14: Living on the Earth
Thank you for joining us for the latest episode of GENUINE, the podcast! This episode is all about being on the good green earth. Today, Sarah Lipton joins up with Dr. Carlton E. Green once again to share some interesting snippets with you, the listeners. We will be traveling to Israel to talk with Sarah’s cousin, Shira Danin, who works at a zoo. And we will also be visiting the Good Heart Farmstead in Worcester, Vermont, where we will be talking to farmers, Kate Spring, and Edge Fuentes.
Today, Sarah and Carlton offer you an opportunity to connect to the earth, tune in, and be present. You will hear Sarah’s interview with her cousin, Shira, where she shares the story of how she came out of a life-changing struggle into something unexpected, interesting, unique, and fun! After that, you will hear Sarah’s conversation with Kate and Edge, the two local Vermont farmers she visited at their gorgeous mountainside organic farm.
Wherever you are in the world, and whatever you are doing right now, Sarah and Carlton urge you to take some time out to sit back, relax, and enjoy taking in what they have to share with you on the podcast today.
- Shira talks about her journey.
- Shira discusses the physical problem that started while she was hiking in Kathmandu.
- Shira eventually got diagnosed with fibromyalgia a year after she was in the hospital.
- Shira loves animals. She talks about a random encounter that resulted in her getting a part-time job working with animals.
- From not being able to move, Shira went to working full-time. She talks about what she does in her job.
- The fibromyalgia ended up getting Shira to where she needed to go in her life.
- Learning to see the good in doing what you want to do.
- Kate and Edge talk about what they focus on at the Good Heart Farmstead.
- Kate shares the core mission of the Good Heart Farmstead.
- Kate explains why they named their farm the Good Heart Farmstead and discusses their approach to farming.
- Kate explains how she and Edge reinforce their direct connection with the soil.
- Kate explains from where their inspiration for creating the Good Heart Farmstead came.
- Kate and Edge talk about how their subsidies work.
- How becoming more sustainable helps Kate and Edge to be more effective in serving others.
- Edge talks about finding the beauty in farming.
- Kate talks about where her spark comes from.
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Good Heart Farmstead website
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Good Heart Farmstead on Instagram
Jim’s Big Ego, the band: https://www.bigego.com/
Katie Trautz, musician: http://www.katietrautz.com/
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