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Sustainable World Radio- Ecology and Permaculture Podcast

174 EpisodesProduced by Jill CloutierWebsite

Sustainable World Radio brings you interviews with experts from around the globe; teachers, designers, environmentalists, and earth activists who learn from and work with Nature. Listen to episodes about Permaculture, organic gardening, herbal medicine, plants, fungi, earth repair, natural building,… read more

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Life Design and Cultivation

December 3rd, 2023


In this stimulating conversation with Regenerative Land Designer and Educator Javan Bernakevitch, we discuss life design and why it's important. …

Cultivating Seeds of Regeneration at Beejvan

September 8th, 2023


Join us on a journey to India to explore the inspiring Beejvan project, a remarkable two acre demonstration farm and community-based initiative in Karjat, Maharashtra, India.

In this interview with co-founder Sanjana …

Permaculture for Our Changing World

June 3rd, 2023


Episode 169: Is Permaculture the best option that we have to meet the demands of an unpredictable future? In this lively conversation with Rosemary …

Water Always Wins- Slow Water Solutions for Drought and Deluge

January 25th, 2023


What does water want? What happens when we allow water to be water? Author Erica Gies explores the concept of Slow Water in her new book Water Always Wins: Thriving in an Age of Drought and Deluge. 

Slow Water …

Gardening Like Nature

September 13th, 2022


Learn how to garden like nature from writer, horticultural consultant, and educator Dr. Lee Reich.

We start with an audio tour of Lee’s award winning …

Why the Ocean Matters

July 5th, 2022


Episode 166: Did you know that oceans make life possible on our planet? Even if we live far from the coast, our lives are influenced by the ocean. Oceans generate oxygen, capture carbon, shape weather, and provide …

Introducing the Regenerative Media Alliance

May 18th, 2022


Episode 165: This special episode introduces the Regenerative Media Alliance, a project I have been working on for quite some time with fellow podcast producers Oliver Goshey and Scott Mann. The Regenerative Media …

Raptors and Rodenticides- the Unintended Consequences of Rat Poison

April 1st, 2022


Episode 164: Are you a fan of Raptors or birds of prey? Members of this large group of magnificent birds include hawks, eagles, falcons, and owls. For many of us, seeing raptors in cities and in the wilderness is …

The Generosity of Meadows

January 31st, 2022


Episode 163: What if you could replace your monocrop grass lawn with a “solar powered regenerative system that stores carbon while creating …

The Future is Nuts!

August 23rd, 2021


Episode 162: Is the future nuts? According to our guest Michael Judd, it definitely is, but in a good way! In this fun and informative interview, …

Grow Your Own Apothecary Garden

May 4th, 2021


Growing an herbal apothecary garden at home is fun and easy. Learn how to start your own in this informative interview with longtime organic farmer Alena Steen.

We begin the episode by talking about the benefits of …

Building a More Resilient World

March 9th, 2021


Episode 160: Lonny Grafman has worked with hundreds of communities around the globe assisting them with projects across a broad spectrum of sustainability. In this inspiring episode Lonny reflects on his decades of work …

The Wondrous World of Living Color

January 5th, 2021


Step into the vibrant and beautiful world of living color with natural dyer, designer, and artist Sasha Duerr.

Sasha takes us on a journey from Soil …

How to Create Living Compost

October 19th, 2020


Episode 158: Longtime organic farmer Mark Sturges believes that when we create a better habitat for beneficial insects, we create a better habitat for ourselves. Mark is a master compost maker whose compost is filled …

Grow Good Food Without a Yard

September 6th, 2020


Episode 157: Do you want to grow healthy food? Are you excited to start a garden, but don't have a yard? In this fun and informative interview with plant lover and regenerative farmer Acadia Tucker, we learn how to …

Clothes and Climate: The Environmental Cost of Fast Fashion

May 31st, 2020


Learn how your clothing choices can change the world in this episode with writer Elizabeth Segran.

