Sustainable World Radio- Ecology and Permaculture Podcast
Learning From and Working With Nature- Interviews, news, and commentary about ecology, permaculture, organic gardening, sustainability, green living, and ethnobotany. Visit us at www.sustainableworldradio.com

Now in its forth year, the West Coast Women's Permaculture Gathering is a weekend of discovery, skill-building and connection. With a focus on taking Permaculture beyond just an interest or hobby, this year's gathering focuses on finding right livelihood. The event takes place on September 18th-21, at Camp Hamilton near Seattle, Washington.

To learn more, I spoke with Delia Carroll, co-organizer of the event along with Jeanine Carlson and Karen Taylor. 

With a stellar lineup of presenters, including Permaculture teachers, designers, ehtnobotanists, herbalists and farmers, this year's Permaculture Gathering promises to be the best yet!

For tickets visit their website: WestCoastWomensPC.weebly.com

Direct download: Womens_PC.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:53 AM

Lloyd Kahn is a builder of books and homes. Editor-in-chief of Shelter Publications, Lloyd  is the author of many books about handbuilt shelter including Home Work, Tiny Homes, Builders of the Pacific Coast and the classic book Shelter that documented handbuilt housing around the world. Lloyd was the Shelter editor of the early Whole Earth Catalogs and has been writing about building and people who build for much of his life.

In this interview with Jill Cloutier, Lloyd talks about why he became interested in in the art and craft of shelter, the benefits of creating your own home, the resurgence of interest in handbuilt homes and his new book Tiny Homes On The Move:Wheels and Water.

Read more about Lloyd Kahn at his personal blog. Read more about handmade homes at the Shelter Publication blog.

Direct download: Shelter_with_Lloyd_Kahn_Podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:18 AM

Ed Mendoza is a Permaculture designer, teacher and lifelong gardener and farmer. In this podcast episode with Jill Cloutier, Ed talks about his love of gardening, soil and why he sings to plants. Ed also tells us about a few of his favorite plants, including peaches and chiles.

 

Direct download: Ed_Mendoza_Plant_Poet.mp3
Category:Plants and Agriculture -- posted at: 10:39 PM

What can you do to ensure agro-biodiversity? How can you participate in creating a more secure food future?  In this Sustainable World Radio episode, we speak with Irina Stoenescu food researcher and consultant, whose work focuses on healthy food, trade and nutrition issues. Irina is also a coordinator for the National Heirloom Expo. 

In this interview, Irina talks about how our food choices affect food security, the importance of heirloom plants and the upcoming Heirloom Expo. Held annually in Santa Rosa, California, the Expo is a cornucopia of pure, non-GMO and heirloom plants and seeds. For more information about the Expo, click here. 

I've also included an episode from The Plant Report my new podcast. Recorded at last year's Heirloom Expo, botanical researcher John Glavis of BoTierra Biodiversity Research Gardens talks about Ashitaba, a medicinal and nutritious plant.

Direct download: Irina_Stoenescu.mp3
Category:Plants and Agriculture -- posted at: 7:32 PM

Have you ever wanted to turn your lawn into an edible oasis? Learn how in this interview with Michael Judd, author of the new book, Edible Landscaping With A Permaculture Twist.  Michael talks with Jill Cloutier about projects that you can do at home to increase your yard's yield of edible treats, including unusual fruit, gourmet mushrooms, culinary herbs and even botanical booze. Michael is the founder of Ecologia, Edible and Ecological Landscape Design and Project Bona Fide, an international nonprofit supporting agro-ecology research. 

Direct download: Have_Your_Yard_and_Eat_It_Too.mp3
Category:Urban Homesteading-Permaculture -- posted at: 3:15 AM

In this episode, Permaculture Designer Jeff Adams talks about practical ways to design landscapes that conserve water. It doesn't matter if you live in an extremely wet or dry climate, design strategies exist that can save you water, resources and money! Jeff Adams has years of experience in regenerating watershed health and is a lead instructor for the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association's Accredited Professional Training. Owner of Terra Sophia, Ecological Design Consulting and Education Firm, Jeff says that soil is the largest and cheapest water tank that we have. In this podcast Jeff talks about rain gardens, purposeful and purposeless turf, green infrastructure and why it's time for us to pay attention to the water cycle. 

