“IN NATURE’S ECONOMY THE CURRENCY IS NOT MONEY,IT IS LIFE.” ~VANDANA SHIVA
The vision for Over Grow The System is to create an effective and compelling platform that can empower and activate people across social spectrums, while also addressing the real issues and challenges that the world faces today. A platform that can inspire people to reclaim their freedom and their power from the cultural mechanisms of control and complacency in order to live more in balance with the cycles and systems of the natural world
SYD WOODWARD – OVER GROW THE SYSTEM FOUNDER – Syd Woodward is the Founder/Owner and Director of Over Grow The System. He has over 10 years experience running Online Media and is an accomplished Videographer, Photographer, Digital Media Editor and Social Media Manager. Sydney is committed to deepening our relationship with nature and environmental activism through education. Currently he is expanding his skill set in teaching and facilitation
HEMMIE LINDHOLM is dedicated to the exploration of art as an inspiring tool of crafting culture. She is the Co-Owner and Director of Over Grow The System. She has over 8 years experience in Creative Design, Production and Marketing and is a published Writer and Multidisciplinary Designer. Hemmie is currently mastering skills in Photography and Videography.
SAGE BIRLEY – OVER GROW THE SYSTEM WRITER – Sage Birley is a 4th generation young farmer and agricultural journalist living on his families century old farm in the BC Peace Region. After gaining an associate of the arts in community development Birley returned to the Peace Region to assist in the operation of the family’s organic grain farm and establish Little Peace Market Gardens on the property. Prior to returning to the farm Birley traveled to work on other farms and market garden operations around BC. As a journalist Birley has had the opportunity to connect with and learn from a diverse range of producers and community members. Interviews have allowed Birley to draw from a wealth of knowledge within the agricultural community and beyond. Through his experience Birley has seen the intimate connection between sustainable agriculture and healthy community. It is his belief that by fostering a connection to the land and each other we can grow healthy abundant communities that act as catalysts for change
DAVID KARR CO-FOUDER GUAYAKI – OVER GROW THE SYSTEM MENTOR– My passion is to share the extraordinary Guayaki story and to introduce people to the rich yerba mate culture and uplifting beverage. I encourage people to develop a relationship with the plant and discover how mate can be a powerful plant ally in their life. I find meaningful work in collaborating with forward thinking individuals to create sustainable, scalable, and ethical solutions to challenges facing humanity. I love passionate dialogue, creative tension, and both connecting with and inspiring people. I find great insight in the following quote:“Syd’s passion for Over Grow the System inspires positive action and demonstrates how taking back stewardship of the land is not only a step towards healthy sustainable living but a giant step towards planetary sustainability.”