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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 #76: Appropedia Revisited | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In this episode of the podcast, I speak with Chris Watkins of  We start off by reviewing some of the highlights of Chris’ 18 month trip around the globe meeting with other Open Source Appropriate Technology (OSAT) pioneers, and … Continue reading →

 Episode #75: A 21st Century Anarchist with Doug Lain | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Doug Lain is a fiction author and the anarchist podcaster behind the Diet Soap Podcast.  In this interview,  Doug and I discuss the intellectual roots of socialist anarchism, Paris in 1968, Silent Revolution, and Psycho-Geography.  Useful links below: The Diet … Continue reading →

 Episode #74: The Edible Acre Project | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In this episode we continue with the theme of school gardens and farms. I am joined by Debbie Hillman of the Edible Acre Project, a project in a suburb just outside of Chicago Illinois. Debbie discusses the origins and implementation … Continue reading →

 Episode #73: Felder School Farm | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:39

This episode we welcome Ragan Sutterfeld of Felder School Farm, a school farm located in Little Rock Arkansas that is pioneering the way to get agriculture into our country’s schools. Topics of discussion include barriers to adoption, the agricultural calendar … Continue reading →

 Episode #72: Cop15 and Earth Democracy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:14

In this episode of the podcast, I discuss the outcomes of the Cop15 summit in Copenhagen, and put this in the context of a local, grassroots movement to rebuild our society. Topics of discussion include insulating curtains, global warming as … Continue reading →

 Episode #70: The (a)Politics of Transition Culture (Part II) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:34

In this second part of a two part interview, Rob Hopkins and I discuss the apolitical nature of transition culture, the construction of parallel systems, and the potential for confrontation with existing power structures. Also discussed is the feasibility of … Continue reading →

 Episode #69: Transition Culture with Rob Hopkins | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:45

In this episode, I am joined by Rob Hopkins of We discuss the origins of the transition movement and its practical application as a grassroots community organizing strategy. Rob shares with us some potential pitfalls, and we also discuss … Continue reading →

 Episode #68: A Forest Journey with John Perlin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:03

In this episode of the podcast, I welcome back the topic of Peak Wood and John Perlin’s excellent book “A Forest Journey”. This time John Perlin himself joins me to talk about his book and its many facets. Topics of … Continue reading →

 Episode #67: Reinventing Education — Permaculture and Transformational Learning | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:47

In this episode, I am joined by Nelson Lebo, organic farmer, teacher, and Ph.D. candidate in education.  Nelson and I discuss today’s crisis in education, and we reframe the debate towards one where permaculture becomes the lynch pin in a … Continue reading →

 Episode #66: Peak Wood with Frank Aragona | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:16

In this episode, I start by giving a shout-out to Duncan and Jim over at the Kunstlercast, and also by voicing support for KMO’s C-Realm. I give listeners a brief pitch for a new Permaculture-Albuquerque Meetup group facilitated by Agroinnovations. … Continue reading →

 Episode #65: The Zambian Soap Company with Andre Houssney | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:57

In this episode, I am joined by Andre Houssney of the Zambian Soap Company.  Andre gives us a cultural and historical context of Zambia, discusses the process of developing a soap company in the region, talks us through the production … Continue reading →

 Episode #64: The Coalition of Imokalee Workers (Part II) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:16

In this second of a two part series, we conclude an interview with Gerardo Reyes of the Coalition of Imokalee Workers.  Gerarado discusses cases of slavery in the United States, the need to change our mentality, the campaign to improve … Continue reading →

 Episode #63: The Coalition of Imokalee Workers with Gerardo Reyes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:14

In this episode, I speak with Gerardo Reyes of the Coalition of Imokalee Workers.  Gerardo and I discuss the history of agricultural labor in the United States, the current state of workers in Florida and elsewhere, and Gerardo gives us … Continue reading →

 Episode #62: Whole Systems Design with Ben Falk | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:35

In this interview with Ben Falk of Whole Systems design we discuss permaculture design, plant guilds, permaculture as an animal rights strategy, nitrogen use efficiency, energy descent, and the use of forests as a an energy source. Links below: Whole … Continue reading →

 Episode #61: The Essence of Flowers with Marisha Auerbach | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:31

For Episode #61 of the podcast, I speak with Marisha Auerbach of Herb’n  Marisha is a permaculture designer living in the Pacific Northwest.  We speak about her work with edible flowers and flower essences, the importance of connections in … Continue reading →


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