NEW MOON RADIO

New Moon Radio is a “moonthly” audio adventure for youth and families that appears every new moon! It is a companion audiocast to our Full Moon Radio series. New Moon Radio aligns with the goals of all of our educational programming. It is nature-inspired and attuned to seasonal cycles and rhythms. It is attentive to issues of equity, justice, and social responsibility. And it aims to encourage all of our listeners to deepen their intimacy with the earth and their desire to protect people and the planet.

This series is meant to be a dialogue with our listeners. To suggest topics, submit audio stories and samples, or simply root us on, please reach out to newmoonradio@weavingearth.org. We’d love to hear from you!

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CO-CURATORS

New Moon Radio is co-curated by Lara Birchler and Solomon Botwick-Ries.

Solomon Botwick-Ries

Co-Curator

Solace ( they/them ) is a community organizer , public astrologer , and youth mentor devoted to a world where all beings live in sovereignty , with access to pleasure , in reciprocity with their ecological home —

Solace lives as a white settler on Southern Pomo Land , and traces their ancestry from diasporic Ashkenazi Jewish peoples immigrating from Romania and Belarus . They are neurodivergent , working-class , chronically ill and transgender , with citizenship and education privilege . Solace is romanced with a vision of liberation that places people back in their bodies , back in relationship , and back in the landscape . To this end , Solace’s offerings take the form of non-binary/queer youth mentorship , council facilitation , Jewish chaplaincy , and somatic coaching . Solace is guided by a commitment to creating resilient peer and intergenerational relationships centered on nature-connection .

Solace is a graduate of the Weaving Earth Immersion Program . They are a co-visionary of and collaborator on the Queer Ecologies Constellation , a multi-regional network and seasonal cohort of LGBTQ2SIA+ and QTBIPOC farmers, ecologists , artists , and organizers gathering in study of queer-centered ecology and land-based practices . Solace is a member of the inaugural F.I.R.E ( Foundations in Resilience Education ) Fellowship .

Solace is an apprentice of bird-language , the tarot , and challah baking . Solace also goes by Solomon , Shlomo , and Salomé .

Lara Birchler

Co-Curator

Lara (she/her) is especially passionate about sharing ways to strengthen relationships with members of the beyond-human world (birds!), thereby cultivating the birth-rite of belonging for all beings here on Earth.

Lara is a multimedia artist and 3rd-year graduate of the Weaving Earth Immersion program, where relational education and deep nature-connection practices such as bird language, animal tracking, permaculture, the work to dismantle systems of oppression, and ancestral skills are at the core of the curriculum.

For the fifteen years prior, she taught Art and Ceramics in California public high schools and also worked in therapeutic wilderness programs for teens. Lara loves to wander and lives in a bright yellow converted ol’ ambulance with a mini wood-fire stove. Lara is a white, cisgender woman who uses she/her pronouns.

CURRENT EPISODE

EPISODE #003

DESCRIPTION

Welcome back! Tune into Episode #003 of New Moon Radio!!! Episode 003 features a beautiful synchronicity story about weasel, told by Lara. Enjoy! 

DOWNLOAD THE COMPANION GUIDE

Download the Companion Guide for Episode #003!

SHOW ARCHIVE

  • Episode 1
  • Episode 2
  • Episode 3


Tune into Episode #001 — the very first episode! — of New Moon Radio. This show takes you on a day-long, nature-based adventure with Solace and Lara. Segments include: Introductions, Opening Circle, Scenes from the Sit Spot, Usnea News, a Lunchtime Feast, Stories from the Wander (or I got ___ by that), the Skies with Solace and a Closing Circle by the Fireside.

Join us at your own pace — feel free to listen all the way through, or if you’d like, pause and listen at different times during the day. Enjoy!

 
At Home Companion Guide

Please download this Companion Guide to the episode! The guide has numerous at-home activities, including follow-up fun, coloring activities that feature characters from the show (Ricky, Jackrabbit, and Mars), AND MORE!

Episode Credits

Thanks to the amazing contributors to this episode:
Dave Hage — WE Facilitator and Co-Founder

Music Credits:
All Guitar MusicSam Edmondson
Electronic Music and Sound Samples — Royalty-free, public domain via freesound.org.

