Taking Permaculture on the Road

Patrick Jones is a poet, Permaculture practitioner and the co-author of the book The Art of Free Travel: A Frugal Family Adventure. In 2013, Patrick and his partner Meg Ulman embarked on a 14 month, 6,000 km journey by bike, cycling along Australia’s East Coast from…

The Art of Free Travel with Patrick Jones

Episode 130: In 2013, artists and Permaculturists Meg Ulman and Patrick Jones embarked on a 14 month, 6,000 km journey by bike, cycling along Australia’s East Coast from Daylesford to Cape York. Their travel companions were their sons, Woody and Zephyr, and their Jack Russell Terrier,…

The Universe Beneath Our Feet: The Soil Food Web

Episode 128: Dr. Elaine Ingham of Soil Foodweb Inc. guides us on this podcast journey into the world of soil. The meeting place of atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere, soil contains vast numbers of species.  Like most places where “edges” of different worlds meet,…

Joseph Simcox, Botanical Explorer

Episode 126: Joseph Simcox is a botanical explorer, ethnobotanist, international lecturer, and expert in food plants from around the world. In this free-ranging conversation, Joseph talks about the potential that we have to transform the planet in positive ways, how we can become “Giant Enrichers”…

Rediscovering Food Traditions

Episode 125: In this interview with Irina Stoenescu we talk about the re-discovery of food traditions, how regional foods are going global, and how Millennials and their interest in food with a story is shaping our food system. After the taste standardization of the fast food era, we…

The Magic of Mulberries

Episode 15: Loren Luyendyk has been working with Mulberry Trees for over 15 years. In this episode Loren talks about why more people should be growing this incredibly versatile plant. Did you know that Mulberry Trees can adapt to almost any soil type? That…

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,…

Earth Regeneration Through Eco-Agriculture

Episode 108: Learn how you can optimize plant and soil health with ecological agriculture. John Kempf is the founder of Advancing Eco Agriculture– a leading crop nutrition consulting company. An expert in the field of biological and regenerative farming, John Kempf teaches farmers how to grow healthier, more…

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…

The Joys of Local, Seasonal, Organic Food

Episode 38: Gourmet chef, organic gardener, and sustainable foods expert Kim Redman talks about the joy of local, seasonal, and organic foods. Redman is the chef and proprietress of Ambrosia Gourmet Catering and Ocean Ranch Organics in Santa Barbara, California. http://traffic.libsyn.com/pdcastsusworldradio/Kim_Redman_PC1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |…

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…

Slow Money & Nurture Capitalism

Episode 32: Woody Tasch, author of the book Slow Money speaks to Jill Cloutier (Sustainable World Radio) and Wes Roe (Santa Barbara Permaculture Network) about nurture capitalism, the soil of the economy, and ideas for creating a financial system that serves people, place, and nature as much…

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 |…

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