Living Permaculture

Join us every fourth Wednesday of the month for Living Permaculture, KDNK's source for information on how to live a more sustainable life. Permaculture is a design system for ecological and sustainable living, integrating plants, animals, buildings, people and communities. Each month we feature a special guest and topic that is pertinent to the self sufficiency of this valley and the world. Hosts Jerome Osentowski and Stephanie Syson run the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute a non-profit in Basalt, Colorado.

Ways to Connect

Biodynamic Source

Biodynamic Source Co-Founders Brook LeVan and Lloyd Nelson recently guided a biodynamic workshop at Sustainable Settings. Living Permaculture Host Stephanie Syson interviewed them and their students at its conclusion.

Avery Ecological Design

Water specialist Avery Ellis shares permaculture practices and strategies for times of drought.

slowmoney.org

Woody Tasch, founder and chairman of the Slow Money Institute, shares with host Stephanie Syson and guest host Gwen Garcelon about his newest book.

Adam Brock

Adam Brock, author of Change Here Now, applies concepts from permaculture to help achieve more resilient and sustainable communities, both urban and rural.

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Host Jerome Osentowski interviews Michael Judd, founder of Ecologia , and pawpaw enthusiast about this delicious and nutritious fruit that is indigenous to North America.

Pachamama Fair Trade

Stephanie Syson meets an inspired group of farmers from Pachamama Fair Trade in Tecate, Mexico working to connect the North and South via sustainable food and permaculture practices.

Skip's Farm to Market Stores and Stands

Jerome Osentowski speaks with owner Skip Doty and manager Dalene Barton of Skip's Farm to Market Stores and Stands in Basalt. Skip's vision for this local food hub is to provide the public with clean healthy food in a way that supports our farmers and cottage industries.

Author, ecologist, and forest farmer Steve Gabriel discusses the practice of agroforestry with hosts Stephanie and Jerome.

Stephanie and Jerome talk to Jose Miranda, who raises water buffalo in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Dawne Vrabel

Dawne Vrabel joins Stephanie and Jerome to talk about her company Authentic Medicinals and growing hemp with biodynamics.

Host Jerome Osentowski  speaks with Michael Pilarski representing Friends of the Trees Society to discuss the 2017 Inland Northwest Permaculture Convergence and the possibility of a permaculture platform in the 2020 US presidential election.

Chelsea Green

Stephanie and Jerome talk to Jeff Piper of the CSU Extension Service.

Arborist Vanessa Harmony joins Jerome and Stephanie this month.

Haley Thompson, Tomas Zuccareno

Stephanie's guests are filmmakers Haley Thompson and Tomas Zuccareno and their new film How We Grow, which was a part of this year's 5 Point Film Fest.

Chelsea Green

Jerome talks to Patrick Hunter and Michael Thompson about the perennial economy and alternative capitalism. 

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Biodynamic farming and the relationship with the land is today's topic. Great show!

Jerome talks goat farming in the tidewater country of Virginia with Cole Sullivan and Shanna Bupp.

Casey Piscura of Wild Mountain Seeds in Carbondale is today's guest.

Living Permaculture Features Eli Bejalia

Oct 27, 2016

Stephanie, Jerome, and guest Eli Bejalia discuss the Korean Natural Farming Method that takes advantage of indigenous microorganisms to repair and rebuild soil. Eli has successfully used this method from sub-tropical Florida to degraded land on the Dry Mesa in Colorado's North Fork Valley.

This month's show, with host Stephanie Syson, is all about autumn - it's effects on gardens and human health.

Chelsea Green

Living Permaculture celebrates two anniversaries this month -  Jerome Osentowski's 75th birthday and Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute turns 30.