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Ecovillage Library

By Christopher Kinney
Educational platform that facilitates the realization of sustainable communities and empowered individuals.
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Transitioning towards an Ecovillage Way of Life (with Jeff McGregor)
Jeff McGregor and I share ideas and reflections about transitioning towards an economic paradigm that is more accommodating to the creation of ecovillages and living off the land. Share your thoughts and comment below! Join the Ecovillage Library club and learn more at ecovillagelibrary.org If you'd like to donate to Ecovillage Library, follow the link: paypal.me/ecovillagelibrary or you can also support the Ecovillage Library Podcast on Patreon here. Musical credit: Michael Kinney at instagram and YouTube
01:27:10
May 13, 2020
Eco Village Voice (with Michael Ney)
Interview guest: Michael Ney, editor of Eco Village Voice (description below) // Contact: michael@ecovillagevoice.com Guest Links: Eco Village Voice: https://ecovillagevoice.com/ Crystal Waters Documentary: https://bit.ly/cwdoco01 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Signup with Ecovillage Library at: ecovillagelibrary.org  If you'd like to donate to Ecovillage Library, follow the link: paypal.me/ecovillagelibrary or you can also support the Ecovillage Library Podcast on Patreon here. Musical credit: Michael Kinney at instagram and YouTube ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- After attending a Rudolf Steiner high school in Sydney, Michael began his professional life with backstage theatre work - soon specialising in lighting design. After several years working in various theatres and a course in television production, he later branched out into stills photography and was a regular contributor at Nature & Health and also Simply Living magazines. In the 1980's ... before the arrival of computers, he also worked in television production, ran his own commercial photography studio, and created audio-visuals. Over the past 3 decades Michael Ney has successfully produced many creative projects, including documentaries, corporate videos and also multimedia CD-ROMs, websites and multimedia theatre. Now, he recently completed a year's work on a documentary about Crystal Waters Ecovillage, where he lives and is starting a new online publishing venture called Eco Village Voice. Eco Village Voice is an online community with a quarterly magazine including free preview articles, an integrated video channel, podcasts, webinars, and forums for ecovillages and intentional communities. You may purchase Issue #1 here - https://gumroad.com/l/mobwC - it's $4.99 AUD. You may like to sign up to the free monthly newsletters: https://ecovillagevoice.com/newsletters.htm Along with new podcasts, Issue # 2 will be released mid May and webinars coming in June. Being a paid member of the online community has many benefits. See various options at: https://ecovillagevoice.com/ecovillagevoice-signup
47:23
May 11, 2020
Towards a Village Economy
Why have we seen massive rural to urban migrations during this past century? What does it take to improve the quality of life in the rural sector and transition towards a village economy? Share your thoughts and comment below! Join the Ecovillage Library club and learn more at ecovillagelibrary.org  If you'd like to donate to Ecovillage Library, follow the link: paypal.me/ecovillagelibrary or you can also support the Ecovillage Library Podcast on Patreon here.  Musical credit: Michael Kinney at instagram and YouTube
30:33
May 4, 2020
Charcoal Making for Small Enterprises
The making of charcoal has been a versatile utility for humans for as long as history has been recorded. Charcoal is made from any kind of wood and its manufacture may promote a socially desirable development provided that its organization is well planned and conducted in an ecologically conscious manner. Special thanks to Appropriate Technology Library and to the original Peace Corps volunteers who documented their on-the-ground experience to make this knowledge available.  Contact Ecovillage Library Podcast at: ecovillagelibrary@gmail.com or leave a voice message! If you'd like to donate to Ecovillage Library, follow the link: paypal.me/ecovillagelibrary or you can also support the Ecovillage Library Podcast on Patreon here.  Musical credit: Michael Kinney at instagram and YouTube
26:54
April 25, 2020
Yelema Ecovillage Project Case Study in West Africa (with Adelaide Merle)
