The Permaculture Podcast
Summary: Caring for Earth, Ourselves, and Each Other.
Together We Can – Recap and Resources
This episode is a guest interview from my friend Karryn Olson, continuing the conversation series on right livelihoods. Sitting down with The Renegade Economist Della Z. Duncan, they discuss what right livelihood can mean and how we can manifest it in the world, in this moment. They also share the structural issues which currently exist, […] The post The Renegade Economist on Right Livelihoods appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.
This episode is the annual update looking at the year ahead, including some announcements and insights from behind the scenes. When it comes to The Permaculture Podcast, I’m trying some different things with the show this year. First, episodes will be the length that they need to be. This arises as there are episodes where […] The post State of the Podcast Address appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.
My guest today is Renard Turner, an independent, African-American, sustainable farmer. Along with his wife, he raises gourmet goats and squab at Vanguard Ranch Natural Gourmet in Virginia. He is also the opening keynote speaker at the upcoming conference, Together We Can, from Future Harvest. I wanted to learn more about Renard and how those […] The post Renard Turner – Land-Based Culture and New Age Agrarianism appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.
Here we are at Episode Seven, the finale, of the focused exploration of Permaculture, Land, and Land Access, with my final thoughts as a series of ramblings, reflections, and ruminations stemming from the earlier episodes. If you haven’t listened to all of those, or you just found the show and this is your first time […] The post Final Thoughts – Permaculture, Land and Land Access. Episode 7 appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.
In this episode, we hear from each of the guests in the Permaculture, Land and Land Access series, as they address the question: What can we do to improve land access, particularly for those who want to grow food for people? We’ll hear from each of them in the order they appeared in the series […] The post Improving Land Access – Permaculture, Land and Land Access. Episode 6 appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.
In this episode, Reana Kovalcik and I discuss direct action and mutual aid to get seeds into the hands of people who want to grow food. Using that same overlay, to find and connect with local allies and organizations to spread the message and amplify our impact. Throughout, she uses her work with Slow Food […] The post Reana Kovalcik – Permaculture, Land, and Land Access. Episode 5. appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.
Continuing the series on Permaculture, Land, and Land Access, in this interview I’m joined by Amyrose Foll, of Virginia Free Farm. Amyrose shares how she and the team at VFF use the farm as an incubator of ideas that empower individuals and organizations to get food and gardens into communities. She also discusses: How growing […] The post Amyrose Foll – Permaculture, Land, and Land Access. Episode 4. appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.
In this interview, I’m joined by the author of Farm (and other F words), rural and agriculture writer, and researcher Sarah Mock. Sarah shares her discoveries about the sustaining myths versus realities of farms, farmers, farming, and agriculture profitability in the United States. She also takes us deep into systemic incentives for holding agricultural land […] The post Sarah Mock – Permaculture, Land, and Land Access. Episode 3. appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.
This conversation continues the series on Permaculture, Land, and Land Access as Jesse Frost joins me to share his experiences as a small-scale farmer. This includes: Where he sells. What he grows. Insights into market gardening, or French intensive, methods. How he’s working towards reducing plastic around the farm. Whether or not you need to […] The post Jesse Frost – Permaculture, Land, and Land Access. Episode 2. appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.
This episode starts the series on Permaculture, Land, and Land Access. I wanted to explore this topic because I’m currently landless and the opportunity to buy land or purchase a house with enough space for a garden, shrinks each year as the price goes up and the size of plots goes down. Living in an […] The post Permaculture, Land, and Land Access appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.
If you’ve been listening to this podcast since near the beginning, you may remember shorter episodes that introduced an idea or topic. This episode, and others you’ll hear like it, irregularly in the future, is a call back to the days of those perma-bytes. With so many amazing people and organizations doing good work in […] The post Lobelia Commons – Earthbound Farmer’s Almanac appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.
We know that pesticides have an outsized impact on insects in the environment, particularly when broad-spectrum chemicals are used, killing nearly all the invertebrates they touch. If you’ve read a warning label on these, or many of the other garden, yard, or farm sprays available, you’ll find cautions about keeping the contents of the container […] The post Vicki Hird – Rebugging the Planet appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.
We can expect change to occur continuously throughout our lives. We’re likely to call several places home. Friends will come and go. We’ll move between jobs multiple times and likely even switch career paths. As permaculture practitioners, in the landscape, we play with change. Slowing succession in some places of our design, advancing it in […] The post Shantree Kacera – The Living Centre appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.
Food. Something we think about regularly. Whether that’s what we’re having for our next meal; trying to remember the contents of our cabinets or refrigerator; or what we need to buy on our next trip to the grocery store. As permaculture practitioners, these thoughts are also likely to include what we’ll be harvesting from our […] The post Gigi Berardi – FoodWISE appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.