The Regenepreneurs Interview Series
Monday, May 29th, at 7pm EDT/U.S.
Maximizing Edge for High-Impact Livelihoods
A leading permaculture teacher, organizer and innovator for over a decade, both at the grassroots and university level, Lisa DePiano is grounded at the intersections of public art, economic development, participatory design and social justice. Lisa sees permaculture as a tool to both discern connections between social, ecological and economic problems and to create solutions for the world we know is possible.
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People who are trying to find their right livelihoods in permaculture often wish they had guidance from powerful mentors and peers.
Folks who identify as women in permaculture want to see more people who look like us (in all our diversity!), and hear the whole story—challenges as well as successes.
(That said, ALL are welcome to join us for the interviews.)
And to earn a living, we need to hear others’ insights into how entrepreneurship can be regenerative—in service to Earth Care, People Care, and Surplus Share.
The Regenepreneurs Interview Series
Connects you to inspiring speakers who share their wisdom about designing a right livelihood within the challenging niche of permaculture.
Is an honest conversation between friends who are mutually supporting each other to thrive in their right livelihoods. We celebrate successes and talk about what's hard.
Focuses on women's leadership and entrepreneurship within permaculture, and all the ways we show up to do this important work.
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Why a small fee? Women are often asked to share their life's work for free or "for exposure." In these interviews, the speakers share the culmination of their learning on their right livelihood path, and this information is super valuable! So Regenepreneurs and the speakers share the income from these interviews, as part of our Abundance Models that are based on synergies, not on outdated ideas about women.
The past interviews were conducted back when I was piloting my programs with the word "Thrivelihood."
What’s A Thrivelihood?
When I interviewed Jeanine Carlson for my “Pattern Language for Women in Permaculture” article, she explained a model for embedding high-quality, nature-based child care into permaculture courses so that more women and families could attend. The solution was to see the young ones as precious assets to the learning community, and to have that be the core of the business model. As a result, the teaching staff included licensed childcare professionals. During morning sessions, the kids and adults learned separately–the children in outdoor adventures. Lunch was a community affair, and the afternoons were hands-on applications of permaculture for the entire group. The outcomes were happy families, more women teaching and learning, and the entire learning experience was richer for everyone because of the intergenerational relationships. This model “re-values” the caring work and weaving work–that’s often done by women, for little or no pay. Jeanine emphasized that this work shouldn’t go unpaid, and women shouldn’t just eke out a living, they should be thriving in this work—she said “we even call it a thrivelihood!”
That word encapsulated for me an audacious and timely vision that so many of us share—one of people doing the regenerative work they love; having ample time to recharge and connect with Beloveds, and standing in the value of their contributions towards an abundant future for all.
Since then, the women I've worked with have emphasized over and over that they want to understand how to harness the tools of entrepreneurship in service to co-creating our regenerative future, so I've transitioned to using the term Regenepreneurs.