Ayana Young is a lover and protector of wild nature who teaches about empowered earth stewardship, leads biodiversity enhancement workshops, and facilitates panels across North America. In this episode we talk about:

  • Why it is so necessary right now to allow yourself to feel this intensely heartbreaking time, as someone who loves the earth
  • Why you are biologically born a steward of the earth, and what that truly means
  • How living on the land is a much more powerful learning experience than any textbook has to offer
  • Learning to find respect, kindness, creativity, and flexibility with land restoration
  • Renewal ecology vs restoration
  • Why being honest with yourself and grieving leads to empathy for the earth and teaches true reciprocity
  • Why you have to solidify your love for the earth with outward action
  • Why self care is such an important piece of activism and caring for the earth
  • What it means to be pro community health and what creative vision can look like
  • How stepping into your passion is courageous and essential to living a fulfilled life