Adelaide Merle is one of the authors of the Yelema Project Case study: click here. Sobata is a traditional village in Guinea, West Africa. The community can grow food only three months of the year, during the rainy season – and the rest of the year is getting drier and drier with climate change. The people of Sobata dream of transforming their community into a thriving ecovillage by helping to restore and regenerate the natural cycles in their bioregion, as well as by increasing their resilience to some of the inevitable effects of global climate change. Support the project: click here. Contact Ecovillage Library Podcast at: ecovillagelibrary@gmail.com or leave a voice message! If you'd like to donate to Ecovillage Library, follow the link: paypal.me/ecovillagelibrary or you can also support the Ecovillage Library Podcast on Patreon here.  Musical credit: Michael Kinney at instagram and YouTube
50:40
April 25, 2020
Be Transformed by the Renewing of Your Mind (with Vera Franco)
Interview guest: Vera Franco (verafranco.org) facilitator for greater consciousness and presence in communities; businesses; next cultures; and learning environments, centered on authentic adulthood initiatory processes.  Contact Ecovillage Library Podcast at: ecovillagelibrary@gmail.com or leave a voice message! If you'd like to donate to Ecovillage Library, follow the link: paypal.me/ecovillagelibrary or you can also support the Ecovillage Library Podcast on Patreon here.  Musical credit: Michael Kinney at instagram.com/mkinney1 and https:/.youtube.com/channel/UCF7b4Wi2qeNBb3-AusWWvqg
01:06:41
April 10, 2020
Traditional Villages of Asia (with Clarissa Wei)
Interview guest: Clarissa Wei (clarissawei.com) is senior reporter at Goldthread, a digital imprint of the South China Morning Post. She has previously written for National Geographic, the Los Angeles Times, NPR, CNN, BBC, VICE, USA Today, Bon Appétit, Eater, CBS Los Angeles, Food Network, Saveur, among others.  Contact Ecovillage Library Podcast at: ecovillagelibrary@gmail.com or leave a voice message! If you'd like to donate to Ecovillage Library, follow the link: paypal.me/ecovillagelibrary or you can also support the Ecovillage Library Podcast on Patreon here. Musical credit: Michael Kinney at instagram.com/mkinney1 and https:/.youtube.com/channel/UCF7b4Wi2qeNBb3-AusWWvqg 
39:58
March 28, 2020
The Global Ecovillage Movement (with Cynthia Tina)
Interview guest: Cynthia Tina (cynthiatina.com), founder of Ecovillage Tours, is based out of Vermont and Slovenia.  Contact Ecovillage Library Podcast at: ecovillagelibrary@gmail.com or leave a voice message and get featured in the next podcast episode! If you'd like to donate to Ecovillage Library, follow the link: paypal.me/ecovillagelibrary or you can also support the Ecovillage Library Podcast on Patreon here. Cynthia is the Communications Director at the Foundation for Intentional Community and Vice President on the Board of Trustees of the Global Ecovillage Network. She advises the youth leadership organization NextGEN North America, which she co-founded in 2013. She consults with projects in the fields of sustainable community development and online social change networks. Her expertise is marketing strategy, branding, digital design, and process facilitation. In 2019, she founded Ecovillage Tours with the desire for more people to travel with her to amazing ecovillages, experiencing ways of life that are both sustainable and fun! She has a B.A. degree in Sustainability with certifications in ecovillage and permaculture design, as well as yoga teacher training. 
43:19
March 1, 2020
Traditional Hemp Living in Sintra, Portugal (with Lilian Enders Ribeiro)
Interview guest: Lilian Enders Ribeiro, founder of 7 Irmas, is based out of Sintra, Portugal.  Lily is a visual artist, mother of two, and focuses on the versatility of the hemp plant through the production and transformation of products based on home-grown hemp. Check her out here: https://www.instagram.com/7_irmas http://www.quinta7nomes.com/canhamo.html  Contact Ecovillage Library Podcast at: ecovillagelibrary@gmail.com or leave a voice message and get featured in the next podcast episode! (anchor.fm/ecovillage-library) If you'd like to donate to Ecovillage Library, follow the link: paypal.me/ecovillagelibrary or you can also support the Ecovillage Library Podcast on Patreon here.
48:35
February 20, 2020
How to Read Water (Book Review)
How to Read Water: Clues and Patterns from Puddles to the Sea combines elements of natural navigation history, techniques for observing the weather and the way flora and fauna give clues about any kind of water, and personal narrative to encourage readers to become engaged noticers. If you'd like to donate to Ecovillage Library, follow the link: paypal.me/ecovillagelibrary or you can also support the Ecovillage Library Podcast on Patreon here.
