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In this episode, we asked folks to talk about a significant moment in their lives around food, eating, & meals. We brought the Story Bridge Method to a local acting class for senior citizens in our community. Story Bridge is a community storytelling & performance method that has been used for decades all over the world to strengthen dozens of communities. The method guides a group of people to tell stories from their own lives & to deeply listen to other participants' stories. All the participants connected & laughed as they shared stories around this prompt: "Talk about a meaningful moment in your life that occurred in a kitchen, dining room, or cafeteria." The stories were first told in pairs, then in groups or 4, & ultimately, the participants selected some of these stories to be shared with the world via this podcast! The following four stories are true. Each of these stories cast a light – illuminating our shared human experience for everyone to see.

Special thanks to Maui Academy of Performing Arts & Mālamalama Maui for hosting this Talk Story Exchange gathering. Special thanks as well to Richard Geer, the founder of The Story Bridge Method & Qinghong Wei, Story Bridge's executive director, & the Story Bridge Team for all your community & support. Find out more at StoryBridge.Space

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A lot of land is legally zoned to be producing more food than it currently is. If these properties had the support to be in food production, they could literally add tons of food to the food system. Common Ground Collective is a non-profit that has been designed to make it easy for people grow more food on their own property. They will employ mobile farmers with the skills & passion to transform unproductive land into blossoming small farms, & they will also provide the administrative & marketing support to get the crops to buyers, & the profits to the landowners. Our guests today think in possibilities. Terese, Jen, & Nick have formed Common Ground Collective, a new non-profit run by an intelligent, determined young group of masterminds who are advocating solutionary ways of addressing the gaps in their local food system. Their mission is also to educate folks about regenerative land care practices, healthier lifestyles, & growing food. By helping small landowners produce more food on their land, Common Ground Collective is designed to yield multiple benefits for their community. We hope you enjoy this edition of our series of episodes called Re-envision Maui, about an ongoing transition on the island of Maui.

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If you would like to make a one-time donation to the Story Connective, go to Rally.org/StoryConnective

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Katrina Blair is the author of The Wild Wisdom of Weeds, a forager’s guide to ultimate food security. Few people have sparked my imagination more about what it means to be resilient than Katrina Blair. In her book she identifies 13 global survival plants – commonly considered weeds in American Culture – that are nutritious, medicinal, improve soil health, & naturally grow in abundance with absolutely no human effort. These plants grow everywhere humans live– from the Arctic Circle to the dry hot desert, & are free & accessible to everyone. The book also has over 100 recipes for how to use these plants for food, medicine, & self care. At Turtle Lake Refuge Café in Durango, Colorado, Katrina & her friends serve up culinary dishes of wild-harvested, fresh, living foods. The proceeds from the café benefit Turtle Lake Refuge’s mission of celebrating the connection between personal health & wild lands.

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If you would like to make a one-time donation to the Story Connective, go to Rally.org/StoryConnective

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There is something really special about stories that come from our own geography - from the people with whom we share a culture of place. How amazing would it be if every town & city had a practice of gathering to share stories?! Well, for this episode, we used the Story Bridge Method to guide a group of people through a Talk Story Exchange in Wailuku, Maui. Participants were given a prompt: "Talk about a time when something radically changed in your home, yourself, or your community." Each person shared a story from their own individual lives & deeply listened to other participants' stories. This podcast is a selection of true stories we heard that night from members of our local community.

Special thanks to Maui Academy of Performing Arts & Mālamalama Maui for hosting & sponsoring this Talk Story Exchange gathering in Wailuku, Maui.

Special thanks as well to Richard Geer, the founder of The Story Bridge Method & Qinghong Wei, Story Bridge's executive director, & the Story Bridge Team for all your community & support. Find out more at StoryBridge.Space

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In this episode we tell you a lesser-known fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen about a melodious songbird during the Industrial Revolution. “The Nightingale” was originally published in 1843, as the machines of the Industrial Revolution were appearing in greater numbers around the world, & as engineers & philosophers were singing the praises of their advancement. In this story, Andersen masterfully juxtaposes the emergence of the machines of his time with this story about a modest melodious songbird. This story touches on themes & symbolism including life, death, nature, art & society, human progress, & -of course- resilience. 

