In our latest episode of the Positively Green Podcast, we have on Nate Dewart. Nate Dewart, is a Senior Project Manager at an energy consulting firm in the San Francisco Bay Area and launched a non-profit called Songs for Good to amplify civic engagement through music. We chat about energy efficient building standards, how we can create policy that helps BIPOC instead of hurts them, and why climate action is possible.
In the early 1920s, almost 1 million Black farmers owned 14% of American farmland, but that story is vastly different today. According to the Baltimore Sun, Black farmers lost an astonishing 90% of their land over the years, and today fewer than 50,000 African American farmers, out of a total 3.4 million farmers, remain in business. Farming as a strong source of livelihood for people of African descent is now a distant memory.
Vermicomposting can be a fun way to transform your kitchen waste into nutrient-rich food for your garden and plants. It’s also really satisfying to know that you can do your part to process food and decrease greenhouse gases in our environment. In this episode of the Positively Green Podcast, Suzette teaches us all about how to get started with vermicomposting!
In this episode of the Positively Green Podcast, Suzette asks me all her most pressing chicken-keeping questions. There's quite a bit of information you need to know before you get started with hens, as well as myths and misconceptions that need to be de-bunked. I happily share all of my chicken knowledge with Suzette and our listeners - from backyard chickens to scaling up to farming.
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!
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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