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#018 Land Management (Season 1 Recap, Part 4)

#018 Land Management (Season 1 Recap, Part 4)

Regenerative Land Management * This blog contains a few links to products on Amazon.com I’ve found useful. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from any purchases you make through these links. It’s a great way to support the show while greening up your lifestyle. Our earned commissions won’t cost you a dime!   Hello and welcome to Part 4 of a 6-part recap series. It’s been a humbling exercise to keep up with all the fun stuff that comes with producing a podcast. Creating new episodes is only one of them.   Interviewing a bunch of rebel back-to-the-landers was a pretty...

#017 Building Resilient Communities (Season 1 Recap, Part 3)

#017 Building Resilient Communities (Season 1 Recap, Part 3)

Welcome to the third installment of our Season 1 Recap series, where I’ve been reviewing what we’ve learned from a dozen interviews with veteran landowners throughout Costa Rica.   In today’s episode, we’re going to take a dive into the concept of ‘Community’, our place in it, and how we can be more harmonious members and effective contributors to our communities, both within a project and amongst our neighbors. In my twenties, I spent a lot of time visiting communities around North America.  I’ve seen it done a lot of different ways. I’ve...

#016 Hosting Guests, Volunteers, and Students (Season 1 Recap, Part 2)

#016 Hosting Guests, Volunteers, and Students (Season 1 Recap, Part 2)

Welcome to Volume 2 of my Season 1 recap series. In this episode, we’re going to review some of the advice we’ve been given about hosting guests, volunteers, and students.     Hosting is a hot topic for many new landowners as welcoming in volunteers is an enticing way to get much-needed help building foundational infrastructure. For many new landowners, it also fulfills a desire for social connection and a sense of community. When done well, hosting guests as volunteers, apprentices, students, tourists, farm-stay...

#015 Enhance Your Project's Financial Sustainability (Season 1 Recap, Part 1)

#015 Enhance Your Project's Financial Sustainability (Season 1 Recap, Part 1)

Hello, world!    Jason Bliss from the Sharing Insights Podcast here. I’ve been on one heck of a journey.  Over the last 9 months, I’ve dived into permaculture, exploring different ways we can develop sustainable homesteads and communities for a better way of life. We’ve interviewed a whole host of amazing people, all with their own unique experiences and insights to share with the permaculture community.  Last month I decided to assemble a recap episode to look back over the show’s highlights and discuss...

#014 Vagabond Permaculture Podcaster (Part 2 – “For Animals For Earth” w/Jason Bliss)

#014 Vagabond Permaculture Podcaster (Part 2 – “For Animals For Earth” w/Jason Bliss)

This episode is part 2 of my interview with Brandy Montague from her podcast, For Animals For Earth.  In this half of the interview, I shared a bit of advice for travelers looking to visit impact centers as guests, volunteers, digital nomads, or students.  In the end, we’re all really students!   Brandy asked me to share a description of what it might be like to visit a place like mine.  I freely shared some of the comforts along with several of the discomforts that one might expect as part...

#013 Vagabond Permaculture Podcaster (Part 1 – “For Animals For Earth” w/Jason Bliss)

#013 Vagabond Permaculture Podcaster (Part 1 – “For Animals For Earth” w/Jason Bliss)

Listen in on this conversation that was recorded by Brandy Heyde Montague interviewing me for her podcast “For Animals For Earth”.   She was intrigued by the term Ecological Impact Center and asked if I’d be a guest on her show - For Animals for Earth. I met Brandy thanks to her offer to read through and give feedback on what’s become my first eBook, exploring permaculture and how we can apply it to our lifestyles.  You can download the book for free right here. I’ve decided to...

#012 : Lynx Guimond of Sailcargo Inc: Building a Zero-Emissions Ocean Vessel on a Permaculture Homestead

#012 : Lynx Guimond of Sailcargo Inc: Building a Zero-Emissions Ocean Vessel on a Permaculture Homestead

Lynx Guimond of Sailcargo Inc. is an adventurous carpenter and shipwright with an inspiring mission. He's created a homestead in Costa Rica, uniting a team of over 20 shipbuilders from around the globe to embark on the quest to create a zero-emissions cargo eco-ship called Ceiba, to cross the Atlantic ocean between Central America and Europe.  He shares the story of how he went from bee-keeping in the mountains to creating a sustainability-focused shipyard from scratch....

#011 Nico Botefur of Essence Arenal: Permaculture Designed Hotel, Restaurant, and Food Forest

#011 Nico Botefur of Essence Arenal: Permaculture Designed Hotel, Restaurant, and Food Forest

Nico Botefur of Essence Arenal shares how he’s turned a couple of rooms on a denatured piece of property into a thriving business, food forest, and employment opportunity for entrepreneurs in his region. Located at the base of the beautiful Arenal Volcano, his hotel/restaurant/spa is an excellent example of what magic can come with the patient and persistent application of the permaculture principles to one’s business.  Nico and I discuss his use of bamboo for a wide variety of...

#010 Meghan Casey of Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat: Community Outreach Creating Regional Resilience

#010 Meghan Casey of Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat: Community Outreach Creating Regional Resilience

This interview, with Meghan Casey of the Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat, is the kind of conversation that can change the fabric of a project’s relationship with its region and neighbors. We discuss community outreach projects that anyone can do, including: teaching English promoting cooking classes and homestay/farm stay experiences for guests to have authentic cultural experiences with the locals. We also talked about organizing cacao and coffee tours, raising children in...

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