358: Jake Mace on Wwoofing.
Trekking around the world to learn about organic farms.
Jake started gardening in 2011 with a peach, fig, pomegranate and kumquat tree to save money on his food budget. He has joined us multiple times on this show about his urban farm, best gardening tips and tricks, and learning from failure. As wells as how he became inspired by his mission to live a life that’s compassionate with a a zero- to positive-sum impact on the earth, particularly through his commitment to a vegan lifestyle.
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These days Jake is traveling the world WWOOFing and looking for his next great vegan meal.
In This Podcast:
Starting a new adventure with a minimalist lifestyle and travel to foreign countries is not something readily understood by most people. Yet when faced with life changes and an opportunity to start anew, that is exactly what Jake Mace is going to do. Having sold most of their possessions they are off on a world-wide WWOOFing trip visiting organic farms in various countries. He tells what motivated the change and how they are going to document their experiences.
Listen in and learn about:
- Changing his life and moving on to new adventures
- Being an athlete with a vegan diet and why his garden supported this
- How Greg and Jake met at a rainwater harvesting class
- Going crazy with wood chips
- WWOOF – World Wide Organization of Organic Farmers
- Doing videos on WWOOFing for a year
- Selling everything they own to start WWOOFing in Portugal
- Going to Spain after that
- Their plans after they are done with this world tour
- Putting themselves out of their comfort zone
- His new website, with a blog and online garden courses
As well as:
- His failure – Feels that he has many more times than unsuccessful people have even tried
- His success – 1 million subscribers to his Jake Mace YouTube Channel next month, and his garden in the desert,
- His drive – Living a zero impact- clean life, and living a vegan life
- His advice – Learn a skill, don’t just do a job
Book and Movie recommended by Jake:
Movie: Far and Away
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