Direct download: Using_Water_Wisely_with_Jeff_Adams.mp3
Category:Water Quality and Conservation -- posted at: 2:11 AM

The founder of Oak Tree Designs based in Margaret River, Australia, Byron Joel has years of experience in Permaculture, land re-vegetation, horticulture and landscaping. In this conversation with Jill Cloutier, Byron speaks about his experiences working with plants, how plants are used in Permaculture Design to create resilient landscapes and why you should treat your garden like a "charming friend." Byron also discusses the sacred uses of plants, the Vegetable Queendom and how you can begin an experiential relationship with the plants in your life.  

Direct download: Byron_Joel.mp3
Category:Ethnobotany (Plants and People) -- posted at: 9:33 PM

Permaculture and Ecological Designer Larry Santoyo talks with Jill Cloutier about why he feels the future is abundant, why everyone is needed, Permaculture crimes, how security is between your ears and why we should seek to be valuable, not rich. Larry Santoyo is a green business consultant and senior planner at EarthFlow Design Works. He has taught environmental design at colleges and universities nationwide. Larry is also on the faculty at the Menlo Lab in Los Angeles. You can find Larry online here and at City of Angels Permaculture.

Direct download: LarrySantoyoPodcast_3.mp3
Category:Permaculture -- posted at: 2:40 AM

Roberto Perez Rivero is a Permaculturist, educator and sustainability activist in Cuba. In this interview he speaks with Jill Cloutier about how his country faced "Peak Oil" in the 1990's when its petroleum and food supplies dwindled almost overnight. Perez talks about the resilience of Cuba, its transition to a mostly organic agriculture, Permaculture and the upcoming IPC11 to be held in Cuba in November 2013. 

Direct download: Roberto_Perez-Cuba.mp3
Category:Permaculture -- posted at: 10:29 PM

Christopher Shein is a Permaculture teacher, seed saver, gardener and activist. In this interview, Christopher explains the basics of Permaculture gardening. Christopher shares his knowledge about how Permaculture principles and ethics can be used in your garden to increase yields, improve plant and soil health and lessen your work load. Christopher is the author of the Vegetable Gardener's Guide To Permaculture: Creating An Edible Ecosystem. 

Direct download: Christopher_Shein_Permaculture_2.mp3
Category:Permaculture -- posted at: 1:36 AM

From the Sustainable World Radio archives, a lecture by the late Anita Roddick, founder of the Body Shop and human rights activist and educator. Anita was the author of Troubled Water: Saints, Sinners, Truths and Lies About The Global Water Crisis. Ms. Roddick's lecture was part of the Santa Barbara City College Student Sustainability Coalitions Lecture Series and was first aired on Sustainable World on KCSB Radio. 

Direct download: Anita_Roddick.mp3
Category:Water Quality and Conservation -- posted at: 11:52 PM

African forests need elephants. Elephants are vital forest gardeners, spreading seeds, clearing trails and keeping forests healthy. We talk with Dr. Samantha Strindberg, a conservation scientist with the Wildlife Conservation Society and co-author of a new study about the devastating decline of African Forest Elephants. Suffering from a population decrease of 62%, these elephants are being poached for their tusks. To learn more read Dr. Strindberg's article in the New York Times here. 

Direct download: Elephants_Are_Forest_Gardeners.mp3
Category:Ecology -- posted at: 2:22 AM

Imagine completing your Permaculture Design Certification Course, planting a food forest and building a cob oven- at your high school. Sounds like a dream come true? Thanks to teacher Kevin Gleason students at Dos Pueblos High School (DP) in Goleta, CA have the opportunity to learn Permaculture and get high school credit. In this episode, Jill Cloutier talks with some of the students inspired by the course, Avery Hardy, a senior at DP and a budding Permaculture designer and advocate and Kevin Gleason, an artist, teacher and Permaculture Designer. Kevin is the instructor of the new Permaculture course at DP. For more information contact Kevin Gleason at kgleason@dphs.org 


Direct download: Permaculture_High_Final.mp3
Category:Permaculture -- posted at: 2:05 AM

Justin Huhn is an organic farmer and an impassioned seed grower and plant lover. Certified in Permaculture Design, Justin cares deeply about organic farming, sustainability and subsistence. Co-creator of Mano Farm and All Good Things Organic Seeds Justin provides organic food and seeds locally and abroad. In this conversation with Jill Cloutier, Justin shares his knowledge about plants, medicinal herbs, and seed saving.   

