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
Chickens to the Rescue- How Keeping Chickens Can Fuel The Local Food Revolution!

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: 9:41pm PST

Gardening Like a Forest- A Conversation With Dave Jacke

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: 2:36pm PST

International Permaculture Conference (IPC 10) Update-  with Margie Bushman and Wes Roe

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: 1:13pm PST

You Are Part of the Web of Life- A Conversation With Permaculture Designer and Teacher Warren Brush

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: 1:53pm PST

What A Waste! The Scoop On Poop and Ecological Wastewater Management- Part 2 of a 2 Part Interview

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: 12:38pm PST

What A Waste!  The Scoop On Poop and Ecological Wastewater Management

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: 5:21pm PST

Wisdom of the Land- The Essence of Hawaiian Sustainability

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: 5:18pm PST

Plant Man Gabriel Howearth

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: 8:59pm PST

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: 7:13pm PST

Life Within the Soil- Part 1 of a 2 Part Interview with Doug Weatherbee

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: 6:03pm PST