This is the first time on this podcast we are delving into myth, & folktale, & we’re pretty excited about it. Mythology & story symbolism can connect & inspire us in deep ways.

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If you would like to make a one-time donation to the Story Connective, go to Rally.org/StoryConnective

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This podcast episode is about music & how it can inspire a regenerative way of life. Enjoy the music & manaʻo (thoughts) of these amazing artists & farmers: Pat Simmons Jr, Paul Izak, & Evan Ryan. Learn about what inspires them, their community work, & about how Maui's Central Valley could be cultivated to benefit future generations.

This episode is one of a series called Re-envision Maui, about an ongoing transition on the island of Maui. If you would like more background on this series, we suggest you checkout the first episode entitled Re-envision Maui - Before and After Sugar.

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

Pat Simmons Jr – PatSimmonsJr.com

Paul Izak – PaulIzakMusic.com | PaulIzak.Bandcamp.com

Evan Ryan – PonoGrown.org | HawaiiHomeGardens.com

Additional musicians featured in this podcast include: Amber Lily (Young Roots verse), Kealiʻi Reichel (Mauna Mele oli - chant used with permission), & Sam Ites (Permaculture cajón & backup vocals).

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The Story Connective is 100% listener supported; learn how to become a supporter at
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If you would like to make a one-time donation to the Story Connective, go to Rally.org/StoryConnective

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Curious about cooperatives? Annie Hoy has been outreach director at the Ashland Food Co-op for the last 20 years. The cooperative business model brings with it all sorts of possibilities for creating a resilient, thriving, local community. She & Rhapsody talk about how coops are enterprises by and for the people. She shares storied examples of how co-ops work, how they are governed, and how they serve community.

CREDITS:
Interview by
Rebecca Rhapsody at StoryConnective.org
 
Video, audio, & editing by
Robert Pearson at www.MoonMan99.com
 
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Annie Hoy,
Outreach Director
Ashland Food Co-op at AshlandFood.coop

The purpose of this video is for non-profit education, news, & commentary.

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license (CC BY-SA 4.0)

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Social Artistry is a field of study & set of practices that evokes the potential of individuals & groups. Social Artists engage with others to create more resilience & possibilities in their community. You are about to hear a candid & delightful conversation between four Social Artists of different generations & backgrounds - Lisa Nelson, Elisha Christopher, Judith Milburn, & myself - Rebecca Rhapsody. We share our thoughts & experiences of Social Artistry, how it inspires creative connections, & how it can help us face the challenges of our time.

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

Lisa Nelson at JeanHoustonFoundation.org,

Elisha Christopher,

and Judith Milburn.

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Don Tipping is a leader in the movement of saving seeds and protecting genetic biodiversity for generations to come. Don talks about why he does what he does, and he shares real stories and useful suggestions for those that want to contribute to supporting the resiliency of life.

Don is a bioregional seedsman and owner of Seven Seeds Farm in Southern Oregon. He is the founder of Siskiyou Seeds, a fairly unique organic seed company which for over 20 years has grown much of its own seeds specifically selected for the improvement of important traits such as disease resistance, pest tolerance, climate adaptation, as well as nutrition and taste. Don has also helped start up multiple cooperatives.

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Noah Rattler takes us on a journey into ourselves & beyond. We talk about everything from science fiction, to ancient Rome, to mental illness, to shifting society. Noah has some incredible ways of cultivating resilience in possibility in his own life. A few years ago he walked 1,800 miles from Houston to LA in the sweltering summer heat to raise awareness for homelessness, & to show his community & beyond how any human can do extraordinary things. We hear the story of his walk, his motivations & mindset, & how his life experiences & self education have changed his connection with himself, nature, & society.

Our hearts go out to all those affected by the flooding along the Gulf Coast from Hurricane Harvey. If you feel moved to help by volunteering or donating, look for a homelessness organization in the Gulf Coast region -or a local homelessness organization near you- by starting at the National Coalition for the Homeless: NationalHomeless.org

If you support Story Connective's 501(c)(3) mission & vision of sharing inspiring stories of resilience & possibilities, please help us out:

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The Story Connective is 100% listener supported; learn how to become a supporter at
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If you would like to make a one-time donation to the Story Connective, go to Rally.org/StoryConnective

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