Water – Simple, Yet Complex with Watershed Artisan Craig Sponholtz (PVP046)

[blockquote cite=”Craig Sponholtz” type=”center”]”How can you can you make the most of the water resources, but do that in a way that is not to the exclusion of the rest of the ecosystem.”[/blockquote] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Today’s story is one about a unique focus. Someone who has dedicated a whole lot of time on mastering one subject.…

Permaculture Homesteading – Enjoying Life being a Realist, not an Idealist (PVP047)

[blockquote cite=”Cliff Davis” type=”center”]”That’s our main goal in what we do. Inspire and empower people to make positive change.”[/blockquote] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] How many people want to be a homesteader? Living off the land, off the grid, working for themselves, and around their family – The Good Life, just like Helen and Scott Nearing described so many…

Designing Systems That Will Work Before AND After SHTF – Passive Systems vs. Brittle Complicated Systems f. Ben Falk & Grant Schultz (PVP040)

[blockquote cite=”Ben Falk” type=”center”]”If there is too much water, then we just haven’t learned to work with those systems yet.”[/blockquote] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Ben Falk and Grant Schultz join me to talk about permaculture as a survival preparedness strategy.  How can we use whole systems design to create systems that work passively to increase our resiliency? In…

The Future of Agriculture – Changing the Concept with Mark Shepard. (PVP039)

[blockquote cite=”Mark Shepard” type=”center”]”You are not doing anything until you get that biology in the ground.”[/blockquote]  [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Mark Shepard of Forest Agriculture Enterprises joins me to talk about the future of agriculture.  Mark has a pretty clear view on how he thinks the future of agriculture  could be.. restoration agriculture style farms dotting the landscape…

Biogas and Anaerobic Digestion: Closing the Loop on Waste and Creating Energy in the Process. (PVP038)

[blockquote cite=”Bob Hamburg” type=”center”]”As for ‘waste disposal,’ we’ve got two mis-defined terms resulting in an abominable oxymoron. In nature there is no such thing as waste. All residues serve as resources for further growth — there is nothing to be disposed of. Nothing is thrown away. Indeed, there is no ‘away’. Everything must go somewhere.…

Arrive at a Solution, Don’t Impose a Solution – Permaculture and Life with Toby Hemenway (PVP037)

[blockquote cite=”Toby Hemenway” type=”center”]”When you are doing work of value, people will support you in a variety of ways, not just money.”[/blockquote] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed]   Toby Hemenway joins me to talk permaculture – how permaculture has changed and how we can work more permaculture into our lives. [blockquote cite=”Toby Hemenway” type=”center”]”How do you know if you’re…

Permaculture Plants – A chat with Dave Whitinger of All Things Plants (b007)

Dave Whitinger of All Things Plants joins me for a to chat about different ‘permaculture’ plants that he grows. Most of these plants are classic permaculture plants.  They are plants that perform multiple functions within a system.  Many of these are sadly considered weeds – comfrey, lambs quarter, dandelion, yarrow, mint, and more. Dave talks…

Putting the Dehesa back into SoCal, A $1M Restoration Agriculture Start-Up. (PVP036)

[blockquote cite=”Kevin Muno” type=”center”]”Stick with the design system and identity where you live and apply the principles to where you live.”[/blockquote]  [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Kevin Muno is on the show talking about his new start-up restoration agriculture style farm, Montado Farms. Kevin talks about why he is doing what he is doing against a lot of heavy…

Ditching the Status Quo, Using Your Life Energy to Make a Better World: Permaculture Business (PVP035)

[blockquote cite=”Rob Avis” type=”center”]”We were participating in the status quo as opposed to using our life energy to make a better world.”[/blockquote] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Rob Avis of Verge Permaculture joins me to talk about the business of permaculture – a right livelihood. We live in a world where we are surrounded by environmental liabilities that have…

Permaculture 2.0, Designing a Profitable Broadacre Perennial Farm with Grant Schultz. (PVP034)

[blockquote cite=”Grant Schultz” type=”center”]”There is so much work to be done in the world that anything I can do that gives a leg up for someone else is a win win for everyone.”[/blockquote]   [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Grant Schultz joins me to talk about developing a perennial polyculture in the middle of row-crop corn and soy country…