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Below are some of the new shows posted on the podcast  from past broadcasts Jill has told  me recently that she is planning some new shows via podcasting in the future. We are blessed to have such a talented broadcaster.
– wes
roe from the Permaculture Guild

Sustainable World Radio

Sustainable World Radio brings you in-depth interviews, news, and commentary about Permaculture and sustainability. Tune in to discover practical, creative, and innovative solutions that guide us to a better world.

Bob Banner is the publisher of HopeDance Magazine. Banner, who recently launched the popular Transition California social networking ning site, talks about his interest and involvement in the Transition Town Movement, and his many years writing and reporting on “radical solutions inspiring hope.”
Direct download: BobBannerPC.mp3
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Interview with permaculturist, peace, environmental, and global justice activist Starhawk.  Award winning author and educator, Starhawk talks about her global work, classes and trainings, her love for the Earth, and why the police arrested her seedballs.

Direct download: StarhawkPC.mp3
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Visionary architect Mark Lakeman talks about the inception of the City Repair movement, and his mission of creating villages within cities. By reclaiming urban spaces, we can transform cities into places of beauty, art, creativity, and connection.

Direct download: MarkLakeman.mp3
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Tahara Ezrahti, intuitive energy healer and environmental educator, leads us on a guided meditation, and talks about the importance of grounding, and how healing ourselves can help heal the Earth.  For more on Tahara’s work, visit

Direct download: TaharaPC.mp3
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Declan Kennedy, architect, permaculturist, mediator, spiritual healer, and founding chairman of the International Advisory Board of Gaia University, speaks with us about his excitement for life, nature, and lifelong learning.

Direct download: DeclanK.mp3
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Foodsheds or neighborhood food exchanges are popping up all over the US.  In this interview, sustainable landscape architect Owen Dell, nutritional chef Carrie Clough, and Permaculturist and Beekeeper Jacob Rodrigue share with listeners how to start a neighborhood foodshed. Foodsheds provide hours of fun, pounds of fresh, local produce, and lots of community.  Note- the Mesa Exchange has a new website address-

Direct download: FoodShedPC.mp3
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How much space does it take to be happy?  That’s a question that author Shay Salomon answers in her book, Little House on a Small Planet. Salomon and photographer Nigel Valdez spent over 8 years documenting small houses across North America. Little House on a Small Planet is a beautiful book that explains how living small is healthier for the earth and “frees up your mind, your wallet, and your soul.”

Direct download: ShayLittleHouse.mp3
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Nadine Artemis, aromatherapist and co-owner of Living Libations, talks about her love of the plant world, the ways in which essential oils can contribute to good health, and how she was busted -twice, at two different airports- for the possession of raw, organic, Fair Trade chocolate.

Direct download: Nadine_Artemis.mp3
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Part 2 of a 2 part interview with David Holmgren, the co-originator of Permaculture. In part two of this interview, Holmgren talks about his book Future Scenarios: How Communities Can Adapt to Peak Oil and Climate Change, and shares with us his ideas of what living in an energy descent world might be like, and why “the party may not be over”.  Interview by Jill Cloutier of Sustainable World, and Wes Roe of the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network.

Direct download: DHolmgren_Part2.mp3
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Part 1 of a 2 part interview with David Holmgren, the co-originator of Permaculture.  Holmgren is co-author of Permaculture One, the book that introduced Permaculture to the world.  In part one of this interview, Holmgren speaks about the beginnings of Permaculture, his home Melliodora; one of the best documented and well known Permaculture demonstration sites, and his book Future Scenarios: How Communities Can Adapt to Peak Oil and Climate Change. Interview by Jill Cloutier of Sustainable World, and Wes Roe of the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network.

Direct download: DHolmgrenPart1.mp3
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Paul Kephart, Executive Director of Rana Creek- Habitat Restoration and Living Architecture, speaks about his mission to restore biodiversity and preserve healthy ecosystems in the city and built environment. Kephart is an expert in the fields of green roofs, living walls, and watershed management systems.
Direct download: Paul_KPCast.mp3
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Sustainable World Radio

Permaculture Podcasts

Permaculture- The Beginning of a Worldwide Movement- David Holmgren -Part 1 of a 2 part interview with David Holmgren, the co-originator of Permaculture.

Carbon Sequestration, Soil Health, and Permaculture- Interview with Darren Doherty,  Permaculture designer and Guner Tautrim, owner of Orella  Ranch.

Homescale Permaculture: How to Create a Backyard Ecosytem– Toby Hemenway, author of Gaia’s Garden, tells us how to create beautiful and functional ecosystems.

Permaculture in Cuba with Robyn Francis– Robyn Francis talks about permaculture’s role in Cuba and CAPE: the Cuba-Australia Permaculture Exchange.

Geoff Lawton- The Power of Permaculture– Crossing the Line with Geoff Lawton and Nadia Abu Yahia Lawton.

Permaculture- A Beginner’s Guide- Graham Burnett– Graham Burnett is a permaculture practitioner, designer and teacher.

Rainwater Harvesting– Brad Lancaster, rainwater harvesting expert and Permaculture designer talks about how to plant the rain, and water harvesting earth works.

Urban Permaculture with Kat Steele– Kat Steele, is a Permaculture teacher and director of the Urban Permaculture Guild in Oakland, California.

Backyard Food Forest– Larry Saltzman, permaculturist and food forester, takes us on a tour of his backyard suburban oasis.

Keyline Design with Darren Doherty Permaculture designer and teacher Darren  Doherty, introduces Keyline Design.

Planting A School Food Forest– Common Vision Fruit Tree Tour makes a stop at Monte Vista Elementary School in Santa Barbara, California.

Mount Kenya Organic Farming (MOOF Africa)– Interview with Peter Murage, founder of MOOF (Mount Kenya Organic Farming).

The Ecology of Leadership– Interview with James Stark and Christopher Kuntzsch, co-founders and directors of the Ecology of Leadership program.

Mesoamerican Permaculture with Juan Rojas– Juan Rojas of the Institute of Mesoamerican Permaculture and the Permaculture Institute of El Salvador.

Permaculture and Sustainable Aid- Robyn Francis- Award winning international permaculture pioneer, teacher, designer, and educator Robyn Francis.

Permaculture in Africa- Food and Empowerment– Interview with Mugove Walter Nyika, coordinator of the 9th International Permaculture Conference and Convergence (IPC9).

Grow Food Party Crew with Devin Slavin– Devin Slavin of Abundance In Balance Design is a Permaculture Designer and founder of the Grow Food Party Crew.

Permacultura Latina America with Ali Sharif Ali Sharif, project director of PAL, Permacultura Latina America.

Wonderful Water with Brock Dolman Brock Dolman is a biologist, innovative design consultant, and nationally recognized permaculture educator.

Permaculture in Brasil– Interview with Andre Soares and Lucy Legan, co-directors of Ecocentro IPEC, (Instituto de Permacultura e Ecovilas do Cerrado), in central Brasil.

Permaculture and ArtIsabela Coelho is co-founder and co-director of OPA, the Organization of Permaculture and Art in Brasil.

Organic Gardening and Permaculture– Loren Luyendyk, the owner of Santa Barbara Organics, has over ten years of experience in  permaculture.

Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook- Permaculturist Albert Bates is the author of the Post Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook: Recipes for Changing Times.