Growing Color- How To Create Beautiful Dyes From Plants

Episode 88: In this interview, fiber and dye expert Rebecca R. Burgess shares her techniques for growing and harvesting color.  Burgess talks about her favorite dye plants and the impact that chemical dyes have on the environment.  Plants, minerals, and insects can yield brilliant,…

What Can Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein Learn From a Worm?

After reading the small (and beautiful) book, Slow Money by Woody Tasch, I believe that Goldman Sachs CEO Blankfein and other heavyweights in the “Too Big to Fail” financial sector might be well-advised to carefully observe, take note of, and even hang out with some earthworms.

Sustainable Vine Wine Tours

Episode 60: Bryan Hope, founder of Sustainable Vine Wine Tours, talks about organic and biodynamic methods of producing wine. Hope describes a Sustainable Vine tour and shares with us the differences between conventional and sustainable vineyards. http://traffic.libsyn.com/pdcastsusworldradio/Sustainable_Vine.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration:…

Mount Kenya Organic Farming

Episode 58: Interview with Peter Murage, founder of MOOF (Mount Kenya Organic Farming). MOOF is a farm and demonstration/training center for small holder farmers located in Nanyuki, Kenya. MOOF AFRICA is an NGO working with sustainable development where eco-village concepts are used to address challenges…

Carbon Sequestration, Soil Health, and Permaculture

Episode 57: Darren Doherty, Australian Permaculture Designer and Teacher and Guner Tautrim, owner of Orella Ranch on the Gaviota Coast talk about the link between carbon and soil. Darren and Guner also discuss Keyline Design and its many benefits, including topsoil regeneration and sequestration of…

Permaculture in Cuba- with Robyn Francis

Episode 51: Robyn Francis talks about permaculture’s role in Cuba and CAPE: the Cuba-Australia Permaculture Exchange. Francis, an internationally renowned Permaculture teacher and designer speaks with Jill Cloutier of Sustainable World, and Margie Bushman and Wes Roe of the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network. Visit…

Mesoamerican Permaculture with Juan Rojas

Episode 46: Juan Rojas of the Institute of Mesoamerican Permaculture and the Permaculture Institute of El Salvador speaks about his work in the Campesino a Campesino (Farmer to Farmer) movement and the impact that Permaculture is having in Central America. http://traffic.libsyn.com/pdcastsusworldradio/Juan_Rojas.mp3Podcast: Play in new…

The Center for Urban Agriculture

Episode 40: Located on one of the oldest organic farms in California, The Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens, is an internationally respected model for urban food production, agricultural preservation, and community supported agriculture. Education Director, Tiffany Cooper Carpenter, speaks with Jill Cloutier about…

Permaculture in Africa- Food and Empowerment

Episode 39: Mugove Walter Nyika, coordinator of the 9th International Permaculture Conference and Convergence (IPC9), talks about the International Permaculture Conference and Convergence (IPC9).  The IPC9 was held in Africa in November of 2009. Walter discusses the history of Permaculture in Africa, what participants can expect to…

Tour of a Backyard Food Forest

Episode 33: Larry Saltzman, Permaculturist and Food Forester, takes us on a tour of his backyard suburban yard. Larry and his wife, Eco-Therapist Linda Buzzell Saltzman, have turned their backyard into a living oasis of edible trees and plants.Learn how you can transform a lawn…

Beneficial Insects and Integrated Pest Management

Episode 31: Brenton Kelly, an expert in Integrated Pest Management (IPM), talks about alternatives to pesticides and least toxic pest control methods. Learn more about and from Brenton by clicking here.  http://traffic.libsyn.com/pdcastsusworldradio/Track01.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 35:33 — 8.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android…

‘Food Not Lawns’ Seed Exchange at the Center for Urban Agriculture

Episode 29: This is an audio tour of a Seed Exchange at Fairview Gardens Center for Urban Agriculture in Goleta, California. The exchange was the culmination of a workshop by Heather Flores, author of the book, Food not Lawns. http://traffic.libsyn.com/pdcastsusworldradio/Seed_Swap_Fairview.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |…

Keyline Design with Darren Doherty

Episode 19: Permaculture designer and teacher Darren  Doherty introduces Keyline Design and outlines the many ways that it can serve as a solution to climate change. Darren explains how water cycles through the landscape in a sequence of natural patterns. Keyline Design is a design system…

Maya Food Gardeners in Belize

Episode 4: The Maya cultivated the forest as a garden for thousands of years.  Maya forest gardeners from El Pilar, Master Gardener Alfonzo Tzul, Traditional Healer Beatrice Waight, and young Entrepreneur Lucas Medina discuss how they conserve and prosper in the Maya forest and the importance…

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