Episode 58 – What is a Gift Economy?

What is a gift economy?What exactly is a gift economy and how does it work?

In this podcast gift economy aficionado Frederick Malouf joins me for a discussion about a different kind of economy, not based on money. Gift economies eschew both bartering and money in favor of a system that runs on abundance rather than scarcity.

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Episode 56 – Bio-Energetic Farming

Bio Energetic Farming

Evan Folds

Evan Folds developed a system called bio-energetic farming after experiencing a shift in perspective.

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Episode 52

Backyard Farming

Linda Borghi

Linda Borghi wants to turn the tide on the industrial/agricultural system by building a movement around backyard farming.

The problem with the agriculture industry is that we are dependent on it, she says. So, with the help of some friends, Linda is launching an online webinar series that aims to teach people how to “Farm-a-Yard” to meet their own family’s food needs or to generate $75,000 on a half acre of land in a 22 week season.

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Episode 45 Interview with Centehua Sage

Women and women’s health is the overall focus of this interview. Centehua, or Centi for short, and Marianne exploring how women can support each other in all ways of life. Even though this episode is women centered, men can find it informative as well. The topics range from supporting mothers right after birth with nourishment of the body and soul to healing trauma. From keeping the body strong by dancing in a group to finding herbs in the wild to cook. From the importance of gathering to making herbal remedies. Continue reading

Like me, lots of folks sign up for a permaculture design course to improve their gardening techniques and learn about how to heal our planet.

However students quickly learn that permaculture is actually a new way of solving problems – virtually all problems – by using nature-tested methodologies.

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