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 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 24, 2016
Don Tipping from Seven Seeds Farm
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.
Living Permaculture January 25, 2012
Michael Pilarski, farmer, educator and author, has dedicated his life to studying and teaching how people can live sustainably.
Living Permaculture January 27, 2016
Stephanie and Jerome talk to author and Chinese herb specialist Peg Schafer.