Episode 89

Agritrue – an Alternative to USDA Organic

Blake Akers is working on Agritrue to present an alternative to the organic certification, USDA Organic, offered by the federal government. Not long ago, we had Grace Gershuny on our show who played a major part in the creation of the USDA Organic standards we are following today. Continue reading

Episode 79 – Bonding with Your Soil

 

Building a good relationship with your soil may not be high on your list of New Year’s resolutions.

Bonding with your soil

Linda Borghi

But it’s key to establishing a healthy, abundant garden, according to Linda Borghi.

In this episode of the podcast, Linda, co-founder of the online educational site, Farm-A-Yard,  returns to dig a little deeper into the topic of soil.

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Episode 74 – The Valhalla Movement

Freedom culture, as defined by the  Valhalla Movement , is “a collective state of being that empowers and encourages all individuals to contribute their unique gifts to the world.”

It’s the mission of Valhalla Movement members to live in and help to spread freedom culture around the world through online and offline efforts that focus on sustainability, community, knowledge and action.

Founding member, Marc Angelo Coppola says it begins with self-sustainability.

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Episode 69 Interview with Amelia Roache

Amelia Roache has made Ocean Beach, San Diego her home for most of 18 years.Bicycle on the beach
Amelia RoacheShe started on a decided path of healing over 20 years ago learning the modalities of Healing Touch and Esoteric Healing. Then came T’ai Chi Chih and her accreditation as an instructor. Nonviolent Communication (Marshall B. Rosenberg) followed and became her primary focus of exploration and teaching. Soon after, she came upon Permaculture Design as happen-stance by glancing through a magazine and has been devoted to the practice ever since. Three times certified and recently teacher certified, she brings Permaculture Design “camps” to youth and families and, as a consultant and designer. She continues on the path of healer and embraces “adventurer shaman” ways in combination with soul communication services. She is excited to approach corporate environments and provide many services, including her unique tool for transformation she calls, “Ambient Movement”. To find out more about Amelia, visit her Website SD Restorative Practices

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Episode 65 – Alternative Farming Methods

alternative farming methodsLike a lot of folks, Rob Herring was concerned about the toxic systems that produce our food, though he knew practically nothing about alternative farming methods.

But through a series of events, he become involved with the campaign to label genetically modified foods in California.  From there, his journey eventually led him to making a film about solutions.

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Oregon State University

Oregon State University is offering the Free Introduction to Permaculture Course again. What a gift to the world! The 4 week course will be offered for the third time running from May 1 to 28. The best time to sign up is now. Sign up page.

Over 26,000 students participated in the first two courses and their feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Don’t miss this opportunity!

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Episode 57 Young People PDC Update

Almost a year ago we published a podcast trying to help a group of young people in Spain to fulfill their dream of taking a PDC. PDC stands for Permaculture Design Course and is a 72 hour, information packed, life-changing event. At least many people describe their experience as such. I am happy to report that the group reached their financial and work- exchange goals and are all proud holders of a Permaculture Design Certificate. Continue reading