Direct download: Justin_AGTOSeedsPC.mp3
Category:Organic Farming -- posted at: 11:44 PM

Julious Piti is a Permaculture designer and teacher, organic farmer, and conflict facilitator based in Zimbabwe.  Julious has been using Permaculture in Africa to restore the health of both land and community. A founding member of the Chikukwa Ecological Land Trust (CELUCT) and now the Director of PORET (Participatory Organic Research Extension and Training), Julious' work shows that degraded land can be transformed.  PORET supports farmers in dry-land areas and works to address hunger, malnutrition, and poverty.  In 2007, PORET won the Zimbabwe National Environmental Award.

Direct download: Julious_Piti_Narration_Final_Podcast.mp3
Category:Permaculture -- posted at: 12:54 AM

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.  Lavishly illustrated, detailed instructions are given for dozens of projects: including constructing a solar cooker, starting an urban seed bank, butchering a chicken, and greywater for renters.

Direct download: Rachel_Kaplan_PC.mp3
Category:Urban Homesteading-Permaculture -- posted at: 12:59 AM

In this interview, fiber and dye expert Rebecca R. Burgess shares her techniques for growing and harvesting color.  Burgess talks about her favorite dye plants and the impact that chemical dyes have on the environment.  Plants, minerals, and insects can yield brilliant, vibrant hues.  These natural dyes produce little waste, are nontoxic, and are easy to make at home.

Direct download: Rebecca_Burgess2_PC.mp3
Category:Ethnobotany (Plants and People) -- posted at: 7:29 PM

Chicken expert and admirer Pat Foreman shares why she believes that chickens are an integral part of the local food movement.  Foreman, author of the books City Chicks and Chicken Tractor- The Permaculture Guide to Happy Hens and Healthy Soil, talks about how chickens are talented composters, soil builders, living fertilizer machines, and bio-recyclers. Listeners beware!  According to Foreman, chickens are also the gateway to other livestock.

Direct download: Pat_Foreman_PC.mp3
Category:Homesteading- Animal Husbandry -- posted at: 5:41 AM

Author of Edible Forest Gardens- Volumes 1 and 2, Dave Jacke is a longtime permaculture teacher and designer.  In this interview, he talks about the history of forest gardening, its many benefits, and how gardening like a forest can enrich your life.

Direct download: Dave_Jacke_PC.mp3
Category:Food Forests- Permaculture -- posted at: 9:36 PM

Every two years, permaculturists from around the globe gather together at the International Permaculture Conference and Convergence (IPC).  This year, the IPC takes place in Jordan and its theme is "Plan Jordan- Water For Life. Water For Nature."  Margie Bushman and Wes Roe, volunteer coordinators for the IPC Support Group, clue us in on what happens at the Conference, why they believe that travel is the best teacher, and how, for the first time ever, you can watch the IPC10 Conference live-streamed through the internet.

Direct download: IPC10Jordan.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:13 PM

Warren Brush, Permaculture Designer and educator talks with us about his work in Africa, the power of storytelling, and why children need us to be part of the solution.  Brush, co-founder of Quail Springs Learning Oasis and Permaculture Farm, has mentored youth and educated adults around the world teaching them Permaculture and other practical life skills. 

Direct download: WBrush.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:53 PM

Have you ever wondered why we poop in fresh water?  In Part 2 of an interview author Carol Steinfeld, we talk more in-depth about human waste as a resource.  Carol, co-author of The Composting Toilet System Book and Reusing the Resource: Adventures in Ecological Wastewater Recycling, shares her extensive knowledge about human waste management practices around the globe, how to clear human waste of possible pathogens, and different waste-composting systems for the home. 

Direct download: Carol_S_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:38 PM

Have you ever wondered why we poop in fresh water?  In this interview author Carol Steinfeld,  of Ecowater Projects, talks about human waste as a resource.  Carol, co-author of The Composting Toilet System Book and Reusing the Resource: Adventures in Ecological Wastewater Recycling, shares her extensive knowledge about human waste management practices around the globe, innovative ways of re-using this neglected and often taboo material, and discusses why peeing outside might be a good idea.