30:25
January 14, 2020
Beekeeping & Living On One Acre in Queensland, Australia (with Martin Robinson)
Interview guest: Martin Robinson from Queensland, Australia. Martin is a beekeeper and grows his own food on one acre. To see more visit his page at: https://www.instagram.com/on_one_acre/ Send an email! Contact Ecovillage Library Podcast at: ecovillagelibrary@gmail.com or leave a voice message and get featured in the next podcast episode! (anchor.fm/ecovillage-library) If you'd like to donate to Ecovillage Library, follow the link: paypal.me/ecovillagelibrary or you can also support the Ecovillage Library Podcast on Patreon here.
27:24
January 5, 2020
Indigenous Water Harvesting of the Andes
The Andean region is facing an increased shortage of water. What are the solutions to these water stresses? Perhaps a look at the regions ancestral wisdom may provide us with some clues........ ‘The water is our mother, that is why we should respect and take care of her’ is an Andean proverb. Contact Ecovillage Library Podcast at: ecovillagelibrary@gmail.com or leave a voice message and get featured in the next podcast episode! (anchor.fm/ecovillage-library) If you'd like to donate to Ecovillage Library, follow the link: paypal.me/ecovillagelibrary or you can also support the Ecovillage Library Podcast on Patreon here. Thanks for the music! https://www.fiverr.com/carloscarty https://www.bensound.com/
20:51
December 20, 2019
Freshwater Aquaculture in China
 Practicing aquaculture on the homefront may provide greater certainty of whether or not you’ll be eating in the future. And not only that, aquaculture produces the finest homegrown protein in the smallest amount of land.  It all happens 3-dimensionally! That is quite the bargain when you consider that in today’s markets, protein calories are the most expensive calories to produce. It is estimated by the FAO that aquaculture would account for 62% of the world's fish supply for human consumption by 2030. Aquaculture has been a way of life since ancient times. For the majority who live away from the coasts, domestic freshwater aquaculture provides the best opportunity for self-sufficiency in the least amount of land.  A great resource to get started with to learn more about freshwater aquaculture is with New Alchemy Institute and the following great book that lays it out for anybody to understand all its dimensions: The Freshwater Aquaculture Book: https://amzn.to/2XX4Epc Contact Ecovillage Library Podcast at: ecovillagelibrary@gmail.com or leave a voice message and get featured in the next podcast episode! (anchor.fm/ecovillage-library) If you'd like to donate to Ecovillage Library, follow the link: paypal.me/ecovillagelibrary or you can also support the Ecovillage Library Podcast on Patreon here. =================================== Ecovillage Library beginner's reading list: 1.  Permaculture A Designer’s Manual: https://amzn.to/2JQ83ja 2. The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It: https://amzn.to/2YAe5I3 3. Nature and the Human Soul: https://amzn.to/2TEVB5n 4. The Hand-Sculpted House: https://amzn.to/2HLnLKx 5. Holistic Management: https://amzn.to/2HMNnXu 6. The Art of Living: https://amzn.to/2V4oJo9 7. A New Earth: https://amzn.to/2HMNN00 8. Creating a Life Together: https://amzn.to/2TFZwiw =================================== About Christopher Kinney: Christopher Kinney is experienced in the field of sustainable development and engineering and has worked with over 30+ communities around the world in the areas of water resources, natural building, sustainable agricultural systems, renewable energy, appropriate technology ecological footprint analysis and ecovillage design. Credits: Tribal Joy by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Wuxia2_Guzheng_Pipa by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Ceremonial Dance by Darren-Curtis | https://soundcloud.com/desperate-measurez Folk Chinese by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
28:59
July 21, 2019
Building the Timber Frame House, The Revival of a Forgotten Craft (Book Review)
