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.
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Living Permaculture February 27, 2013
Greg Peterson, expert on urban farming, joins Stephanie and Jerome. All were in agreement that nothing's gonna happen in Washington and that it's up to local folks to fix things on a local level.
Living Permaculture January 23, 2013
To help celebrate the opening of the valley's first seed library, Stephanie and Jerome are joined by Dan Bussey of Seed Savers Exchange. With the alarming erosion in the genetic diversity of our food crops, heritage fruit trees and heirloom seeds assume new importance. Gail Owen, Technical Services Manager of the Basalt Regional Library, closes the show on a hopeful, and local, note as she describes the new seed library available to anyone with a Basalt library card.
Living Permaculture November 28, 2012
On this month's episode Stephanie and Dawne talk with Amelia Potvin from CORE about energy efficiency and agriculture.
Living Permaculture October 24, 2012
Stephanie and guest co-host Gwen Garcelon talk with Illene Pevec about the Farm to School program as well as highlighting some of the blessings and challenges that face school gardens in this valley.
Living Permaculture September 26, 2012
Jerome and Stephanie talk with Peter and Caitlin from Rock Bottom Ranch, to discuss the difficulties of raising meat in this valley and much more.
Living Permaculture July 25, 2012
Peter Bane on the importance of permaculture to our changing world
Living Permaculture June 27, 2012
On this month's episode of Living Permaculture Stephanie Syson and Dawn Vrabel discuss Changing Economies, taking a look at the evolution of barter, CSAs and Slow Money
Living Permaculture April 25, 2011
Hamilton Pevec joins Jerome and Stephanie to talk about his new film The Water Handler, a look at the issue of natural gas extraction and how to keep water in the West flowing safe and clean.
Living Permaculture Show March 28, 2012
Co-hosts Stephanie Syson and Dawne Vrabel with Penn Paramenter. Penn has a high-altitude bio-intensive garden with her husband in Southern Colorado. They talk about the joys and the challenges of that, and the exciting potential of seed libraries and how they support sustainable communitites.
Living Permaculture February 22, 2012
Jerome and Stephanie are joined by Michael Thompson, local architect, and two members of Boulder County's Open Space department. Agriculture on Open Space land is prevalent on Boulder County open space lands, and is a timely topic in the Roaring Fork valley because of the emerging Grace Park project in Basalt.