When We Feed The Soil, We Feed Ourselves

Composting your food scraps turns your trash into treasure, saves you money on gardening inputs, and helps you become part of the solution to climate change.

Monsanto vs. Nature

Monsanto hit the genetically modified ball out of the park in California’s November election after pouring over $7 million  into defeating Proposition 37, the initiative measure that would have required labels on genetically modified food sold in California supermarkets. Playing for the Monsanto team…

The REAL Green Revolution In Africa: Permaculture in Zimbabwe

I met with Julious Piti several times during his world tour last summer.  Julious is a Permaculture designer and teacher, organic farmer and conflict facilitator  based in Zimbabwe. Julious has been using Permaculture in Africa to restore the health of both land and community. A founding member of the Chikukwa Ecological Land…

Down on the Farm with Justin Huhn

Mano Farm is quiet, lush, and beautiful.  It’s also home to All Good Things Organic Seeds,  the only organic seed company in Southern California.  Last month, I met with the farm’s co-founder Justin Huhn to talk about seeds, seed saving, organic farming and plants…

All Good Things Organic Seeds- A Conversation With Organic Farmer Justin Huhn

Episode 91: Justin Huhn is an organic farmer and an impassioned seed grower and plant lover. Certified in Permaculture Design, Justin cares deeply about organic farming, sustainability and subsistence. Co-creator of Mano Farm and All Good Things Organic Seeds Justin provides organic food and seeds locally…

The REAL Green Revolution In Africa: Permaculture in Zimbabwe With Julious Piti

Episode 90: Julious Piti is a Permaculture designer and teacher, organic farmer, and conflict facilitator based in Zimbabwe.  Julious has been using Permaculture in Africa to restore the health of both land and community. A founding member of the Chikukwa Ecological Land Trust (CELUCT) and…

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 47: 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…

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