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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 #122: Inadvertently Organic | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Rancher and Holistic Management Practitioner Walt Davis joins us to talk about his transition from a high, input technology intensive cattle rancher to an observation-based, ecological holistic manager. Topics of discussion include the economics of input-intensive agriculture, controlling parasites through … Continue reading →

 Episode #120: Food Prices | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:34

In this episode of the podcast we are joined by author, attorney, blogger, and activist Ellen Brown. Ellen joined me to talk about the issue of rising food prices. Through the course of the interview, we tackle some tough questions: … Continue reading →

 Episode #119: The National Phenology Network | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:16

On this episode we are joined by Teresa Crimmins of the National Phenology Network (NPN).  Phenology is the study of the life cycle changes in plants and animals.  Topics of discussion include the importance of phenological data, the mission of … Continue reading →

 Episode #118: Cowherd Management | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:20

Herder, low stress livestock handler, and cowboy poet Bob Kinford joins us to talk about herding as a strategy for improved grazing planning and management. Topics of discussion include the ecological, economic, wildlife, and animal performance advantages of herding grazing … Continue reading →

 Episode #117: Natural Reality | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:04

Scott Russell Sanders joins us once again for a wide ranging discussion of issues in conservation and our relationship with Nature. Topics of discussion include the observance of natural cycles, gardens in schools, our cultural appetite (or lack thereof) for the Truth, and what we can expect to see in the future. This episode is concluded by reading some listener email.

 Episode #116: A Conservationist Manifesto | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:43

We are joined by Scott Russell Sanders, who is an author and conservationist, and has written many books, including Hunting For Hope and A Conservationist Manifesto. Topics of discussion include Aldo Leopold, Noah’s Ark as a metaphor for modern catastrophe, … Continue reading →

 Episode #115: Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:49

We are joined by Daniel Imhoff, editor of the book CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation): The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories. Topics of discussion include images of and conditions in the CAFO, the loss of biological diversity in animal husbandry, … Continue reading →

 Episode #114: Land Imprinting | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:16

In this episode of the podcast we are joined by Dr. Robert Dixon of the Imprint Foundation. Dr. Dixon is the inventor of the land imprint machine, a roller with triangle impressions designed to improve the water infiltration capacity of … Continue reading →

 Episode #113: Temperate Rice Permaculture | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:23

In this episode of the podcast we are joined once again by permaculture designer and entrepreneur Ben Falk. Ben joined me to talk about his experiments with growing rice in paddies in the temperate climate of Vermont. Topics of discussion … Continue reading →

 Episode #112: Planned, Rotational Grazing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:13

We are joined by Dr. Richard Teague of Texas A&M’s Agrilife Research Center.  Dr. Teague joined me for an interview at the Quivira Coalition Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico in November of 2010.  Topics of discussion include rotational vs. continuous … Continue reading →

 Episode #111: Deconstructing Collapse | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:18

We are joined by KMO, the creator of the C-Realm Podcast and author of the book “Conversations on Collapse”. Topics of discussion include KMO’s rejection of the collapse narrative, our current predicament in relation to a well-controlled propaganda narrative, Peak … Continue reading →

 Episode #110: Mixed, Low-Input Smallholder Systems | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:18

On this episode of the podcast we are joined by Dr. Blair Orr.  Dr. Orr is the director of the Master’s International Program at Michigan Technological University, and has worked for several decades in the areas of agroforestry, forest economics, … Continue reading →

 Episode #109: The Gardeners of Eden | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:14

This interview is a follow-up to an audio visual presentation narrated by author Dan Dagget. Dan is an author, journalist, environmentalist, and ecosystem restorer. He has written the books Beyond the Rangeland Conflict and The Gardeners of Eden. Topics of … Continue reading →

 Episode #108: Terra Preta and Agroforestry in the Brazilian Amazon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:52

For this episode we are joined by Aaron Joslin, who has done research on agroforestry systems in the Brazilian Amazon and is currently developing a PhD research project at the University of Georgia. Topics of discussion include the use of … Continue reading →

 Episode #107: Recipe for America | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:10

On this episode of the podcast we are joined by Jill Richardson.  Jill is a journalist, author and blogger who writes for the blog La Vida Locavore and also for the news site    In this interview we discuss Cuba … Continue reading →


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