Permaculture Podcasts


A great selection of podcasts focused on many topics covering all areas of permaculture.

1914 - Carving Out a Living on the Land with Emmet Van Driesche My guest today is Emmet Van Driesche, author of Carving Out a Living on the Land: Lessons in Resourcefulness and Craft from an Unusual Christmas Tree Farm. He joins me to share his life transitioning to farming. How he became a Christmas tree farmer, who coppices softwood balsam firs rather than cutting and replanting. The Permaculture Podcast
Healthy communication for communities through listening and story telling with Loxley and Rhapsody of "The Story Connective:" RRT 16 Now some of you might ask, “How does this fit into regenerative living and permaculture?” To which I would say, listening and communication are essential to the design process of everything from ecosystem regeneration to social permaculture in communities and observing systems at a deeper level. The Abundant Edge
One Essential Trait You Might Not Have with Javan Bernakevitch Javan Bernakevitch and I talk about the importance of compassion. Why it might not come easily for some people, and why we all should look to try to use more of it. Permaculture Voices
SEp 065; Digital Homesteading with Jason from Sow the Land Today we chat with Jason from Sow the Land about Digital Homesteading. Jason and his lovely wife Loraine share their adventures of leaving the city life in search for a more minimal and intentional life on You Tube, instagram, and Sow the Land podcast. Sow Edible Permaculture Podcast
Choosing the Right Crops for Your Farm with Ben Hartman Today farmer Ben Hartman of Clay Bottom Farm joins me to talk about choosing the right crops for your farm’s context. He goes through some of the most profitable small farm crops, and why you should consider growing them. He also gets into choosing the right customers for those crops and how to make sure those crops are a fit for the customers. Permaculture Voices
SEp 064; Mushrooms in Soil Building with Tradd Cotter from Mushroom Mountain Today we chat with Tradd Cotter from Mushroom Mountain about Mushrooms in Soil Building. They are involved in all areas of fungi including fungal solutions for pest control, disease, plant health, restoring degraded land, and increasing fertility to the soil. Sow Edible Permaculture Podcast
064: Samir Lakhani of Project EcoSoap - Recycled soap and hygiene education around the world Samir Lakhani, 26, is a social entrepreneur dedicated to restoring health and dignity to developing countries through environmental initiatives. Prior to founding Eco-Soap Bank in 2014, Samir was deeply involved in climate-resilient aquaculture and nutrition projects in northern Cambodian villages. A Sustainable Mind Podcast
Could co-housing be the revolution our communites need? with Alan O'Hashi board member of the US Co-Housing Association: 111 For the focus of this interview Alan speaks from his experience as a board member of the US Co-Housing Association and his time living in Silver Sage Village, a co-housing retirement community in Boulder, CO. In this interview Alan defines co-housing communities and their myriad configurations across the country. The Abundant Edge
1913 - Farming and Foraging a Complete Diet with Rob Greenfield My guest today is the adventurer, activist, and humanitarian Rob Greenfield. Rob joins me to talk about the Food Freedom project he launched in Orlando, Florida, where he is growing and foraging for all of his nutritional needs. Make a One Time Donation Become a Patreon Supporter Visit our Affiliate Partners During the conversation Rob. The Permaculture Podcast
Running a Smart Farm Business with Morgan Gold In this episode, Morgan Gold, host of the Gold Shaw Farm Podcast, interviews me about some of the things I have learned about running a small business. From my personal experience to my conversations with others, I have learned a lot, and share it in this episode. Permaculture Voices
Podcast 443 - Wofati QA - part3 Wofati Q&A with Paul and Shawn. Part 3 All about lessons learned, things to improve, and things to avoid. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies. This podcast was made possible thanks to: Dr. Homesteading and Permaculture
Podcast 442 - Wofati QA - part2 Wofati Q&A with Paul and Shawn. Part 2 All about lessons learned, things to improve, and things to avoid. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies. This podcast was made possible thanks to: Dr. Homesteading and Permaculture
Podcast 441 - Wofati QA - part1 Wofati Q&A with Paul and Shawn. Part 1 All about lessons learned, things to improve, and things to avoid. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies. This podcast was made possible thanks to: Dr. Homesteading and Permaculture
Being a Parent and a Farmer with Justin Logeais Justin Logeais joins me to talk about transitioning from full-time employment to full-time farming - how he did it, how it paid for it, and the balance that was required. He also talks about balancing family with running a business and keeping family first. Permaculture Voices
