Urban Homesteading- Heirloom Skills and Permaculture

Episode 89: A discussion with author, Permaculture Designer, and psychotherapist Rachel Kaplan about her book Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living.  Kaplan, with co-author K. Ruby Blume, has written a book that is a veritable treasure trove of information about everything sustainable and regenerative. …

The Art of Aromatherapy: Plant Medicine

Episode 68: Nadine Artemis, aromatherapist and co-owner of Living Libations, talks about her love of the plant world, the ways in which essential oils can contribute to good health, and how she was busted, twice – at two different airports for the possession of…

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…

Gopher Be Gone! Humane Pest Control in the Garden

Episode 53: Thomas Wittman, owner of Gophers Limited in Felton, California, talks about gophers, moles, voles, and squirrels. Learn how to humanely control and outsmart the critters that roam in your garden or yard. http://traffic.libsyn.com/pdcastsusworldradio/TWittmanPC.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 45:41 —…

Sudden Oak Life- Holistic Tree Care

Episode 52: Dr. Lee Klinger, independent scientist and consultant, speaks with Jill Cloutier about holistic tree care, soil health, and forest ecology. Dr. Klinger is the founder of Sudden Oak Life; a movement aimed at improving the health of trees. http://traffic.libsyn.com/pdcastsusworldradio/Dr._Lee_Klinger_PC.mp3Podcast: Play in new…

Worm Power! Vermicomposting and Interview With a Worm

Episode 44: Are you interested in composting your kitchen scraps and turning them into a valuable soil amendment? Learn how to do Vermicomposting (worm composting) in this episode with vermicomposting expert Kali Cowgirl. Kali tells us how to compost food scraps using red wiggler…

Environmental Horticulture

Episode 43: 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…

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 |…

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) |…

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…

‘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 |…

Permaculture- A Beginner’s Guide

Episode 23:  Graham Burnett is a Permaculture practitioner, designer and teacher.  With over 20 years experience in working with adults with learning disabilities, including in horticultural settings, Graham has designed a number of therapeutic and productive landscapes using Permaculture and forest gardening principles. He…

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