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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 #91: Transition New Mexico | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

On this episode we are joined by Zaida Amaral. Zaida is a Transition trainer, originally from Brazil but now living in Albuquerque New Mexico. Zaida has traveled extensively and done trainings in numerous locations, including Brazil and the United States, … Continue reading →

 Episode #90: Holistic Management Down Under | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:01

In this first episode of the Holistic Management series, we are joined by Dr. Judi Earl of Holistic Management International Australia. Dr. Earl is a researcher who supports HM practitioners in Australia. We discuss the shortcomings of research in whole … Continue reading →

 Episode #89: The Fig Man | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:02

We are joined by Lloyd Kreizter, also known as the fig man. Lloyd has been a fig hobbyist and germplasm collector for many years in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area. Today, Lloyd joins us to talk about the history and … Continue reading →

 Episode #88: The Seed Container Project | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:21

We are joined by Douglas Hecker and Martha Skinner of the SEED Container Housing Project of Clemson University.  Douglas and Martha are professors of architecture and the lead coordinators for the SEED Project, an initiative to use shipping containers as … Continue reading →

 Episode #87: The Small-Mart Revolution (Part II) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:29

In part II of my interview with author Michael Shuman, we discuss strategies for buying local, the prospects and possibilities for relocalizing capital markets, opportunities for local entrepreneurs, strategies for policy making, and how globalization is made stronger by relocalization. … Continue reading →

 Episode #86: The Small-Mart Revolution (Part I) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

We are joined by Michael Shuman, who is the Director for Research and Economic Development with the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies.  Michael is also the author of seven books, including the Small-Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses are Beating … Continue reading →

 Episode #85: Red Worm Composting (Part II) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:40

In Part II of my interview with Bentley Christie of, we discuss worm feeding requirements, innovation and experimentation in vermicomposting, and the benefits of worm castings. I also conclude with some comments about observations from working in the garden … Continue reading →

 Episode #84: Red Worm Composting (Part I) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:34

Today we joined by Bentley Christie of the website Bentley is a red worm composting hobbyist who has experimented with various different worm bins and configurations for red worm composting. The site is designed to share information and … Continue reading →

 Episode #83: The Landman Report Card | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:55

Today we are joined by Christina Xu of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ExtrACT Group, a co-creator of the Landman Report Card.  The Landman Report Card provides tools to learn about landmen and their mineral companies through reading reviews submitted … Continue reading →

 Episode #82: Food Justice | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:14

We are joined by Nikki Henderson, the Executive Director of People’s Grocery. People’s Grocery is a community-based organization in West Oakland that develops creative solutions to the health problems in the community that stem from a lack of access to … Continue reading →

 Episode #81: The Chewonki Foundation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

On this episode of the Agroinnovations Podcast I am joined by Margaret Youngs Coleman, who is the farm manager at the Chewonki Foundation, an outdoor classroom and learning institution dedicated to providing young people with educational experiences in the outdoors. … Continue reading →

 Episode #80: The National Renewable Ammonia Architecture | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In this episode of the podcast I am joined by Neal Rauhauser, a blogger and researcher whose work can be found on the website (no longer available? FA).  Neal is also the author of the National Renewable Ammonia Architecture, … Continue reading →

 Episode #79: The Black Soldier Fly (Part II) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In the second part of my interview with Jerry from, we discuss use of BSF for decomposing manures, including human manure, the quality and volume of compost produced, fly larva as the primary product of BSF composting, biological racism … Continue reading →

 Episode #78: The Black Soldier Fly (Part I) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

The Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia ilucens) has many remarkable characteristics that make it useful to human beings.  In this episode, I am joined by Jerry of  Jerry and I discuss the lifecycle, morphological characteristics, and population dynamics of the … Continue reading →

 Episode #77: CREAR with Mark Feedman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Mark Feedman is the founder of CREAR, the Regional Center for the Study of Rural Alternatives, a small agricultural school located in the northern mountains of the Dominican Republic, near the Haitian border. Feedman has been an tireless advocate of … Continue reading →


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