20 Jane Milburn Podcast In this podcast we talk with Jane Milburn about slow clothing and ethical fashion and why we need to think more about the clothes we choose and the way we dress. Pip Permaculture Podcast
Nettle: The Prickly Medicinal Herb Episode 30: If you've ever wandered into a patch of Nettle, you probably remember its ferocious sting! But, did you know that Nettle is a nutritional powerhouse and herbal medicine rock star? Renowned for its tiny hairs and formic acid bite, Nettle is a plant… Sustainable World Radio
Building an off-grid intentional community in the Canadian wilderness with Peter Wildemann of the Zenith Project: 110 Continuing with this month’s focus on regenerative community models I had the pleasure of interviewing Peter Wildemann, co-founder of the “Zenith Project” an eco-village / intentional community in the Canadian wilderness. The Abundant Edge
Episode 108 The Permaculture Market Garden With Zach Loeks The child of a humanitarian and an ecologist, Zach Loeks was raised on a permaculture farm and in many ways embodies the future of permaculture thinking. The lessons and systems of permaculture were implicit in his early life. An Abundant Future with Matt Powers
SEp 063; Getting Started in Dairy Goats with Kate from The Modern Settler Today we chat with Kate St. Cyr with The Modern Day Settler about getting started with Dairy Goats. Kate is a blogger and You Tuber as well as a writer for Countryside and Grit Magazine who shares her homesteading adventure of raising livestock and restoring her beautiful 1790’s New England colonial farm. Sow Edible Permaculture Podcast
Podcast 440 - Wishes - Part3 Paul and Jocelyn continue on with their wish lists. Jocelyn finishes up her list with some small business talk. Also Paul and Jocelyn talk about dealing with the negativity of being public figures. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies. Homesteading and Permaculture
Podcast 439 - Wishes - Part2 Paul and Jocelyn continue on with their wish lists. Covering more of the specifics of the lab and Jocelyn starting to work with events and rentals a bit more. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies. Homesteading and Permaculture
1912 - Tacit and Embodied Knowledge with Melissa Peet, Ph.D. In this episode, David Bilbrey sits down with Melissa Peet to talk about her work in learning to trust one’s inherent knowledge. As the first of a two-part conversation, she provides the background to her research and establishing trust in our personal understanding; that which we already know and that which others might draw out. The Permaculture Podcast
Podcast 438 - Wishes - Part1 Paul and Jocelyn talk about their wish lists for wheaton Labs. As well as a bit about the PDC and ATC. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies. This podcast was made possible thanks to: Dr. Homesteading and Permaculture
Top 10 Cool Season Flowers for Small Farms Benny and Courtney Pino from Loblolly Farm join me to talk about the Top 10 Cool Season Flowers for Small Farms. We talk about why you should consider these flowers, how to grow then, and how to use them in bouquets. We also get into pest and disease pressure for each type of flower and the overall difficulty to grow them. Permaculture Voices
Podcast 437 - David Attenborough - The Facts review Paul and Jocelyn review David Attenborough's new film "Climate Change: The Facts" Credit: Bill Crim Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies. This podcast was made possible thanks to: Dr. Homesteading and Permaculture
Creating a regenerative social network with Magenta Ceiba, executive creative officer of Bloom Network: 109 Today we’re going to kick off a month-long exploration of various community models that are focused on regenerating environments, communication, and healthy cultures. In the next three weeks we’ll be looking closely into regenerative social networks, ecovillages and cohousing configurations. The Abundant Edge
Podcast 436 - Better World Book - Wofati - Part2 Paul and Shawn finish reading the Wofati chapter of the Better World Book. This audio is taken from a Youtube Livestream. The audio quality is poor in many places, sorry about that. The original audio had many gaps where sound entirely cut out. Homesteading and Permaculture
Crop Planning for Microgreens with Spreadsheets Chris Thoreau joins me to discuss crop planning for a microgreens business using spreadsheets. We discuss timing crops for orders, using spreadsheets to plan and forecast income, and how to use spreadsheets for business planning. Permaculture Voices
Podcast 435 - Better World Book - Wofati - Part1 A podcast where Paul and Shawn talk about the Kickstarter and begin reading the Wofati chapter of the Better World Book. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies. Homesteading and Permaculture
1911 - Kevin Jones on Regenerative Business and Impact and Investing This episode continues co-host David Bilbrey’s exploration of regenerative business and permaculture as he sits down with Kevin Jones to talk about Gather Lab, Transform 19, and the need to create something more than a conference, but rather events that include action. The Permaculture Podcast