In this book you will find a short history of timber framing and a fully illustrated discussion of the different kinds of joinery, assembly of timbers, and raising of the frame. There are also detailed sections on present-day design and materials, house plans, site development, foundation laying, insulation, tools, and methods.  For centuries, post-and-beam construction has proved to be one of the most durable building techniques. It is being enthusiastically revived today not only for its sturdiness but because it can be easily insulated, it is attractive, and it offers the builder the unique satisfaction of working with timbers. Building the Timber Frame House is the most comprehensive manual available on the technique. In it you will find a short history, of timber framing and a fully illustrated discussion of the different kinds of joinery, assembly of timbers, and raising of the frame. There are also detailed sections on present-day design and materials, house plans, site development, foundation laying, insulation, tools, and methods.   ===================================  Contact Ecovillage Library Podcast at: ecovillagelibrary@gmail.com or leave a voice message and get featured in the next podcast episode! (anchor.fm/ecovillage-library) If you'd like to donate to Ecovillage Library, follow the link: paypal.me/ecovillagelibrary or you can also support the Ecovillage Library Podcast on Patreon here.  ===================================  Ecovillage Library beginner's reading list: 1.  Permaculture A Designer’s Manual: https://amzn.to/2JQ83ja 2. The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It: https://amzn.to/2YAe5I3 3. Nature and the Human Soul: https://amzn.to/2TEVB5n 4. The Hand-Sculpted House: https://amzn.to/2HLnLKx 5. Holistic Management: https://amzn.to/2HMNnXu 6. The Art of Living: https://amzn.to/2V4oJo9 7. A New Earth: https://amzn.to/2HMNN00 8. Creating a Life Together: https://amzn.to/2TFZwiw =================================== About Christopher Kinney: Christopher Kinney works in the field of sustainable development and engineering and has worked with over 30+ communities around the world in the areas of water resources, natural building, sustainable agricultural systems, renewable energy, appropriate technology ecological footprint analysis and ecovillage design. Music Credit: Strivers by tubebackr | https://soundcloud.com/tubebackr Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com
23:17
June 7, 2019
Permaculture Guide to Reed Beds (Book Review)
The Permaculture Guide to Reed Beds is a comprehensive overview of reed bed systems and treatment wetlands for household effluent treatment. Going from system selection and design to construction, planting and maintenance; this guide offers the reader a complete how-to manual for getting your own reed bed system up and running. Reed beds are an efficient, effective, low-energy filter system for protecting local groundwater and streams from septic tank effluent and greywater. This thorough book explains the background to wastewater treatment and water quality and describes how reed beds work to get wastewater clean again. Reed beds and treatment wetlands are well-established elements within permaculture design, and many of the permaculture principles are readily applied to them. This guide goes a step further than simply explaining how to design and build reed beds by providing greater insight into permaculture as a design tool and exploring how to maximize the yields, beneficial relationships, and sustainability of the reed bed and indeed the whole sewage treatment process within your site. Complete with an overview of planning guidelines for the UK and Ireland, The Permaculture Guide to Reed Beds is an invaluable resource for homeowners who want to build their own system. It is also an essential reference manual for permaculture designers, architects, engineers, landscape designers, planners and others with an interest in this area. Easy to follow and clearly set out, with beautiful line drawings to illustrate the text, this is a book you'll find both useful and inspiring. =================================== Contact Ecovillage Library Podcast at: ecovillagelibrary@gmail.com or leave a voice message and get featured in the next podcast episode! (anchor.fm/ecovillage-library) If you'd like to donate to Ecovillage Library, follow the link: paypal.me/ecovillagelibrary or you can also support the Ecovillage Library Podcast on Patreon here. =================================== Ecovillage Library beginner's reading list: 1.  Permaculture A Designer’s Manual: https://amzn.to/2JQ83ja 2. The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It: https://amzn.to/2YAe5I3 3. Nature and the Human Soul: https://amzn.to/2TEVB5n 4. The Hand-Sculpted House: https://amzn.to/2HLnLKx 5. Holistic Management: https://amzn.to/2HMNnXu 6. The Art of Living: https://amzn.to/2V4oJo9 7. A New Earth: https://amzn.to/2HMNN00 8. Creating a Life Together: https://amzn.to/2TFZwiw =================================== About Christopher Kinney: Christopher Kinney works in the field of sustainable development and engineering and has worked with over 30+ communities around the world in the areas of water resources, natural building, sustainable agricultural systems, renewable energy, appropriate technology ecological footprint analysis and ecovillage design. Music Credit: Strivers by tubebackr | https://soundcloud.com/tubebackr Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com
