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Living off-grid in the countryside isn’t the only way to live a regenerative lifestyle. (Of course, we can help you with that too!)
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Save yourself time, money, and heartbreak by learning best practices from seasoned change-makers already doing the work.
Regenerative Agriculture, Business,
& Communities in Costa Rica
Regeneration Nation CR’s Mission
To share stories, strategies, and insights from ecologically & socially beneficial projects in Costa Rica. These stories & resources provide regenerative enterprises everywhere access to unique ideas for how to design their business & social models for holistic impact.
It’s our goal to empower more people in their efforts to live & work in ways that benefit 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.
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.
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.
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’ve begub 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 are 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 diverse regenerative organizations, our 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.
Join us as we:
- Discover exciting programs designed to create regional resilience
- Explore advice for how to lower your carbon footprint in regenerative ways
- Highlight and support this new generation of impact-driven pioneers
- 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.
Most recent Podcast Episode
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...
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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...
Welcome to Volume 2 of my Season 1 recap series. In this episode, we’re going to review some of the advice we’ve been given about hosting guests, volunteers, and students. Hosting is a hot topic for many new landowners as welcoming in volunteers is an...
Hello, world! Jason Thomas from Regeneration Nation Costa Rica here. I’ve been on one heck of a journey. Over the last 9 months, I’ve dived into permaculture, exploring different ways we can develop sustainable homesteads and communities for a better...
“Ask yourself who you want to serve, figure out what they need, and find a way to get it to them.” That was the advice that I first received when I first began my adventures into starting an online business. Throughout the contemplations that followed, I looked...
Welcome to the second part of my 3-part series, recounting what I’ve learned about Permaculture after a dozen interviews and half a year of podcasting. In part one, we visited my first 3 guests and the humility of beginning my learning curve. In this installment,...
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Setup your digital workspace the Permaculture way In the permaculture world, I’ve come across many people who are not only “not tech-savvy” but have a legitimate resistance to the...
Cultivating an Impactful Belief System Hey, there impactful believers, What you’re about to read are the transcripts from the last of a 6-part recap series that I did for the Sharing...
Sustainable Building Methods Hello, and welcome back to the Sharing Insights Podcast. My name is Jason Thomas, and the adventure continues. If you’ve been following the first year of the podcast,...
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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.
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.
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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10 Most Recent Podcast Episodes
#006 Ancel Mitchell: Bringing Cacao from Its Traditional Roots to a Cottage Industry (Talamanca Chocolate)
*** I made a Recap Series of our Season 1 episodes! *** You get access the downloadable audio version of them at the bottom of this post. 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 pioneers have had a lot to share. Kick back and enjoy the stories that Ancel lays out for us. It’ll be time well spent. Also, we've create this awesome downloadable PDF that includes all...
Would you like to see their bio-diverse syntropic food forests? Click here to watch the farm tour video we recorded!*** I made a Recap Series of our Season 1 episodes! *** You get access the downloadable audio version of them at the bottom of this post. 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 producing goods to sell at the farmers market....
#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.
#003 Justin Dolan: Cultivating Bio-diversity, Bokashi, and Healthy Competition within Community (Part 1 from The Permaculture Country Club)
In today’s episode, we join Justin Dolan at the St Michael’s Permaculture Country Club in Central Pacific Costa Rica. Justin shares his passion for seed propagation, medicinal plants, and using bio-ferments for healthy soil as well as animal care
#002 Ed Bernhardt: A Deep Ecologist’s Tips on Soil Building, Brewing Bio-ferments, and Educating the Next Generation (New Dawn Center)
In today’s episode, we visit with Ed Bernhardt at the New Dawn Center/Finca Alba Nueva, in Perez Zeledon, Costa Rica. Ed is a deep ecologist, and author for several newspaper & magazine articles in Costa Rica, including the Tico t
#001 Suzanna Leff: Run a Successful Volunteer Program for Over 30 Years and Still Love It (Finca Amrta)
In today’s episode, we visit with Suzanna Leff, one of the cofounders of Finca Amrta, a permaculture farm in the South Pacific region of Costa Rica.
*** I made a Recap Series of our Season 1 episodes! *** You get access the downloadable audio version of them at the bottom of this post. This brief episode was created as an introduction to the first season of the podcast, under the brand Sharing Insights Podcast. While Regeneration Nation Costa Rica opens the conversation to a broader focus, listening to this episode will give you a feel for how it all began. You'll also get to hear my story and journey from traveling to communities around the world to owning my own land-based project here in Costa Rica. The takeaway from this episode is that this is a journey we must take together because, without the collective sharing of insights, we'll struggle to grow. I hope you take the time to listen to this introduction and feel encouraged...