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…

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-…

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…

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…

Water Woman Festival

Episode 54: Ray Cirino, artist, inventor, and permaculture designer, talks about the Water Woman Festival.  Cirino, a creator of rocket stoves, rainwater harvesting sculptures, and other types of “functional art”, tells us about the birth of Water Woman, her evolution, and importance at this…

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…

Home-Scale Permaculture- How to Create a Backyard Ecosystem

Episode 50: Toby Hemenway, author of the best selling book Gaia’s Garden, talks about how to create beautiful and functional ecosystems in our own backyards. Toby is a Permaculture teacher, writer, and lecturer, talks about basic Permaculture principles, guilds, and how to build soil fertility. http://traffic.libsyn.com/pdcastsusworldradio/Toby_Hemenway_PC.mp3Podcast: Play in…

Mesoamerican Permaculture with Juan Rojas

Episode 46: 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…

Permaculture and Sustainable Aid with Robyn Francis

Episode 44: Award winning international permaculture pioneer, teacher, designer, and educator Robyn Francis speaks about sustainable aid and permaculture for the 2/3 World. Robyn is the creator of Djanbung Gardens, Australia’s leading permaculture center. Joining me for this interview are Wesley Rowe and Margie Bushman of the…

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…

Permaculture in Africa- Food and Empowerment

Episode 39: Mugove Walter Nyika, coordinator of the 9th International Permaculture Conference and Convergence (IPC9), talks about the International Permaculture Conference and Convergence (IPC9).  The IPC9 was held in Africa in November of 2009. Walter discusses the history of Permaculture in Africa, what participants can expect to…

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…

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…

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