What does it look like to cultivate health? Finding Your Like-Hearted Community, a conversation with Levi Gardner of Urban Roots
“Yes, I want to be empathetic to the pain in the world and bring about justice and restoration that’s not just about satisfying the aching of my own soul but that’s actually about living into redemption and reconciliation with all that is living.”
— Levi Gardner
Founder & Executive Director, Urban Roots
Urban Roots is a small urban community farm and education center in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
MISSION: To Cultivate health
TAGLINE: “Grow, eat, learn.”
DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE
- The abundance we discover when we recognize everything as a resource
- What is food justice? Social justice?
- How to cultivate your own community of like-hearted people
MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
- Cartesian Doubt
- The Adam Smith model of economics
- The New Monastics
- Levi’s organization, Urban Roots
- E.O. Wilson, American biologist, researcher, theorist, naturalist and author
- René Descartes
- Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh
- Dr. Cornel West, American philosopher, political activist, social critic, author
- Ecophilosopher Joanna Macy
- Janine Benyus, American natural sciences writer, innovation consultant and author
- Richard Rohr
- Will Allen
- Winona LaDuke
BRING IT HOME
All mentioned in this episode, Levi shared a lot of references, people, organizations and concepts/theories in this episode. The rabbit hole runs deep. I hope you’ll find yourself curious to explore it. Visit Maxximillian Dafoe .com / ArtPrize
> >> http://maxximilliandafoe.com/artprize-levi-gardner-urban-roots-cultivating-your-dream-life to follow the white rabbit.
BN: During the interview, there’s some background noise. It couldn’t be avoided as we’re standing in the middle of Heartside Park in Downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan—it’s nestled between two busy overpasses.
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Musical Features in this episode are
- “Been On” by JBlanked
- “Summer Dreams” by Ryan Little
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