Elizabeth tells us the grim news first. Did you know that the fashion industry is responsible for 8% of global …

Saving Medicinal Plants

May 1st, 2020


Episode 154: When medicinal at risk plants need help, United Plant Savers (UPS) comes to the rescue! Known as the "consciousness of the herbal products industry" because of their work with at risk medicinals, UPS staff …

Gardening the Permaculture Way: How to Create an Abundant Perennial Garden

February 29th, 2020


Episode 153: Put down that shovel and start a no-till perennial garden! In this fun and informative interview, Permaculture Designer and Teacher …

Fantastic Fungi

December 14th, 2019


Episode 152:  Famed cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg talks about his new film Fantastic Fungi that highlights the fascinating and often hidden world of the fungi beneath our feet. 

Renowned for his time lapse work …

Healing Earth: A Diversity of Solutions

October 7th, 2019


Episode 151: What if we could heal broken ecosystems, toxic landscapes, and poisoned water? 

My guest today is Dr. John Todd, ecological designer and …

Plant Speak

July 24th, 2019


Episode 150: Join us for a mind and heart expanding conversation with Dr. Monica Gagliano about her research in plant cognition and her direct experiences with the botanical world. A pioneer in the field of Plant …

Incredible Edible: A Revolution of Kindness

January 18th, 2019


Episode 149: Incredible Edible is an urban gardening project in Todmorden, England. Started in 2008, as a conversation between friends and envisioned …

Regenerating Land in Mexico at Sanandi Farm

August 18th, 2018


Episode 148: Sanandi Farm is a 33 hectare organic, biodynamic, Permaculture farm located near Valle de Bravo, Mexico. In 1998, two brothers, Dieter …

Our Plant Teachers with Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer

June 12th, 2018


Episode 147: How can we mend our broken relationship with the Earth and create a world where people and land are good medicine for each other?

In …

Historic Fruit Trees Around the World

May 11th, 2018


Episode 146: Learn about the field of arboreal archaeology and why historic fruit trees are important in this interview with John Valenzuela. John is …

Paw Paws 101

March 13th, 2018


Episode 145: Have you heard about Paw Paws, North America's largest indigenous edible fruit? Native to 26 states in the US, Paw Paws are immortalized in songs, poems, and place names throughout the country. Paw Paw …

Urban Herbs: Growing Medicinal Plants in the City

January 15th, 2018


Episode 144: Do you live in a city and want to grow your own herbal medicine? In this episode, urban farmer and community herbalist Bonnie Rose Weaver shares the joys of growing medicinal plants in an urban environment.

Farming Like Nature with Joel Salatin

November 22nd, 2017


Episode 143: How would Nature farm? Can degraded, infertile land be regenerated? Can agriculture become a healing beneficial system that mitigates …

Be Part of the Change: International Permaculture Convergence

October 20th, 2017


Episode 142: Have you ever thought of going to the International Permaculture Conference and Convergence (IPC)? Held every two years, switching …

Amazing Grains with Larry Kandarian

August 23rd, 2017


Episode 141: Larry Kandarian is an organic farmer and ancient grain advocate. In this episode, Larry takes us on a whirlwind tour of Kandarian Organic Farms where he grows over 200 varieties of plants. As you'll hear in …

Earth Care: How Connecting with Nature Can Change Your Life

June 11th, 2017


Episode 140: Before 2006, Andrew McMillion wasn’t thinking too much about plants, soil health, or ecology. He was living the American Dream, spending …

The Forgotten Richness of Pulses - Dr. Vandana Shiva

March 24th, 2017


Episode 139: Dr. Vandana Shiva, author, activist, and scholar, talks about the forgotten richness of pulses and how growing these plants can help …

Natural Building: Good For People And Planet

February 4th, 2017


Episode 138: Natural building is good for both people and planet. In this episode we hear from natural builders who are committed to their …

