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

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.

Wild Mountain Seed's Casey Piscura on Genetic Diversity & Resilience

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.

Author Rob Hopkins Invites Us to Imagine a Better Future

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.

Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute Provides Remote Update

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.

Dr. Fred Provenza Derives Nutritional Wisdom from Animals

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.

Living Permaculture Features 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.

Grow Network Founder Marjory Wildcraft Shares Mission with Living Permaculture

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.

Grow Network Founder Marjory Wildcraft Shares Mission with Living Permaculture

Living Permaculture Tours The Living Farm Greenhouses

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

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.

Western Program Director for National Young Farmers Coalition 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.

Western Program Director for National Young Farmers Coalition Adam Brock

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