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Creating Space Project

From ordinary women, come stories that are real and inspiring.

Ruth Nelson, a psychologist, asks women to share a story from their lives.

Together, they explore that story to uncover their personal values and beliefs.

Every person you see has a story. This podcast is about taking the time to listen.

Mar 6, 2019

Jaeb is a woman of vision, as well as extraordinary humility.

“If I know anything, it’s that I know nothing.”

When Jaeb and her husband first purchased land in central Thailand, the soil was so degraded by monocrop farming and heavy use of chemical fertilisers, it was like rock.

They started growing trees for shade around the house. Initially, Jaeb and James had many failures, with thousands of saplings dying.

But then they discovered the work of Dr John D. Liu.

Since then, Jaeb has undertaken a fascinating journey of learning about ecological restoration, permaculture and sustainable agriculture. Jaeb wants to create a food forest, a way of producing food that doesn’t require deforestation or monocrop farming.

An educator by training, and passionate about the environment, Jaeb wants to bring as many people on this journey with her as possible. From her own children to the local town to an international community of volunteers who come to the farm to live and learn, Jaeb’s vision is to share knowledge about food security and nature.

“It’s possible to live off the land and to enjoy nature. You don’t need to cut down everything in your farm.”