Fragrance and Transformation with Aromatherapist John Steele

January 1st, 2017


Episode 137: Take a ride around the world with aromatic explorer John Steele. In this interview John talks about the sacred use of fragrance in ancient Egypt and Amazonian shamanism. John draws upon his decades of …

Growing Soil, Biodiversity, and Food with Grassfed Animals

November 14th, 2016


Episode 136: Beth and Shawn Dougherty have been farming together for over thirty years and practice grass-based homesteading in Eastern Ohio. In this interview, Shawn and Beth explain how they use intensive pasture …

Creating A Future We Want To Live In: An Interview with Starhawk

September 26th, 2016


Episode 135: Starhawk is an internally renowned activist, feminist, writer, and Permaculture Designer and Teacher. Founder of the Earth Activist …

How To Create A "Fruit-Full" Food Forest

September 3rd, 2016


Episode 134: Have you ever wanted to grow a cornucopia of organic fruit at home? In this episode, Permaculture and Ecological Designer Michael Judd …

Meadow Gardens

August 19th, 2016


Episode 133:  Is it time to turn your lawn into a biodiverse meadow? In this interview with John Greenlee, we learn about the many benefits of meadow …

The Lentil Underground: Dr. Liz Carlisle

July 25th, 2016



Episode 132: Can planting lentils be a radical act? Yes, if you live in a small conservative farming town in Montana, circa 1976. That was the year David Oien moved back to his family’s farm and planted a crop of …

Working With Nature to Clean Water: Dr. John Todd

July 8th, 2016


Episode 131: Dr. John Todd is a pioneer in the field of ecological design. The inventor of the Eco-Machine, John Todd works with nature to heal …

The Art of Free Travel with Patrick Jones

June 19th, 2016


Episode 130: Permaculture teacher, poet, and author Patrick Jones talks about his family's epic journey, how they took Permaculture on the road, and …

The Incredible World of Fungi

May 6th, 2016


Episode 129: Fungi are absent from our awareness, but are everywhere around us. In this interview with Peter McCoy, author of the book, Radical …

The Universe Beneath Our Feet: The Soil Food Web

April 8th, 2016


Episode 128: Dr. Elaine Ingham of Soil Foodweb Inc. guides us on this podcast journey into the world of soil. The meeting place of atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere, soil contains vast numbers of …

Permaculture for Personal and Cultural Repair

March 1st, 2016


Episode 127: How can we apply Permaculture ethics and principles to our lives and relationships? In this episode Delia Carroll and Rachel Kaplan, …

Botanical Explorer Joseph Simcox

February 18th, 2016


Episode 126: Joseph Simcox is a botanical explorer, ethnobotanist, international lecturer, and expert in food plants from around the world. In this free-ranging conversation, Joseph talks about the potential that we …

Rediscovering Food Traditions

January 15th, 2016


Episode 125: In this interview with Irina Stoenescu we talk about the re-discovery of food traditions, how regional foods are going global, and how Millennials and their interest in food with a story is shaping our food …

Natural Process Farming with Bob Cannard

December 15th, 2015


Episode 124: In this episode we dive into the world of Natural Process Farming with Bob Cannard. Bob grows highly diversified food crops by working with nature and natural systems. In Natural Process farming, crops are …

You Can Build This: Rabble Housers

November 8th, 2015


Episode 123: In this episode I speak with Mary Alford of Rabble Housers. Mary Alford is a professional engineer and expert in energy optimization and sustainable building practices. 

The Rabble House is a 600 square …

The Many Uses of Vetiver

October 31st, 2015


Episode 122: In this episode we dive into the world of Vetiver. With powerful roots that grow 12-15 feet deep, Vetiver is a valuable plant that acts …

Aquaponics 101 with Sylvia Bernstein

September 25th, 2015


Episode 121: Learn how to grow your own organic veggies and fish in an Aquaponics system. In this episode, I talk with Sylvia Bernstein, the President of the Aquaponic Source and author of the book Aquaponic Gardening: …

