Posts Tagged ‘nature’
Dr. Vandana Shiva is Coach Betty's honored guest on this CBL Special Podcast edition. It was a thrill and pleasure to interview the Queen of the "Native Seed" Movement. Dr. Shiva, visiting from India, spoke to an audience filled with fans and supporters at Dominican University in San Rafael, California on Wednesday evening. Her opening remarks were, "There is so much to celebrate, but we are in a mess."
Her passionate message focuses on banning all chemical fertilizers and returning to organic gardening and the native seed. Her view is that the native seed is going through a holocaust as Corporations are controlling seed supply. Over 250,000 Indian Farmers have committed suicide because of large indebtedness to these Corporations. Her call to action was directed at each individual as she said, "Things change because the fear disappears." Dr. Shiva urged women to take back the control of food for the future of our planet.
She has recently been named one of the 7 most influential women in the world by Forbes Magazine. Click on her name below for this 8 minute interview.
One of the world's most renowned environmentalists, Dr. Vandana Shiva is the founder of Navdanya, an international movement to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources, especially native seeds, and the promotion of organic farming and fair trade. A global thinker, scientist and acclaimed author on the issues of food access, production and distribution, Dr. Shiva sits on the National Board of Organic Standards of India and Prince Charles panel of experts on Sustainable Agriculture, and also chairs the Commission on the Future of Food in Italy.
Trained as a Physicist with a Ph.D. on the subject of Hidden Variables and Non-locality in Quantum Theory from the University of Western Ontario in Canada, Dr. Shiva has received honorary Doctorates from University of Paris, University of Western Ontario, University of Oslo and Connecticut College. In 2003 she was named an environmental her by Time Magazine.
"The future of our world depends on how we steward our land, soil, water, and seeds, and pass them on to future generations."
- Dr. Vandana Shiva
When you are traveling through the beautiful state of Oregon, we highly recommend a stop overnight at the Motel Del Rogue in the Rogue River Valley near Grants Pass. Kevin, Constance and Sylvia are the family who run the place and they are extremely welcoming and warm. The rooms are homey. All the pictures you see in this blog for the last week were taken from a trail next to our riverside room. November is a beautiful month with Autumn colors abound.
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Women on Air want to remind you to slow down and notice the world around you. We have a few pictures below to help you slow down and appreciate the beauty of the autumn next to the Rogue River in Grants Pass, Oregon. These were taken right outside the Motel Del Rogue (more on that tomorrow) while Women on Air have been inside capturing tips and stories to share with our listeners for greater peace, passion and pleasure in our lives!
Stay tuned for more on that and other great interviews coming up in November and December!
Nature reflects life…once we get past our barriers, then life begins to flow. Enjoy whatever beauty surrounds you today. Life is lived in the moments…make some beautiful moments by noticing your surroundings.
Check out these additional shots of the Rogue River (below). Bring the beauty and peace of nature to your inside today…these shots are a reminder that all is well in the world…how is your river of life flowing today?
Women on Air have another radio show broadcast coming up the end of November with special guests Donna Sheehan and Paul Reffell, evolutionary behaviorists who have written a fascinating book “Redefining Seduction.”