Podcast Show 136: Down the Garden Path and into Activism

Some of us jump into gardening as kids but far more of us find the garden much later along the way. Amid getting an education, building a career, falling in love, raising a family and building a life, plants sometimes need to shout to get our attention. Once they do …

This week, we’re talking to Plaedo, co-founder of Eugene Avant Gardeners, poet, musician, activist, and peace officer for the Downtown You Initiative about transforming, creating and connecting with plants.

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<li><a href=”https://archive.org/details/eugagzinespring”>Eugene Avant Gardeners Zine</a></li>
<li><a href=”https://www.15thnight.org/”>15th Night</a></li>
<li><a href=”https://urawesome.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Empowering-Leadership-Training-AWESOME-Principles-and-Sample-Questions.pdf”>Empowering Leadership Training</a></li>
<li><a href=”http://www.pedalpowermusic.com/”>Pedal Power Music</a></li>
<li><a href=”https://burritobrigade.org/”>Burrito Brigade</a></li>
<li><a href=”https://www.facebook.com/EdgewoodPeoplesGarden/”>Edgewood People’s Garden – Facebook</a></li>
<li><a href=”http://occupy-medical.org/”>Occupy Medical</a></li>

Jasun “Plaedo” Wellman is a community organizer, educator, gardener, and artist. In a society where too many people report feelings of disconnection, depression, and disease, Plaedo discovered a practical remedy in gardening. Inspired by the discovery that the simple act of gardening could strengthen communities, increase health and joy, and benefit the environment, he co-founded the Eugene Avant Gardeners, a organization and movement dedicated to cultivating sustainable and resilient food networks. Avant Gardening is an aesthetic and ecological approach to gardening that seeks to cultivate a fun, sustainable culture change to meet the demands of climate change. Plaedo continues to use art and gardening as educating tools aimed at creating productive and flourishing communities.

Website: www.plaedo.com

Music for sale: https://plaedo.bandcamp.com/

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Join podcast cohost Sue Sierralupe at the Traditional Roots Herbal Conference in Portland, OR May 18-20th, 2018 and at the Wildflower and Music Festival at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum in Eugene, OR May 20, 2018.
Thanks to the Journal of Functional Herbalism for their excellent work and inclusion of Real Herbalism Radio as a resource.

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