Hey, Look! An Old Fashion PODCAST…Happy Thanksgiving. So Local Pasco, November 23rd, 2016

If I was really self indulgent, I would sit down and record an hour of conversation, every day, with Travis Morehead and Corey Cottrell.  This morning I had the pleasure of their company for over an hour.  The three of us…Heck, any TWO of us is an amazing conversation.  But all three?  Hoo boy!

We spent our hour talking about service, community, charity, art, culture, and growth.  At the end of the hour, We went around and expressed our gratitude for each other.  Totally lame.  Not even awesome.  No YOU’RE crying.

Travis, Corey and Greg, on the air Wednesday morning.
Travis, Corey and Greg, on the air Wednesday morning.

Anyway, just listen.  This is what our friendships can be.  They can be funny, and weird, and honest, and a little scary.  We can support each other, understand each other, work for each other.  It felt weird to say nice things about my friends, and to have them do the same.  Why?

We hope you’ll join us for any and all of the Great Spirit Farm Goals and Gratitude Weekend, Saturday and Sunday.  I cannot wait to be out in the forest with you folks.

Here’s the info:

Please read the info on the Facebook Event page, if you plan to attend! Click pic to go there.
Please read the info on the Facebook Event page, if you plan to attend! Click pic to go there.

Goals and Gratitude Retreat at Great Spirit Farm


Oh, hey….Happy Thanksgiving.  I don’t have a LOT of closely held Thanksgiving traditions…My family has traveled, lived and ventured very far.  We’ve celebrated in a great many places and ways, over the decades.  But one thing I always try to do, is play “Alice’s Restaurant”, by Arlo Guthrie.  It’s an actual Thanksgiving song, about protest, and goodness, and peace and togetherness.

America is made of diverse families, living diverse lives. I'm thankful for our diversity.
America is made of diverse families, living diverse lives. I’m thankful for our diversity.

So, if you’re like me, and have the same tradition, I’ll save you a trip to YouTube.  Here is Arlo’s holiday masterpiece:

Next So Local Pasco podcast will be Saturday, November 26th, 2016.

~Greg

EcoFest, Christmas in November, and Much More! So Local Pasco, November 16th, 2016.

Today’s So Local Pasco Podcast was recorded LIVE at the Westside Deli on Little Road.  Please watch the VIDEO version on Facebook for photos, links, and more!img_2256

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Now We Must Do the Work. Local Businesses That Have a Positive Effect on the Environment. November 11th, 2016

I’m not going to mince words, here.  I paid for this space, and you pay ME to fill it.  So let me say this, right at the top:

I am extremely uncomfortable with the outcome of our Presidential election.  I think our President elect represents a departure from even conservative norms, and may usher in an era where great damage is allowed to occur to natural environments, from waterways and wetlands to other sensitive habitats.  Don’t believe me?  Here are a few things Trump has said and Tweeted about environmental policy:

  • Trump warns Obama: “EPA is an impediment to both growth and jobs.”
  • He discounts the “negative impact of natural gas, oil, and coal.”
  • Loves Big Oil: “No Cap-and-Tax: Oil is this country’s lifeblood”
  • “Jobs will slump until our lifeblood, oil, is cheap again.”
  • Criticized Obama for “the billions he pissed away on ‘green energy’ failures”

pasted-image-0pasted-image-02Same old climate change bullshit”,  he says.  There is CLEAR consensus among climate scientists, and a mountain of evidence:  Global Climate Change is a real thing, that is happening now, in the actual world around you.

So, it seems that more and more, you and I are going to be responsible for slowing and halting the damage being done.  We will have to directly counter the rampant greed and destruction of the Earth that nourishes and sustains us.

Fortunately, there are folks right here in town that are working to do just that, and we got to interview a few of them, last week.

In the podcast, you find interviews with Pete Kanaris, owner and operator of GreenDreams, A Sustainable Systems Landscaping Company. Here are some photos of Pete and his work:


Also joining us today:  Lia, Kacey and Kira from Rock the Boat Productions, the masterminds behind the Pasco EcoFest, which takes place the weekend of November 19th and 20th.

Strong advocates for sustainable, responsible, SANE environmental policy, the ladies of Rock the Boat Productions tell us why they care, and why you should, as well
Strong advocates for sustainable, responsible, SANE environmental policy, the ladies of Rock the Boat Productions tell us why they care, and why you should, as well

Click the image below to reach the Pasco Ecofest 2016 website
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Finally, I’d like to that Adam Dubbin from Save Florida Waters Now, for coming to join us on a great day!  We kayaked five miles down the Cotee River, and he taught us so much about this beautiful river system!

For information on GreenDreams, click the green text, or the image below:

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Community Events with Laura Sherrod Pence. Good Times. Hey, That Rhymes. November 9th, 2016

First thing:

I want to thank Bob, Deb, Kim and Ella from the Westside Deli for their continued enthusiasm and support for So Local Pasco.  We’ve been doing our show interviews (and more recently, the whole show) from there, every Tuesday, for four months!
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We’re really grateful for all they’ve done for us, from sandwiches to introductions.  We are lucky to have community minded business folks like Deb and Bob in our community! So stop in to see them, and make sure and tell them you like that they support us.

Kim, Deb and Ella.  Bob is in the kitchen, at back.
Kim, Deb and Ella. Bob is in the kitchen, at back.

Getting right to it, links to info about events covered in the podcast.  Click images and green text to learn more:

One of the first events we covered, last year!  Barry Horvath and the WPBA do an amazing thing for families that need help!  Get involved, have fun, change lives!
One of the first events we covered, last year! Barry Horvath and the WPBA do an amazing thing for families that need help! Get involved, have fun, change lives!

 

Straitjacket Smile is at the Sand Bar, this weekend.  Check 'em out.
Straitjacket Smile is at the Sand Bar, this weekend. Check ’em out.

 

As usual...Stephanie Sky and Queen Kavanaugh, cooking up natural medicine and fun, at the Ancient Apothecary Series
As usual…Stephanie Sky and Queen Kavanaugh, cooking up natural medicine and fun, at the Ancient Apothecary Series

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Pasco Upcycle Festival, Plus Sustainability conference, this weekend, at Sims Park.
Pasco Upcycle Festival, Plus Sustainability conference, this weekend, at Sims Park.

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New Port Richey and Community Drum Circle...TONIGHT at Gill Dawg!
New Port Richey and Community Drum Circle…TONIGHT at Gill Dawg!

Coming up on the Friday podcast:  Pete Kanaris from Green Dream Landscaping, and the ladies from Rock the Boat Productions will be by to talk about EcoFest!

~Greg

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