Episode 40 - Healing Generational Trauma: Connecting with Nature and Community Organizing with Curtis Lee
Youth programs are places where children and young adults find support and camaraderie, often looking to leaders of those programs as mentors and coaches. Sometimes those leaders have been through their own struggles and trauma and use their experiences to guide youth toward better habits and outcomes. One such person is Curtis Lee whose harrowing story about trauma, prison, loss and leadership have made him work with nature as a way of healing trauma, teaching kids about their connection to the larger world, and conservation of our natural spaces.
In this episode of the Positively Green Podcast, we have guest Sandrine Malary. Born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Sandrine Malary is part of a new generation of Haitian artists who maintain close ties to their motherland and its culture. We discuss all things gardening, building community amidst a pandemic, and home birth.
To honor Black America's farming legacy during Black History Month, on this episode of the Positively Green Podcast we have guest, Mina Wilson, M.A.
Mina is a community activist and public health professional who shares with us her family's legacy from their arrival in America as enslaved peoples to today. In this episode, we'll be talking about family history, farming, interdependence, food sovereignty, and liberation.
In the winter we can all feel a bit "blah" so for this episode of the Positively Green Podcast we are sharing six winter wellness tips for health and vitality. Where I am in Wisconsin, the lack of sunlight and time outdoors definitely takes its toll on my spirits. Suzette and I go through all six tips and provide actionable info to help give your winter blues a lift!
There's a lot of changes happening over here at the Positively Green Podcast. First - we are bidding adieu to Becca as a co-host on the show. I have absolutely loved working with Becca and am sad to see her go. Becca and I started off as colleagues and grew into great friends thanks to this show and I am eternally grateful for the 35 episodes we created together.
Have you tried halo-therapy? It was a completely new experience for Becca and I when we visited The Salt Room Lake Country in Waukesha, WI. It’s a holistic and natural treatment that can help with allergies, respiratory conditions, dermatitis, sinus infections, and so much more. In this episode we dive into the details of halo-therapy (salt therapy) and the benefits it has for your health.
Plus, we're going to take a short break from new podcast episodes, so we wanted to have an informal chat about what's in store for both of us. There's lots changing and happening for the Positively Green Podcast team!
As the demand for eco-friendly and sustainable items rises, more and more zero waste and bulk shops are opening to meet that need!
Our guest for this episode of the Positively Green Podcast is Jenna Meier, the owner of The Glass Pantry, a newly-opened zero waste and bulk store located in the Walkers Point neighborhood of Milwaukee, WI. Her goal is to make your sustainability journey a little bit easier by offering pantry staples, household cleaners, and personal care products in a package free way. The Glass Pantry offers organic, locally-made products in bulk; allowing you to stock up on everything you need, without producing all the trash.
Episode 33 - How to build a community effort around sustainability with Laura Loucks of the Waukesha County Green Team
Do you ever feel like you’re on an island when it comes to caring about sustainability? Do you wish you could get involved with a local group that also shares that passion? You can! Please welcome our next Positively Green Podcast guest Laura Loucks, Volunteer Coordinator with the Waukesha County Green Team, as we learn about green teams and building a community effort around sustainable living.
Episode 32 - Where regenerative agriculture gets it wrong and what we can do about it with Chris Newman of Sylvanaqua Farms
We’re having an important conversation today about the intersection of race and agriculture, the glaring issues within the clean food movement, and how regenerative agriculture keeps getting it wrong with Chris Newman. Chris is the co-founder of Sylvanaqua Farms, which is based in the D.C. region. They raise forest-raised pork, grass-fed beef, and pastured chicken and eggs.
A member of the Choptico Band of Piscataway Indians, Chris places a heavy emphasis on the indigenous ethics, values, and knowledge serving as the (often unacknowledged) foundation of the modern permaculture movement, and the decolonized worldview necessary to ensure the sustainable stewardship of natural resources. An engineer and technologist by trade, he also accepts and explores the potential of modern scientific innovation to address the gaps left by ecosystem farming in solving a sustainability problem wherein timeliness is a factor.
Episode 31 - How To Reframe The Power Of Your Vote With Nathaniel Stinnett Of The Environmental Voter Project
We’re heading to the polls and chatting all about voting today on the Positively Green Podcast! We interview Nathaniel Stinnett, founder of the Environmental Voter Project, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that aims to significantly increase voter demand for environmental leadership by identifying inactive environmentalists and then turning them into consistent activists and voters.
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 turn the 80 acres we call home into a farm that serves its community and a homestead that nourishes us throughout the seasons.
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