Steven Martyn on Letting Land Lead

Published on 2018-09-08

"We have interrupted an orchestra that is already in session. What we can do is stand at the edge of it and hope that nature will accept us.” - Steven Martyn 

This week we are welcoming a dialogue with artist, farmer, wildcrafter, builder, and teacher of plant and plant identification, Steven Martyn.

Steven and Ayana explore the ideas of co-creative integrated polyculture, living reciprocally with the land, autonomous evolution of nature, invasive species, and the origins of our food and medicine plants.

Steven has more than thirty years experience living co-creatively with the Earth, practicing traditional living skills of growing food, building and healing. In 1996, he started the Algonquin Tea Company, North America’s premiere bioregional tea company.  In 2014, his partner, Megan, and he started the Sacred Gardener Earth Wisdom School. Steven released his first book, “The Story of the Madawaska Forest Garden” in 2016, and his second “Sacred Gardening” was released in June 2017.

This week’s music is by The Range of Light Wilderness and Lea Thomas.  Photo above by Mark Hill. 

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