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For dads who want to leave their kids a better world by being eco-thrifty and green, while still being men about it. Learn how to survive the farmers markets Mom drags you to, and interpret all that hipster talk about how what you do in your home affects the local and global environment.

Latest Episodes

Day 21 - Coffee!

It’s day 21 of 31 days to regenerate your world, and we’re making your morning coffee run a little greener! How can you make coffee more regenerative? Like... fair trade or organic or something? Nope! We're talking about HOW you brew and drink it. Listen in as Doneil and Jason talk about how to brew a great cup of coffee at home without all the gas and paper waste of The Green Siren, Starbucks nor all the plastic and metal waste of k-cups. But if you HAVE to get your corporate dose of caffeine happiness, we'll tell you how to make even Starbucks and K-cups regenerative. And of course there's a solid Jason rant about annoying customers from his days as a SBUX manager in Southern California.

17 min2018 APR 27
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Day 21 - Coffee!

Day 20 - Understanding CSA programs and Veggie Buying Clubs

Have you voted for The Dads yet? Deadline is 4/22 at midnight mountain time! Vote "Individual - Jason Gray" and make sure you vote for the other categories too, to make sure your ballot counts! https://www.csindy.com/Abstractions/archives/2018/03/29/2018-greenie-awards-recognizes-the-springs-greenest-people-and-entities We're talking how to order Community Supported Agriculture "CSA" shares, and how they differ from farm buying clubs like Bountiful Baskets. We also talk about the importance of eating seasonally. We mention some cookbook ideas for how to eat in-season and how to cook the random stuff you might get from your first CSA share season. Those will be up shortly at our website: regendads.com.... Check it out there!

17 min2018 APR 22
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Day 20 - Understanding CSA programs and Veggie Buying Clubs

Day 19 - Gifting Local and Regenerative

Listening real time? VOTE FOR THE DADS! https://www.csindy.com/Abstractions/archives/2018/03/29/2018-greenie-awards-recognizes-the-springs-greenest-people-and-entities Vote for "Individual - Jason Gray" and make sure you vote for each of the other categories so your ballot will count! ----- How can you give regenerative and local gifts? We talk about ways you can get gifts from your local farms, including value-added stuff that will help their bottom line while saving you money - soaps, candles, salves, beard oil, whatever. But you can also give gifts made out of recycled materials. Jason's personal favorite version of this around the Colorado Springs, Colorado area is Drew Johnson's Tech Wears. All kinds of cool stuff for men and women made out of recycled circuit boards. Techwears.com

13 min2018 APR 13
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Day 19 - Gifting Local and Regenerative

Day 18 - Make Your Lunch Greener and Regenerative

It's Day 18 of the 31-Days to Regenerate Your World Dad's Boot Camp, and we're talking how to make your lunch a little more eco-friendly. A lot of hipsters have been making salads in mason jars lately, but Doneil says that's something rednecks like him have been doing for decades. #CulturalAppropriation We have other ideas for simple and free ways to reduce the footprint of your lunch box in both your wallet and your environment. Please support the show by visiting blueapron.com/regendads to sign up for $30 off your delicious and regenerative meals from local-to-you small farms with little waste. Have you gone back and listened to the last episode with Daniel Salatin of Polyface Farm, Joel Salatin's son and heir? Make sure you do. Great stuff.

11 min2017 DEC 14
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Day 18 - Make Your Lunch Greener and Regenerative

Special Interview with Daniel Salatin of Polyface Farm

We're taking a quick break from our 31-Days to Regenerate Your World series to bring you this special longer-form episode with Daniel Salatin of Polyface Farm in Swoope, Virginia. Daniel is the son of America's most famous farmer, Joel Salatin. Since Daniel and his own kids are "taking over the family business" (as Jason would try to say in his best mob-boss voice), we thought Daniel would have some really interesting thoughts on passing on the regenerative ethic to the next generation, and how young parents can make sure their family is getting the best food and environment for their future. That's what we thought... and boy WE WERE RIGHT. We suspect many listeners will join the Regenerative Dads podcast and movement thanks to this episode. Welcome! Please go back and binge the whole "31-Days to Regenerate Your World" series and subscribe to continue getting great regenerative knowledge in long-form episodes like this one!

