The Permaculture Podcast show

The Permaculture Podcast

Summary: Your resource for a variety of topics on Permaculture.


 1813 – Theory U and the Emerging Future with Dr. Otto Scharmer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In this episode Co-host David Bilbrey continues to explore the edge between permaculture, business, and social change by sitting down with Dr. Otto Scharmer. Together they talk about Dr. Scharmer’s work on Presencing and Theory U, the development of effective organizations, and how each of us can become more powerful changemakers. Find more of Dr. […]

 1812 – Being Present for Ourselves and Others with Rhonda Baird | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

My guest for today is Rhonda Baird, editor of Permaculture Design Magazine, and designer and educator at Sheltering Hills Design, LLC. We talk about the social side of permaculture and what we can do, as individuals and a community, to create boundaries that lead to deeper respect for ourselves and each other. To fight for […]

 1811 – Designing for Disasters with Natural Building | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

My guest today is Oliver Goshey, founder of the regenerative design and natural building company Abundant Edge, and host of the Abundant Edge podcast. During this interview we talk about natural building and designing for disasters, including the nature of and increase in these problems; the role of our ecological impacts on what is occurring; […]

 1810 – The Suburban Micro-Farm: Designing for Neighbors and Small Spaces | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

My guest today is Amy Stross, blogger at and author of The Suburban-Microfarm. I wanted Amy to join me for an interview to hear her perspective on creating integrated spaces where people are and will continue to live for the foreseeable future: in cities and suburbs. Drawing on her years of experience in the […]

 1809 – Pushing Back: A Precautionary Tale with Philip Ackerman-Leist | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Visit Our Episode Sponsor: Harvesting Rainwater The guest today is Philip Ackerman-Leist a professor at Green Mountain College and author of A Precautionary Tale: How One Small Town Banned Pesticides, Preserved Its Food Heritage, and Inspired a Movement, from Chelsea Green Publishing. I’ve wanted to speak to Philip for a number of years, ever since first […]

 1808 – Holistic Management and The Tallgrass Network with Julie Mettenburg | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Co-host David Bilbrey returns to speak with Julie Mettenburg of Tallgrass Network, a hub of the Savory Institute that serves 25 million acres across Kansas and Missouri once dominated by the tallgrass prairie. Julie and the other families in the network practice holistic management to serve as an example to others that handling resources in […]

 1807 – Eat Mesquite and More! with Brad Lancaster and Jill Lorenzini | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

My guests today are Jill Lorenzini and Brad Lancaster of Desert Harvesters, here to discuss the new bioregional cookbook Eat Mesquite and More! We use that as a frame to talk about how to learn more about our natural world, to invite ourselves into wild spaces, and to deepen our sense of place through connection […]

 1806 – The Woman Hobby Farmer with Karen Lanier | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Karen Lanier shares what she learned while writing The Woman Hobby Farmer, a book that helps us look inside of ourselves and to decide whether we are ready to farm and to ask the question, “Why do I want to farm?” That core question arises from Karen’s life experiences with an aunt who farmed, continuing through the […]

 1805 – Avery Ellis on Aquaponics, Water Harvesting, and Creating the Laws We Need | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Avery Ellis, of Colorado Greywater, joins me to talk, in a conversation recorded live at a local coffee shop, about aquaponics, water harvesting, and his entry into the world of community politics when he joined the stakeholder process that changed the laws around how people can collect and use water in Colorado. From these experiences, […]

 1804 – Emma Huvos: Riverside Nature School and Connecting with the Other-Than-Human | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

“We will not fight to save what we do not love.” Emma Huvos joins me to talk about her role as an educator who blends together her time as a classroom teacher with the forest and outdoor school models of Europe to create a hands-on, experiential, student-driven early-childhood learning experience that is Riverside Nature School. […]

 1803 – Jacqueline Smith: Animal Agriculture, Regenerative Enterprise, and Central Grazing Company | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In this episode guest host David Bilbrey sits down with Jacqueline Smith, the founder of Central Grazing Company, to talk about her entry into the world of animal agriculture, after having no previous experience with farming or even family ties to a farm or the land. They then talk about Jacqueline’s experience building up Central Grazing […]

 1802 – Honoring the Dead and Holding the Dying: Natural Burial with Michael Judd | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

How do we prepare for end of life? How do we honor the dead? How do we care for the living, through our rites and rituals, after a loved one passes? Michael Judd joins me to answer these questions as he shares the very personal story of his father’s passing, and how his family went […]

 1801 – Wilson Alvarez on Biomimicry, Landcare, and The Reintegration Project | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

How did animals and people influence the landscape for hundreds of thousands, and even millions of years, before the rise of civilization? That question provides the framework for Wilson Alvarez and his current work, The Reintegration Project, which examines the prehistoric ecosystem engineers of the Eastern United States as a way to understand how permaculture […]

 1736 – An end of one year and the beginning of another | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

A highlight of the year behind, the current state of the show, and what’s coming up. Highlighted Episodes 1725 – Joel Salatin on Farming, Experience, and Mastery 1735 – Permaculture in Perspective: Fertile Edges with Maddy Harland 1727 – Mastering Cheesemaking with Gianaclis Caldwell 1724 – Holistic Goat Care with Gianaclis Caldwell 1733 – Drawing […]

 1735 – Permaculture in Perspective: Fertile Edges with Maddy Harland | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

To know where we are headed, it’s important to know where we are and where we come from. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote in his book Strength to Love, “We are not makers of history; we are made by history.” With that in mind, in the conversation that follows Maddy Harland provides a […]


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