The Reality

My car had broken down for the last time. I waved goodbye as the AAA truck towed my rusting 1993 Pontiac away, one hazard light blinking a jerky farewell. “I don’t care if it’s crushed into a can. I’ve had it. It’s going to…

Permaculture in an Energy Descent World- Part 2 of an Interview with David Holmgren

Episode 67: Part 2 of a 2 part interview with David Holmgren, the co-originator of Permaculture. In part two of this interview, Holmgren talks about his book Future Scenarios: How Communities Can Adapt to Peak Oil and Climate Change. David shares with us his ideas of what…

Permaculture: The Beginning of a Worldwide Movement

Episode 66: Part 1 of a 2 part interview with David Holmgren, the co-originator of Permaculture.  Holmgren is co-author of Permaculture One, the book that introduced Permaculture to the world.  In Part 1 of this interview, Holmgren speaks about the beginnings of Permaculture, his home…

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…

Our Addiction to Oil and Gas- A Conversation With Michael Brune

Episode 34: Michael Brune was the executive director of the Rainforest Action Network when this episode aired. Michael is the author of the book, Coming Clean, Breaking America’s Addiction to Oil and Gas. In this episode. Michael talks about alternative energy and the environment….

Irreverent Reverends

My time with both Reverends was inspiring, invigorating, and entertaining. It was the most fun I’ve ever had with the clergy.

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…

How to Apply Permaculture to Your Life

Episode 3: Kat Steele is a Permaculture teacher and director of the Urban Permaculture Guild in Oakland, California.  Kat is trained in ecovillage design, natural building, and workshop facilitation.  In this interview, Kat Steele discusses how to apply Permaculture to your own life and what…

Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook

Episode 2: Albert Bates is the author of the Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook:  Recipes for Changing Times and director of the institute for AppropriateTechnology since 1984 and the Ecovillage Training Center since 1994.  In this interview, he shares some of his recipes for…

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