38 min2017 NOV 12
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Special Interview with Daniel Salatin of Polyface Farm

Day 17 - Meet Your Meat: Buying Grass Fed Beef and Pastured Pork or Chicken

Where are you going to find grass fed beef for sale, or buy pastured pork? What about pastured chicken or turkey? We tell you what to look for, how to find it, and how to make buying a "half hog" or "quarter cow" less scary. Lots more on the real site, regendads.com/31days/17 Please throw us a review on iTunes, Stitcher, etc! And as always, support our supporters: - audibletrial.com/regendads - regendads.com/blueapron - abeefriendlycompany.com

11 min2017 SEP 23
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Day 17 - Meet Your Meat: Buying Grass Fed Beef and Pastured Pork or Chicken

Day 16 - Defining Biodynamic Farming, Permaculture, No-Till, etc

What is permaculture? What is biodynamic wine? What are the benefits of no-till farming? We're taking on these questions from a Dad's perspective on this episode of 31 Days to Regenerate Your World. We'll be brutally honest in this one. Some of these terms you'll see that are "beyond organic" are getting way out there in hipster/hippieland. Many of these certifications were developed to help farms differentiate themselves from "just industrial organic" farms. But a Regen Dad needs to know some of these so you can spot the B.S. at the farmers' markets. And know when the farmer you're talking to is a little crazy. Whether that's "you're kind of crazy" or "Homer Simpson slowly backing into the bush to get away" style crazy is up to you. Because one of these involves burying lactating cow poop in a horn for six months and then using lunar phases to decide when to dig it up. Yup. Full show no

17 min2017 SEP 21
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Day 16 - Defining Biodynamic Farming, Permaculture, No-Till, etc

Day 15 - Sneak Some Edible Plants Into Your Ornamental Garden

In an HOA with a "No Vegetable Gardens in the front yard" rule? Mom not willing to let you tear out her ornamentals to start your manly grilling-ready vegetable regenerative garden? We're giving you some "outlaw garden" quality suggestions on how to hide a garden right in the bluehaired HOA snitch's view, without them ever noticing until they smell the awesome dinner on your grill. You'll also learn that there are great benefits to adding edible plants among your ornamental plants. Each plant species pulls water from different levels of the soil, different nutrients from the worm poop, etc. So you might accidentally find the next permaculture "companion plants." Full post is at regendads.com/31days/15. As always, support our supporters! A Bee Friendly Company Audibletrial.com/regendads regendads.com/blueapron

10 min2017 SEP 19
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Day 15 - Sneak Some Edible Plants Into Your Ornamental Garden

Day 14 - Ditching the Pesticides and herbicides, or “Weeds? KILL THEM WITH FIRE!”

We're taking the chemical pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, whatevericides to HazMat today, and looking at RoundUp alternatives and organic pesticides. How can you get rid of weeds naturally? Sure, there's vinegar. But we're going Dad-style here with: FLAME WEEDING! What can be more Clark Griswold style dad-worthy than using a weed killing flame thrower? Let me check.... umm, not much. It can be done safely, and it's still better than spraying chemicals. But we'll also tell you some other options. Support our sponsors: Audibletrial.com/regendads for a free 30-day trial and free audiobook to listen to. And regendads.com/blueapron for $30 off your first order with Blue Apron's awesome ingredient delivery service to make fresh home-cooked meals. Rest of the shownotes and more at regendads.com/31days/14. Please share this episode with another Dad, and give us a review on iTunes.

16 min2017 SEP 17
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Day 14 - Ditching the Pesticides and herbicides, or “Weeds? KILL THEM WITH FIRE!”

Day 13 - Hidden Drawbacks of “Green” Grid Energy

Everyone says green and renewable energy is the way to go. But there are some trade-offs and drawbacks to green energy sources like wind, solar, geothermal, etc. Let's drop some knowledge so you can hold your own in conversations with all the "hipster nephews" out there about whether it's feasible or desirable to replace all our energy production with current technologies. Maybe conservation and just reducing the amount of energy we need to use in the first place is the best bet. To help you on the way towards reducing your appliance and device usage, we strongly recommend getting a "Kill-A-Watt,"(affiliate link) which shows you exactly how much energy -- and money -- a particular device is using. Doneil and Jason were both really surprised when we used these around our houses. Get more information and links at the full blog post for this episode: regendads.com/31days/13

16 min2017 SEP 14
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Day 13 - Hidden Drawbacks of “Green” Grid Energy

Latest Episodes

Day 21 - Coffee!