23:16
May 11, 2019
Water Storage (Book Review)
Nothing is as important as water these days. From “countdown cities” to military conflict over water, it’s essential that you and your community secure your supply for generations to come. Water storage is certainly one of the key needs of the 21st century.   This do-it-yourself guide is an invaluable resource for designing, building, and maintaining water tanks, cisterns, and ponds, and sustainably managing groundwater storage. It will assist you with handling your independent water system, fire protection setup, and disaster preparedness plan, while keeping costs low and incorporating ecologically sound designs. It also includes building instructions for several styles of ferro-cement water tanks. =================================== Contact Ecovillage Library Podcast at: ecovillagelibrary@gmail.com or leave a voice message and get featured in the next podcast episode! (anchor.fm/ecovillage-library) If you'd like to donate to Ecovillage Library, follow the link: paypal.me/ecovillagelibrary or you can also support the Ecovillage Library Podcast on Patreon here.  =================================== Ecovillage Library beginner's reading list: 1.  Permaculture A Designer’s Manual: https://amzn.to/2JQ83ja 2. The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It: https://amzn.to/2YAe5I3 3. Nature and the Human Soul: https://amzn.to/2TEVB5n 4. The Hand-Sculpted House: https://amzn.to/2HLnLKx 5. Holistic Management: https://amzn.to/2HMNnXu 6. The Art of Living: https://amzn.to/2V4oJo9 7. A New Earth: https://amzn.to/2HMNN00 8. Creating a Life Together: https://amzn.to/2TFZwiw =================================== About Christopher Kinney: Christopher Kinney works in the field of civil engineering and sustainable development and has worked with over 30+ communities around the world in the areas of water resources, natural building, sustainable agricultural systems, renewable energy, appropriate technology ecological footprint analysis and ecovillage design. Music Credit: Strivers by tubebackr | https://soundcloud.com/tubebackr Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com
46:55
May 10, 2019
Ecovillages: New Frontiers for Sustainability (Book Review)
 The ecovillage movement is growing: worldwide, new communities and inhabitants of existing villages and suburbs are consciously choosing the path of sustainable development. In the face of both ecological and economical crisis, poverty in the South and social isolation in the urban North, people are coming together to assume joint responsibility for their region, its resources and their social surroundings. In the process they find themselves actors in and creators of their own reality. Learn all about the good, the bad, and the ugly as Jonathan Dawson takes you on a journey through the world of ecovillages.   In the last twenty years ecovillages (local communities which aim to minimise their ecological impact but maximise human wellbeing and happiness) have been springing up all over the world. They incorporate a wealth of radical ideas and approaches which can be traced back to Schumacher, Gandhi and the alternative education movement. This Briefing describes the history and potential of the ecovillage movement, including the evolution of the Global Ecovillage Network and the current developments. The threads that are brought together in Ecovillages include: learning from the best elements in traditional and indigenous cultures, community banks and currencies, using permaculture design, eco-building, locally-based food production and processing, reviving small-scale participatory governance. In an age of diminishing oil supplies, the Briefing examines the lessons that we can learn from ecovillages to show us how to live in a more ecologically sound and sustainable way.  =================================== Contact Ecovillage Library Podcast at: ecovillagelibrary@gmail.com or leave a voice message and get featured in the next podcast episode! (anchor.fm/ecovillage-library) If you'd like to donate to Ecovillage Library, follow the link: paypal.me/ecovillagelibrary or you can also support the Ecovillage Library Podcast on Patreon here.  ===================================  Ecovillage Library beginner's reading list: 1.  Permaculture A Designer’s Manual: https://amzn.to/2JQ83ja 2. The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It: https://amzn.to/2YAe5I3 3. Nature and the Human Soul: https://amzn.to/2TEVB5n 4. The Hand-Sculpted House: https://amzn.to/2HLnLKx 5. Holistic Management: https://amzn.to/2HMNnXu 6. The Art of Living: https://amzn.to/2V4oJo9 7. A New Earth: https://amzn.to/2HMNN00 8. Creating a Life Together: https://amzn.to/2TFZwiw =================================== About Christopher Kinney: Christopher Kinney works in the field of civil engineering and sustainable development and has worked with over 30+ communities around the world in the areas of water resources, natural building, sustainable agricultural systems, renewable energy, appropriate technology ecological footprint analysis and ecovillage design. Music Credit: Strivers by tubebackr | https://soundcloud.com/tubebackr Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com
