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Sustainable World Radio brings you interviews with experts from around the globe; teachers, designers, environmentalists, and earth activists who learn from and work with Nature. Listen to episodes about Permaculture, organic gardening, herbal medicine, plants, fungi, earth repair, natural building, regenerative farming, sustainability, and ethnobotany. Tune in to discover positive solutions to environmental challenges; solutions that adhere to the Permaculture ethics of Earth Care, People C ...
 
Exploring the past, present, and future of Canadian rowing athletes on their path to Tokyo 2020 - with a few meandering detours. Presented by Nicola Wealth. www.nicolawealth.com Your host, Adam Kreek, is an Executive Business Coach, author, and a two-time Olympian who won Gold as a member of the Men’s Eight at Beijing 2008. In this podcast, you’ll hear how the next generation of elite rowers evolved to who they are today, the challenges and excitements within their current training plan, and ...
 
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Everyone watches the Olympics and it is easy to appreciate the level of skill of any athlete competing there but it is hard to understand the journey each athlete has taken to get there by just watching their final performance. In this final episode before the start of the Games, we are going to look at the behind-the-scenes stuff with Lawrence Bri…
 
References From the Episode: DiSC profile personality assessment - https://www.discprofile.com/what-is-disc Get to Know the Athletes: Here we have the Canadian Women's Eight. A fired-up group of contenders that will have worked hard to build a culture of unparalleled support. In this episode, we have the coxswain, eight rowers and a spare. Kristen …
 
How proven is the link between the mind and the body? And what can we learn from athletes who are recovering from injury at the top of their game? Boost your mind power and boost your strength with insights from the Mindful Four - Nicole Hare, Jennifer Martins, Kristina Walker, and Stephanie Grauer. References From the Episode: Kristina's Podcast "…
 
Why should you curl your toes to start the recovery? How can you let go and just row the boat? What's it like to spend every summer growing up with your family in a 500 square foot / 46 square meter cabin? The quiet, thoughtful and insightful Trevor Jones, will tell you how. References From the Episode: This episode is sponsored by Whitehall Rowing…
 
What do you get when you double up a BSc in cell biology and an engineer pursuing a master's degree in neuroscience? The Canadian Women's Double - Gabby Smith and Jess Sevick. In this episode, we dig deeper into sports science and training methods. Your future, fitter self can thank the Canadian Women's Double later. References From the Episode: Mu…
 
What do you get when you combine one guy who pulls a 5:45 2k, another with a sustainable development side-hustle, a firey-haired firefighter, an electrician and a computer scientist? You get the five guys driving forward the Canadian men's four to Tokyo. References From the Episode: Concept2 RowErg https://www.concept2.com/indoor-rowers RP3 https:/…
 
How do you harness failure to bring your world-class self on your worst day? Is it related to the information you can gather from previous generations? Coached by the legendary Dick Tonks, this light men's double is locked and loaded and ready for the challenge of the 2020 Olympic Games. They are prepared to pursue the unattainable. References From…
 
What kind of athlete needs to fuel with bagels, peanut butter, avocado, and honey? The kind of athlete grows up on a farm, racing her brothers and sisters down the driveway. Learn how to find the balance between naysayers and the hype squad. In this episode, get to know the fastest female single sculler that Canada has produced in decades, Carling …
 
Episode 36: Have you heard of Spilanthes? In this fun and informative interview with regenerative land designer, educator, facilitator, and Spilanthes fan Javan Bernakevitch, we discuss this unique plant. An herbal ally with a long history of use for oral health and immune support, Spilanthes is known by a multitude of common names like Electric Da…
 
As veteran rowing coach Al Morrow would often say, "All potential means is that you haven't done anything yet." So here's two athletes, Jenny Cassons and Jill Moffatt, the lightweight women's double, fired up and ready to prove themselves at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. In this episode, we tackle better training for women, the technical aspects of the …
 
What is it like to win a world championship and hug your cancer-free mom? What's the difference between peak racing performance and steady training performance? What does crying tell you during training? How do you manage clinical depression while training for the Olympics? We find these answers in today's episode with Hillary Janssens and Caileigh…
 
Growth for achievement often isn't a transformation that we go through. More accurately, we often experience a confirmation of who we should be and how we should act. In the first episode of Row Row Tokyo, let's get to know the Canadian Men's Pair, Conlin McCabe and Kai Langerfeld, training for Tokyo 2020. We dive into: How sport is an escape from …
 
Growing an herbal apothecary garden at home is fun and easy. Learn how to start your own in this informative interview with longtime organic farmer Alena Steen. We begin the episode by talking about the benefits of growing medicinal herbs and then move into the nitty gritty of soil preparation, watering, and harvesting. Alena explains the concept o…
 
Episode 35: Did you know that Einkorn wheat is 27,000 years old? Wheat is one of the world's oldest grains and like it or love it, it’s been part of human life for thousands of years. Learn about this long revered and recently reviled plant with ancient grain farmer Larry Kandarian of Kandarian Organic Farms. Larry talks about growing, harvesting, …
 
Episode 160: Lonny Grafman has worked with hundreds of communities around the globe assisting them with projects across a broad spectrum of sustainability. In this inspiring episode Lonny reflects on his decades of work and shares his knowledge and experience about how to build more resilient communities. Lonny talks about his early beginnings as a…
 
Tulsi is a beautiful aromatic plant with strong medicinal qualities. In this interview with organic farmer Alena Steen of Night Heron Farm we learn how to propagate, grow, harvest, and utilize this lovely and revered plant. Tulsi is native to India where it is known as Holy Basil. Tulsi is an adaptogen- a plant medicine that helps us with stressors…
 