It’s day 21 of 31 days to regenerate your world, and we’re making your morning coffee run a little greener! How can you make coffee more regenerative? Like... fair trade or organic or something? Nope! We're talking about HOW you brew and drink it. Listen in as Doneil and Jason talk about how to brew a great cup of coffee at home without all the gas and paper waste of The Green Siren, Starbucks nor all the plastic and metal waste of k-cups. But if you HAVE to get your corporate dose of caffeine happiness, we'll tell you how to make even Starbucks and K-cups regenerative. And of course there's a solid Jason rant about annoying customers from his days as a SBUX manager in Southern California.

17 min2018 APR 27
Comments
Day 21 - Coffee!

Day 20 - Understanding CSA programs and Veggie Buying Clubs

Have you voted for The Dads yet? Deadline is 4/22 at midnight mountain time! Vote "Individual - Jason Gray" and make sure you vote for the other categories too, to make sure your ballot counts! https://www.csindy.com/Abstractions/archives/2018/03/29/2018-greenie-awards-recognizes-the-springs-greenest-people-and-entities We're talking how to order Community Supported Agriculture "CSA" shares, and how they differ from farm buying clubs like Bountiful Baskets. We also talk about the importance of eating seasonally. We mention some cookbook ideas for how to eat in-season and how to cook the random stuff you might get from your first CSA share season. Those will be up shortly at our website: regendads.com.... Check it out there!

17 min2018 APR 22
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Day 20 - Understanding CSA programs and Veggie Buying Clubs

Day 19 - Gifting Local and Regenerative

Listening real time? VOTE FOR THE DADS! https://www.csindy.com/Abstractions/archives/2018/03/29/2018-greenie-awards-recognizes-the-springs-greenest-people-and-entities Vote for "Individual - Jason Gray" and make sure you vote for each of the other categories so your ballot will count! ----- How can you give regenerative and local gifts? We talk about ways you can get gifts from your local farms, including value-added stuff that will help their bottom line while saving you money - soaps, candles, salves, beard oil, whatever. But you can also give gifts made out of recycled materials. Jason's personal favorite version of this around the Colorado Springs, Colorado area is Drew Johnson's Tech Wears. All kinds of cool stuff for men and women made out of recycled circuit boards. Techwears.com

13 min2018 APR 13
Comments
Day 19 - Gifting Local and Regenerative

Day 18 - Make Your Lunch Greener and Regenerative

It's Day 18 of the 31-Days to Regenerate Your World Dad's Boot Camp, and we're talking how to make your lunch a little more eco-friendly. A lot of hipsters have been making salads in mason jars lately, but Doneil says that's something rednecks like him have been doing for decades. #CulturalAppropriation We have other ideas for simple and free ways to reduce the footprint of your lunch box in both your wallet and your environment. Please support the show by visiting blueapron.com/regendads to sign up for $30 off your delicious and regenerative meals from local-to-you small farms with little waste. Have you gone back and listened to the last episode with Daniel Salatin of Polyface Farm, Joel Salatin's son and heir? Make sure you do. Great stuff.

11 min2017 DEC 14
Comments
Day 18 - Make Your Lunch Greener and Regenerative

Special Interview with Daniel Salatin of Polyface Farm

We're taking a quick break from our 31-Days to Regenerate Your World series to bring you this special longer-form episode with Daniel Salatin of Polyface Farm in Swoope, Virginia. Daniel is the son of America's most famous farmer, Joel Salatin. Since Daniel and his own kids are "taking over the family business" (as Jason would try to say in his best mob-boss voice), we thought Daniel would have some really interesting thoughts on passing on the regenerative ethic to the next generation, and how young parents can make sure their family is getting the best food and environment for their future. That's what we thought... and boy WE WERE RIGHT. We suspect many listeners will join the Regenerative Dads podcast and movement thanks to this episode. Welcome! Please go back and binge the whole "31-Days to Regenerate Your World" series and subscribe to continue getting great regenerative knowledge in long-form episodes like this one!

