20 episodes

What does it mean to live - and work - in harmony with your ethics, your values and your activism? What can we do to accelerate a culture shift towards a more regenerative paradigm, and...how do we do it whilst paying the bills?!

Exploring money and the economy, passion and burnout syndrome, activism and entrepreneurialism, The Regenerative Livelihood Podcast is setting sail and hoping to spark a unique conversation around how we - as activists and seekers of change - can tip the economy in our favour.

That's what this channel is all about. Starting with the movements I know about - such as permaculture and co-operatives in Britain - I hope to explore far and wide across the globe and span many different approaches to regenerative design and practice, finding unique and intriguing ways of making a regenerative livelihood at every turn.

Join me, it'll be a laugh.

The Regenerative Livelihood Podcast Finn Weddle

    • Society & Culture
    • 3.5 • 2 Ratings

What does it mean to live - and work - in harmony with your ethics, your values and your activism? What can we do to accelerate a culture shift towards a more regenerative paradigm, and...how do we do it whilst paying the bills?!

Exploring money and the economy, passion and burnout syndrome, activism and entrepreneurialism, The Regenerative Livelihood Podcast is setting sail and hoping to spark a unique conversation around how we - as activists and seekers of change - can tip the economy in our favour.

That's what this channel is all about. Starting with the movements I know about - such as permaculture and co-operatives in Britain - I hope to explore far and wide across the globe and span many different approaches to regenerative design and practice, finding unique and intriguing ways of making a regenerative livelihood at every turn.

Join me, it'll be a laugh.

    Stewarding the Land and Regenerating Ecosystems With Heritage Cows, with Nikki Yoxall

    Stewarding the Land and Regenerating Ecosystems With Heritage Cows, with Nikki Yoxall

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    Nikki takes us through her journey from teaching at agricultural colleges in England to running a small farm based on Holistic Management principles in Scotland, creating community and regenerating ecosystems along the way. She also gives us a peek inside what is coming up soon for The Wee Mob!
     
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    In this episode you will learn about agroforestry, rotational grazing, organising with regenerative women on the land, managing a small farm and stewarding the land alongside other streams of income. It is of particular interest if you have thought about having a go at farming livestock but don't know where to start.
     
    Nikki Yoxall - https://www.grampiangraziers.co.uk/
     
    Visit Kt Shepherd Permaculture for artwork - 3for2 for TRL listeners!!
     
    Visit Hodmedod's for 15% off all food products with REGEN15 at checkout - till end of April
     
    Music:
    Permanent Holiday, Mike Love
    Motherland, Helen Yeomans

    • 52 min
    Designing your death and a livelihood with permaculture - Kt Shepherd

    Designing your death and a livelihood with permaculture - Kt Shepherd

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    Kt Shepherd was an experienced hill Farmer and Palliative Care Nurse for many years, until everything went wrong...she took a Permaculture Design Course! Kt takes us through her journey from abandoning a PhD in End of Life Care, to supporting LGBTQ people to plan better deaths, to redesigning her livelihood with permaculture.
     
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    After contracting Lyme's Disease, Kt's farming passion had to come to an end after 20 years. Kt fostered her hope - a key quality of any palliative carer - through redesigning her life and her livelihood around her new condition using permaculture as her launching point, eventually finding value in teaching and sharing permaculture through her artwork and through mentoring on the Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design.
     
    In this episode you will learn about the value of a planned death; how to apply your design skills to new and uncomfortable scenarios; taking an intersectional approach to ecological design and, of course, the importance of finding your niche in crafting your own unique, regenerative livelihood.
     
    Visit ktshepherdpermaculture.com for artwork - 3for2 for TRL listeners!!
     
    Visit hodmedods.co.uk for 15% off all food products with REGEN15 at checkout - till end of April
     
    Music:
    Permanent Holiday, Mike Love
    Motherland, Helen Yeomans

    • 59 min
    Small & Slow (Then Grow)

    Small & Slow (Then Grow)

    Join Finn for another episode reflecting on some of the symptoms of Too Many Ideas Syndrome (TMIS), this time focusing on bringing awareness to patterns of thought (with potentially quasi-colonial origins) that may be tripping you up when imagining your ideal regenerative livelihood idea.
    REGEN15 - 15% off all food items at Hodmedods.co.uk until the end of April
    Big thanks as always to Mike Love for his song Permanent Holiday.

    • 26 min
    Find Your Focus

    Find Your Focus

    Finding it hard to focus on a particular cause? Unsure whether or not you are effectively serving your cause?
    This can be a regular feeling for activists and purpose-driven entrepreneurs, and it is a feeling that can be disabling and disorientating. Finn shares one particular framework he finds useful to find focus and also to explore the root of a particular passion or cause to which you have created an attachment.
    Finn also shares some of his own journey in exploring purpose, cause and focus.
    DON'T FORGET: Get 15% off all food at hodmedods.co.uk with promo code REGEN15
     
    With thanks:
    Mike Love - Permanent Holiday
    Carol Sandford, for her frameworks

    • 20 min
    Regenerative Supply Webs with Hodmedod's Josiah Meldrum

    Regenerative Supply Webs with Hodmedod's Josiah Meldrum

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    Josiah Meldrum is a co-founder of Hodmedod's, a side hustle gone wrong that now keeps him and many others in more than full-time employment. Josiah has a background in ecology and agricultural co-operatives, but his Masters in International Development led him to focus on regenerating the strength of local supply webs in Britain.......
     
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    After writing a report on a just food transition commissioned by East Anglia Food Link, Josiah and co became obsessed with the disconnect between the crops in the fields and the communities that lived beside them, and thus Hodmedod's was born. The daily work of Hodmedod's is to bring farms, farmers, consumers and the food on your plate into closer connection through facilitating sales of British-grown staple foods, such as the mighty fava bean.
     
    In this episode you will learn about a disruptive enterprise interupting business-as-usual arable farming of commodity crops; You will learn about the history of the broad bean in Britain; You will learn about how to create a sense of place thruogh regenerative supply webs; The novel idea of the Agroecological Premium as well as the Future Crops Fund; and a few insider tips on how to get going on your own regenerative business idea.
     
    Quote of the episode:
    "I prefer to think that we’re a node that brings transparency to a network and that we’re facilitating a relationship between the farm and the food on your plate...There needs to be a much more diverse picture and at the moment it’s a monoculture...of our minds, but also of the business models that are used to deliver food to us.”
     
    Music:
    Permanent Holiday, Mike Love
    Unto This Land, Helen Yeomans

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Plague Hiatus (Welcome to 2021)

    Plague Hiatus (Welcome to 2021)

    This podcast will not be releasing episodes regularly because lockdown, burnout, depression and little red wiggly worms have won over my attention.
    Thank you for your continued support of me and of the show, I will get it back up and running as soon as the alignment of the stars and planets allow for it.
    If you want this show back sooner rather than later please send affectionate scented letters to my email inbox, or find your way to https://www.patreon.com/regenerativelivelihoodpodcast and enjoy the view.
    You're wondyful x

    • 10 min

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2 Ratings

Kt Shepherd ,

Inspired!

Currently listening to back to back episodes as part of the observation phase of my own new regenerative livelihood design. So much inspiration and knowledge base in these conversations, and Finn’s freindly, humorous and honest communication style adds a really accessible dimension to this podcast channel. Very much recommend for permaculture practitioners and ethical entrepreneurs alike.

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