Sep 6, 2019
Questioning what other people
told you is possible is always a good place to start.
This episode is part 1 of a conversation with Ethan Hughes, one of four co-founders of the Possibility Alliance in Belfast Maine, and Grace Yoder of Polliwog Farm in Ypsi, Michigan. Grace shared her work on the first episode of this season, in an episode called "Belonging", and connected the threads to Ethan.
Ethan and the people at the Possibility Alliance have spent over a decade working to solve practical problems through permaculture, while living true to a set of principles, one of which they call “pathways out of empire.” Grace and Amy ask questions around why Ethan and his partner & co-founder Sarah Wilcox moved from an established off-grid community in Missouri to start fresh in Maine. Together, we talk about our white privilege, getting to the point of being honest with what we’re exchanging and how much energy still needs to be freed up, and showing up to build resilience in response to this planet’s ecological and social crisis. Part 2 called “Kinship”
Recorded August 7, 2019.
Bottlenose Dolphin and Humpback Whale sounds recorded January
19, 1991 by “listeningtowhales” found on
Threads mentioned in this episode...
Wabanaki REACH (http://www.mainewabanakireach.org)
Bear Creek Community Land Trust (https://permies.com/t/112399/Bear-Creek-Community-Land-Trust)
Brene Brown “Daring Greatly” https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/13588356
If you’d like to listen to the interviews Ethan did on “The Permaculture Podcast” in 2012 and 2013 with Scott Mann, check out this “best of” episode here: https://www.thepermaculturepodcast.com/2015/episode-1523-ethan-hughes/
If you’d like to listen to the
episode entitled “Belonging” that featured Grace from Polliwog
Farm, you can find it here: https://unifiedthreads.libsyn.com/season-2-belonging
If you’d like to contact Ethan, you can write him at:
85 Edgecomb Dr
Belfast, ME 04915
Call him at (207) 338-5719
If you’d like to see more of Grace’s work, check out:
email her at email@example.com
Thank you to the musicians who shared their talents...
Opening music by Binho Manenti, Jazzy Robot, Taylor Greenshields, Ana Gomulka, and other anonymous artists.
Listen to Part 2 of this conversation in Episode 06 “Kinship”
Produced by Taylor Greenshields of Fundamental Sound Co.