45 episodes

Field Notes explores the themes of conservation and hope through a wide lens. Our guests include a moth-er, a wine theologian, Hebrew scholar, an environmental historian and a linguistic philosopher among others. Soundtrack – Jill Phillips & Andy Gullahorn: ‘Only Say the Word’ (instrumental track) from the album ‘The Good Things.’ Used with kind permission. www.andygullahorn.com – www.jillphillips.com

Field Notes A Rocha

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Field Notes explores the themes of conservation and hope through a wide lens. Our guests include a moth-er, a wine theologian, Hebrew scholar, an environmental historian and a linguistic philosopher among others. Soundtrack – Jill Phillips & Andy Gullahorn: ‘Only Say the Word’ (instrumental track) from the album ‘The Good Things.’ Used with kind permission. www.andygullahorn.com – www.jillphillips.com

    Ep 43: Caroline Pomeroy – Stewarding the climate in turbulent times

    Ep 43: Caroline Pomeroy – Stewarding the climate in turbulent times

    Is carbon offsetting just something to make us feel a bit better about our climate-harming behaviours? How does it actually work and is there good science behind the numbers? Caroline leads Climate Stewards, one of the organizations in the A Rocha family. She talks us through the principle of the downward spiral underlying their measure, reduce, offset process and tells some captivating stories which bring to life the wholistic benefits of offsetting to habitats, species and human communities.

    • 35 min
    Ep 42: Cristina Jakob – When loving nature becomes a life

    Ep 42: Cristina Jakob – When loving nature becomes a life

    Raised in Southern Chile in a family of farmers, teachers and pastors, Cristina never realized how all those areas could be linked with God's purposes to bring redemption to all his creatures. For most of her life, she worked as a staff member in a church in the big city, leaving her love for nature for holidays. In this delightful conversation, she shares the story of how some unexpected friendships and an internship with A Rocha Canada gave her a new purpose and a community. She co-fou...

    • 32 min
    Ep 41: Abby Simonin & Carly Richardson – the fellowship of farm & food

    Ep 41: Abby Simonin & Carly Richardson – the fellowship of farm & food

    Most of us live largely disconnected from the production of our food, but whether or not we give it much thought, each mealtime puts us in relationship with our fellow creatures, the soil, the air and the water. Abby and Carly are farmers at A Rocha Canada’s Brooksdale, BC site. They tell us why a conservation organization grows, eats and gives away so much food, why they love to welcome inexperienced helpers who often slow them down, and what the rhythms of the seasons have taught them about...

    • 34 min
    Ep 40: Rui Lino-Ramalho – Why conservation is best (and most joyfully) done in community

    Ep 40: Rui Lino-Ramalho – Why conservation is best (and most joyfully) done in community

    In 2023, Rui, his wife Debora, and their two young children moved their life from a campervan to Cruzinha, A Rocha Portugal’s field study centre in the Algarve. It is hard to imagine a more radical change but it is one their family has embraced wholeheartedly and with delight, notwithstanding the challenges. In this honest and inspiring conversation, Rui tells stories and reflects on how it feels to live in a home with a constantly changing array of people, united by a common love and concern...

    • 31 min
    Ep 39: Kuki Rokhum – An inconvenient challenge to the Church

    Ep 39: Kuki Rokhum – An inconvenient challenge to the Church

    More and more Christians acknowledge God’s call to care for his creation, and yet resist taking action. Kuki has preached, taught and written on creation care to audiences around the world for decades, and believes the main barrier is our love of convenience. From Mizoram in North East India and recently appointed as A Rocha International’s first Director of Church Engagement, she tells us about her hopes for the role and what spurs her on despite the challenges.

    • 32 min
    Ep 38: Federica Marsi – a cynical journalist finds redemption at the Kenyan coast

    Ep 38: Federica Marsi – a cynical journalist finds redemption at the Kenyan coast

    Federica Marsi is a multi-lingual freelance journalist who has filed dozens of hard-hitting reports from everywhere from Tunisia to Lebanon, Jordan to the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Federica’s life and career were going well and then lockdown happened and everything was taken away. Here she shares her remarkable story about what happened next, and how she left her flat in Milan on an improbable journey to Kenya which eventually leads to A Rocha and Mwamba, its field study centre ...

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

lindseys1492 ,

Great discussions from diverse perspectives

Love listening to this! As someone who is passionate about the environment and a practicing Christian, I love hearing how these 2 perspectives come together. The guests they interview also bring critical and flexible thinking to complex problems in which finding solutions can be challenging.
Thank you for making this podcast!

Highnotelady ,

Episode 16

This talk with one of my favorite contemporary artists, Mako Fujimura, was nice listen on our journey home on a road trip.

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