What if there was a platform to learn openly about living sustainably that didn't leave you feeling guilty or overwhelmed? What if you had two super nice ladies teaching and empowering you to make a few small changes here and there in your everyday life that were easy to implement? What if you could listen to a 30-minute podcast every week that got you excited to join in with helping the earth?
Welcome to the Positively Green Podcast!
I have teamed up with the amazing Becca Tetzlaff of Organically Becca. Becca is a skin care guru and holistic living goddess. She is an expert in all things toxin-free beauty, clean living and eating, and a serious dog mom. I couldn't imagine a better partner to round out my crunchy salt-of-the-earth-style here at Green Willow Homestead.
Why do a sustainable living podcast?
I found myself constantly wishing for a better podcast for others that would frame living sustainably in a way that was attainable and nonjudgemental. So often this green life is seen with some serious side eye because people think I don't shave my armpits (I do) or it's an immediate dismissal of, "I don't even know where to begin to help because it's all too overwhelming."
Other figureheads in the sustainable living movement can be extremely polarizing to the millions of us who are just getting started with living sustainably, making us feel like we can never do enough or feel terrible for our past habits. That's not what this show is about.
What are we going to talk about?
Every show we are going to cover a topic for you when it comes to sustainable living. You can expect things like:
Get started by tuning in below! You can listen in on iTunes or our podcast hosting website, Libsyn.
Hi! My name is Kelsey - I am a farmer, photographer, and educator. Sustainable living is my jam so today I want to share with you how my partner, Paul, and I got started with living la vida green!
Living sustainably doesn’t happen in the blink of an eye. Getting to this point in our sustainable living journey took hours of reading and researching, months of trial and error, and years of grit and hard work. I want you to know three things:.
1. That our path hasn’t been perfect. We still throw plastic in our garbage can some days, and convenience still has its moments in my day to day routines.
2. That this process should be fun and not guilt-ridden. Feeling guilty is counterproductive to a sustainable life. If you are railing on yourself constantly for not getting it “right,” ask yourself how long can your willpower stand up to that negative self-talk? Carrying around “green guilt” is the opposite of sustainable.
3. You do not, and I repeat DO NOT, need acres of land, a farm, or a homestead to achieve a sustainable life. Although we have found our own slice of paradise on five acres, it doesn’t mean you can’t also work towards a sustainable life in a suburb or apartment building.
Are ready to learn how I got here? Let’s dive in!
Thanks for stopping by Green Willow Homestead! From chicken rearing to composting, we've got our hands full and we love sharing what we've learned along the way. Follow along as we strive to live sustainably and turn these five acres from just property to a fully functioning small-scale homestead.
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1. Joe Salatin
2. Rachel Carson
3. Wendell Berry
4. Temple Grandin
5. Diana Rodgers
6. Bea Johnson
7. Allan Savory
Favorite Books of 2019
1. Restoration Agriculture
3. A Sand County Almanac
4. The Small Scale Poultry Flock
5. Deep Work