Seaweed- Superfood Of The Sea

September 11th, 2015


Episode 120: Seaweed is a superfood from the sea! Terry d’Selkie of Ocean Harvest Sea Vegetable Company tells us about the many benefits of seaweed. An algae, seaweed is high in vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and …

Conifers and Desert Brushes: Essential Oils from the House of Aromatics

August 30th, 2015


Episode 119: Eric Scott Bresselsmith is an herbalist, wildcrafter, and artisan distiller of essential oils. Owner of the House of Aromatics, Eric uses Conifers and Brushes native to the intermountain region of Southern …

Learning, Memory, and Decision-Making in Plants- the Work of Dr. Monica Gagliano

July 31st, 2015


Episode 118: Can plants learn? Do they have memory? Can they make decisions? In this episode, Monica Gagliano, Research Associate Professor of …

How Cleaner Biomass Cook Stoves Can Change The World

July 23rd, 2015


Episode 117: How can a cook stove change the world? Three billion people burn traditional biomass and coal indoors in cook stoves. These stoves are having a tremendous impact on our environment and on the health of …

Living in Community on a Permaculture Farm- Josh Trought of D Acres

June 26th, 2015


Episode 116: My guest for this episode is Josh Trought, author of The Community-Scale Permaculture Farm: The D Acres Model of Creating and Managing …

The Wild Wisdom of Weeds with Katrina Blair

June 7th, 2015


In this episode, we talk about the weeds that surround us with forager, chef, writer, and plant lover Katrina Blair. Author of the book The Wild Wisdom of Weeds, 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival Katrina talks …

Medicinal Herb Farming- How to Grow Local Medicine

May 12th, 2015


Episode 113: Melanie and Jeff Carpenter are medicinal herb farmers. The co-owners of Zack Woods Farm, a 30 acre organic farm and botanical sanctuary located in the green mountains of Vermont, Jeff and Melanie grow over …

Small-Scale Grain Growing with Gene Logsdon

April 27th, 2015


Have you ever wanted to grow your own grains? In this episode, farmer and author Gene Logsdon tells you what you need to know about small-scale grain growing. Gene talks about the most resilient crop for beginning grain …

The Medicine of Being in the Forest: Shinrin-yoku

March 16th, 2015


Can taking a slow walk in nature improve your health? How can you cultivate a better relationship to the natural world? If forests are therapeutic, …

Corn Vs. "Corn" - A Conversation With Non-GMO and GMO Corn

January 17th, 2015


My guest for this episode is Zea mays, also known as Corn. In this exclusive interview Corn speaks about its long history, its beginning as a wild grass, and how humans and corn have influenced each other. Corn also …

Moringa- The Wonder Tree

December 20th, 2014


Growing Moringa oleifera is like growing a botanical apothecary. Most parts of the plant are edible, medicinal, and useful. In this Sustainable World …

Grow Healthier Plants & Soil with Ecological Agriculture

December 1st, 2014


Learn how you can optimize plant and soil health with ecological agriculture. John Kempf is the founder of Advancing Eco Agriculture- a leading crop …

Tour of Santa Barbara Aquaponics- with Kevin Childerley

November 2nd, 2014


Aquaponics is a food production system that is a combination of aquaculture and hydroponics. In this episode, Kevin Childerley, owner of Santa …

Essential Oils & Botanical Intelligence- A Conversation with Aromatherapist John Steele

September 13th, 2014


Renowned aromatherapist, archaeologist and author John Steele talks with Jill Cloutier about essential oils, plant wisdom and the world of scent. …

Grass, Soil, Hope- Solutions to Climate Change

July 28th, 2014


Courtney White is the author of the new book Grass, Soil, Hope- A Journey through Carbon CountryA former activist and archaeologist, Courtney …

West Coast Women's Permaculture Gathering

July 21st, 2014


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 …

Shelter Is More Than A Roof Overhead- An Interview with Lloyd Kahn

June 26th, 2014


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 …

Talking Plants with Ed Mendoza- Gardens, Peaches & Chiles

June 6th, 2014


Ed Mendoza is a Permaculture designer, teacher and lifelong gardener and farmer. In this podcast episode with Jill Cloutier, Ed talks about his love …

Heirloom Plants, Food Security and the National Heirloom Expo

May 4th, 2014


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, …

Have Your Yard and Eat It, Too!

