The Permaculture Podcast show

The Permaculture Podcast

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


 1833 – Brew Beer Like a Yeti with Jereme Zimmerman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Thank you to everyone who has supported this show over years, as this episode marks the 8th anniversary of the podcast. You’ve donated, joined Patreon, shared episodes with your friends, listened to your favorites with your co-workers, left reviews on iTunes, Stitcher, Podcast Addict, or wherever you listen to this show. You’ve shared your comments […]

 1832 -Mother Earth News Fair 2018 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In September I had the opportunity to attend the 2018 Mother Earth News Fair in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania. While there I recorded two in-person interviews, a full-length conversation with Jereme Zimmerman about his new book Brew Beer Like a Yeti, which is the 8th-anniversary release out on October 10th. Cyndi Ball of National Ladies Homestead […]

 1831 – A Finer Future with Hunter Lovins | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Today guest host David Bilbrey sits down with Hunter Lovins to talk about Natural Capitalism Solutions and Hunter’s new book,  A Finer Future – Creating an Economy in Service to Life. During their conversation David and Hunter talk about the problems facing humanity, from climate change to economic policies, and how we got into this […]

 1830 – Optical Surveying and Social Forestry with Hazel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

What does it mean to go back to the ground and learn the fading skills necessary to work the forest with our hands? To read the land assisted by tools we sight with our own eyes? To create new visions of old roles, such as a land steward or cottager? I explore those thoughts and […]

 1829 – People & Permaculture: Trauma Informed and Radical Self Care with Jessi Bloom | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Nearly every episode of the podcast, including this one, ends with the final statement, “Until the next time, spend each day creating the world you want to live in by taking care of Earth, yourself, and each other.” What does it mean, however, to take care of ourselves, or one another, in a meaningful way? […]

 1828 – Regen Network, The Blockchain and Transparency for Regenerative Enterprise with Gregory Landua | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Today co-host David Bilbrey sits down with Gregory Landua to talk about Regen Network and how they are using blockchain technology to create transparency and accountability for regenerative businesses. This allows those who use these systems to decentralize how to account for the use of natural resources and how we can, with these tools and […]

 1827 – Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Ben Goldfarb joins me to talk about his new book,Eager: the surprising, secret life of beavers and why they matter. Drawing from his work and our experiences in resource management, conservation, and environmental education we talk about the role beavers had in creating and shaping the landscape, history, and people of the United States, and […]

 1826 – Essential Earthbag Construction with Kelly Hart | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Our guest for this episode is the carpenter, architect, and builder Kelly Hart. He joins me today to talk about Earthbag Construction, the subject of his recently published book Essential Earthbag Construction from New Society Publishers. Learn more about my Moment of Need In this interview, Kelly walks us through many of the steps required […]

 A Moment of Need | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

For the last several years I’ve run a Summer-to-Fall fundraiser in order to ask those listeners who can to donate to the show and keep the podcast freely available and frequently updated. This year I need to begin the campaign a little early as I am in need of urgent oral surgery due to an […]

 1825 – The Wildcrafting Brewer with Pascal Baudar | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Author, teacher, and forager Pascal Baudar joins me to discuss his exploration of primitive brews and fermentation, the basis for his latest book The Wildcrafting Brewer. He shares with us the way we can combine local ingredients as flavor, with water, sugar, and yeast to create sodas, beer, wine, and mead with local flavor and […]

 1824 – Regenerative Business: Thrive Natural Care | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In this episode co-host David Bilbrey continues to explore the intersection between permaculture, regenerative business, and the paradigm of capitalism by speaking with Alex McIntosh and Mario Garcia of Thrive Natural Care. Together they talk about how a company with a strong ethos can influence their competitors in the marketplace, while still caring for their […]

 1823 – The Art of Craft Distilling with Victoria Redhed Miller | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

My guest today is Victoria Redhed Miller, who joins me for the second part of our conversation on Craft Distilling, this time to talk about the art of the process which turns fermented sugars, whether from grains, fruit, molasses, or honey, into tasty, tasty liquor. Along the way she tells us about the process of […]

 1822 – The Fruit Forager’s Companion | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

My guest today is Sara Bir, chef, writer, and author of The Fruit Forager’s Companion, from Chelsea Green Publishing. Using her book and those experiences as a place to start, we explore her interest in wild fruit and foods, including first falling in love with the paw paw, and about how shared experiences, in the […]

 1821 – Sprig the Rescue Pig with Leslie Crawford | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

My guest today is Leslie Crawford, author of Spring the Rescue Pig, a children’s book about the journey of a pig on his trip from industrial agriculture to a sanctuary, and Rory, the child who helps him along the way. Using that book and story as a starting place, Leslie and I talk about agriculture, […]

 1820 – The Soil Food Web with Dr. Elaine Ingham | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Today’s guest, in an interview recorded by co-host David Bilbrey, is the microbiologist and soil researcher Dr. Elaine Ingham. During this conversation, David and Elaine explore the microbiology of the soil, the impact of this life on the health of our plants and agricultural system, how we can be citizen scientists, and the power of […]


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