Do you listen to podcasts? Great! If not, podcasts are a great way to listen to a variety of shows on-demand. You can find a podcast on jut about any topic, from sports to politics, cars to hiking, parenting to technology. You get the picture. 99% of all podcasts are free! Shows can be listen to in the iTunes Store, Google Play store, on individual websites, or using a podcast app. Personally, I prefer using an app called Overcast. Overcast is an Apple iOS only app, and has awesome features like Smart Speed, where it removes long pauses automatically, and Smart Resume that goes back to the most recent pause when interrupted by notifications and navigation directions. 

Shows I subscribe to

It is evermore important to choose media sources carefully. Media by nature is created to influence. And like food, media can be junk and damage our emotional and intellectual self, or it can be nourishing and develop and strengthen our emotional, intellectual, and cultural self.  My choices are based on a couple criteria: who finances the show? do the hosts explore multiple angles of a topic? Which voices are represented in the story? Is there a discussion of action, or suggestions on how I can participate in the discussion? Are stories driven primarily to create emotional or intellectual response? It is not that I agree or disagree with the viewpoints in these shows, it is their ability to inspire me to think and act. Here are links to the shows I am currently listening to: 

 The Motley Fool has multiple podcasts on business and investing. I have personally benefited from advice given on their shows.

The Motley Fool has multiple podcasts on business and investing. I have personally benefited from advice given on their shows.

 Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman. Political discussion not found on commercial media. 

Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman. Political discussion not found on commercial media. 

 Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff - Professor Wolff discusses economics and provides critique of capitalism in plain language.

Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff - Professor Wolff discusses economics and provides critique of capitalism in plain language.

 Ralph Nadar, consumer advocate. Show hosts a variety of experts on a host of topics that effect the everyday consumer. 

Ralph Nadar, consumer advocate. Show hosts a variety of experts on a host of topics that effect the everyday consumer. 

 Walla Walla Podcast. Big Ideas in a Small Town. Discusses different aspects and points of interest in Walla Walla, Washington.

Walla Walla Podcast. Big Ideas in a Small Town. Discusses different aspects and points of interest in Walla Walla, Washington.

 Hosts drink beer and make fun of wild statements made by right-wing personalities, and San Francisco Bay Area developments.

Hosts drink beer and make fun of wild statements made by right-wing personalities, and San Francisco Bay Area developments.

 Tara Brach: Meditation and mindfullness

Tara Brach: Meditation and mindfullness

 Letters & Politics with Mitch Jeserich. Discussions about current hot button political issues, placed into historical context. 

Letters & Politics with Mitch Jeserich. Discussions about current hot button political issues, placed into historical context. 

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Videos & Films


These are movies I have found informative, and highly recommend. These films are contributing to the conversations that seek to shed light on issues that threaten the future of humanity. There are many films worth watching, and it would be great to add your favorites.

You will find most of these on Netflix. I have provided these links for those that might be interested in purchasing or renting on Amazon. By using these links, a small percentage of your purchase helps support our efforts. 

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Books

These are books I enjoy and often use as resources. Personally, I like to listen to audiobook versions.

Feel free to look for these in your local library. I have provided these links for those that might be interested in purchasing on Amazon. By using these links, a small percentage of your purchase helps support our efforts.  Botany of Desire also has a video version from Discovery Channel. 

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By Ernest Callenbach
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By Meg Stout
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Seeds & Gardening


What should you grow?

Links to provide regional growing information. We do not have any affiliation with these businesses, click on picture to visit their site.

 The original guide to living wisely

The original guide to living wisely

 This links to Regional Gardening Reports

This links to Regional Gardening Reports

 The garden section of Sunset magazine online.

The garden section of Sunset magazine online.

 Extensive list of links for gardening resources.

Extensive list of links for gardening resources.

Seeds

The larger companies start this list, they will also carry supplies and tools. The providers towards the bottom of the list are smaller seed purveyors. You will find organic, heirloom, local, and rare seeds. We do not have any affiliation with these businesses, click on picture to visit their site.

 Employee owned company based in Maine.

Employee owned company based in Maine.

 Self proclaimed "America's top source for pure heirloom seeds"

Self proclaimed "America's top source for pure heirloom seeds"

 Dedicated to teaching you to save your own seeds, grow a delicious home garden and create stunning native landscapes.

Dedicated to teaching you to save your own seeds, grow a delicious home garden and create stunning native landscapes.

 We strive to promote organic gardening, sustainable agriculture, and everyone’s right to save seed.

We strive to promote organic gardening, sustainable agriculture, and everyone’s right to save seed.

 The oldest seed house in America

The oldest seed house in America

 Preserve biodiversity and promote sustainable, organic agriculture.

Preserve biodiversity and promote sustainable, organic agriculture.

 The oldest seed company in America specializing in Asian vegetable seeds.

The oldest seed company in America specializing in Asian vegetable seeds.

 Seed company based in New York.

Seed company based in New York.

 A public access seed bank - established 1911

A public access seed bank - established 1911

 A small family run organization that wants to help gardeners young and old discover the joys of digging in the dirt!

A small family run organization that wants to help gardeners young and old discover the joys of digging in the dirt!

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