March 26th, 2014


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 …

Participating In The Water Cycle- How To Harvest Water On Your Property

March 17th, 2014


In this episode, Permaculture Designer Jeff Adams talks about practical ways to design landscapes that conserve water. It doesn't matter if you live …

Useful Plants- Designing For Regenerative Landscapes

January 24th, 2014


The founder of Oak Tree Designs based in Margaret River, Australia, Byron Joel has years of experience in Permaculture, land re-vegetation, …

The Future Is Abundant- Larry Santoyo on Permaculture

November 25th, 2013


Permaculture and Ecological Designer Larry Santoyo talks with Jill Cloutier about why he feels the future is abundant, why everyone is needed, …

The Resilience of Cuba- An Interview With Permaculturist Roberto Perez

September 22nd, 2013


Roberto Perez Rivero is a Permaculturist, educator and sustainability activist in Cuba. In this interview he speaks with Jill Cloutier about how his …

Permaculture Basics For Gardeners with Christopher Shein

August 12th, 2013


Christopher Shein is a Permaculture teacher, seed saver, gardener and activist. In this interview, Christopher explains the basics of Permaculture …

Troubled Waters: Politics and Ecology- A Lecture By Dame Anita Roddick

May 31st, 2013


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 …

Elephants- The Ultimate Forest Gardeners

May 20th, 2013


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 …

Educating About The Natural World Through Permaculture

March 18th, 2013


Imagine completing your Permaculture Design Certification Course, planting a food forest and building a cob oven- at your high school. Sounds like a …

All Good Things Organic Seeds- A Conversation With Organic Farmer Justin Huhn

November 4th, 2012


Justin Huhn is an organic farmer and an impassioned seed grower and plant lover. Certified in Permaculture Design, Justin cares deeply about organic …

The REAL Green Revolution In Africa: Permaculture in Zimbabwe With Julious Piti

August 5th, 2012


Julious Piti is a Permaculture designer and teacher, organic farmer, and conflict facilitator based in Zimbabwe.  Julious has been using …

Urban Homesteading- Heirloom Skills and Permaculture

May 19th, 2012


A discussion with author, Permaculture Designer, and psychotherapist Rachel Kaplan about her book Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable …

Growing Color- How To Create Beautiful Dyes From Plants

January 27th, 2012


In this interview, fiber and dye expert Rebecca R. Burgess shares her techniques for growing and harvesting color.  Burgess talks about her favorite …

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

November 24th, 2011


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 …

Gardening Like a Forest- A Conversation With Dave Jacke

October 30th, 2011


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 …

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

September 5th, 2011


Every two years, permaculturists from around the globe gather together at the International Permaculture Conference and Convergence (IPC).  This …

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

August 26th, 2011


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 …

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

July 10th, 2011


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 …

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

June 20th, 2011


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 …

Wisdom of the Land- The Essence of Hawaiian Sustainability

June 3rd, 2011


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 …

Plant Man Gabriel Howearth

May 26th, 2011


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 …

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

February 21st, 2011


Part 2 of an interview with the Soil Doctor, Doug Weatherbee. In this interview, Doug talks about soil organic matter, carbon sequestration, how to …

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

January 19th, 2011


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

The Fibershed Project- Living One Year in Locally Grown Clothes

October 28th, 2010


Rebecca Burgess is an ecological restoration educator, author, and textile artist.  Burgess is the founder of the Fibershed Project; a year-long …

Last Paradise- An Eco-Adventure Film

October 18th, 2010


Interview with Clive Neeson, director of the documentary Last Paradise.  Last Paradise contains 45 years of footage from beautiful places all around …