Direct download: Carol_S_Part_1.wav.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:21 AM

Dr. Scott Fisher, Director of Conservation for the Hawaiian Islands Trust, speaks to us about his work at the Waihe'e Refuge, a 277 acre protected site on the island of Maui.  Dr. Fisher talks about traditional Hawaiian land stewardship, sensitive island ecosystems, biodiversity on Maui, and the importance of malama 'aina (care for the land).  

Direct download: Scott_Fisher_PC.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:18 AM

Botanist, seedsman, and landscape architect Gabriel Howearth talks about his life with plants.  Howearth, co-founder of Seeds of Change, and Buena Fortuna Botanical Garden, spoke with Jill Cloutier at the 2008 Southern California Permaculture Convergence at Quail Springs Learning Oasis and Permaculture Farm.  (This was the last interview that I conducted with my once-trusty, but now defunct, mini disc recorder; so please forgive the audio quality.)

Direct download: Gabriel_Howearth_PV.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:59 AM

Part 2 of an interview with the Soil Doctor, Doug Weatherbee. In this interview, Doug talks about soil organic matter, carbon sequestration, how to tend your soil to support either fungal or bacterial populations, and how home gardeners can minimize soil disturbance and increase soil fertility.

Direct download: Doug_Weatherbee2PC_M.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:13 AM

Doug Weatherbee, a Soil Foodweb Advisor and owner of SoilDoctor.org, talks about the biodiversity that lies beneath our feet.  Soil is alive!

Direct download: Doug_WeatherbeeSoilDr.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:03 AM

Rebecca Burgess is an ecological restoration educator, author, and textile artist.  Burgess is the founder of the Fibershed Project; a year-long challenge to live in clothes made from fibers sourced within 150 miles from her home.  In this interview, Burgess explains what a fibershed is, talks about the hidden environmental costs of the textile industry, and shares with listeners some of her favorite natural fabrics. 

Direct download: RBurgess_FoodshedPCM.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:36 AM

Interview with Clive Neeson, director of the documentary Last Paradise.  Last Paradise contains 45 years of footage from beautiful places all around the globe and chronicles the adventure of extreme sports pioneers.  As kids, they played in nature.  As adults, they protect it. 

Direct download: Last_Paradise_PCM.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:51 AM

Interview with Lyn Hebenstreit and Tara Maria Blasco of the all-volunteer non profit organization Global Resource Alliance (GRA) about their work in Tanzania.  Promoting a "natural, holistic, and sustainable approach" to the challenges facing the region, GRA works on many issues including malaria control, primary water resource development, solar cooking, and permaculture.

Direct download: GRA.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:54 AM

Interview with permaculturist, peace, environmental, and global justice activist Starhawk.  Award winning author and educator, Starhawk talks about her global work, classes and trainings, her love for the Earth, and why the police arrested her seedballs. 

Direct download: StarhawkPC.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:47 AM

Visionary architect Mark Lakeman talks about the inception of the City Repair movement, and his mission of creating villages within cities. By reclaiming urban spaces, we can transform cities into places of beauty, art, creativity, and connection.

Direct download: MarkLakeman.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:56 AM

Tahara Ezrahti, intuitive energy healer and environmental educator, leads us on a guided meditation, and talks about the importance of grounding, and how healing ourselves can help heal the Earth.  For more on Tahara's work, visit appliedintuition.org.

Direct download: TaharaPC.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:22 AM

Declan Kennedy, architect, permaculturist, 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. 

Direct download: DeclanK.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:17 AM

Foodsheds or neighborhood food exchanges are popping up all over the US.  In this interview, sustainable landscape architect Owen Dell, nutritional chef Carrie Clough, and Permaculturist and Beekeeper Jacob Rodrigue share with listeners how to start a neighborhood foodshed. Foodsheds provide hours of fun, pounds of fresh, local produce, and lots of community.  Note- the Mesa Exchange has a new website address- www.sbfoodnotlawns.org.

Direct download: FoodShedPC.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:01 AM

How much space does it take to be happy?  That's a question that author Shay Salomon answers in her book, Little House on a Small Planet. Salomon and photographer Nigel Valdez spent over 8 years documenting small houses across North America. Little House on a Small Planet is a beautiful book that explains how living small is healthier for the earth and "frees up your mind, your wallet, and your soul."

Direct download: ShayLittleHouse.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:25 PM

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 raw, organic, Fair Trade chocolate.

