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The Permaculture Realized Podcast delivers practical skills and knowledge to build your ecologically restorative homestead, farm, neighborhood, or business based on Permaculture concepts and methods.

The Permaculture Realized Podcast delivers practical skills and knowledge to build your ecologically restorative homestead, farm, neighborhood, or business based on Permaculture concepts and methods.
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The Permaculture Realized Podcast delivers practical skills and knowledge to build your ecologically restorative homestead, farm, neighborhood, or business based on Permaculture concepts and methods.




Ep24, Growing Nutrient Dense Food with Dan Kittredge - Permaculture Realized Podcast

Today's guest, Dan Kittrege has been an organic farmer since childhood, and has been developing a deep understanding of how a nutrient rich soil leads to healthier plants and healthier foods and ultimately healthier people and planet. He created the Bionutrient Food Association to promote this understanding of growing nutrient dense food. He also runs Kittredge farm in Brookfield, MA where he does his research and practices the science. The post Permaculture Realized Podcast Episode 24,...


Ep23, Permaculture Farming at Cooperative 518 with Alec Gioseffi and Lauren Nagy - Permaculture Realized Podcast

More"] TOPICS COVERED: Farm Cooperative 518 The lay of the land How the Farm came to be The vision of the farm Finding the right people Alec and Lauras Backstory What inspired them to farm How they succeeded Their visions for the future Today's guests Alec Gioseffi and Lauren Nagy run the CSA Farm Cooperative 518 in Princeton, New Jersey. They provide nourishing food to the local community using permaculture farming...


Ep22, How to do Non-Profit Permaculture with Robyn Mello - Permaculture Realized Podcast

Today's guest is Robyn Mello. I met Robyn in November at the Advanced Permaculture Course I took in Akron, OH. I got to learn all about the non-profit she works for, the Philadelphia Orchard Project. They're putting in public orchard and forest gardens all around Philadelphia. Robin has learned a ton about what it takes to run a successful urban agriculture focused non-profit permaculture organization so that's the theme of today's interview. The post Permaculture Realized Podcast Episode...


Ep21, Creating an Abundant Permaculture Group with Jesse Tack - Permaculture Realized Podcast

The post Permaculture Realized Podcast Episode 21, Creating an Abundant Permaculture Group with Jesse Tack appeared first on Realeyes Permaculture Homestead.


Permaculture Realized Podcast Episode 20, The Madison Area Permaculture Guild with Kate Heiber-Cobb - Permaculture Realized Podcast

Today's guest is Kate Heiber Cobb, who created and runs the Madison Area Permaculture Guild out of Madison Wisconsin. She is a Permaculture teacher and educator, and has done a lot with bringing Permaculture to urban regions. Today we talk about her story, how she created the guild, projects they've done and lessons learned along the way. It keeps getting better the deeper into the interview we go so make sure to listen to the end! The post Permaculture Realized Podcast Episode 20, The...


Permaculture Realized Podcast Episode 19, Why Should I Take a Permaculture Design Course? with Rhonda Baird - Permaculture Realized Podcast

That's a taste of some of the types of things you would learn by taking a Permaculture Design Course. Today I'm talking to Rhonda Baird about why you would want to take a PDC, what it covers, and what you get out of it. Rhonda has been a Permaculture teacher for 10 years and shares her journey from taking her first PDC, to today where she has a thriving homestead and teaches numerous PDCs a year. She will also be one of the guest teachers for the upcoming PDC here in Traverse City this...


Ep17, Flint Water Crisis Permaculture Solutions with Nathan Ayers - Permaculture Realized Podcast

Today's guest is Nathan Ayers, who heads up Chiwara Permaculture out of Ann Arbor, Michigan and is currently focusing on Flint Water Crisis Permaculture Solutions. Nathan also does a lot of work integrating permaculture into traditional educational institutions from kindergarten all the way up through the university level. The post Permaculture Realized Podcast Episode 17, Flint Water Crisis Permaculture Solutions with Nathan Ayers appeared first on Realeyes Homestead.


Ep17, Carbon Farming - Crops to Stop Climate Change with Eric Toensmeier - Permaculture Realized Podcast

Eric Toensmeier is the award-winning author of the books Perennial Vegetables and Paradise Lot, which describes how he converted his run-down city lot into a diverse plant sanctuary in Massachusets. He was also the co-author to Dave Jacke from episode 14 on the two volume set Edible Forest Gardens. Eric has a brand new book about to come out about Carbon Farming and the strategies that agriculture can use to sequester CO2 to help mitigate climate change. The post Permaculture Realized...


