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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 #60: CSA as a Social Service with Woody Woodruff | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:27

In this episode, I am joined by Woody Woodruff, founder and director of Red Wiggler CSA Farm.  Community Supported Agriculture is now a well known fixture in many places across America.  But CSA has begun to transform our social and … Continue reading →

 Episode #59: A Snapshot of Chinese Agriculture with Mike Mulvaney | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:14

Being in a foreign land for a short time is an excellent way to get a rapid fire snapshot of the country and its inhabitants. In this episode I am joined by Mike Mulvaney, who in May of 2009 paid … Continue reading →

 Episode #58: Gandhian Economics with George Mokray (Part II) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:19

In this episode I conclude my interview with George Mokray about Gandhian economics. Topics of discussion include Gandhi’s view of public policy, Gandhian economics as an alternative to modern social orders, how Gandhi would view the Internet, and Gandhi as … Continue reading →

 Episode #57: Gandhian Economics with George Mokray (Part I) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:27

For episode #57 I am joined by George Mokray, who has read and written extensively about Gandhian economics. Gandhi is often remembered for his civil disobedience and non-violent approach to ending British imperialism, but his economic thought and philosophy is … Continue reading →

 Episode #56: The Soil Carbon Coalition with Peter Donovan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:44

In this interview, Peter Donovan and I talk about the difference between divergent and convergent solutions, the utility of policy to mitigate climate change, and the concept of a soil carbon sequestration competition as a means of shifting our strategy. … Continue reading →

 Episode #55: The Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides with Amy Rosenthal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:12

Amy Rosenthal, of the Environmental Working Group (EWG), talks about the Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides.  How it was created, the general break-down of how it can be used, what it covers and what it doesn’t and why, and we reflect … Continue reading →

 Episode #54: Deconstructing Dinner with Jon Steinman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:22

We speak with Jon Steinman of the Deconstructing Dinner radio show, a show created to dispense and discuss current food issues.  Topics of discussion include the creation of the Deconstructing Dinner show, the nature of local food community organizing, and … Continue reading →

 Episode #53: The Walden Effect with Mark Hamilton | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:34

For episode #53 I am I am joined by Mark Hamilton of  Mark is a full-time farmer in Appalachia. Topics of discussion include his invention the Avian Aqua Miser, appropriate technology, micro-hydro power, and the local farmer’s market.  I … Continue reading →

 Episode #52: LEISA Network with Frank van Schoubroeck (Part II) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:57

I conclude my interview with Frank van Schoubroeck of LEISA Network. We discuss the feasibility, policy frameworks, and demographics of innovation in Third World agriculture and conclude by discussing concrete actions towards food security that anybody, anywhere can begin to … Continue reading →

 Episode #51: LEISA Network with Frank van Schoubroeck (Part I) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:08

In this episode I am joined by Frank van Schoubroeck of the Center for Information on Low External Inputs and Sustainable Agriculture (LEISA). Frank and I discuss the Center and it’s important magazine work, innovative farmers and their struggles, and … Continue reading →

 Episode #50: Carbon Offsets with Dale Enerson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:19

Dale Enerson is the Director of the National Carbon Credit program for the National Farmers Union.  In this interview, Dale and I talk about agricultural carbon offsets, what they are and how they work, the dynamics of the carbon market, … Continue reading →

 Episode #49: The C-Realm with KMO | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:15

For Episode #49, I interview KMO of the C-Realm podcast.  Another creative collaboration, KMO and I are releasing concurrent episodes where we interview one another on our respective podcasts.  Topics for this episode include the origins and themes of the … Continue reading →

 Episode #48: Clay Pot Irrigation with Larry Sallee | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:59

Larry Sallee, from Seed and Light International, is an expert in olla, or clay pot, irrigation.  In this episode of the podcast, Larry and I have a detailed conversation about olla irrgation, from its origins to its uses in today’s … Continue reading →

 Episode #47: Podcast Update with Frank Aragona | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:13

In this episode I give users a full update on all news related to the podcast. Topics of discussion are our new website, the changing nature of the Agroinnovations podcast, the new official forum of the podcast, our new podcast … Continue reading →

 Episode #46: Aquaponics with Doug Burdette (Part II) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:20

In the second part of my interview with Doug Burdette we talk about aquaculture as a community development strategy, the mechanics of aquaponics, and I read a listener’s comments.


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