40:36
May 4, 2019
Five Acres and Independence (Book Review)
Claim your independence! And learn how to live a more fulfilling life on your own terms that's more in tune with nature.  Anyone who has ever dreamed of getting back to the soil will get from  Maurice Grenville Kains' practical and easy-to-understand discussions a  more complete view of what small-scale farming means. Most likely, you,  like thousands of others who have read "Five Acres and Independence,"  will come away with specfic projects that you can begin, specific plans  that you can start to materialize. The farmer in you will begin to  appear, bringing you closer to the fulfillment of that dream of  independence on a small farm of your own.   =================================== Contact Ecovillage Library Podcast at: ecovillagelibrary@gmail.com or leave a voice message and get featured in the next podcast episode! (anchor.fm/ecovillage-library) If you'd like to donate to Ecovillage Library, follow the link: paypal.me/ecovillagelibrary or you can also support the Ecovillage Library Podcast on Patreon here. ===================================  Ecovillage Library beginner's reading list: 1.  Permaculture A Designer’s Manual: https://amzn.to/2JQ83ja 2. The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It: https://amzn.to/2YAe5I3 3. Nature and the Human Soul: https://amzn.to/2TEVB5n 4. The Hand-Sculpted House: https://amzn.to/2HLnLKx 5. Holistic Management: https://amzn.to/2HMNnXu 6. The Art of Living: https://amzn.to/2V4oJo9 7. A New Earth: https://amzn.to/2HMNN00 8. Creating a Life Together: https://amzn.to/2TFZwiw =================================== About Christopher Kinney: Christopher Kinney works in the field of civil engineering and sustainable development and has worked with over 30+ communities around the world in the areas of water resources, natural building, sustainable agricultural systems, renewable energy, appropriate technology ecological footprint analysis and ecovillage design. Music Credit: Strivers by tubebackr | https://soundcloud.com/tubebackr Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com
54:19
May 4, 2019
Your Successful Farm Business (Book Review)
 Joel Salatin illuminates the path of successful farm entrepreneurship with his articulation of the common threads of success for beginning farmers and what makes a farmer thrive. “Twenty years ago Joel Salatin wrote You Can Farm, which has launched thousands of farm entrepreneurs around the world. With another 20 years of experience under his belt, bringing him to the half-century mark as a full-time farmer, he decided to build on that foundation with a sequel, a graduate level curriculum. Everyone who reads and enjoys that previous work will benefit from this additional information. In those 20 years, Polyface Farm progressed from a small family operation to a 20-person, 6,000-customer, 50-restaurant business, all without sales targets, government grants, or an off-farm nest egg. As a germination tray for new farmers ready to take over the 50 percent of America's agricultural equity that will become available over the next two decades, Polyface Farm in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley stands as a beacon of hope in a food and farming system floundering in dysfunction: toxicity, pathogenicity, nutrient deficiency, bankruptcy, geezers, and erosion. Speaking into that fear and confusion, Salatin offers a pathway to success, with production, profit, and pleasure thrown in for good measure.”  =================================== Contact Ecovillage Library Podcast at: ecovillagelibrary@gmail.com or leave a voice message and get featured in the next podcast episode! (anchor.fm/ecovillage-library) If you'd like to donate to Ecovillage Library, follow the link: paypal.me/ecovillagelibrary or you can also support the Ecovillage Library Podcast on Patreon here. ===================================  Ecovillage Library beginner's reading list: 1.  Permaculture A Designer’s Manual: https://amzn.to/2JQ83ja 2. The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It: https://amzn.to/2YAe5I3 3. Nature and the Human Soul: https://amzn.to/2TEVB5n 4. The Hand-Sculpted House: https://amzn.to/2HLnLKx 5. Holistic Management: https://amzn.to/2HMNnXu 6. The Art of Living: https://amzn.to/2V4oJo9 7. A New Earth: https://amzn.to/2HMNN00 8. Creating a Life Together: https://amzn.to/2TFZwiw =================================== About Christopher Kinney: Christopher Kinney works in the field of civil engineering and sustainable development and has worked with over 30+ communities around the world in the areas of water resources, natural building, sustainable agricultural systems, renewable energy, appropriate technology ecological footprint analysis and ecovillage design. Music Credit: Strivers by tubebackr | https://soundcloud.com/tubebackr Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com
