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

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Interview with James Stark and Christopher Kuntzsch, co-founders and directors of the the Ecology of Leadership program.
Direct download: Leadership.mp3
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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://perma.nillian.com.uk/
www.permacultura.org

Direct download: Juan_Rojas.mp3
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Former trainer of television's Flipper, Ric O'Barry has spent the last 37 years working to stop the capture 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
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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. 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Permaculture in Africa- Food and Empowerment

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
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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
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The Trees Are Calling-  An Interview with Rainforest Defender John Seed

Episode 36: 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.

Direct download: john_seed_pc.mp3
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Episode 35: Do you love birds? Come on a tour of the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network's Songbird Facility. Meet some of the birds who are at the facility and learn what to do if you find a baby bird or injured animal. Birds have no sense of smell, so you can put them back in the nest if you find eggs or a baby on the ground. Have you heard male mockingbirds singing their hearts out at 3:00 am? Guide Carol Childerley tells us why they sing and a lot more about songbirds in this Sustainable World Radio episode. 

Direct download: Wildlife_Care_PC.mp3
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Episode 34 : Owen Dell is an internationally recognized gardening expert, Permaculture designer, and writer. Starting with the basics, Owen talks about how to take care of your property using organic and sustainable methods of landscaping. Owen is the co-writer and co-host of the television series Garden Wise Guys. Owen Dell's new book is Sustainable Landscaping for Dummies.

Direct download: Owen_DellPC.mp3
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Episode 33: Michael Brune was the executive director of the Rainforest Action Network when this episode aired. Michael is the author of the book, Coming Clean, Breaking America's Addiction to Oil and Gas. In this episode. Michael talks about alternative energy and the environment. Now Director of the Sierra Club, you can read Michael's blog here. 

Direct download: MBrune_PC.mp3
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Episode 32: 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 into an edible food forest!.

Direct download: Larry_Saltzman_PC.mp3
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Episode 31: 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.

Direct download: Woody_Tasch_Slow.mp3
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Episode 30: Brenton Kelly, an expert in Integrated Pest Management (IPM), talks about alternatives to pesticides and least toxic pest control methods. 

Direct download: Track01.mp3
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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.

Direct download: Women_Builders.mp3
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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

Direct download: Revend_Billy_Part_2.mp3
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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.
Direct download: Seed_Swap_Fairview.mp3
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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

Direct download: Reverend_Billy_Part_1.mp3
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