Simple Prosperity

Episode 9: David Wann talks about finding prosperity through simplicity, non-monetary forms of wealth, and how to have a lifestyle that can provide twice the satisfaction for half the resources. David is the president of the Sustainable Futures Society, a board member of the Cohousing Association of the…

Building Houses and Community with Cob

Episode 8: Workshop participants at a Cob Workshop in Central California share their enthusiasm about building houses and community with Cob.  Interviews were done on the last day of a week long workshop with participants and visitors to the building site. http://traffic.libsyn.com/pdcastsusworldradio/Cob_Open_House_Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in…

Into Evans – Natural Builder

Episode 7: Ianto Evans is an applied ecologist, landscape architect, inventor, writer, and teacher with building experience on six continents. Cob is traditional in Wales, his homeland. Ianto teaches ecological building and has consulted to USAID, World Bank, US Peace Corps and foreign governments. …

Permaculture and Art with OPA

Episode 6: Isabela Coelho is the co-founder and co-director of OPA, the Organization of Permaculture and Art.  Isabela is an educator and performing artist, who has worked on many art and social projects with youth and adults in Brasil, Nicaragua and the US. http://traffic.libsyn.com/pdcastsusworldradio/OPA3-1.mp3Podcast:…

How Conscientious Consumption of Chocolate Can Change The World

Episode 5: Did you know that Americans eat 2.8 billion pounds of chocolate every year?  Dr. Tom Neuhaus is  the co-founder, president, and chocolatier of Sweet Earth Organic Chocolates, Inc: the only Fair Trade Organic artisan chocolate company in the US.  Tom Neuhaus is also…

Maya Food Gardeners in Belize

Episode 4: The Maya cultivated the forest as a garden for thousands of years.  Maya forest gardeners from El Pilar, Master Gardener Alfonzo Tzul, Traditional Healer Beatrice Waight, and young Entrepreneur Lucas Medina discuss how they conserve and prosper in the Maya forest and the importance…

How to Apply Permaculture to Your Life

Episode 3: Kat Steele is a Permaculture teacher and director of the Urban Permaculture Guild in Oakland, California.  Kat is trained in ecovillage design, natural building, and workshop facilitation.  In this interview, Kat Steele discusses how to apply Permaculture to your own life and what…

Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook

Episode 2: Albert Bates is the author of the Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook:  Recipes for Changing Times and director of the institute for AppropriateTechnology since 1984 and the Ecovillage Training Center since 1994.  In this interview, he shares some of his recipes for…

How Mushrooms Can Save The World

Episode 1: Paul Stamets, founder and president of Fungi Perfecti, has written six books on mushroom cultivation, use, and identification, including the bestseller, Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World. In this interview with Jill Cloutier, Paul talks about myco-restoration, what the…

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