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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

#023 Scott Gallant: Permaculture Development within a Holistic Context (Porvenir Designs)

#023 Scott Gallant: Permaculture Development within a Holistic Context (Porvenir Designs)

In this episode, we meet with Scott Gallant, a permaculture consultant at Porvenir Design. I took advantage of the pragmatism he’s developed through his many years here to explore some of the pitfalls he’s seen with foreigners building large-scale developments. We also explore ways he guides his clients toward transmuting those potential problems into solutions. Through his design and consultation work, Scott often finds himself inviting his clients to slow down and simplify their visions. Scott practices what he preaches, and we get into some of the ways he applies the Holistic Context approach to his own business. He also describes his experiences starting and operating a business in Costa Rica, along with the advantages and disadvantages of doing things by the books. The second half...

#022 Tricia Stapleton: Cultivating Community Resilience through Cultural Connection, Mutual Aid Work, & Trust (Cooperativa Higuerones)

#022 Tricia Stapleton: Cultivating Community Resilience through Cultural Connection, Mutual Aid Work, & Trust (Cooperativa Higuerones)

This episode is with a dedicated community organizer living in the Osa Peninsula, Tricia Stapleton. Tricia shares her embodied wisdom with each question she answers. Relistening to this episode to prepare it for publication was a treat! I had difficulty selecting which portions of this interview to use for the 3-4 highlight reels I produce with every episode because there was SO MUCH amazing content.  You’re lucky to be listening to this episode right now.   One of the many things that Tricia and I have in common is the responsibility we share as regenerative projects of not ignoring the socio-economic context we find ourselves in. Socio-cultural diversity as a vehicle for mutual aid and the bridging of analog and digital solutions to community building are other topics that I enjoyed...

#021 Rodo Saenz: Natural Building Tools, Tricks, and Sage Advice (Bamboo School Costa Rica)

#021 Rodo Saenz: Natural Building Tools, Tricks, and Sage Advice (Bamboo School Costa Rica)

Rodo is a master natural building teacher from Costa Rica who’s been studying & teaching bamboo construction around the world for over 40 years.   I’ve released Rodo’s full-length interview on YouTube, complete with a visual tour of his handmade tools and a demonstration of a few bamboo building techniques he shows us. Still, I decided to release this shortened version of it for my podcast listeners, cutting out the parts that were primarily visual.    Firstly we start this interview in front of one of his most recent compost toilet & shower installments he’d made. We talk a bit about the bamboo and cob techniques that he used, as well as the series of week-long workshops that he taught, using these structures as the workstation.   From there, we move into his bamboo...

#020 Jean Pullen & Alan Cacao: Living Seed Banks & the Breadfruit Revival (Regenerate Your Reality)

#020 Jean Pullen & Alan Cacao: Living Seed Banks & the Breadfruit Revival (Regenerate Your Reality)

Would you like to see their bio-diverse syntropic food forests? Click here to watch the farm tour video we recorded!In today’s episode, we get the privilege of visiting with not one but two leaders in the regenerative space, Jean Pullen & Alan Cacao. Through their project Regenerate Your Reality, Jean & Alan have been tirelessly promoting permaculture education, seed propagation, food sovereignty, & community-building projects throughout the country.      Regenerate Your Reality is a permaculture, agroforestry, and education project working to bring sovereignty and happiness to our communities. ⁣It’s their mission to restore the relationship between humans and the earth to build a regenerative present.   They start the conversation by describing their work educating people at...

#019 Jonathon Conant: Crafting Guests’ Experiences, Cultivating Transformational Opportunities (Airborne Arts)

#019 Jonathon Conant: Crafting Guests’ Experiences, Cultivating Transformational Opportunities (Airborne Arts)

Would you like to see their bio-diverse syntropic food forests? Click here to watch the farm tour video we recorded!In today’s episode, I meet with Jonathon Conant. (Airborne Arts Teacher) Jonathon is a seasoned performer, and coach of the airborne arts. He teaches trapeze and aerial silk skills in one of the most enriching environments a student could hope to learn them in. We talk at length about Jonathan's practice of guiding students to explore flow state as a tool for unlocking unrealized potentials and enriched self-awareness. We also talk about a number of the small touches that Jonathon places along his guests’ experience, from his first contacts with them by email down to getting them involved in cleaning up each other’s dishes after sharing a meal. Jonathan uses the word Milieu...

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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What we learned at the Regenerative Incubator for Landowners

What we learned at the Regenerative Incubator for Landowners

What does it mean to operate a regenerative business?   How do we align our revenue models with our project’s visions? How do we build cultural bridges to...

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