The garden is where transformation happens. That is why we love them. They can offer solace and healing to the body and soul. Last week we talked 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. This week, podcast hosts Sue, Candace and Patrick talk about the changes that want to bring to their garden to make it a safe haven for people, plants and the critters that surround us.
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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.
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.
Music for sale: https://plaedo.bandcamp.com/