Intensive soil building on small farms with Neal, Jeremy, and Shad: RRT 15 To wrap up this month long focus on building soils for market gardens I spoke with three of my favorite collaborators. Neal Hegarty and Jeremy Fellows from Granja Tz’ikin and Shad Qudsi from Atitlan Organics. The Abundant Edge
Podcast 434 - Better World Book - Vegan Paul has great respect for vegans. He also thinks that the current labels applied to vegans are insufficient to cover the spectrum of vegan choices. A richer vocabulary is needed to talk about food choices. Homesteading and Permaculture
Episode 107 - Beyond the Erosion of Civilizations with David Montgomery Montgomery is an author and professor at the University of Washington. He is a morphologist and has been focused in recent years on the relationship between humans and soil. Permaculture Tonight
063: Slugs and Snails and Squid, Oh My! with Malacologist Jann Vendetti Jann Vendetti is the Twila Bratcher Chair in Malacological Research at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Malacology is the study of mollusks, and Jann's focus is snails. She was a postdoctoral researcher at California State University, Los Angeles and received her Ph.D. A Sustainable Mind Podcast
The definitve guide to worm farming, with Rhonda Sherman, author of "The Worm Farmer's Handbook:" 107 My guest today, Rhonda Sherman, is the director of the Compost Learning Lab at North Carolina State University and a leading expert on vermicomposting. Rhonda travels extensively to present workshops and to consult with farmers, businesses, and institutions on the development and management of vermicomposting systems. The Abundant Edge
1910 - Horn Farm Center Q&A In this conversation moderated by Ben Weiss of Susquehanna Sustainable Enterprises and Robyn Mello of Edenspore, Jon Darby, Alyson Earl, and Wilson Alvarez discuss their work at Horn Farm Center and regenerating the land. The Permaculture Podcast
Farm Growth Without Compromises - Thoughts on Scaling, Hiring, and Maintaining Quality with Jordan MacPhee Jordan MacPhee of Maple Bloom Farm joins how microgreens fit in with field crops on their farm. They are also in expansion mode on the farm and talk hiring considerations, selling more, and maintaining quality. Permaculture Voices
Chapter 19: Invisible Structures: Community, Commerce, & Governance 2 - The Permaculture Student 2 This is a chapter from The Permaculture Student 2 by Matt Powers. Permaculture Tonight
Chapter 19: Invisible Structures: Community, Commerce, & Governance 1 - The Permaculture Student 2 This is a chapter from The Permaculture Student 2 by Matt Powers. Permaculture Tonight
Episode 106 The R.A.H.T. Racer with Rich Kronfeld Rich Kronfeld talks about his invention the RAHT Racer, a new electric vehicle that has optional pedal power that can recharge the batteries to an extent and provide a workout! It brings pedal power up to car speeds most importantly cutting down on the time difference between transportation modes. Permaculture Tonight
Episode 105 Community Permaculture & Fire Recovery with Matthew Trumm Matthew Trumm discusses shifting from off-grid to community-based permaculture as well as the Paradise wildfire disaster in detail. If you are interested in wildfires, this is an episode not to miss. Matthew's observations are incredibly valuable for everyone in fire prone areas. Permaculture Tonight
The definitive guide to no-till organic farming part 2, with Andrew Mefferd, author of "The Organic No-Till Farming Revolution": 106 Welcome back to the definitive guide to no-till organic gardening. In this session we’ll jump straight into the four methods of no-till mulching that the different farms that are profiled in the book are using successfully as well as the pros and cons of each technique. The Abundant Edge
Strategies for Growing Tomatoes and Building Soil with Ben Hartman Ben Hartman talks about creating the optimum conditions for growing tomatoes. He also touches on building soil in between crops and handling crop turnover. Permaculture Voices
Pip Permaculture Podcast #19 Native Bees with Megan Halcroft In this podcast we talk with Dr Megan Halcroft about native bees and why they are so important to have in our garden. She also shares her tips for attracting native bees to your garden and how to make sure you have food and shelter for them. Pip Permaculture Podcast
1909 - Essential Rammed Earth Construction with Tim Krahn My guest today is Tim Krahn, a Canadian engineer, builder, and author of Essential Rammed Earth Construction from New Society Publishers. Donate online to the Winter to Spring Fundraiser Tim joins me to share his thoughts and experiences with rammed earth as a natural building method. The Permaculture Podcast
The definitive guide to no-till organic farming part 1, with Andrew Mefferd, author of "The Organic No-Till Farming Revolution": 105 My guest in this session Andrew Mefferd, worked for seven years in the research department of Johnny’s selected seeds and has travelled around the world to connect with farmers and researchers about greenhouse growing and soil conservation. The Abundant Edge