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Regeneration Nation

Costa Rica Podcast

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Regenerative Agriculture, Business, & Communities in Costa Rica

Exploring who’s doing what to bring CR toward ecological and social wellbeing. 

 Join us as we:

  • Discover exciting programs creating regional resilience
  • Highlight and support impact-driven pioneers
  • Visit leading ecovillages, retreat centers, permaculture education centers, social activists, community organizers, and green energy providers.
  • And dig deeper into what it takes to lead the way for the millions of people searching for a place where they, too, can learn, change, and grow.

Dear Listeners,

I got into the podcasting game to connect, promote and learn from land-based projects rooted in permaculture, community, and education and I wanted to share what I was learning with other mavericks in the regenerative space. 

Since I began that journey, the ways in which I’m called to serve this movement have become more clear. Time has come for us to start building bridges between the grass-roots movements and enterprises focused on larger-scale impact.

It’s also imperative that we focus more on building resilient cultural bridges to foster greater connection, respect and understanding.

By sharing insights among leaders of diverse regenerative organizations, my goal is to expand perspectives on how sustainability can be practiced, not only through responsible land management but also through social dynamics, cultural exchange, commerce, and finance.

We’re all in this together. We have work to do. Let’s get to it!

– Jason Thomas

How can we best support you?

Whether you’re a new business owner, actively preparing to launch your entrepreneurial journey, or a veteran who wants to expand your perspectives on who’s doing what and how you might improve your model, you’ve come to the right place.

Podcast

Tune into inspiring stories and practical wisdom from trailblazers redesigning business, agriculture, communities and lifestyles.

Masterminds

Collaborative containers for group learning, accountability and collective innovation.

Online Courses

Immersive, self-paced training to upskill in key regenerative principles, practices and business models.

Consultations

Get 1-on-1 assistance in designing and implementing regenerative strategies for your business or community initiatives.

Events

Growth-inducing opportunities to learn, connect, and grow as a member of an inspired community of change-makers

Resources Library

Curated tools, templates and partner offerings to accelerate your regenerative journey.

Events

Eco-Village Tours

12 Day – Costa Rica Ecovillage Tour

Tour Dates:  Jun 9-20 2024  &  Jan 12-23 2025

Join the eco-adventure you’ve dreamed of is waiting for you in the lush lands of Costa Rica. Home to dozens of the world’s leading ecovillage projects, we’ve chosen a selection of the most diverse and inspiring examples for you to experience. Thanks to years of relationship-building with these communities, you’ll get access to the founders, residents, and incredible architecture otherwise unavailable to common visitors.

This isn’t just another vacation – it’s an immersion in a new way of being.

Resources

7 Mistakes regenerative entrepreneurs make and how to champion them.

Get a head start and learn from the wisdom.

Create a virtual farm tour in 7 steps using only your laptop.

Make your first farm tour video in less than 30 minutes and make tomorrows guests happy today!

Regeneration Nation Poscast Season 1 Recap

Check out the 6-part recap of what we learned from our season 1 guests! Insights in a nutshell.

Check Out Our YouTube Playlists.

We share stories, strategies, and insights from ecologically & socially beneficial projects, in Costa Rica.

Regenerative Partners

Regenerative Living Certification

Check out this incredible course using coupon code “RNCR” for 10% off!

Deepen your understanding of:

  • Agroforestry & Regenerative Agriculture techniques.
  • How to build soil.
  • Herbalism tools and wisdom.
  • How to work with fungi, bacteria and fermentation. 
  • Applications for zero waste and circular economy.
  • Practices to purify the body and regenerate the mind.

Permaculture Design Course &
Appropriate Technology Course Bundle

Don’t Let Permaculture Overwhelm You. Learn from the Experts with Wheaton Lab’s Permaculture Design Course.

Getting a permaculture design certificate is valuable for some people, especially those who want to do large designs professionally and want the support of a live teacher and cohort. However, many people just want the knowledge, and you don’t need to attend a retreat for that.

Paul Wheaton and his pals have recorded 177 hours of premium permaculture education and are offering it at a generously low price.

This exclusive PDC & Appropriate Technology video series bundle includes all the lessons from two 14-day courses, providing the foundational permaculture wisdom you’ve been waiting for.

Consultation

Eco-Aligned Business Design

Discover the Power of a Holistic Business Design

Using Permaculture as your guide. Establish confidence and resilience in your organization by fortifying your project’s invisible infrastructure and reducing reactionary patterns that lead to wasted resources and overwhelm.

Eco-Aligned Business Design is a 6-week program that will help you establish a solid foundation for your regenerative enterprise in alignment with your ethics and lifestyle goals.

I’m here to support you in the areas of business development, community building, and cultural bridging.

Explore your project through the permaculture lens to clarify the viability of your current plans while exploring perspectives for what other approaches might serve you.

Online Courses

Design Your Regenerative Enterprise with Permaculture Principles

April 23rd 2024 – Live Online Course – Vault/Library – Full Guide

Apply permaculture methodology to thoughtfully design your permaculture-focused business. Through insightful lessons and hands-on exercises, gain clarity on your vision, ideal clients, brand identity, and strategic planning for a thriving regenerative venture.

A 7 Day Challenge Turned Training

Online Course – 50+ Examples

This training empowers you to craft clear community agreements that foster harmony, ground visitors, reduce conflict, align vision, and earn stakeholder confidence. Get replays with audio, PDF workbook, guest presentations, and a library of real-world agreements.

