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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

#013 Vagabond Permaculture Podcaster (Part 1 – “For Animals For Earth” w/Jason Bliss)

#013 Vagabond Permaculture Podcaster (Part 1 – “For Animals For Earth” w/Jason Bliss)

*** 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. Listen in on this conversation that was recorded by Brandy Heyde Montague interviewing me for her podcast “For Animals For Earth”.   She was intrigued by the term Ecological Impact Center and asked if I’d be a guest on her show - For Animals for Earth. I met Brandy thanks to her offer to read through and give feedback on what’s become my first eBook, exploring permaculture and how we can apply it to our lifestyles.  You can download the book for free right here. I’ve decided to rebroadcast this two-part interview, to help you get a better feel for me and why this podcast has come into being.  I’m also buying myself time while I compile notes for a...

#012 Lynx Guimond: Building a Zero-Emissions Ocean Vessel on a Permaculture Homestead (SailCargo Inc)

#012 Lynx Guimond: Building a Zero-Emissions Ocean Vessel on a Permaculture Homestead (SailCargo Inc)

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. Lynx Guimond of Sailcargo Inc. is an adventurous carpenter and shipwright with an inspiring mission. He's created a homestead in Costa Rica, uniting a team of over 20 shipbuilders from around the globe to embark on the quest to create a zero-emissions cargo eco-ship called Ceiba, to cross the Atlantic ocean between Central America and Europe.  He shares the story of how he went from bee-keeping in the mountains to creating a sustainability-focused shipyard from scratch. Assembling a team of naval carpenters from around the world, he's...

#011 Nico Botefur: This Permaculture-Designed Hotel, Restaurant, and Food Forest is Set Up for Success (Essence Arenal)

#011 Nico Botefur: This Permaculture-Designed Hotel, Restaurant, and Food Forest is Set Up for Success (Essence Arenal)

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. Nico Botefur of Essence Arenal shares how he’s turned a couple of rooms on a denatured piece of property into a thriving business, food forest, and employment opportunity for entrepreneurs in his region. Located at the base of the beautiful Arenal Volcano, his hotel/restaurant/spa is an excellent example of what magic can come with the patient and persistent application of the permaculture principles to one’s business.  Nico and I discuss his use of bamboo for a wide variety of projects from glamping tent frames, to greenhouses, to...

#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)

...or Use the audio player below...*** 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 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 tours, raising children in such a work-life situation, and so much more!   If you’ve wondered how to effectively provide value to your outer community, create goodwill, and...

#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)

*** 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. 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 spokesperson for the biodynamic movement.  This episode is sure to bring you value. I hope you enjoy it! Download Esteban's Description of the Biodynamics Principles:https://regenerationnationcr.com/biodynamics  This...

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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