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 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 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 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 December 28, 2011
Richo Cech of Horizon Herbs talks with Jerome and Stephanie about the importance of herbal medicine and his progressive family business model that focuses on people, planet and plants, not profits.
Living Permaculture February 11, 2014
Stephanie and Jerome join KDNK's own Steve Skinner to talk with Dave Reed from Citizens Climate Lobby about creating political will for a stable climate and empowering individuals to exercise their personal and political power.
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.
Living Permaculture February 26, 2014
Part two of Jerome and Stephanie's program on sustainability and farming in Cuba.
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 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 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.