The following bird recordings were used in this episode:
Acorn Woodpecker — Jonathon Jongsma, XC110258. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/110258.
American Goldfinch — Jonathon Jongsma, XC175254. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/175254.
American Robin — Jonathon Jongsma, XC254483. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/254483.
Barn Swallow — Jonathon Jongsma, XC83449. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/83449.
Black-Capped Chickadee — Jonathon Jongsma, XC114086. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/114086.
Black-Capped Chickadee — Jonathon Jongsma, XC132861. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/132861.
Bewick's Wren — Jonathon Jongsma, XC109668. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/109668.
Common Raven — Jonathon Jongsma, XC110257. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/110257.
Dark-Eyed Junco — Jonathon Jongsma, XC216764. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/216764.
Eastern Bluebird — Jonathon Jongsma, XC171698. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/171698.
Northern Flicker — Jonathon Jongsma, XC104536. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/104536.
Ruby-Crowned Kinglet — Jonathon Jongsma, XC175094. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/175094.
Ruby-Crowned Kinglet — Jonathon Jongsma, XC131643. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/131643.
White-Crowned Sparrow — Jonathon Jongsma, XC99572. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/99572.
Wood Thrush — Jonathon Jongsma, XC178123. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/178123.
Song Sparrow — Jonathon Jongsma, XC132874. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/132874.

Tune into Episode #002 of New Moon Radio. This show takes you on a day-long, nature-based adventure with Solace and Lara. Segments include: Morning Circle, Scenes from the Sit Spot, Usnea News, Flicker Feast, I Got Bamboozled by That, the Skies with Solace and a Closing Circle by the Fireside. Join us at your own pace — feel free to listen all the way through, or if you’d like, pause and listen at different times during the day. Enjoy!
At Home Companion Guide
Please download this Companion Guide to the episode! The guide has numerous at-home activities, including follow-up fun, coloring activities that feature scenes and activities  from the show (Accipiter, Ocean Scene with Cormorants/Seals/Bull Kelp, and the Moon Activity), AND MORE!
Episode Credits
Thanks to the amazing contributors to this episode: Stella Estipona  — Youth guest and jokester Tara Milliken  — WE Facilitator and Alumnus Hannah Schwartz  — WE Alumnus brontë velez  — WE Facilitator, Board Member and Alumnus Music Credits: Oh Cooper’s Hawk — Written by teens and mentors at a Weaving Earth Program. Special thanks to Melodie Kauff, Ida Rotto and Sebastian Schmid. Performed by Ida Rotto and the Wild Tenders Thank you For the Food  — Written by Ida Rotto and Will Nissen (WE Alumni and youth staff), tune and hand gestures from a Norwegian camp Ida attended as a kid. Performed by Tara Milliken and Sam Edmondson All Guitar MusicSam Edmondson  Electronic Music and Sound Samples — Royalty-free, public domain via freesound.org and splice.com. The following bird recordings were used in this episode: Acorn Woodpecker — Jonathon Jongsma, XC110258. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/110258. American Goldfinch — Jonathon Jongsma, XC175254. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/175254. American Robin — Jonathon Jongsma, XC254483. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/254483. Barn Swallow — Jonathon Jongsma, XC83449. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/83449. Black-Capped Chickadee — Jonathon Jongsma, XC114086. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/114086. Black-Capped Chickadee — Jonathon Jongsma, XC132861. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/132861. Bewick's Wren — Jonathon Jongsma, XC109668. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/109668. Common Raven — Jonathon Jongsma, XC110257. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/110257. Dark-Eyed Junco — Jonathon Jongsma, XC216764. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/216764. Eastern Bluebird — Jonathon Jongsma, XC171698. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/171698. Northern Flicker — Jonathon Jongsma, XC104536. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/104536. Ruby-Crowned Kinglet — Jonathon Jongsma, XC175094. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/175094. Ruby-Crowned Kinglet — Jonathon Jongsma, XC131643. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/131643. White-Crowned Sparrow — Jonathon Jongsma, XC99572. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/99572. Wood Thrush — Jonathon Jongsma, XC178123. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/178123. Song Sparrow — Jonathon Jongsma, XC132874. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/132874.


Tune in to Episode #003 of New Moon Radio. This episode features a beautiful synchronicity story about weasel, told by Lara.

Join us at your own pace — feel free to listen all the way through, or if you’d like, pause and listen at different times during the day. Enjoy!

At Home Companion Guide

Download the Companion Guide and follow along with at-home activities!

Episode Credits

Thanks to the amazing contributors to this episode:
Stella Estipona  — Jokester

Music Credits:
All Guitar MusicSam Edmondson

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