Living Permaculture

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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Geneviève Villamizar

This month on Living Permaculture, we take a gleaning trip with UpRoot Colorado to Rock Bottom Ranch for a lettuce harvest benefitting Lift-Up food pantries.

Wild Mountain Seeds

Casey Piscura of Wild Mountain Seeds talks with hosts Stephanie Syson and Jerome Osentowski about the farm's heirloom tomatos and cucumbers, benefits of genetic diversity, and learning the limits plants after years of trail and error and experimentation. Casey also talks about local food systems, working with food pantries, and impacts of COVID-19.

Rob Hopkins

Author Rob Hopkins is co-founder of the international Transition Towns movement. This is part 2 of his discussion with Steph Syson and Jrome Osentowski to share the ideas behind his latest book From What Is to What If: Unleashing the Power of Imagination to Create the Future We Want.

Rob Hopkins

Author Rob Hopkins is co-founder of the international Transition Towns movement. He joins Steph Syson and Jrome Osentowski to share the ideas behind his latest book From What Is to What If: Unleashing the Power of Imagination to Create the Future We Want.

Jerome Osentowski and Taylor Algers call-in from the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute to provide an update as to their operations during this time of pandemic. Their conversation focuses on strengthening the immune system and incorporating permaculture practices for community resiliency.

Garfield County Ag Expo 2020

Dr. Fred Provenza authored Nourishment: What Animals Can Teach Us about Redsicovering Our Nutritional Wisdom. He presents at the Garfield County Ag Expo in Rifle on February 1st.

El Departamento de la Comida

Tara Rodriguez Besosa is the co-founder of El Departamento de la Comida, a nonprofit collective for the advancement of sustainable, resilient, and regenerative food projects in Puerto Rico.

Marjory Wildcraft

Marjory Wildcraft founded The Grow Network to promote sustainable living, food sovereignty and natural medicines. She joins Steph and Jerome to share about what got her started and what keeps her going.

The Living Farm

This month on Living Permaculture, we're touring greenhouses at The Living Farm in Paonia with farmer Lynn Gillespie and Marjory Wildcraft, founder of The Grow Network. The Living Farm's greenhouse workshop, exploring different heating styles and designs, is offered November 7 - 10 and January 16 - 19.

Living Permaculture Features Honeybee Herbals

Sep 25, 2019

Courtney Cosgriff of Honeybee Herbals joins Stephanie Syson at Sustainable Settings. Courtney's company is dedicated to providing Earth centered healing and education in hopes of restoring our connection to the natural world through rekindling an appreciation of the beauty and medicine it provides.

Adam Brock

Living Permaculture welcomes Adam Brock back to the show to discuss and celebrate his new position as Western Program Director for the National Young Farmers Coalition. Adam will also lead a 72-hour permaculture design intensive, the internationally-accredited syllabus and certificate, at the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute on July 15 to 27.

fatcityfarmers.org

Michael Thompson, local architect and president of Fat City Farmers, returns to discuss tools for extending the growing season with hosts Stephanie Syson and Jerome Osentowski.

Avery Ecological Design

In August of 2018, following months of intense drought in Colorado, water specialist Avery Ellis shared permaculture practices and strategies with Living Permaculture.

fatcityfarmers.org

Michael Thompson, local architect and president of Fat City Farmers, discusses a community conversation series that focuses on creating a "People's Economy" in the Roaring Fork Valley. The group will convene twice next month, on April 1 and April 18, at the Basalt Regional Library from 5 to 7pm.

The February edition of Living Permaculture features Paonia resident Nick Hansen. He's using permaculture to improve Agape Farm & Retreat, his farm and bed & breakfast in the North Fork Valley.

This month's episode of Living Permaculture features Rhonda Sherman, founder and director of the Composting Learning Lab and author of the book, The Worm Farmer’s Handbook: Mid- to Large-Scale Vermicomposting for Farms, Businesses, Municipalities, Schools, and Institutions. Living Permaculture is heard on the fourth Wednesday of each month on KDNK. Hosts Jerome Osentowski and Stephanie Syson run the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute a non-profit in Basalt, Colorado. Listen to archived episodes here.

Dynamic Roots

Kate Miller of Alpine Botanicals in Nederland joins Stephanie Syson to explain about winter health and taking herbs to support digestion and sleep.

The Community Food Forest Handbook

This month's guest for Living Permaculture is Catherine Bukowski, co-author of The Community Food Forest Handbook.

Biodynamic Source

Biodynamic Source Co-Founders Brook LeVan and Lloyd Nelson recently guided a biodynamic workshop at Sustainable Settings. Living Permaculture Host Stephanie Syson interviewed them and their students at its conclusion.

Avery Ecological Design

Water specialist Avery Ellis shares permaculture practices and strategies for times of drought.

slowmoney.org

Woody Tasch, founder and chairman of the Slow Money Institute, shares with host Stephanie Syson and guest host Gwen Garcelon about his newest book.

Adam Brock

Adam Brock, author of Change Here Now, applies concepts from permaculture to help achieve more resilient and sustainable communities, both urban and rural.

pixabay.com

Host Jerome Osentowski interviews Michael Judd, founder of Ecologia , and pawpaw enthusiast about this delicious and nutritious fruit that is indigenous to North America.

Pachamama Fair Trade

Stephanie Syson meets an inspired group of farmers from Pachamama Fair Trade in Tecate, Mexico working to connect the North and South via sustainable food and permaculture practices.

Skip's Farm to Market Stores and Stands

Jerome Osentowski speaks with owner Skip Doty and manager Dalene Barton of Skip's Farm to Market Stores and Stands in Basalt. Skip's vision for this local food hub is to provide the public with clean healthy food in a way that supports our farmers and cottage industries.

Author, ecologist, and forest farmer Steve Gabriel discusses the practice of agroforestry with hosts Stephanie and Jerome.

Stephanie and Jerome talk to Jose Miranda, who raises water buffalo in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Dawne Vrabel

Dawne Vrabel joins Stephanie and Jerome to talk about her company Authentic Medicinals and growing hemp with biodynamics.

Host Jerome Osentowski  speaks with Michael Pilarski representing Friends of the Trees Society to discuss the 2017 Inland Northwest Permaculture Convergence and the possibility of a permaculture platform in the 2020 US presidential election.

Chelsea Green

Stephanie and Jerome talk to Jeff Piper of the CSU Extension Service.

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