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The Agroinnovations Podcast

Summary: Podcast focusing on issues related to permaculture, organic, water conservation, appropriate technology, open source, and relocalization.

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 Episode #152: Neofeudal Permaculture | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:18

Frank welcomes back regrarian and permaculture designer Darren Doherty. Darren shares his experiences from his current Regrarians world tour, and then describes the precarious economic situation of the commodity farmer and the often degraded state of the world’s agricultural landscapes. … Continue reading →

 Episode #151: Pathways to Intentional Communities | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:42

Frank concludes his interview with permaculture co-originator David Holmgren. David begins by sharing some strategies people can employ to develop permaculture in their own lives without having to purchase land or go deeply into debt. He then discusses his realization … Continue reading →

 Episode #150: Crash on Demand | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:40

Frank welcomes permaculture co-originator David Holmgren for a wide ranging discussion on his writings and ideas, including Future Scenarios, Oil vs. Money, and Crash on Demand. In light of the failure of social and political activism to address climate change, … Continue reading →

 Episode #149: Worker-Owned Permaculture | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:01

Frank concludes his interview with Luis Sierra of the California Center for Cooperative Development. Luis begins by explaining the difference between a worker cooperative and a service cooperative, and then provides some historical examples of agricultural worker cooperatives in the … Continue reading →

 Episode #148: Market Cooperatives | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:57

Frank welcomes Luis Sierra of the California Center for Cooperative Development.  Luis introduces the concept of a cooperative, and the rationale for their creation.  He also delves into existing cooperative models and their history in the state of California.  He … Continue reading →

 Episode #147: The Peter Principle | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:22

Frank welcomes back KMO of the C-Realm podcast for a wide-ranging discussion on collapse, poverty, permaculture, bureaucracy, and the upcoming C-Realm Comics. The C-Realm Podcast The Peter Principle: Why Things Always Go Wrong … Continue reading →

 Episode #146: The Open Source Economy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:11

Frank is joined by Marcin Jakubowski, visionary behind the Open Source Ecology Project.  With just a $100 million share of the global economy, open source hardware and manufacturing has quite a bit of scaling up to do if it is … Continue reading →

 Episode #145: The Failure of Permaculture | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:40

Update 2: This thread is still hot several months later, but a more recent episode of the Agroinnovations Podcast summarizes the conversation that has happened since this was published.  Episode #160: The Failure of Permaculture Redux Update: My response to … Continue reading →

 Episode #144: $90,000 an Acre | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:20

This episodes features a listener submitted interview with Dr. Joe Kovach of Ohio State University.  Dr. Kovach describes a small-scale mixed fruit-vegetable polyculture designed to produce steady, high-yields with a good economic return on investment.  Labor inputs, pest pressures, weed … Continue reading →

 Episode #143: The Crisis of Sustainable Agriculture | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:32

Frank welcomes Chris Stelzer of the Agricultural Insights Podcast.  Chris outlines the purpose of and previous guests on his podcast.  The conversation then launches into a discussion of the business management crisis in sustainable agriculture.  With so little of our … Continue reading →

 Episode #142: The Black Soldier Fly Concluded | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:48

Frank concludes his interview with Jerry of  Topics of discussion include commercial applications for BSF, the global coverage of BSF, the potential for BSF to serve as a source of protein for humans, and how people living in places … Continue reading →

 Episode #141: The Return of the Black Soldier Fly | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:23

Frank is joined once again by Jerry of Jerry gets us up to speed on recent developments in the BSF space, the basics of BSF composting, his new composter design, and some of the advantages of working with black … Continue reading →

 Episode #140: Farm Hack | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:25

Frank interviews New Hampshire farmer and Farm Hack cofounder Dorn Cox. Topics of discussion include the importance of the open source ethos, the use of CNC machines to reduce the marginal cost of open source farm implements, the Farm Hack … Continue reading →

 Episode #139: On-Farm Biodiesel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:58

Frank interviews New Hampshire farmer Dorn Cox about his efforts to promote open source agricultural technology. Topics of discussion include his efforts to improve soil health, the open source Rodale crimper-roller, Dorn’s on-farm biodiesel processor, open source as a sociocultural … Continue reading →

 Episode #138: How Not to Go Broke Ranching | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:40

In this episode Frank welcomes back Walt Davis to continue the discussion of his book How Not to Go Broke Ranching. Topics of discussion include the need to understand range ecology to achieve cost-savings, the importance of animal husbandry, how … Continue reading →


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