Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest’s Mission to Connect People with Nature

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is a 16,000-acre non-profit nature preserve near Louisville, Kentucky. This conversation features Bernheim’s executive director Dr. Mark Wourms, and Dr. K…

Dreaming New Dreams: Johnetta Roberts on the Opportunities and Challenges of Community Development

Johnetta Roberts specializes in community project development and asset-building initiatives in West Louisville, an historically underserved area of the city. Johnetta played a key role in the…

All the Earth Shall Sing: John Gage on Music as a Force for Good

John Gage is a Louisville-based folk singer-songwriter and a former public radio host. For decades, his music has engaged deeply with spirituality, social justice, and care for the Earth. John…

Like River Stones: Zen and the Art of Community, with Jeanette Prince-Cherry

Jeanette Prince-Cherry had careers in the Air Force and as an industrial engineer before dedicating her life to Zen Buddhism. A Zen priest and instructor, she divides her time between the Louisville…

Smile at Your Heart: Dr. Andrew McCart on Finding Balance and Energy in Taoism

Dr. Andrew McCart is an assistant professor of health management and systems sciences in the department of public health at the University of Louisville. He has been a practicing Taoist for over two…

The Green Land: Joe Grant on Celtic Spirituality

Joe Grant is a Scottish-born poet, author, and spiritual director and was the inaugural guest on the Earth and Spirit podcast. In this episode, Joe reflects on Celtic spirituality and the lessons it…

What We Need Is at Hand: Filmmaker Morgan Atkinson on Seeing (Through the Lens) Beyond Division and Polarity

Morgan Atkinson is a documentary filmmaker based in Kentucky. Focusing on a wide range of subjects from the Trappist monk Thomas Merton to waterway pollution in his hometown of Louisville, his work…

Tackling the Climate Change Crisis: Carmel Bowman and Maggie Hettinger on Personal and Policy Change

Carmel Bowman and Maggie Hettinger describe themselves as ordinary citizens of rural Kentucky who are trying to help move the needle on climate change. From their own lifestyle choices to their…

Life on the Edge: Gary Paul Nabhan on Borders, Margins, Empires, and Wildness

Dr. Gary Paul Nabhan is a first-generation Arab-American who has spent his life crossing borders. An agrarian ecologist and ethnobotanist whom Time magazine called the father of the local food…

Discovering Your Soul Purpose: Doug Van Houten on Eco-Centrism and Wholeness

Doug Van Houten describes himself as an ardent beekeeper, a visual artist, a wily wanderer, a dream tracker, a deep ceremonialist, and a heart-centered activist. He’s an international wilderness g…