100 episodes

Host Marianne West & guests share information on how to live a more sustainable life including such topics as: homesteading, survival, sustainability, self-sufficiency, natural remedies, self-reliance, gardening, permaculture, meditation, #DIY health & household products, and more.

The Sustainable Living Podcast Marianne West: sustainable living/homesteading/survival

    • Personal Journals

Host Marianne West & guests share information on how to live a more sustainable life including such topics as: homesteading, survival, sustainability, self-sufficiency, natural remedies, self-reliance, gardening, permaculture, meditation, #DIY health & household products, and more.

    Sustainable Shopping

    Sustainable Shopping

    We are trying to avoid bringing plastic to our homes. How can we shop in a sustainable manner?

    • 19 min
    Confessions of a Podfader

    Confessions of a Podfader

    I developed this weird cough and my throat was hurting if I talked for more than a couple of minutes. Couple that with a state of environmental depression and a feeling of not being able to make a difference - and podfading for over a year made sense. Now, more than ever, having the conversation about creating a more sustainable way of life, is important. Let me know if you want to be part of this conversation

    • 11 min
    Buiding a Homestead with Aircrete

    Buiding a Homestead with Aircrete

    Mike, a disabled Veteran, is building a Homestead in the South after losing his home due to his injuries.

    He used recycled building materials like pallets to build immediate shelters for his extended family.

    Eventually, he is planning on building weatherproof dome houses with Aircrete blocks. In this episode, Mike explains what Aircrete is, how it is made, and why he feels it is a superior building material.

    Support his Go-Fund-Me campaign to get him a tractor!

    • 43 min
    Sustainable Fashion

    Sustainable Fashion

    Garik is the founder of Eco-Stylist, a stylishly curated collection of eco-conscious menswear.

    This May he completed the MBA, took the leap and led Eco-Stylist through the startup accelerator at the University of Iowa, and is now bootstrapping the company fulltime from Iowa City, IA.

    He helps men find clothes that look good and make a positive impact, while also sharing knowledge about sustainable buying habits, recycling your clothes, and much more.

    • 51 min
    The Plan for 2019

    The Plan for 2019

    Marianne takes a look at where we have been and where we are going.

    Health, life circumstances and more slowed down the regular schedule a bit in 2018.

    The promise for 2019 is to publish at least one podcast a month - but it might be a lot more than that.

    The formats will vary but the goal will always be to bring you interesting and useful information.

    • 10 min
    Brewing Beer - a Brew Master's Perspective

    Brewing Beer - a Brew Master's Perspective

    Yiga Miyashiro is the Director of Brewing Operations for Saint Archer Brewery in San Diego.



    He also happens to be my son and a former homeschooler.

    We explore sustainability in the brewing process, what it takes to start a brewery, and how he became the Director of Brewing Operation for a fairly large Micro Brewery.

    • 43 min

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