the dirt podcast

This is a podcast about tree planting in the forest industry. The Dirt is a place to shed light on the culture that is mostly contained within those who have stuck a shovel in the ground.
Do you want to learn more about tree planting? Have you had a friend go tree planting and come back a totally different person, but you don’t understand why? Are you a tree planter and have a crazy story to share? Are you a planter who had a bad day and need someone who gets it to cheer you up? Are you nostalgic about your planting days and want to reminisce? This is the spot!

Cover art is by tree planter Bethany Davis from her illustration series “Follow the trees”


Episode 70: Van Life Realities with Nate Federau The Dirt: Confessions of a Tree Planter

A little bit about this week's guest Nate Federau: Born in BC and raised in Ontario I was always longing till the day I could return to the mountains. I'm a winter fanatic that spent years searching for a seasonal offset to support living and having fun in BC. At 24, I finally found everything in tree planting. As a competitive student athlete, becoming an industrial athlete was a logical transition I didn't see. It's blessed me with extended opportunities to explore the different biomes in BC and find the place I would love to one day call home. But for now I'll continue to live a Van lifestyle year round with my pup Avigale searching for ski lines, Prestine rivers and wild mushrooms.  LINKS  van app:
  1. Episode 70: Van Life Realities with Nate Federau
  2. Episode 69: Evolution, Integrity, Authenticity & The End of Counterculture in Planting with Travis Chambers
  3. Episode 68: Lomi Lomi, Sacred Hawaiian Bodywork with Matthew Kent
  4. Episode 66: Money Matters and Financial Empowerment with Matt Brickenden
  5. Special Announcement: Forest For the Trees Canada-Wide Screening!!

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