The Story Connective
010 Seeds of Inspiration - Don Tipping
Don Tipping is a leader in the movement of saving seeds and protecting genetic biodiversity for generations to come. Don talks about why he does what he does, and he shares real stories and useful suggestions for those that want to contribute to supporting the resiliency of life. Don is a bioregional seedsman and owner of Seven Seeds Farm in Southern Oregon. He is the founder of Siskiyou Seeds, a fairly unique organic seed company which for over 20 years has grown much of its own seeds...
009 Amazing Is Your Birthright - Noah Rattler
Noah Rattler takes us on a journey into ourselves & beyond. We talk about everything from science fiction, to ancient Rome, to mental illness, to shifting society. Noah has some incredible ways of cultivating resilience in possibility in his own life. A few years ago he walked 1,800 miles from Houston to LA in the sweltering summer heat to raise awareness for homelessness, & to show his community & beyond how any human can do extraordinary things. We hear the story of his walk, his...
What is Story Connective?
The Stories we see & hear shape what we think is possible. We tell inspiring stories of resilience, possibility & cooperation. We also tell myths & folktales that connect us with deeper ways of being. This video is a short description of what we are seeking to do with our content. If you support Story Connective’s 501(c)(3) mission & vision of bringing stories of resilience & possibilities to the world & would like to help our project, there are many ways you can help us: Share this with...
008 Free Food - a story by Rebecca Rhapsody
People come together & volunteer to feed the hungry free of charge in cities across the world based on idea that another world is possible. Rebecca Rhapsody of the Story Connective tells her experience with the Houston, Texas chapter involved in this global movement that shares donated food with people to address the issue of food waste. This telling took place in front of a live audience at the Tejas Storytelling Festival. If you support Story Connective’s 501(c)(3) mission & vision of...
007-RM Planting Forests: Growing Hope - Art Medeiros
Hear the inspiring story of a group of people working together to reforest part of the island of Maui. Art Medeiros & the Auwahi Forest Restoration Project are protecting tracts of highly endangered forest as biological and cultural sanctuaries. Hawaiʻi is home to some of the rarest plant species on earth. It is known as the endangered species capital of the world. With the help of volunteer tree planters, the project has begun to successfully restore some of this remarkable native habitat...
Vicki Levin is a champion of locally grown food & community. She gathers up excess food produced by her friends’ & neighbors’ gardens & distributes it among them all. It’s called the Abundance Circle. For example, when one member of the Abundance Circle has too many ripe oranges from their tree for their own household, they contribute the extra fruit to the Abundance Circle. Vicki collects everyone’s excess produce & distributes it to the group. In this way, the person contributing the...
005-RM What Jobs Can We Create Now? - Jenny Pell pt. 2
In pt. 2 of our interview with Jenny Pell, she focuses on the local food economy. We talk about what it could look like to create thrivelihoods for people - jobs & ways of life that are financially sustainable, while also in balance with our natural resources & the needs of the Maui community. Most of what Jenny talks about is very relevant to any community that wants to increase their local food production & resilience. In this episode, we hear more highlights from the Mālama ‘Āina...
004-RM What Can We Grow Now? - Jenny Pell pt. 1
Now that Maui isn’t growing sugarcane, could we grow food, soil, & jobs while making Maui’s central valley healthier & more productive than ever? Permaculture designer Jenny Pell has created a plan for the 36,000 acres of Maui’s central valley that could be bountiful agriculturally & economically. It could also meet Hawai’i’s food needs & make Maui more resilient. Jenny Pell is an author of the Mālama ‘Āina Report [...]
001 Cultivating Resilience in Schools - Doug Banner
Doug Banner is a long time Social Artist, with many stories to tell of his well lived, mythic life. He is an educator, researcher, woodworker, & more. He is the executive director of The Flow Project, which defines & studies the applications of the flow state of artists in their creative process. He also regularly trains teachers to be Social Artists in Aruba, co-teaching with fellow Social Artist Jan Sanders. In this Episode you’ll hear a story told by Doug Banner, a veteran Social...