42:20
May 4, 2019
Nature and the Human Soul (Book Review)
Addressing the pervasive longing for meaning and fulfillment in this time of crisis, Nature and the Human Soul introduces a visionary ecopsychology of human development that reveals how fully and creatively we can mature when soul and wild nature guide us.   Based on nature’s cycles, Nature and the Human Soul helps every reader discover and embody his or her potential and personal destiny. Equally important, Plotkin offers us a way to progress from our current egocentric, aggressively competitive, consumer society to an ecocentric, soul-based one that is sustainable, cooperative, and compassionate. At once a primer on human development and a manifesto for change, Nature and the Human Soul fashions a template for a more mature, fulfilling, and purposeful life — and a better world. Bill Plotkin, Ph.D., is a depth psychologist, wilderness guide, and agent of cultural evolution. As founder of western Colorado’s Animas Valley Institute in 1981, he has guided thousands of women and men through nature-based initiatory passages, including a contemporary, Western adaptation of the pan-cultural vision quest. Previously, he has been a research psychologist (studying non-ordinary states of consciousness), professor of psychology and psychotherapist.  =================================== Contact Ecovillage Library Podcast at: ecovillagelibrary@gmail.com or leave a voice message and get featured in the next podcast episode! (anchor.fm/ecovillage-library) If you'd like to donate to Ecovillage Library, follow the link: paypal.me/ecovillagelibrary or you can also support the Ecovillage Library Podcast on Patreon here. ===================================   Ecovillage Library beginner's reading list:  1. Permaculture A Designer’s Manual: https://amzn.to/2JQ83ja 2. The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It: https://amzn.to/2YAe5I3 3. Nature and the Human Soul: https://amzn.to/2TEVB5n 4. The Hand-Sculpted House: https://amzn.to/2HLnLKx 5. Holistic Management: https://amzn.to/2HMNnXu 6. The Art of Living: https://amzn.to/2V4oJo9 7. A New Earth: https://amzn.to/2HMNN00 8. Creating a Life Together: https://amzn.to/2TFZwiw ===================================  About Christopher Kinney: Christopher Kinney works in the field of civil engineering and sustainable development engineer and has worked with over 30+ communities around the world in the areas of water resources, natural building, sustainable agricultural systems, renewable energy, appropriate technology ecological footprint analysis and ecovillage design. Music Credit: Strivers by tubebackr | https://soundcloud.com/tubebackr Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com
40:02
May 4, 2019
Philisophical Guide to Natural Building
Learn about the fundamentals of natural building and cob, in particular. Recommended reading, "The Hand-Sculpted House" (https://amzn.to/2U5rvNp) =================================== Contact Ecovillage Library Podcast at: ecovillagelibrary@gmail.com or leave a voice message and get featured in the next podcast episode! (anchor.fm/ecovillage-library) If you'd like to donate to Ecovillage Library, follow the link: paypal.me/ecovillagelibrary or you can also support the Ecovillage Library Podcast on Patreon here.
28:56
May 4, 2019
How to Awaken the Village Within (with Nicole Hartley Bradford)
Interview guest is Nicole Hartley Bradford, founder and coordinator of "Awakening the Village" based in Calgary, Alberta. If you'd like to donate to Ecovillage Library, follow the link: paypal.me/ecovillagelibrary or you can also support the Ecovillage Library Podcast on Patreon here.
01:00:55
May 4, 2019
Aldea Sustentable: Introducción
Un podcast sobre cómo crear comunidades ecológicas y sustentables.
06:24
January 3, 2019
The 4 Keys of Ecovillage Design
A discussion about creating ecological communities. Contact Ecovillage Library Podcast at: ecovillagelibrary@gmail.com or leave a voice message! If you'd like to donate to Ecovillage Library, follow the link: paypal.me/ecovillagelibrary or you can also support the Ecovillage Library Podcast on Patreon here.
34:36
November 4, 2018