Building A Better World in Tanzania- Global Resource Alliance

September 1st, 2010


Interview with Lyn Hebenstreit and Tara Maria Blasco of the all-volunteer non profit organization Global Resource Alliance (GRA) about their work in …

Activist for the Earth

August 10th, 2010


Interview with permaculturist, peace, environmental, and global justice activist Starhawk.  Award winning author and educator, Starhawk talks about …

City Repair

July 20th, 2010


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, …

Connecting to the Earth

July 20th, 2010


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 …

Healing the Earth: Gaia University, Eco- Villages, and Nature Mediation

July 6th, 2010


Declan Kennedy, architect, permaculturist, mediator, spiritual healer, and founding chairman of the International Advisory Board of Gaia University, …

Local Food- How To Start a Foodshed In Your Neighborhood

June 15th, 2010


Foodsheds or neighborhood food exchanges are popping up all over the US.  In this interview, sustainable landscape architect Owen Dell, nutritional …

The Small House Movement

May 21st, 2010


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 …

The Art of Aromatherapy

March 22nd, 2010


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 …

Permaculture in an Energy Descent World- Part 2 of an Interview with David Holmgren

February 28th, 2010


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

Permaculture- The Beginning of a Worldwide Movement- Part 1

February 17th, 2010


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 …

Making Roofs Come to Life- Living Architecture

January 17th, 2010


Paul Kephart, Executive Director of Rana Creek- Habitat Restoration and Living Architecture, speaks about his mission to restore biodiversity and …

Botanical Medicine for Home Health Care

December 1st, 2009


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 …

Buy Nothing Day

November 26th, 2009


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 …

Rainwater Harvesting

November 14th, 2009


Brad Lancaster, rainwater harvesting expert and Permaculture designer talks about how to plant the rain, water harvesting earth works, and his …

Planting A School Food Forest

November 7th, 2009


Common Vision Fruit Tree Tour makes a stop at Monte Vista Elementary School in Santa Barbara, California. Playing drums, singing, and planting trees …

Sustainable Vine Wine Tours

October 18th, 2009


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 …

Art and the Environment with Dianna Cohen

October 17th, 2009


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 …

Mount Kenya Organic Farming (MOOF Africa)

October 6th, 2009


Interview with Peter Murage, founder of MOOF (Mount Kenya Organic Farming). MOOF is a farm and demonstration/training center for small holder farmers …

Carbon Sequestration, Soil Health, and Permaculture

September 26th, 2009


Interview with Darren Doherty, Australian Permaculture designer and teacher, and Guner Tautrim, owner of Orella Ranch on the Gaviota Coast. Doherty …

Sacred Demise- Carolyn Baker

September 26th, 2009


Carolyn Baker, author of the book, Sacred Demise: Walking the Spiritual Path of Industrial Civilization's Collapse, shares her views and insights …

The Ecology of Leadership

September 18th, 2009


Interview with James Stark and Christopher Kuntzsch, co-founders and directors of the the Ecology of Leadership program.

Water Woman Festival

September 5th, 2009


Ray Cirino, artist, inventor, and permaculture designer, talks about the Water Woman Festival that is happening on October 1-4, 2009.  Cirino, a …

Gopher Be Gone! Humane Pest Control in the Garden

August 29th, 2009


Thomas Wittman, owner of Gophers Limited in Felton, California, talks about gophers, moles, voles, and squirrels. Learn how to humanely control the …

Sudden Oak Life- Holistic Tree Care

August 21st, 2009


Dr. Lee Klinger, independent scientist and consultant, speaks with Jill Cloutier about holistic tree care, soil health, and forest ecology. Dr. …

Permaculture in Cuba with Robyn Francis

August 17th, 2009


Robyn Francis talks about permaculture's role in Cuba and CAPE: the Cuba-Australia Permaculture Exchange. Francis, an internationally renowned …

