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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 #45: Aquaculture with Doug Burdette (Part I) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:05

Doug Burdette has over 40 years of experience in the area of aquaculture. He has pioneered a number of important technologies in this area. In this interview, we speak with Doug about the history of aquaculture, his aquaculture innovations, and … Continue reading →

 Episode #44: Son of a Farmer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:39

In this interview I speak with Eric Herm, who blogs at Eric is a fourth generation farmer in West Texas who shares his personal story and his perspectives on soil health, Peak Oil, sustainability, and economic collapse. If you … Continue reading →

 Episode #43: From Global Commodities to Local Food | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:26

In this episode, I interview Ken Meter of the Crossroads Resource Center. We discuss the state of rural America and the farm economy, and the potential and path from global commodities to local food. Listen, enjoy, and participate. … Continue reading →

 Episode #42: Permaculture in the Savanna | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:31

In this first of (hopefully) many collaborative episodes of the podcast, fellow Agrocaster Mike Moon interviews permaculturalist Mark Shepard about his strategies for developing a permaculture on the natural model of transitional upper mid-West savanna ecosystems. Fruits, nuts, and birds … Continue reading →

 Episode #41: The Black Death | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:17

In this episode, I interview Dr. John Aberth of the University of Vermont, a specialist in the Black Death of Medieval Europe. This is a story of disease, death, and rebirth; a story of resilience in the face of the … Continue reading →

 Episode #40: Reprap with Adrian Bowyer Part II | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:14

Part II of my interview with Adrian Bowyer deals with two aspects of the reprap project: the global economic implications of distributed fabrication and practical tips for getting Reprap out there in as many hands as possible. Other issues, like … Continue reading →

 Episode #39: Reprap with Adrian Bowyer Part I | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:46

In this episode of the podcast I interview Andrew Bowyer of the Reprap Machine Project. Reprap is a self-replicating prototyper with profound implications for the Open Source Appropriate Technology Movement. Listen and learn. … Continue reading →

 Episode #38: Local Currencies and the Berkshare Program | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:22

Local currencies are a key pillar to the sustainability movement. In this episode of the podcast, I interview Sarah Hearn of the The E.F. Schumacher Society. We talk about the Berkshares program that has been developing in the community of … Continue reading →

 Episode #37: No Till Agriculture with Mike Mulvaney | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:02

The podcast is back, and in this episode we speak with Mike Mulvaney of Auburn University about no till agriculture and conservation tillage. Also, I reframe the focus of the podcast and give people a taste of what’s to come. … Continue reading →

 Episode #36: The Silvery Minnow | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:35

The Silvery Minnow is a species that has generated controversy and emotion over the years. Its status as an endangered species highlights the importance of knowledge and democratic decision making at a local level to preserve our natural resources. In … Continue reading →

 Episode #35: Agriculture and Civilization | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:57

In this episode, I interview Richard Manning, essayist and author of a number of books about agriculture and civilization. In this interview, we talk with Richard about the beginning of agriculture, the role annual grasses have played in shaping agriculture … Continue reading →

 Episode #34: Holistic Management with Allan Savory (Part II) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:07

In part two of our interview with Allan Savory, we discuss the process of developing a holisticgoal, the role of monitoring in Holistic Management, and the scientific evidence that supports the claims of Holistic management. I conclude with a brief … Continue reading →

 Episode #33: Holistic Management with Allan Savory (Part I) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:16

Allan Savory is the pioneer of Holistic Management, a decision making framework that has had exceptional success stories in the areas of range and livestock management. In this interview, Allan lays out the basics of Holistic Management, how he discovered … Continue reading →

 Episode #32: Ferrocemento en el Altiplano Boliviano | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:06

En el Altiplano de Bolivia, las condiciones son difíciles, y la pobreza extrema. En este programa, hablamos con Arq. Greby Caillavy, quien es encargado de un proyecto de Ferrocemento en el Altiplano Boliviano. El Arq. Caillavy habla de varios aspectos … Continue reading →

 Episode #31: Colony Collapse Disorder in 2008 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:40

In this episode of the Agroinnovations Podcast I speak with Maryann Frazier, Senior Extension Associate at Pennsylvania State University and an expert on colony collapse disorder (CCD) in bees. This alarming phenomenon has captured the attention of media throughout the … Continue reading →


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