Episode 2: Puget Sound in My Back Yard

This week, I interview Puget Sound-area naturalist and environmental educator Stephanie Raymond.

Listen to the podcast here:

Or download the mp3 file: NatConv002-20100912.mp3

Episode is 29 minutes and 39 seconds long.

Here are the shownotes from Episode 2: Puget Sound in My Back Yard

Greetings and Feedback:
Pictures from my garden:
Scarlet Runner Beans Sungold

Snow White Black Beauty

Nature Conversation:

The view from where we recorded the podcast:Across the Street

And this is why I live here:
Puget Sound Mosaic

Recommendation:

This Week’s Quote:
I read from The Lost Language of Plants, pp. 7-9, pp. 12-13

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Episode 1: It All Started in Maine

Listen to the podcast here:

Or download the mp3 file: NatConv001-20100910.mp3

Episode is 18 minutes and 42 second long.

Here are the shownotes from Episode 1: It All Started in Maine

Greetings and Feedback:
About me: www.lauratreadway.com

Nature Conversation:
Acadia National Park
Earlham College
Earlham’s Wilderness Program
Antioch University Seattle
Antioch’s Environment & Community Master’s Program
See pictures below!

Recommendation:
Gaia’s Garden: A Guide To Home-Scale Permaculture by Toby Hemenway
Greening the Desert video
Hope in a Changing Climate videos, 5 minutes and 22 minutes versions

This Week’s Quote:
Settling by Denise Levertov, read from her Selected Poems

My childhood in Maine, nine months and five years old respectively:
Hadlock Pond

Sea Star

Jordan Pond and The Bubbles, Acadia National Park, 1996:
Jordan Pond & The Bubbles

Otter Cliffs Trail, Acadia National Park, 1996:
Otter Cliffs Trail

From my canoe trip in Ontario:
Wilderness

Canoe and Fog

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Getting Started

About a year ago, I heard the story of a wilderness kayaking trip which inspired a couple to change the direction their lives were taking. On this trip, they found new purpose and dove in whole-heartedly. When they told me their story, they said that talking to people about how nature has impacted them leads to deep and amazing conversations.

I knew, right then, that I wanted to have lots of conversations like that. Eventually, I realized that if I recorded those conversations and shared them as a podcast, a lot more people could participate. So the idea for this podcast, Nature Conversations, was born.

I envision this podcast as me holding a space for a broad range of conversations around the topic of nature and humans. I think these are important conversation to have and I look forward to seeing where they go. I am very interested in the connections between people and nature, and curious as to how that plays out in different people’s lives. I hope to hear a broad range of perspectives because I think it will be interesting to see where there is common ground.

I am in the process of getting everything set up to launch the podcast and hope to have the first episode up in the month of August 2010.

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