Homescale Permaculture: How to Create a Backyard Ecosystem

August 2nd, 2009


Toby Hemenway, author of the best selling book Gaia's Garden, tells us how to create beautiful and functional ecosystems in our own backyards. …

Watershed Revolution with Paul Jenkin

July 24th, 2009


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 …

HopeDance- A Conversation with Bob Banner

July 20th, 2009


Bob Banner is the publisher of HopeDance Magazine. Banner, who recently launched the popular Transition California social
networking ning site, talks …

Plastic in the Ocean- Algalita Marine Research Foundation

June 30th, 2009


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 …

Mesoamerican Permaculture with Juan Rojas

June 14th, 2009


Juan Rojas of the Institute of Mesoamerican Permaculture and the Permaculture Institute of El Salvador speaks about his work in the Campesino a …

The Cove with Ric O'Barry-The International Dolphin Capture Trade

June 6th, 2009


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 …

Permaculture and Sustainable Aid- Robyn Francis

June 5th, 2009


Award winning international permaculture pioneer, teacher, designer, and educator Robyn Francis speaks about sustainable aid and permaculture for the …

Worm Power! Vermicomposting and Interview With a Worm

June 2nd, 2009


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 …

Environmental Horticulture with Dr. Mike Gonella

May 25th, 2009


Dr. Mike Gonella, chair of the Environmental Horticulture (EH) Department at Santa Barbara City College, speaks with Jill Cloutier about sustainable …

Ecovillages and Intentional Communities with Diana Leafe Christian

May 21st, 2009


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 …

Children and Nature- A Conversation with Warren Brush

May 5th, 2009


Warren Brush, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Quail Springs Learning Oasis and Permaculture Farm, speaks with Jill Cloutier about his …

The Center for Urban Agriculture

April 18th, 2009


Located on one of the oldest organic farms in California, The Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens, is an internationally respected model …

Permaculture in Africa- Food and Empowerment

April 11th, 2009


Interview with Mugove Walter Nyika, coordinator of the 9th International Permaculture Conference and Convergence (IPC9).  The IPC9 will be held in …

Organic Food with Kim Redman

April 5th, 2009


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 …

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

April 4th, 2009


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 …

Wildlife Care Network

March 30th, 2009


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 …

Sustainable Landscaping for Dummies with Owen Dell

March 24th, 2009


Episode 34 : Owen Dell is an internationally recognized gardening expert, Permaculture designer, and writer. Starting with the basics, Owen talks …

America's Addiction to Oil and Gas

March 14th, 2009


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 …

Backyard Food Forest

March 12th, 2009


Episode 32: Larry Saltzman, Permaculturist and Food Forester, takes us on a tour of his backyard suburban yard. Larry and his wife, Eco-Therapist …

Slow Money with Woody Tasch

March 12th, 2009


Episode 31: Woody Tasch, author of the book Slow Money speaks to Jill Cloutier (Sustainable World Radio) and Wes Rowe (Santa Barbara Permaculture …

Beneficial Insects with Brenton Kelly

March 7th, 2009


Episode 30: Brenton Kelly, an expert in Integrated Pest Management (IPM), talks about alternatives to pesticides and least toxic pest control …

Natural Builders Betty Seaman and Eva Miller

March 6th, 2009


Betty Seaman, also known as Cob Betty, is a natural builder and
permaculturalist who teaches courses in natural building and natural living
support …

Reverend Billy on Creative Activism - Part 2

February 20th, 2009


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.

