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Cooperatives: Concern for Community

Curious about cooperatives? Annie Hoy has been outreach director at the Ashland Food Co-op for the last 20 years. The cooperative business model brings with it all sorts of possibilities for creating a resilient, thriving, local community. She & Rhapsody talk about how coops are enterprises by and for the people. She shares storied examples of how co-ops work, how they are governed, and how they serve community. CREDITS: Interview by Rebecca Rhapsody at Video, audi...

Duration: 00:08:48

011-SA Social Artistry - Past and Future

Social Artistry is a field of study & set of practices that evokes the potential of individuals & groups. Social Artists engage with others to create more resilience & possibilities in their community. You are about to hear a candid & delightful conversation between four Social Artists of different generations & backgrounds - Lisa Nelson, Elisha Christopher, Judith Milburn, & myself - Rebecca Rhapsody. We share our thoughts & experiences of Social Artistry, how it inspires creative...

Duration: 01:00:44

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...

Duration: 00:52:53

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...

Duration: 00:39:24

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...

Duration: 00:04:47

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...

Duration: 00:19:24

Abundance Circle

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...

Duration: 00:06:48

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...

Duration: 00:43:37

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...

Duration: 00:26:17