Direct download: Nadine_Artemis.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:25 AM

Part 2 of a 2 part interview with David Holmgren, the co-originator of Permaculture. In part two of this interview, Holmgren talks about his book Future Scenarios: How Communities Can Adapt to Peak Oil and Climate Change, and shares with us his ideas of what living in an energy descent world might be like, and why "the party may not be over".  Interview by Jill Cloutier of Sustainable World, and Wes Roe of the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network.

Direct download: DHolmgren_Part2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:10 AM

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 one of this interview, Holmgren speaks about the beginnings of Permaculture, his home Melliodora; one of the best documented and well known Permaculture demonstration sites, and his book Future Scenarios: How Communities Can Adapt to Peak Oil and Climate Change.  Interview by Jill Cloutier of Sustainable World, and Wes Roe of the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network.

Direct download: DHolmgrenPart1.mp3
Category:Permaculture -- posted at: 7:12 PM

Paul Kephart, Executive Director of Rana Creek- Habitat Restoration and Living Architecture, speaks about his mission to restore biodiversity and preserve healthy ecosystems in the city and built environment. Kephart is an expert in the fields of green roofs, living walls, and watershed management systems.

Direct download: Paul_KPCast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:06 AM

Interview with herbalist, author, and teacher Kami McBride about the power of plants and ways to integrate herbal medicine into your daily life. Kami speaks about some of her favorite herbs, the perils of plant poaching, and how to be sure that the herbal medicine you buy is sustainably harvested.

Direct download: Kami.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:23 PM

Will you be at the mall on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and the busiest shopping day of the year? Interview with Brian Highley, of Adbusters, about Buy Nothing Day (BND); a 24 hour moratorium on consumer spending. BND is a worldwide campaign that asks consumers to stop buying, just for a day. Also, interviews with people on the street about how they feel about shopping. Interview from November 2005, but still as timely as ever!

Direct download: ShoppingBND.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:36 AM

Brad Lancaster, rainwater harvesting expert and Permaculture designer talks about how to plant the rain, water harvesting earth works, and his seminal books,, Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volumes 1 & 2 .

Direct download: Brad_LPC.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:50 AM

Common Vision Fruit Tree Tour makes a stop at Monte Vista Elementary School 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.

Direct download: Common_Vision.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:38 AM

Bryan Hope, founder of Sustainable Vine Wine Tours, talks about organic and biodynamic methods of producing wine. Hope describes a Sustainable Vine tour and shares with us the differences between conventional and sustainable vineyards.

Direct download: Sustainable_Vine.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:59 PM

Dianna Cohen, famous for her art pieces made 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 reused art materials.
Also, features audio commentaries by 3rd graders on the problems of Plastic in the Ocean.

Direct download: Dianna_CohenPC.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:04 PM

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. Margie Bushman and Wesley Roe of the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network join Jill Cloutier and Peter Murage for this interview.

Direct download: Peter_MOOF_PC.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:11 AM

Interview with Darren Doherty, Australian Permaculture designer and teacher, and Guner Tautrim, owner of Orella Ranch on the Gaviota Coast. Doherty and Tautrim discuss Keyline and how it can reduce global warming, and rebuild topsoil.

Direct download: DD_and_GT.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:27 PM

Carolyn Baker, author of the book, Sacred Demise: Walking the Spiritual Path of Industrial Civilization's Collapse, shares her views and insights about ways to cope with and learn from the challenges that face us.  Sacred Demise has been called "an emotional and spiritual road map for navigating unprecedented transitions."
Direct download: CarolynBakerPodCast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:38 PM

Interview with James Stark and Christopher Kuntzsch, co-founders and directors of the the Ecology of Leadership program.
Direct download: Leadership.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:53 PM

Ray Cirino, artist, inventor, and permaculture designer, talks about the Water Woman Festival that is happening on October 1-4, 2009.  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 time.
Direct download: Ray_Cirino_WWFestivalPC.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:04 AM

Thomas Wittman, owner of Gophers Limited in Felton, California, talks about gophers, moles, voles, and squirrels. Learn how to humanely control the critters that roam in your garden or yard.
Direct download: TWittmanPC.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:17 PM

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.
Direct download: Dr._Lee_Klinger_PC.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:12 PM

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.
Direct download: robyn_francis_cuba_pc.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:05 PM

Toby Hemenway, author of the best selling book Gaia's Garden, tells us how to create beautiful and functional ecosystems in our own backyards. Hemenway, a Permaculture teacher, writer, and lecturer, talks about basic Permaculture principles, guilds, and how to build soil fertility.

