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.
Living Permaculture

Living Permaculture

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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.

Most Recent Episodes

Living Permaculture Interviews Eric Toensmeier

This episode features a ward winning author and permaculture expert Eric Toensmeier. Stephanie and Jerome talk with Eric about the value of perennial farming methods to help mitigate the climate swings that are becoming more common across the world.

What's Growing in Greg Peterson's Urban Garden?

Phoenix-based permaculturalist Greg Peterson returns to Living Permaculture to get into the gnitty gritty of what grows in his garden, when, and for how long. Plus, Greg and Jerome get philosophical.

Greg Peterson Shares His Permaculture Journey

Phoenix-based permaculturalist Greg Peterson compares notes from his urban one-third acre with host Jerome Osentowski at the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute. Greg also hosts a podcast.

The "Nursery Nerds" Return to Living Permaculture

Michael Dolan of Burnt Ridge Nursery in Onalaska, Washington again joins local orchardists Jerome Ostentowski and Vanessa Harmony on the air. This time, they talk about heritage apple cultivars, propagation tactics, irrigation and a very special special pumpkin.

Orchardists from RFV and Onalaska, WA Compare Notes on Living Permaculture

Living Permaculture digs into the new year with Michael Dolan, co-owner of Burnt Ridge Nursery and Orchards in Onalaska, Washington. Co-hosts Jerome Ostentowski and Vanessa Harmony of Colorado Edible Forest compare orchard notes with Dolan: 1000 miles apart!

Orchardists from RFV and Onalaska, WA Compare Notes on Living Permaculture

Living Permaculture: Advancing Your Backyard Garden

Perhaps one silver lining of 2020 is how much food was grown by home gardeners! This month on Living Permaculture, KDNK's Kathleen Shannon speaks with Jerome Ostenowski about projects that gardeners can add to their repertoires to make their yards and gardens even more sustainable. They chat about raising rabbits, composting, and taking advantage of Colorado's abundance of fruits.

Harper Kaufman on Living Permaculture

Local farmers have needed to adapt to a strange business year this growing season. This month on Living Permaculture, Harper Kaufman talks about her business Two Roots Farm in Basalt.

Stephanie Syson Shares Personal Permaculture Journey

This month on Living Permaculture, host Stephanie Syson is interviewed by KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh about her upcoming plans in Puerto Rico and what first drew her into permaculture.

Living Permaculture Reviews 2020 Summer Season

This month on Living Permaculture, Stephanie Syson chats with Jerome Osentowski of the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute and tours his forest garden greenhouse.

UpRoot Gleans at Rock Bottom Ranch

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.