Regeneration Nation Costa Rica Podcast

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Recent Episodes

#028 Itai Hauben: Why Permaculture Design is The First Step of the Wise (Symbiosis Eco Design)

#028 Itai Hauben: Why Permaculture Design is The First Step of the Wise (Symbiosis Eco Design)

In this interview, I visited Itai Hauben at his lovely home and permaculture education center called Adama.  Adama is nestled in the mountains of the Chirripo River Valley, where Itai and his wife Melina teach permaculture design courses to lucky students every year. It’s also the headquarters of Symbiosis Eco Design, their permaculture design and implementation business, serving land projects nationwide. Symbiosis is a powerful change agent in this country ecologically, socially, and educationally.  Itai's story is a testament to the power of permaculture in creating thriving, sustainable ecosystems and businesses, aligning with the values of authenticity, personal growth, and ecological stewardship. Itai was a guest presenter at an event I produced in 2023 called the Regenerative...

#027 Marcus Merlin Hinds: The Power of Forgiveness and Finding Your Why (MoZen Temple)

#027 Marcus Merlin Hinds: The Power of Forgiveness and Finding Your Why (MoZen Temple)

Welcome to an enlightening conversation with Marcus Merlin, steward of MoZen Temple in the Diamante Valley. We delve deep into personal growth, environmental sustainability, and the much-needed impact of regenerative entrepreneurship.   Our discussion begins with Merlin’s personal story of transformation, centered around the pivotal role of forgiveness in unlocking his spiritual beliefs and reshaping his life's narrative. He shares his insights into the power of forgiveness as a personal practice and a foundation for creating meaningful connections and building communities. Forgiveness has the power to transform not just individual lives but entire communities. The transformative power of forgiveness can unlock our spiritual beliefs and lead us to rewrite our personal narratives in...

#026 Katya Deluisa: Cultivating a Dementia-Friendly Society (The Infinite Mind)

#026 Katya Deluisa: Cultivating a Dementia-Friendly Society (The Infinite Mind)

In this episode, we dive into the fascinating world of dementia care with our guest, Katya Deluisa, of The Infinite Mind. Katya shares her journey and how she became involved in working with individuals with dementia after observing the loneliness and lack of connection experienced by individuals with dementia, even when surrounded by family. Katya’s grown a passion for educating families on how to better understand and communicate with their loved ones.   The conversation delves into the nature of dementia and the physiological changes that occur in the brain. Katya explains that dementia is a symptom rather than a specific disease, encompassing a range of conditions that affect cognitive function. She discusses how dementia impacts memory, imagination, and the ability to plan for...

#025 Ian-Michael Hébert: Ecovillage Design with Reciprocity at Heart (HOLOS)

#025 Ian-Michael Hébert: Ecovillage Design with Reciprocity at Heart (HOLOS)

Would you like to see more of this gorgeous bamboo architecture and their glamping tents? Click here to watch the farm tour video we recorded!In this episode, we speak with Ian-Michael Hebert, one of the founders of Holos, a private retreat center and community specializing in holistic living and transformational experiences.  In our conversation, he discusses the genesis of Holos, their vision for a sustainable and resilient community, and the importance of focusing on reciprocity and honoring the indigenous people of the land. Ian-Michael also emphasizes the importance of preserving the natural beauty of the Diamante Valley and their commitment to stewardship.   Conservation & Cultural Bridge Building are Key   Among other details of the community’s infrastructure, he...

#024 Sarah Wu: Cultivating a Regenerative Envision Festival (Village Witches)

#024 Sarah Wu: Cultivating a Regenerative Envision Festival (Village Witches)

In today’s episode, we hear from Sarah Wu, a highly respected permaculturist & herbalist living and teaching in Costa Rica. I sat down with Sarah at the Envision Festival earlier this year to learn about some of the regenerative initiatives the festival has implemented as part of its mission. Envision is a multi-day music festival with several stages and thousands of participants. By day, the focus is characterized by consciousness-raising workshops and presentations on permaculture, community-building, yoga, wellness, the embodiment of the divine masculine and feminine, and honor of indigenous ways. All this is presented with an overall theme of mindfulness and play. By night, the arena becomes flooded by a secondary population of party-goers enjoying the many talented DJs and...

Meet the Host

Jason Thomas

For me, it all started with the Back-To-The-Landers!

If you review any of our first dozen or so episodes, you’ll see that I began the Sharing Insights Podcast with a strict focus on land-based projects.  There are thousands of people around the globe who are passionate about living a sustainable lifestyle and who either have or want to start an eco-friendly land-based project.

I’ve committed myself to supporting them.
We’re all in this together.

Meet Some of Our Guests

Suzanna

Suzanna Leff

Finca Amrta

I really appreciate what Jason is doing to make a difference on our planet, right now.  Thank you for the wonderful time that we shared in making the podcast.

Justin D

Justin Dolan

The Permaculture Country Club

Jason Thomas is an incredible guy! Right now, he is collecting information on how to make the world a better place, and whether you have information to give or want to receive this information, I highly recommend Jason and Regeneration Nation Costa Rica.

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Lynx Guimond

Sail Cargo

It is really encouraging and inspiring to see like-minded people coming together and Regeneration Nation Costa Rica being a key driver in connecting these people. It was a great pleasure to meet Jason and I am looking forward to hearing more.

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