Join us for the We Can Do This Podcast, Kiss The Ground’s weekly conversation about how we can participate in the healing of our Earth and ourselves as we are one and the same.

Kiss the Ground welcomes Naima Penniman to the We Can Do This Podcast to discuss activism through the intersection of ecological healing and transformative justice. Rooted in collaboration and intergenerational responsibility, Naima’s work on the land brings passion and heart to the most crucial issues of today, leaving listeners with the tools and inspiration to transform the world. Get ready to be moved. 

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Episode 1: Build a resilient future from a place of possibility

There has never been a better time to cultivate a relationship with the natural world. In this conversation, Kiss the Ground’s Finian Makepeace, Urban Farmer Rishi Kumar, and David Montgomery, author of Growing a Revolution and The Hidden Half of Nature discuss how we can build a resilient future from a place of possibility and regeneration.

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Episode 2: Resiliency with Dr. Mark Hyman

In this insightful discussion, we dive into the topic of resiliency, from the farm to the community, to ourselves.

Episode 3: Healing Through Gardening with Dr. Vandana Shiva​

Dr. Vandana Shiva & Farmer Rishi discuss healing through gardening, why our connection to soil and plants matter and so many other inspiring topics.

Episode 4: The Return of the Victory Garden with Rosario Dawson & Adrian Grenier​

Finian Makepeace hosts long time friends of Kiss the Ground and Earth Activists, Rosario Dawson & Adrian Grenier. We dive into the resurgence of “The Victory Garden,” composting (Adrian and Rosario star in KTG’s The Compost Story!), what you can do right now to integrate regenerative practices into your life, and how to empower yourself as a soil advocate.

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A conversation with Charles Eisenstein about the possibility that arises for ourselves, the Earth and all of humanity when we encourage our heart to lead the way.

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Episode 6: How Breakdowns Can Lead to Breakthroughs with Paul Hawken

Ryland Engelhart and Finian Makepeace welcome friend and advisor Paul Hawken to discuss how breakdowns can lead to breakthroughs on this special 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

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Episode 8: Finding Joy in Sacrifice

Ryland Engelhart welcomes Terces Engelhart as they dive into the possibility of ‘Finding Joy Through Sacrifice.’

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Episode 7: Biodynamic Agriculture

Ryland Engelhart welcomes guests Rudy Marchesi and Dr. Thimmaiah who are both featured in Kiss the Ground’s newest short film: Biodynamic Agriculture: Farming in Service of Life.

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Episode 9: Raising a Regenerative Family

Ryland Engelhart welcomes wildlife tracker, regenerative rancher, speaker, and author of Dawn Again, Doniga Markegard for a conversation about ‘Raising a Regenerative Family.’ 

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Episode 10: Protecting Our Mother with Leila Salazar-López

Leila is a mother; proud Chicana-Latina woman; and passionate defender of Mother Earth, the Amazon, indigenous rights and climate justice. Since 2015 she has served as the Executive Director of Amazon Watch, leading the organization in its work to protect and defend the bio-cultural and climate integrity of the Amazon rainforest by advancing indigenous peoples’ rights, territories, and solutions.

Meet Ryland

Ryland Engelhart is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Kiss the Ground. He is also a co-creator of the award-winning, transformational documentary film, “May I Be Frank.” He is an entrepreneur and activist, and works to inspire more “gratitude” into our culture. He speaks on sacred commerce, tools for building community, and regeneration and is the host of Kiss the Ground’s We Can Do This Podcast.