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 January 22, 2014
Jerome is just back from Cuba, where he attended the 11th International Permaculture Convergence. Cuba is a permaculture paradise. He reports that Cubans are not deprived people but rather, due to their lack of access to international corporatized markets, are dedicated to citizen-driven grassroots organizing around local agriculture and the wellbeing of communities. Adam Brock, of the Denver Grow House, an indoor farm and education center, joins the program to talk about his experience in Cuba with Jerome.
Living Permaculture October 23, 2013
Bill McDorman from Native Seed Search in Arizona on the need for saving seeds, and how this traditional knowledge is necessary for our future. Visit nativeseeds.org for more information.
Living Permaculture September 25, 2013
Lloyd Nelson, a farmer, artist and builder who currently lives in Paonia Colorado, talks about biodynamic farming.
Living Permaculture August 28, 2013
The inspiration for today's show comes from a special issue of Permaculture Activist magazine devoted to Practicing Democracy. Jerome and Stephanie ask these questions of their guests Patrick Hunter and Steve Skinner: What does democracy look like for you? What does democracy look like in the Roaring Fork Valley.
Living Permaculture July 24, 2013
Homesteading on your land with Terry Meer from the Simple Living Institute in Orlando, FL.
Living Permaculture April 24, 2013
On this episode of Living Permaculture, Stephanie and Jerome talk with writer and educator Eric Toensmeier about Food Forests and the value of perennial polycultures.
Living Permaculture March 27, 2013
On todays show Elizabeth Cammack and Tami Stroud talk about community gardening and the opening of the new Third Street Center Community Garden.
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.