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In this episode of Cloud 9 Online’s MediMindful Moment Podcast, co-hosts Judith Dreyer, Jeff Nelder, and Henry Edinger interview Nigel Palmer, the Director, and Curriculum Developer for Sustainable Regenerative Gardening at The Institute Of Sustainable Nutrition. Nigel talks about his expertise in traditional gardening and why the garden is a quintessential mindfulness place.

Episode Highlights:

  • Nigel shares a little background about his work and his career, as an author. (1:18)
  • Nigel mentions his book entitled, The Regenerative Growers Guide To Garden Amendments. (2:03)
  • Nigel leads the mindful moment exercise. (3:53)
  • Nigel shares some of his practices when feeding his plants. (4:04)
  • Does Nigel see himself with purposeful energy into the present moment while gardening? (7:12)
  • How does the whole notion of impermanence play a role in traditional gardening? (9:09)
  • Nigel mentions one of the most amazing things about nature. (12:53)
  • Nigel shares his gardening program at The Institute Of Sustainable Nutrition. (20:52)
  • Nigel shares a couple of mindfulness tips in the garden and mindfulness tips in life. (24:59)

Key Quotes:

  • “It’s a lovely time to watch the clouds go by, to see the rustle of the wind in the trees. Or notice some birds that are going through their antics on the side of the lawn. Gardening is a quintessential mindless mindfulness exercise.” – Nigel Palmer
  • “We’re all in the flow of the universe, you can either participate or not. And we all make decisions as to how we spend our time, and what we do with our time. And we can either ignore the flow of the universe, we can go against the flow of the universe, or we could be part of it.” – Nigel Palmer
  • “You don’t need an amazing skill set. You don’t need all this infrastructure or these ideas, but what you need to do is go out into the garden and put your toes in there and put a seed in, it won’t grow unless you plant it, right? So, once you start planting these things, all of these things unravel.” – Nigel Palmer

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