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Do you believe in a Regenerative Future?

Welcome aboard!

Living off-grid in the countryside isn’t the only way to live a regenerative lifestyle.
(Although we can help you with that too!)

Regeneration Nation CR helps you shorten the learning curve, as you move forward with your sustainability dreams and path of positive impact.

Save yourself some time, money, and heartbreak by learning best practices from seasoned change-makers,  instead of reinventing the wheel.

Regenerative Agriculture, Business,
& Communities in Costa Rica

Regeneration Nation CR’s Mission

We share stories, strategies, and insights from ecologically & socially beneficial projects, in Costa Rica. These stories provide businesses and landowners everywhere access to unique ideas for how they, too, might design their own business models for regenerative success and impact.

In the end, we hope to see more people succeed in their dreams to live & work in ways that are beneficial to the environment, living beings, and future generations.  

It’s great to have you along!

If you dream of directing your entrepreneurial efforts for ecological and social benefit, we have some empowering stories lined up for you.
No matter if you’re a new business owner, actively preparing to launch your entrepreneurial journey, or a veteran who wants to expand your own perspectives for who’s doing what and how you might improve your model, you’ve come to the right place.

Join us as we explore an array of organizations seeding regional resilience, from permaculture farms, retreat centers, alternative economic models, international communities, green energy providers, and certification agencies, to NGOs and government initiatives committed to reshaping the options their citizens have to live a low-impact regenerative lifestyle.

The one common golden thread amidst the stories you’ll find here is a commitment to developing lifestyles, businesses, and cultures that operate in harmony with nature and the common good.

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.

While recording the first season, I began to realize that for these landowners to significantly improve the impact they’re able to make, we’d do well to open the conversations and perspectives up to understand what change-makers are doing to cultivate success at various levels of industry and ingenuity.  I saw usefulness in building bridges between the grass-roots movements and those focused on larger-scale impact.

We’re all in this together.

 

Regeneration Nation Costa Rica is the evolution of that vision.

Recognizing that these projects were only a part of what’s needed to help Costa Rica achieve its goals toward carbon neutrality and cultural evolution, I’ve decided to widen the scope and include other regenerative initiatives that aren’t exclusively land-based. 

By sharing insights among leaders of an array of regenerative organizations, it’s my goal to expand perspectives of how sustainability can be practiced, not only through responsible land management but also through social dynamics, cultural exchange, commerce, and finance as well. 

I like to believe that beneficial relationships are likely to grow here.

 

 Join us as we:

  • Discover exciting programs designed to create regional resilience
  • Explore advice for how to most effectively lower your carbon footprint
  • Highlight and support this new generation of impact-driven pioneers
  • And dig deeper into what it really takes to lead the way for the millions of people who are searching for a place where they too can learn, change, and grow.

Most recent Podcast Episode

#018 Norman Brooks: Experiments in Community Development and Lessons Learned Along the Way (Punta Mona, Alegria, Ecovilla)

#018 Norman Brooks: Experiments in Community Development and Lessons Learned Along the Way (Punta Mona, Alegria, Ecovilla)

 Experiments in Community Development and Lessons Learned Along the Way   The episode you’re about to hear is with Norman Brooks, Norman is a veteran pioneer in community development here in Costa Rica. Norman found his way to the jungle in a different manner than most of our guests. He followed and supported his children's passions. He’s commonly known by many...

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Recap Land Management (Season 1 Recap, Part 4)

Recap Land Management (Season 1 Recap, Part 4)

Regenerative Land Management * This blog contains a few links to products on Amazon.com I’ve found useful. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from any purchases you make through these links. It’s a great way to support the show while greening up your lifestyle. Our earned...

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Recap Building Resilient Communities (Season 1 Recap, Part 3)

Recap Building Resilient Communities (Season 1 Recap, Part 3)

Welcome to the third installment of our Season 1 Recap series, where I’ve been reviewing what we’ve learned from a dozen interviews with veteran landowners throughout Costa Rica.   In today’s episode, we’re going to take a dive into the concept of ‘Community’, our...

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Renewable-Fuel Cargo Ships, Permaculture Food Forests, & Community

Renewable-Fuel Cargo Ships, Permaculture Food Forests, & Community

In episode #012 of the podcast, we spoke to visionary Lynx Guimond of Sailcargo Inc. He tells us about his journey from bee-keeping and building tree platforms in the mountains, to help tackle the massive environmental challenges the modern maritime industry poses. In this video, we explore the homestead that's been growing from within the Sailcargo shipyard, built by a team of ‘happy and healthy’ expert shipbuilders from around the globe. Lynx has assembled this crew to help create a zero-emission ocean vessel set to sail between Central America and Europe. Learn how they're taking full advantage of natural resources to eliminate pollution and waste. From tree planting to custom crafting...