Direct download: Toby_Hemenway_PC.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:12 PM

What is a watershed? Tune in to hear Watershed Activist Paul Jenkin talk about his new film Watershed Revolution. The film looks at the many challenges facing the Ventura River. Paul Jenkin is the Environmental Director of the Ventura County, California Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation.
Direct download: Paul_Jenkin_Sworld.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:45 PM

Bob Banner is the publisher of HopeDance Magazine. Banner, who recently launched the popular Transition California social networking ning site, talks about his interest and involvement in the Transition Town Movement, and his many years writing and reporting on "radical solutions inspiring hope."
Direct download: BobBannerPC.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:23 PM

Anna Cummins and Marcus Eriksen of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation tell us about the perils of plastic on land and in the sea. Marcus and Anna also talk about some of their many adventures; JUNKride; a 2,000 mile bike ride from Vancouver, B.C. to Tijuana, Mexico, the voyage of the JUNKraft; a boat made of plastic bottles, and their trip to the North Pacific Gyre, where they investigated plastic in the ocean.
Direct download: Anna_and_Marcus_PC.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:39 AM

Juan Rojas of the Institute of Mesoamerican Permaculture and the Permaculture Institute of El Savador speaks about his work in the Campesino a Campesino (Farmer to Farmer) movement and the impact that Permaculture is having in Central America. http://perma.nillian.com.uk/
www.permacultura.org
Direct download: Juan_Rojas.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:22 AM

Former trainer of television's Flipper, Ric O'Barry has spent the last 37 years working to stop the capture and and confinement of dolphins. O'Barry is the subject of the new documentary, The Cove. Winner of the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, the film exposes the dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Japan and the cruelty of the captive dolphin trade.
Direct download: ric_obarry_Podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:04 AM

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'a leading permaculture center. Interview by Jill Cloutier of Sustainable World Radio and Wesley Rowe and Margie Bushman of the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network. 

Direct download: robyn_francis_sus_aid.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:37 PM

Vermicomposting expert Kali Cowgill speaks with Jill Cloutier about how to compost food scraps using red wiggler worms. Jill Cloutier, with co-host Suzanne Cloutier, interviews a Lumbrucus terrestris earthworm. (Thanks to Kelly Burch, voice of Lumbrucus.)

Direct download: Worms_Worms_Worms_PC.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:08 PM

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.
Direct download: Mike_Gonella.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:33 PM

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 challenges of living in community. Diana Leafe Christian was editor of Communities Magazine for 14 years and is now publisher and editor of Ecovillages, a free bimonthly online newsletter. Diana spoke with Jill Cloutier, in August, 2005.  www.dianaleafechristian.org
Direct download: Diana_Leafe_Christian.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:57 AM

Warren Brush, Executive Director and 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, and how he started the Wilderness Youth Project in Santa Barbara, California.

Direct download: WarrenBPC.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:58 AM

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 importance of urban agriculture, the programs at Fairview, and how a 12 and a half acre farm survives and thrives in the middle of an urban landscape.
Direct download: FairviewPC.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:14 AM

Interview with Mugove Walter Nyika, coordinator of the 9th International Permaculture Conference and Convergence (IPC9).  The IPC9 will be held in Africa in November of 2009. Nyika discusses the history of Permaculture in Africa, what participants can expect to find at the Conference, why the "Green Revolution" isn't really green, and the role that Permaculture plays in Africa's move toward sustainability.

Direct download: WalterPC2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:30 AM

Gourmet chef, organic gardener, and sustainable foods expert Kim Redman, speaks with Jill Cloutier about the joy of local, seasonal, and organic foods. Redman is the chef and proprietress of Ambrosia Gourmet Catering in Santa Barbara, California. Redman was interviewed in December 2006. www.ambroisiagourmetcatering.com
Direct download: Kim_Redman_PC1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:43 AM

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.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:38 PM

Join Jill Cloutier of Sustainable World on a tour of the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network's Songbird Facility. Learn what to do if you find a baby bird or injured animal.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:18 AM

