#30 Scott Laaback: Center For Getting Things Started, HFUU

As a professional Land Coach, Scott talks about a new paradigm to give ourselves wealth. The drivers are our highest gifts when built up from the community that creates economy. Perhaps the world is not based on competition, but instead based on cooperation and place, much like the forest.

He is the Vice President of the Hawaii Farmers Union United – Puna Chapter.

Scott is the cofounder of the Center for Getting Things Started.

Reach Scott on Instagram @stoked_on_sustainable

Scott is a regenerative designer, farm-to-table chef, and organizer who works to create regenerative culture and landscapes. He brings broad experience including nearly a decade as a wildland firefighter, working in restaurants and on farms, producing numerous pop-up farm-to-table events, design, installation and maintenance of regenerative landscapes, co-founding Kumukoa House and serving as its Program Director and Permaculture Designer, and serving as the Permaculture Manager and then Landcare Director at Kalanihonua Retreat Center.

He is currently the Sustainability Coordinator for Flow Fest and consults privately doing Regenerative Land-coaching and design, farm-to-table cheffing, and sustainable event production. “I believe we can design the next paradigm to not only provide for the physical needs of humans but the unserved higher needs that have led us to our disharmonious relationship to ecology. Through hard work, integrity, and co-creation we foster playful reconnection, regeneration, and counter of markets of scarcity with abundance in order to bear forth and witness the emergence of a new eco-economic paradigm based in the truth of wholeness which allows for the emergence of the higher self while serving the whole which supports it.”