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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.

Suzanna Leff

Finca Amrta

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.

Lynx Guimond

Sail Cargo

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. 

Justin Dolan

The Permaculture Country Club

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10 Most Recent Podcast Episodes

#010 Meghan Casey: An Ecolodge Using Community Outreach to Co-Create a Regenerative Region (Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat)

#010 Meghan Casey: An Ecolodge Using Community Outreach to Co-Create a Regenerative Region (Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat)

This interview, with Meghan Casey of the Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat, is the kind of conversation that can change the fabric of a project’s relationship with its region and neighbors. We discuss community outreach projects that anyone can do, including: teaching English promoting cooking classes and homestay/farm stay experiences for guests to have authentic cultural experiences with the locals. We also talked about organizing cacao and coffee...

#009 Esteban Acosta: A Young Costa Rican Teaching Biodynamics, Cash Crops, & Home-Scale Biodigesters (Sembrando Flores and Viogaz)

#009 Esteban Acosta: A Young Costa Rican Teaching Biodynamics, Cash Crops, & Home-Scale Biodigesters (Sembrando Flores and Viogaz)

Today’s episode is with Esteban Acosta of Sembrando Flores & Viogaz, Costa Rica’s leading manufacturer and installer of bio-digesters for home-scale, as well as commercial, uses.  We discuss the spiritual side of agriculture through the application of biodynamic principles, growing “green manure” (mucuna beans), and the benefits of using a biodigester to process grey water and black water.  Esteban is a consultant and international...

#008 Terry Lillian Newton: Integrating Horses with Permaculture, Mindfulness, and Passion (Kindred Spirits)

#008 Terry Lillian Newton: Integrating Horses with Permaculture, Mindfulness, and Passion (Kindred Spirits)

In today’s episode with Terry Lillian Newton of Kindred Spirits, we explore horse care, equine therapy, using connection with horses to enhance yoga and meditation practices. Permaculture, & natural medicine.  It’s a conversation filled with intriguing stories, practical advice, and inspiration to follow one’s dreams. Terry shares her top tips for horse care in the tropics, as well as things that aspiring owners would do well to consider before solidifying their...

#007 Aly Khan & Alnoor Ladha: Designing Community for Post-Capitalistic Resiliance (Brave Earth)

#007 Aly Khan & Alnoor Ladha: Designing Community for Post-Capitalistic Resiliance (Brave Earth)

Building community is a central focus for many back-to-the-land projects.  Most commonly, that community is comprised of internal share-holding members, long-term guests, or the extended community of the surrounding village.  For some projects, that would also include short-term guests and off-site investors.  No matter what community means to you, many agree that a shifted focus toward a healthy sense of community is vital for a sustainable future.Today’s episode...

#006 Ancel Mitchell: Bringing Cacao from Its Traditional Roots to a Cottage Industry (Talamanca Chocolate)

#006 Ancel Mitchell: Bringing Cacao from Its Traditional Roots to a Cottage Industry (Talamanca Chocolate)

Welcome to the world of Ancel Mitchell, herbalist, storyteller, chocolatier, and overall quality human being.  In today’s episode, we dive into the value of connecting with & supporting local indigenous communities, various ways that one might prepare a cacao bean, and the value of embracing the mythological roots of our plant medicines.  Ancel is one of the key players of Finca La Isla, along with her partner Peter Kring from last week’s episode.  Both of these...

#005 Peter Kring of Finca La Isla: Fruit Forest Maintenance & Farmers Markets

#005 Peter Kring of Finca La Isla: Fruit Forest Maintenance & Farmers Markets

Meet Peter Kring, a nurseryman, and farmer who has 30 years of experience in tropical agriculture. Peter has introduced many valuable species into cultivation in Costa Rica and maintains a collection of over 200 species of fruit trees. His farm, Finca la Isla, on the Caribbean coast, offers a plethora of workshops in horticulture, medicinal plants, chocolate making, fermentation, and farm-to-table practices. In today’s episode, Peter shares with us his insights into sustainability through...

#004 Justin Dolan: Sustainable Design, from Building Methods to Waste Management (Part 2 from The Permaculture Country Club)

#004 Justin Dolan: Sustainable Design, from Building Methods to Waste Management (Part 2 from The Permaculture Country Club)

The conversation continues from last week’s episode with Justin Dolan of St Michael’s Permaculture Country Club, in Central Pacific Costa Rica.   Justin mentions a number of the innovations that he’s been experimenting with, including natural building with bamboo, bioremediation, soil health, natural cooling with living rooftops and vines, waste management, and more. 

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