Owen Dell is an internationally recognized expert in sustainable landscaping, and co-writer and co-host of the television series Garden Wise Guys. Dell is author of the new book, Sustainable Landscaping for Dummies.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:03 AM

Michael Brune is executive director of the Rainforest Action Network and author of the new book, "Coming Clean, Breaking America's Addiction to Oil and Gas."
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:25 AM

Larry Saltzman, permaculturist and food forester, takes us on a tour of his backyard suburban oasis.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:08 AM

Woody Tasch, author of the book Slow Money speaks to Jill Cloutier (Sustainable World Radio) and Wes Rowe (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 as it does industry.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:51 AM

Brenton Kelly, an expert in Integrated Pest Management (IPM), talks about alternatives to pesticides and least toxic pest control methods. 
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:51 PM

Betty Seaman, also known as Cob Betty, is a natural builder and permaculturalist who teaches courses in natural building and natural living support systems: food gardening, water catchment, composting toilets, grey water systems, and homesteading skills.
Eva Miller is a natural builder, gardener, and craftswoman who enjoys connecting people, nature, and place. Eva co-founded the Village Building Convergence in Portland, Oregon and currently teaches sustainable living skills at Spirit Pine Sanctuary in Central California.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:53 PM

Part 2 of an interview with Reverend Billy and Reverend Sidney Lanier of the Church of Stop Shopping. Interview by Ted Coe and Jill Cloutier. www.revbilly.com

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:10 AM

This is an audio tour of a Seed Exchange at Fairview Gardens in Goleta, California. The exchange was the culmination of a workshop by Heather Flores, author of the book, Food not Lawns.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:56 AM

In September of 2008, KCSB programmer Ted Coe and Jill Cloutier met with Reverend Billy and Reverend Sidney Lanier to discuss the collapse of the wall between church and theatre, how the Church of Stop Shopping was born, what it’s like to be arrested while handcuffed to a human-sized Mickey Mouse doll, and whether or not the “Shopacalypse” is upon us. www.revbilly.com

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:06 PM

Devin Slavin of Abundance In Balance Design is a Permaculture Designer and founder of the Grow Food Party Crew (GFPC) model, a fun and creative way to build community and gardens.






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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:49 AM

Crossing the Line with Geoff Lawton and Nadia Abu Yahia Lawton
Geoff Lawton is an internationally renowned permaculture educator, consultant and practitioner. Nadia Abu Yahia Lawton travels with Geoff for aid project and permaculture consulting work and assists in teaching permaculture design courses. www.permaculture.org.au

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:54 AM

Interview with Stacy Malkan, Communications Director of The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, and author of the new book, Not Just a Pretty Face- The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry. Not Just a Pretty Face delves deeply into the dark side of the beauty industry, and looks to hopeful solutions for a healthier future. Lead in lipstick? Dioxane in baby soap? Coal tar in shampoo?  Tune in to hear about how the $35 billion cosmetics industry is so powerful that they've kept themselves unregulated for decades and what consumers can do to protect themselves. www.notjustaprettyface.org

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:16 PM

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 is the author of the book, Permaculture- A Beginner's Guide www.spiralseed.co.uk


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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:05 PM

Claude Genest is the Deputy Leader of the Canadian Green Party and the founder of the Green Mountain Permaculture Institute, where he teaches earth repair and ecological design. Claude is also the creator, producer and host of "Regeneration - The Art of Sustainable Living,” an Emmy award nominated television show that airs on PBS.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:01 AM

Stephen Harrod Buhner is an Earth poet and the award-winning author of
12 works of nonfiction and one book of poetry, among them the multiple award-winning Lost Language of Plants, Sacred Plant Medicine and The Secret Teachings of Plants: The Intelligence of the Heart in the Direct Perception of Nature. www.gaianstudies.org

Direct download: SHBuhner.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:01 AM

Ali Sharif, project director of PAL, Permacultura Latina America, talks with Jill Cloutier at the Bioneers Conference 2007, about Permaculture projects in Brasil.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:02 AM

Permaculture designer and teacher Darren  Doherty, introduces Keyline Design and outlines the many ways that it can serve as a solution to global warming.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:03 AM

World renowned educator and writer Satish Kumar talks with journalist Karly Burch in India. Editor of Resurgence Magazine, Kumar shares his philosophy and life story. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:09 AM