Step into the vibrant and beautiful world of living color with natural dyer, designer, and artist Sasha Duerr. Sasha takes us on a journey from Soil to Studio. We learn how creating and working with dyes made from plants, seaweed, and other natural materials can increase our ecological and botanical knowledge, foster collaboration, and have a benef…
 
Episode 158: Longtime organic farmer Mark Sturges believes that when we create a better habitat for beneficial insects, we create a better habitat for ourselves. Mark is a master compost maker whose compost is filled with life. When Mark creates compost, he encourages the "whole neighborhood" to move in. The cast of characters in Mark's neighborhoo…
 
Episode 157: Do you want to grow healthy food? Are you excited to start a garden, but don't have a yard? In this fun and informative interview with plant lover and regenerative farmer Acadia Tucker, we learn how to start a verdant and productive container garden at home. Acadia tells us why she feels it's important to grow at least some of our own …
 
Episode 33: Albizia julibrisson is one of my new favorite new trees. Commonly called The Tree of Happiness, Persian Silk Tree, and Mimosa, Albizia is native to Asia and a member of the Fabaceae family. I love its pink puffball flowers, gorgeous fragrance, whimsical nature, and potent medicine. To learn about Albizia, I spoke with Community Herbalis…
 
Episode 32: Meet the broad and beautiful Amaranth family in this episode with farmer and seed saver Andrew McMillion. Andrew shares his experiences propagating and growing Amaranth and tells us about his favorite members in this low maintenance and resilient family including: Orach (Atriplex hortensis), Caucasian Mountain Spinach (Hablitzia tamnoid…
 
Learn how your clothing choices can change the world in this episode with writer Elizabeth Segran. Elizabeth tells us the grim news first. Did you know that the fashion industry is responsible for 8% of global greenhouse gases? That’s more than all international flights and maritime shipping combined. About 100 billion articles of clothing are manu…
 
Episode 154: When medicinal at risk plants need help, United Plant Savers (UPS) comes to the rescue! Known as the "consciousness of the herbal products industry" because of their work with at risk medicinals, UPS staff and members have their feet on the ground and their hands in the soil protecting and growing these healing plants. The former site …
 
Episode 153: Put down that shovel and start a no-till perennial garden! In this fun and informative interview, Permaculture Designer and Teacher Morag Gamble shares her tips about how to create an abundant and thriving organic oasis. Morag's garden in Queensland, Australia has more than 200 plants. In this episode she shares some of her favorites w…
 
Episode 152: Famed cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg talks about his new film Fantastic Fungi that highlights the fascinating and often hidden world of the fungi beneath our feet. Renowned for his time lapse work with flowers, Louie has now turned his lens toward the fungal kingdom with astonishing and beautiful results. In this episode, we do a d…
 
Episode 31: Journey into the world of Quercus, the amazing Oak. Horticulturalist Byron Joel is an avid Oak fan and shares his knowledge about Oaks from tiny acorn to robust tree. You'll learn about what Oaks need to grow well, the beauty of Oak as a perennial staple crop, the three "fruits" of Oak, and some of the many uses of this iconic tree. Byr…
 
Episode 151: What if we could heal broken ecosystems, toxic landscapes, and poisoned water? My guest today is Dr. John Todd, ecological designer and author of the new book, Healing Earth- An Ecologist's Journey of Innovation and Environmental Stewardship. John Todd boldly travels to places that others try to avoid: toxic waste sites, oil spills, le…
 
Episode 150: Join us for a mind and heart expanding conversation with Dr. Monica Gagliano about her research in plant cognition and her direct experiences with the botanical world. A pioneer in the field of Plant BioAcoustics, Monica's peer-reviewed work has furthered the concept of plant sentience. Monica's experiences with plants have altered her…
 
Episode 30: If you've ever wandered into a patch of Nettle, you probably remember its ferocious sting! But, did you know that Nettle is a nutritional powerhouse and herbal medicine rock star? Renowned for its tiny hairs and formic acid bite, Nettle is a plant with many medicinal benefits. Nettle contains protein, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, chl…
 
Episode 149: Incredible Edible is an urban gardening project in Todmorden, England. Started in 2008, as a conversation between friends and envisioned as a revolution of kindness, Incredible Edible has transformed the market town of Todmorden into an edible oasis. In this interview, Incredible Edible's co-founder Mary Clear tells the story of how sh…
 
Episode 29: Robin Parer loves Geraniums. An avid horticulturalist, Robin started a nursery in 1983 with 32 Geranium plants. Thirty five years later, Robin's nursery contains over 650 members of the Geraniaceae Family. Robin has traveled through leech infested Australian swamps, explored Hawaiian craters, and climbed 14,000 feet to reach Andean lama…
 
Episode 148: Sanandi Farm is a 33 hectare organic, biodynamic, Permaculture farm located near Valle de Bravo, Mexico. In 1998, two brothers, Dieter and Andreas le Noir, purchased the land and then began the work of regenerating and restoring the health of the soil. Using Permaculture principles and Biodynamic Farming techniques, Sanandi is now a be…
 
Episode 147: How can we mend our broken relationship with the Earth and create a world where people and land are good medicine for each other? In this interview, plant ecologist, author, and professor Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer talks about what she has learned from plants, plant intelligence, and how the simple and profound act of paying attention to …
 
Episode 146: Learn about the field of arboreal archaeology and why historic fruit trees are important in this interview with John Valenzuela. John is a Permaculture Teacher, Designer, and Horticulturist who specializes in tropical permaculture, rare fruit, and ethnobotany. In this episode, John talks about the benefits and resilience of trees, frui…
 
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