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 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 28, 2015
Jerome and Stephanie talk with Bill McDorman and Belle Starr. Co-founders of the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, Bill and Belle are dedicated to educating communities about the value of seed saving as the foundation for local, and sustainable agriculture programs.
Living Permaculture July 24, 2013
Homesteading on your land with Terry Meer from the Simple Living Institute in Orlando, FL.
Living Permaculture July 25, 2012
Peter Bane on the importance of permaculture to our changing world
Living Permaculture June 25, 2014
Sue Gray and Summer Star-Haeske join Jerome to talk about the benefits of hemp and the formation of the Valley Hemp Co-op.
Living Permaculture June 27, 2012
On this month's episode of Living Permaculture Stephanie Syson and Dawn Vrabel discuss Changing Economies, taking a look at the evolution of barter, CSAs and Slow Money
Living Permaculture March 25, 2015
Join Stephanie and Jerome as they interview locals Michael Thompson and Jock Jacober to discuss the barter and gift economy that exists here in the Roaring Fork Valley.
Living Permaculture March 26, 2014
This month's guest is Scott Skogerboe,Propagator at Fort Collins Wholesale Nursery, where he grows 300,000 trees and shrubs every year for sale to nurseries from Casper to Albuquerque.