Since 1974, Christopher Nyerges has taken over 30,000 children and adults on Wild Food and Survival Skills Outings, field trips and outdoor programs. Christopher is the author of seven books, including Guide to Wild Foods and Useful Plants, Urban Wilderness, Extreme Simplicity: Homesteading in the City, and How to Survive Anywhere.  
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:04 AM

Former dolphin trainer, Ric O’Barry, speaks with Jill Cloutier about his ten years in the captive dolphin industry and his transformation from dolphin trainer to dolphin advocate. O’Barry, former trainer of Flipper, (television’s favorite dolphin), now spends his life fighting to set dolphins free.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:45 AM

Chef Kate Adamick, of Food Systems Solutions LLC and consultant to the Orfalea Fund’s s’Cool Food Initiative, talks about the link between our food system and the health of the planet and our kids.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:06 AM

Mukesh Ray, a scholar with a Masters in Social work from the TATA Institute of Social Sciences in India,  participates in movements working to curb India’s large agrarian crisis that has resulted in the suicidal death of over 140,000 farmers in the past ten years.  Born and raised in Orissa, India, an area facing many social and agrarian problems, Mukesh Ray is determined to change the current system from the inside out. Interview by journalist and sustainability educator Karly Burch in India, February 2007.
For further questions, please feel free to contact Mukesh Ray at ray.mukesh@gmail.com.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:31 AM

Loren Luyendyk, the owner of Santa Barbara Organics, has over ten years of experience in the field of permaculture, sustainability and small-scale farming. Loren is a Certified Master Gardener, Certified Arborist and a member of the American Society of Consulting Arborists.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:53 AM

Brock Dolman is a biologist, innovative design consultant, and nationally recognized permaculture educator. Dolman, co-founder of the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center (OAEC), co-manages the Center’s biodiversity collection, orchards and 70 acres of wildlands. Brock is the director of OAEC’s WATER Institute and Permaculture Design Program.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:51 AM

 Interview with Andre Soares and Lucy Legan, co-directors of Ecocentro IPEC, (Instituto de Permacultura e Ecovilas do Cerrado), in central Brasil. Started in 1998, Ecocentro IPEC has become one of the most important reference centers for sustainable living in Latin America.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:02 AM

Ray Cirino is an artist, inventor, and educator, based in Los Angeles,
CA. In this interview with Jill Cloutier, Ray talks about some of his many creations, "Water Woman", rocket stoves, solar cookers, and the "mother goddess composting toilet." Tune in to learn how art can be used to create a more beautiful and sustainable world. Jill Cloutier interviewed Ray in December of 2007.  Visit www.raycirino.com.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:58 PM

David Wann is the president of the Sustainable Futures Society, a board member of the Cohousing Association of the U.S., a fellow of the Simplicity Forum, and the recipient of various lifetime achievement awards for his work on sustainability. Wann is the author of many books, including Affluenza, Superbia!- 31 Ways to Create Sustainable Neighborhoods, Reinventing Community, The Zen of Gardening In the High & Arid West, and his new book "Simple Prosperity: Finding Real Wealth in a Sustainable Lifestyle."
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:50 AM

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. 
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:03 AM

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.  Ianto is the co-author of "The Hand-Sculpted House," the most comprehensive book available about cob building.  This interview was conducted at a Cob Bench Building workshop in Santa Barbara, CA. 
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:22 AM

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.
Direct download: OPA3-1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:51 AM

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 the president and founder of Project Hope and Fairness, (www.projecthopeandfairness.org) a non-profit NGO dedicated to helping West African cocoa farmers. Learn how your conscientious consumption of chocolate can change the world.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:35 PM

The Maya cultivated the forest as a garden for thousands of years.  Tune in to hear Maya forest gardeners from El Pilar, Belize, discuss the importance of sustainable cultivation techniques. 
Direct download: Mayan_Food_Foresters.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:19 PM

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 it was like to be one of Al Gore's 1,000 "foot soldiers."
Direct download: 1_Track_01Kat_Steele.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:00 AM

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 April, 2007 interview, he shares some of his recipes for living a sustainable and rewarding life during this energy-descent time. 
Direct download: Albert_Bates.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:08 PM

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 Paul talks about mycorestoration, what the fungal kingdom has to teach us, and how fungi have a sense of humor.  Tune in to learn why you should love the Mycelium running beneath your feet.
 
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:13 AM