Return to Squash Mountain

It’s hard to tell if there are more squash or people at the National Heirloom Exposition. Every September, thousands of  gardeners, farmers, seed collectors, and plant people travel to Santa Rosa, CA to celebrate heirloom and organic plants, learn from the experts, and take photos of…

Kale, Not Jail

“There goes the syllabus!” I yelled as a gust of wind blew our newly printed class schedule off the dashboard and onto the open road. After three cars had rolled over it, I got out of the truck, peeled the syllabus off the pavement,…

Permaculture for Personal and Cultural Repair

Episode 127: How can we apply Permaculture ethics and principles to our lives and relationships? In this episode Delia Carroll and Rachel Kaplan, co-founders of 13 Moon CoLab, talk about Social Permaculture, designing your life for resiliency, and how tending to your inner landscape can lead…

Natural Process Farming with Bob Cannard

Episode 124: In this episode we dive into the world of Natural Process Agriculture with Bob Cannard. Bob grows highly diversified food crops by working with nature and natural systems. In Natural Process farming, crops are grown 50% for people and 50% for Nature…

Corn Vs. Corn- A Conversation with Non-GMO and GMO Corn

Episode 110: My guest for this episode is Zea mays, also known as Corn. In this exclusive interview Corn speaks about its long history, its beginning as a wild grass, and how humans and corn have influenced each other. Corn also talks about hybridization, propagation,…

The Climate Change Diet

I’m going on a diet. A Climate Change Diet. An eating regime that not only makes me healthier, but also affects the earth and ecosystem in beneficial ways. If enough of us signed up for the Climate Change Diet or Climate Diet, we might have…

Healing the Earth: Gaia University, Eco- Villages, and Nature Mediation

Episode 71: Declan Kennedy, architect, Permaculture designer, mediator, spiritual healer, and founding chairman of the International Advisory Board of Gaia University, speaks with us about his excitement for life, nature, and lifelong learning.  http://traffic.libsyn.com/pdcastsusworldradio/DeclanK.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:10 — 14.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android…

THE NURDLE- My Battle with a Plastic Pellet

It was raining when I met the nurdle.  I was out taking a walk.  Everyone else must have been inside, staying dry.  The rain fell in a silent, steady drizzle, tapering off from its previous downpour.  As I walked, I saw a lot of…

Planting Food Forests at School

Episode 61: Common Vision Fruit Tree Tour makes a stop at Monte Vista Elementary in Santa Barbara, California. Playing drums, singing, and planting trees with elementary school students, Common Vision members talk about their journey through California on a veggie oil bus. http://traffic.libsyn.com/pdcastsusworldradio/Common_Vision.mp3Podcast: Play…

Art and the Environment with Dianna Cohen

Episode 59: Dianna Cohen, famous for her art pieces created with plastic bags, talks about her passion for art and the environment. Cohen, a Los Angeles based artist, discusses her use of the ubiquitous plastic bag and why she uses recycled and reuse art materials….

Environmental Horticulture

Episode 42: Are you interested in a career in horticulture? Dr. Mike Gonella, chair of the Environmental Horticulture (EH) Department at Santa Barbara City College, speaks with Jill Cloutier about sustainable landscaping, careers in horticulture, and the EH program at City College. http://traffic.libsyn.com/pdcastsusworldradio/Mike_Gonella.mp3Podcast: Play in…

Eco Villages and Intentional Communities

Episode 42: Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live in an ecovillage or intentional community? In this interview, Diana Leafe Christian, author of the book Creating a Life Together- Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities, talks about the joys and…

Children and Nature

Episode 41: Warren Brush, Co-Founder of Quail Springs Learning Oasis and Permaculture Farm, speaks with Jill Cloutier about his experiences working with children and nature, the importance of mentoring, Permaculture, and how he started the Wilderness Youth Project. http://traffic.libsyn.com/pdcastsusworldradio/WarrenBPC.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download…

‘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 |…

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