'Food Not Lawns' Seed Exchange at the Center for Urban Agriculture

February 17th, 2009


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, …

Reverend Billy and The Church of Stop Shopping! Part 1

February 16th, 2009


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 …

Grow Food Party Crew with Devin Slavin

November 15th, 2008


Episode 26: Devin Slavin of Abundance In Balance Design is a Permaculture Designer and founder of the Grow Food Party Crew (GFPC) model, a fun and …

Geoff Lawton- The Power of Permaculture

October 22nd, 2008


Crossing the Line with Geoff Lawton and Nadia Abu Yahia Lawton
Geoff Lawton is an internationally renowned permaculture educator, consultant and …

Dangerous Beauty- The Unregulated Cosmetics Industry

September 1st, 2008


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 …

Permaculture- A Beginner's Guide- Graham Burnett

September 1st, 2008


Graham Burnett is a permaculture practitioner, designer and teacher.  With over 20 years experience in working with adults with learning …

Green Politics with Claude Genest

August 7th, 2008


Claude Genest is the Deputy Leader of the Canadian Green Party and the founder of the Green Mountain Permaculture Institute, where he teaches earth …

Sacred Plant Medicine with Stephen Harrod Buhner

July 30th, 2008


Episode 21: Stephen Harrod Buhner is an Earth poet and the award-winning author of twelve works of nonfiction and one book of poetry, among them the …

Permacultura Latina America with Ali Sharif

July 13th, 2008


Ali Sharif, project director of PAL, Permacultura Latina America, talks with Jill Cloutier at the Bioneers Conference 2007, about Permaculture …

Keyline Design with Darren Doherty

July 13th, 2008


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

The Spirit of Sustainability with Satish Kumar

July 13th, 2008


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. 

Wild Food, Survival Skills, and Useful Plants

July 8th, 2008


Since 1974, Christopher Nyerges has taken over 30,000 children and adults on Wild Food and Survival Skills Outings, field trips and outdoor programs. …

Dolphins in Captivity with Ric O'Barry

July 8th, 2008


Former dolphin trainer, Ric O’Barry, speaks with Jill Cloutier about his ten years in the captive dolphin industry and his transformation from …

Healthy School Lunches

July 7th, 2008


Episode 15: Chef Kate Adamick, of Food Systems Solutions LLC and consultant to the Orfalea Fund’s s’Cool Food Initiative, talks about the link …

The Plight of India's Famers

May 26th, 2008


Episode 14: Mukesh Ray, a scholar with a Masters in Social Work from the TATA Institute of Social Sciences in India, works in movements working to …

Organic Gardening and Permaculture

May 26th, 2008


Episode 12: Loren Luyendyk, the owner of Santa Barbara Organics, has over ten years of experience in the field of permaculture, sustainability and …

Wonderful Water with Brock Dolman

May 26th, 2008


Brock Dolman is a biologist, innovative design consultant, and nationally recognized permaculture educator. Dolman, co-founder of the Occidental Arts …

Permaculture in Brasil

April 11th, 2008


Episode 11: Interview with Andre Soares and Lucy Legan, co-directors of Ecocentro IPEC, (Instituto de Permacultura e Ecovilas do Cerrado), in central …

Ray Cirino: The Power of Sustainable Art and Imagination

March 11th, 2008


Episode 10: Ray Cirino is an artist, inventor, and educator, based in Los Angeles, CA. In this interview with Jill Cloutier, Ray talks about some of …

Simple Prosperity

March 2nd, 2008


Episode 9: 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 …

Building Houses and Community with Cob

February 14th, 2008


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 …

Ianto Evans - Natural Builder

January 30th, 2008


Episode 7: Ianto Evans is an applied ecologist, landscape architect, inventor, writer, and teacher with building experience on six continents.  Cob …

Permaculture and Art

January 30th, 2008


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 …

Chocolate Can Change the World

January 15th, 2008


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 …

Maya Food Foresters

January 13th, 2008


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 …

Urban Permaculture with Kat Steele

January 13th, 2008


Kat Steele, is a Permaculture teacher and director of the Urban Permaculture Guild in Oakland, California.  Kat is trained in ecovillage design, …

Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook

January 12th, 2008


Albert Bates is the author of the Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook:  Recipes for Changing Times and director of the institute for …

How Mushrooms Can Save the World- A Conversation with Paul Stamets

January 12th, 2008


Episode 1: Paul Stamets, founder and president of Fungi Perfecti, has written six books on mushroom cultivation, use, and identification, including …

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