Native Herbs of the Appalachian Woodlands

Episode 26: Learn about native Appalachian herbs in this interview with educator, designer, and farmer Trevor Piersol. Co- founder of the Shenandoah Permaculture Institute, Trevor grows perennial fruits and medicinal herbs, with a focus on easy-care native plants, in his home state of Virginia….

Durian: The Aromatic King of Fruits

Episode 22: Imagine leaving your regular life behind and traveling for a year in search of a ripening fruit. This is what Lindsay Gasik did and it changed her life. The fruit she was searching for is Durian. One of the largest tropical fruits, Durian…

Meadow Gardens

Episode 133:  Is it time to turn your lawn into a biodiverse meadow? In this interview with John Greenlee, we learn about the many benefits of meadow gardens. An expert in grass ecology and sustainable design, John is the author of the books The American…

The Lentil Underground: Dr. Liz Carlisle

Episode 132: Can planting lentils be a radical act? Yes, if you live in a small conservative farming town in Montana, circa 1976. That was the year David Oien moved back to his family’s farm and planted a crop of lentils. This marked the beginning…

Working With Nature to Clean Water: Dr. John Todd

Episode 131: Dr. John Todd is a pioneer in the field of ecological design. The inventor of the Eco-Machine, John Todd works with nature to heal degraded waste sites often thought irreconcilably damaged. John Todd and his associates have worked on projects on five continents…

The Eco-Adventures of Last Paradise

Episode 76: As kids, they played in nature. As adults, they protect it. Clive Neeson, the director of the documentary Last Paradise talk with us about his beautiful documentary that explores a world that no longer exists . Last Paradise contains 45 years of footage from natural places all around…

The Small House Movement

Episode 69: How much space does it take to be happy?  That’s a question that author Shay Salomon answers in her book, Little House on a Small Planet. Shay and photographer Nigel Valdez spent over 8 years documenting small houses across North America. Little House on…

A New Dream for Naples on the Gaviota Coast

For years this beautiful site has been a battleground between environmentalists who believe in preservation of the land and developers who want to turn nature into dollar bills.

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.

How to Harvest Rainwater with Brad Lancaster

Episode 62: Rainwater harvesting expert and Permaculture Designer Brad Lancaster talks about how to plant the rain, water harvesting earth works, and his seminal books,Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volumes 1 & 2 . Brad Lancaster tells us how to slow, spread, and sink rainwater-…

Defending the Forest: An Interview with John Seed

Episode 37: John Seed is the founder and director of the Rainforest Information Centre in Australia. Seed is an environmental activist, rainforest advocate, bard, and filmmaker. Seed co-wrote the book, Thinking Like A Mountain. http://traffic.libsyn.com/pdcastsusworldradio/john_seed_pc.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 28:58 — 6.6MB) |…

Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping- Part 1

Episode 27:  KCSB programmer Ted Coe and Sustainable World Radio’s Jill Cloutier met with Reverend Billy and Reverend Sidney Lanier to discuss the collapse of the wall between church and theatre, how the Church of Stop Shopping was born, what it’s like to be…

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…

From Dolphin Trainer to Dolphin Advocate: Ric O’Barry Speaks Out on Captive Dolphins

Episode 16: Former dolphin trainer, Ric O’Barry, speaks with Jill Cloutier about his ten years in the captive dolphin industry and his transformation from dolphin trainer to dolphin advocate. O’Barry, former trainer of Flipper, (television’s favorite dolphin), now spends his life fighting to set dolphins…

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