38 min2017 NOV 12
Comments
Special Interview with Daniel Salatin of Polyface Farm

Day 17 - Meet Your Meat: Buying Grass Fed Beef and Pastured Pork or Chicken

Where are you going to find grass fed beef for sale, or buy pastured pork? What about pastured chicken or turkey? We tell you what to look for, how to find it, and how to make buying a "half hog" or "quarter cow" less scary. Lots more on the real site, regendads.com/31days/17 Please throw us a review on iTunes, Stitcher, etc! And as always, support our supporters: - audibletrial.com/regendads - regendads.com/blueapron - abeefriendlycompany.com

11 min2017 SEP 23
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Day 17 - Meet Your Meat: Buying Grass Fed Beef and Pastured Pork or Chicken

Day 16 - Defining Biodynamic Farming, Permaculture, No-Till, etc

What is permaculture? What is biodynamic wine? What are the benefits of no-till farming? We're taking on these questions from a Dad's perspective on this episode of 31 Days to Regenerate Your World. We'll be brutally honest in this one. Some of these terms you'll see that are "beyond organic" are getting way out there in hipster/hippieland. Many of these certifications were developed to help farms differentiate themselves from "just industrial organic" farms. But a Regen Dad needs to know some of these so you can spot the B.S. at the farmers' markets. And know when the farmer you're talking to is a little crazy. Whether that's "you're kind of crazy" or "Homer Simpson slowly backing into the bush to get away" style crazy is up to you. Because one of these involves burying lactating cow poop in a horn for six months and then using lunar phases to decide when to dig it up. Yup. Full show no

17 min2017 SEP 21
Comments
Day 16 - Defining Biodynamic Farming, Permaculture, No-Till, etc

Day 15 - Sneak Some Edible Plants Into Your Ornamental Garden

In an HOA with a "No Vegetable Gardens in the front yard" rule? Mom not willing to let you tear out her ornamentals to start your manly grilling-ready vegetable regenerative garden? We're giving you some "outlaw garden" quality suggestions on how to hide a garden right in the bluehaired HOA snitch's view, without them ever noticing until they smell the awesome dinner on your grill. You'll also learn that there are great benefits to adding edible plants among your ornamental plants. Each plant species pulls water from different levels of the soil, different nutrients from the worm poop, etc. So you might accidentally find the next permaculture "companion plants." Full post is at regendads.com/31days/15. As always, support our supporters! A Bee Friendly Company Audibletrial.com/regendads regendads.com/blueapron

10 min2017 SEP 19
Comments
Day 15 - Sneak Some Edible Plants Into Your Ornamental Garden

Day 14 - Ditching the Pesticides and herbicides, or “Weeds? KILL THEM WITH FIRE!”

We're taking the chemical pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, whatevericides to HazMat today, and looking at RoundUp alternatives and organic pesticides. How can you get rid of weeds naturally? Sure, there's vinegar. But we're going Dad-style here with: FLAME WEEDING! What can be more Clark Griswold style dad-worthy than using a weed killing flame thrower? Let me check.... umm, not much. It can be done safely, and it's still better than spraying chemicals. But we'll also tell you some other options. Support our sponsors: Audibletrial.com/regendads for a free 30-day trial and free audiobook to listen to. And regendads.com/blueapron for $30 off your first order with Blue Apron's awesome ingredient delivery service to make fresh home-cooked meals. Rest of the shownotes and more at regendads.com/31days/14. Please share this episode with another Dad, and give us a review on iTunes.

16 min2017 SEP 17
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Day 14 - Ditching the Pesticides and herbicides, or “Weeds? KILL THEM WITH FIRE!”

Day 13 - Hidden Drawbacks of “Green” Grid Energy

Everyone says green and renewable energy is the way to go. But there are some trade-offs and drawbacks to green energy sources like wind, solar, geothermal, etc. Let's drop some knowledge so you can hold your own in conversations with all the "hipster nephews" out there about whether it's feasible or desirable to replace all our energy production with current technologies. Maybe conservation and just reducing the amount of energy we need to use in the first place is the best bet. To help you on the way towards reducing your appliance and device usage, we strongly recommend getting a "Kill-A-Watt,"(affiliate link) which shows you exactly how much energy -- and money -- a particular device is using. Doneil and Jason were both really surprised when we used these around our houses. Get more information and links at the full blog post for this episode: regendads.com/31days/13

16 min2017 SEP 14
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Day 13 - Hidden Drawbacks of “Green” Grid Energy
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