversations is a three-part series sharing the stories of three remarkable people who have faced great challenges in their lives. Continue reading

Episode 92 – Jennifer Osuch of Self Reliant School

self-reliance and parenting

Jennifer Osuch

Jennifer Osuch discovered the art of self-reliance through parenting.

As the mother of two children with asthma, she wanted to do whatever she could to reduce toxins and support their health. Through her research she learned techniques and skills that really made a difference.  She began to make healthy meals from scratch using old-fashioned techniques like canning and food dehydrating that also saved her time and money.

Jennifer  and her husband Bill teach people how to do these things and more on their website, Self Reliant School.

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Episode 90 – The Venus Project

The Venus ProjectI was blown away when I first learned about The Venus Project five years ago through a video on You Tube.

It’s creator, Jacque Fresco, had thought of everything needed for building and maintaining a society that actually allows humans to live the lives they long for.

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Episode 88 – Online Clothes Swap & Help for Bees

online clothes swapAn online clothes swap? What a great idea!

That’s what I thought when I first heard about SilkRoll, an online fashion-sharing community that aims to bring sustainability to the fashion industry.

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Homestead UpdateEpisode 87  – Homestead Update and Listener Tips

In this homestead update Marianne and I discuss chickens, irrigation, garden pests, listener sustainable living tips and much more.

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Episode 83 – Community Nature Reserve

Community Nature Reserve

The neighbors responsible for Felixstowe’s Community Nature Reserve.

Dr. Adrian Cooper is on a mission to spread a new idea which could help to save local wildlife: the community nature reserve.

The term “community nature reserve” may bring up visions of national parks and there are certain similarities. Both community nature reserves and national parks are created to help support and protect wildlife. Both are also supported and frequented by nature lovers.

But unlike national or government-run nature conservation projects, community nature reserves are actually created by neighbors planting wildlife-friendly plants in their own backyards.

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Episode 76 – The Transition

There are lots of folks out there looking for ways to create an economic transition to a more resource-based system.

They’re done waiting for our government or other big organizations to take the first step.  Like our former guest, Michael E. V. Knight, they believe that real solutions will begin with individuals implementing new systems in their own lives and in their own communities.

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Episode 75

Diana Leafe Christian

Diana Leafe Christian is presenting Socriocacy as a Self Governance tool at an event held in San Diego on February 3 and 4th. She will also present a slideshow about Eco villages. Find out more about this event and get your tickets here.

Diana is the author of Creating a Life Together: Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities, about forming successful communities and ecovillages  and Finding Community: How to Join an Ecovillage or Intentional Community (affiliate links to Amazon. If you buy this way, you are supporting our show. Thank you.)

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Episode 74 – The Valhalla Movement

Freedom culture, as defined by the  Valhalla Movement , is “a collective state of being that empowers and encourages all individuals to contribute their unique gifts to the world.”

It’s the mission of Valhalla Movement members to live in and help to spread freedom culture around the world through online and offline efforts that focus on sustainability, community, knowledge and action.

Founding member, Marc Angelo Coppola says it begins with self-sustainability.

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