Ep16, COP21 Insights from the Paris Climate Conference with Albert Bates - Permaculture Realized Podcast

Albert Bates is a longtime influential figure in environmental activism, and the ecovillage and permaculture movements. He's a lawyer, an author and a teacher, who has been director of the Ecovillage Training Center at The Farm in Summertown, Tennessee since 1994.


Ep15, Spiral Ridge Permaculture with Cliff Davis - Permaculture Realized Podcast

Today's guest, Cliff Davis was telling me that having all those pigs and plants to care for makes it hard to leave home and travel to experience new cultures and perspectives. And he values those experiences for personal growth and expansion, plus their a great source for new ideas. But fortunately there's a continual flow of students and interns coming through his place, Spiral Ridge Permaculture...


Ep14, Edible Forest Gardens, Coppice, and Culture Design with Dave Jacke - Permaculture Realized Podcast

Today's guest is Dave Jacke who has been mentioned several times already in previous episodes. He was the co-author of the book that I'm no longer allowed to call the "bible" of designing edible forest garden ecosystems, which is Edible Forest Gardens Volumes 1 and 2.


Ep13, Sacred Earth Landscaping and Farm with Eran Rhodes - Permaculture Realized Podcast

Today's guest is Eran Rhodes of Sacred Earth Landscaping soon to be based out of his new family farm in Benzie County, Michigan. Before moving northwards, he started his own permaculture landscaping business in Chicago, traveled around working at many sustainable farms around the country, and also worked at Oikos Tree Crops nursery. Him and his family have a beautiful vision for their new farm. Check it out.


Ep12, Putting the Art in Permaculture with Penny Krebiehl - Permaculture Realized Podcast

Our guest today is a creative individual who brings the community together, and connects like-minded people. She teaches and spreads permaculture, she's an artist, a garden-farmer, a teacher, and can make a real tasty pie. She's my good friend, Penny Krebiehl.


Ep11, Regenerative Agriculture with Paul and Sharron May of The May Farm - Permaculture Realized Podcast

Today's guests, Paul and Sharron May, run a small farm called The May Farm in Frankfort, MI near us here in the northern part of the Lower Peninsula. They apply a permaculture approach to their homestead, and farm, and have been seeing some spectacular results.


Ep10, Just Plant Trees with Jake Milarch of Archangel Ancient Tree Archive - Permaculture Realized Podcast

An old-growth forest is a forest that has lived for many centuries, sometimes even millenia without significant disturbance and so they possess unique ecological features found no-where else on earth.


Ep9, City Permaculture, Design of Urban Landscapes with Levi Meeuwenberg - Permaculture Realized Podcast

Today's episode is a little unique because there is no guest to interview. Instead I'll be sharing some of the many take-aways from a recent Advanced Permaculture Design Course I took in Akron, Ohio. This will be a way to help share and spread good ideas, as well as a good process for me to review my own notes and become more familiar with the material.


Ep8, Creating Edible Landscapes and Forest Garden Ecosystems with Fred Meyer - Permaculture Realized Podcast

Today's guest is Fred Meyer, who is the founder of the non-profit called Backyard Abundance in Johnson County, Iowa. Backyard Abundance creates beautiful, environmentally beneficial landscapes that produce food for humans and wildlife. Basically, Fred and his team are turning lawns into food producing ecosystems, or Forest Gardens all over town, both in public parks, and around peoples homes.


Ep7, The Strawbale Studio, Thatch Roofs, Earth Plaster and Natural Building with Deanne Bednar - Permaculture Realized Podcast

Today's guest is Deanne Bednar, who runs the Strawbale Studio, which is a education, and demonstration center for natural building, and natural living.


Ep6, Woodcraft, Ecological Design, and Holistic Farm Integration with Mark Angelini - Permaculture Realized Podcast

Todays guest is Mark Angelini, the other half of Roots 2 Fruits Ecological Design in Southern Michigan. We had his business partner, Trevor Newman, on here on episode 3. Mark is a generalized specialist. His work spans from art and design, to craft and woodwork, farming, gardening, forestry and of course, apple growing and cider making. Today we get to hear some updates on several of his projects, and his journies along the way.


Ep4, Water Issues, Drought in Brazil, and Growing a New Future with Kat Curtis - Permaculture Realized Podcast

Todays episode focuses on water. A broad topic for sure, but a pretty important one since basically all life forms depend on access to clean water to survive. As you probably know, our bodies are 60% water. Water is vital for lubricating our joints, flushing out toxins and waste, and transporting vital nutrients to all of our cells.