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Living Permaculture
Living Permaculture airs the Third Monday of the Month at 4 pm

Permaculture is a design system for ecological and sustainable living, integrating plants, animals, buildings, people and communities.

Latest Episodes
  • On this month's episode of Living Permaculture, our guest is Rita Mary Hennigan, co-director of UpRoot Colorado. UpRoot Colorado is a local non-profit organization with the mission of increasing the nutrition security of Coloradans by harvesting and redistributing surplus, nutrient-dense foods while supporting the resilience of farmers. They discuss the term "gleaning" and how it applies to UpRoot's work, and reflect on the roles of consumers and growers in our local community foodshed.
  • On this episode of Living Permaculture, hosts Vanessa Harmony and Jerome Osentowski interview Claude Jolicoeur, a cider maker, apple grower, engineer, and author of multiple books and articles on the topic of cider including, “The New Cider Maker’s Handbook”, and, “Cider Planet”. They discuss the methods behind Claude’s award-winning ciders and explore the role of cider apples and wild apples in making what Claude calls the “Prince of Beverages”.
  • This month on Living Permaculture, Vanessa Harmony interviews Melissa Miles, who is responsible for introducing Vanessa to permaculture in 2011. Melissa Miles is a Permaculture Designer-Teacher-Consultant and an Environmental Biologist and Conservation Planner in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. They discuss the evolution of permaculture education and Melissa's career developments over the last decade, the human landscape of permaculture in Southeastern Pennsylvania, and the role of humans in environmentalism.
  • This month on Living Permaculture, hosts Vanessa Harmony and Jerome Osentowski interview the new director of Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute, Mathew Davis, regarding his career background and his new role at CRMPI.
  • On this episode of Living Permaculture, hosts Vanessa Harmony and Jerome Osentowski interview a past CRMPI volunteer and discuss the "zero-waste, zero-dollar" garden beds she helped construct, as well as her involvement in a community greenhouse hub project in Alberta.
  • On this month's Living Permaculture episode host Vanessa Harmony interviews two local "Weavers" of Bioregional Regeneration efforts: Rita Marsh and Gwen Garcelon. They discuss the definition and origin of the term Bioregional Regeneration, and the guests' missions for land, people, and wildlife to live in harmony.
  • On this month's episode of Living Permaculture, host Vanessa Harmony interviews Amy Kousch of Berchta Botanicals in Fort Collins: northern Colorado’s only specialized medicinal plant nursery and medicinal plant education center.
  • On this months show of Living Permaculture, host Vanessa Harmony interviews Nick Schaffer of Grow Green Now LLC, a company based in Basalt, CO offering edible gardens and tree care in the Roaring Fork Valley.
  • Vanessa Harmony and Jerome Osentowski interview three agricultural interns at Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute to learn about their educational and career histories and their journey in discovering permaculture design.
  • This month on Living Permaculture, Vanessa Harmony and Jerome Osentowski provide a summer update from their organizations, Colorado Edible Forest, Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute, and Jerome's Organics.