Solarpunk Presents

Podcasts about creating the future we'd like to live in

2.6: Moving Slowly and Planting Things with Erin Alladin

Picture of a garden, with blooming orange flowers in foreground, backgrounded by large cruciferous vegetable leaves. Top third of the picture has the title text in pale yellow set against an opaque brown background "Gentle Gardening on Limited Spoons With Erin Alladin". In the bottom left corner is the Solarpunk Presents logo, a round earth with SP in white overtop of it.

Erin Alladin’s new e-book “Gentle Gardening: A Guide for Uncooperative Bodies” is transformative, specifically covering the issues of gardening with chronic fatigue and the other complex disabilities that can accompany it, and reframing gardening as an accessible and fun activity. Ariel talks to Erin in this episode about her journey with gardening to where she is now, the book, a bit about gardening on Turtle Island as a settler, and tackling the gardener’s mindset and impostor syndrome that may come with it. Listen here:


  • Native Land’s resource on what land acknowledgements are and why they are important, plus linked articles contextualizing and foregrounding Indigenous scholars’ and activists’ support and critiques of the practice
  • Spoon theory and POTS definitions
  • North Bay and Parry Sound
  • Erin’s post on chronic pain and permaculture principles is an excellent companion to Gentle Gardening.

You can visit Erin’s blog at to learn more, and check out GENTLE GARDENING: A GUIDE FOR UNCOOPERATIVE BODIES. You can connect with her at TikTok, Twitter, and Instagram @ErinAlladin.

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