Learning From and Working With Nature- Interviews, news, and commentary about ecology, permaculture, organic gardening, sustainability, green living, and ethnobotany. Since 2004, Sustainable World has interviewed experts from around the globe; experts who learn from and work with nature. Tune in to discover positive solutions to environmental challenges; solutions that adhere to the Permaculture Ethics of Earth Care, People Care, and Fair Share. Visit us at www.sustainableworldradio.com
Grow Good Food Without a Yard with Acadia Tucker
Are you excited to start a garden, but don't have a yard? In this fun and informative interview with plant lover and regenerative farmer Acadia Tucker, we learn how to start a verdant and productive container garden at home. Acadia tells us why she feels it's important to grow at least some of our own food and how this simple act can positively impact the world.
Clothes and Climate: The Environmental Cost of Fast Fashion
Learn how your clothing choices can change the world in this episode with writer Elizabeth Segran. Did you know that the fashion industry is responsible for 8% of global greenhouse gases? About 100 billion articles of clothing are manufactured yearly. This massive overproduction has a detrimental effect on land, waterways, and workers. Whether you’re a fashion follower or a thrift store shopper, you’ll learn about the fashion industry’s impact on the environment and how we can change our shopping hab
Saving Medicinal Plants with United Plant Savers
When medicinal at risk plants need help, United Plant Savers (UPS) comes to the rescue! Known as the "consciousness of the herbal products industry" because of their work with at risk medicinals, UPS staff and members have their feet on the ground and their hands in the soil protecting and growing these healing plants.
Gardening the Permaculture Way:
Put down that shovel and start a no-till perennial garden! Permaculture Designer Morag Gamble shares her tips about how to create an abundant and thriving organic oasis. We focus on building fertility through feeding the soil, why perennial plants are a good choice for any garden, and how to grow living mulches. Working with the principles found in nature, you can start and maintain a beautiful and healthy organic garden that benefits not only you and your family, but also the wildlife in your yard.
Louie Schwartzberg talks about his new film Fantastic Fungi that highlights the fascinating and often hidden world of the fungi beneath our feet. Louie also talks about what he's learned from his forty years of filming flowers, how pollination is the love story that feeds the earth, and why it's time to change our narrative about nature- from survival and competition to partnership, cooperation, and interconnectedness.
Healing Earth: A Diversity of Solutions
What if we could heal broken ecosystems, toxic landscapes, and poisoned water?
My guest today is Dr. John Todd, ecological designer and author of the new book, Healing Earth- An Ecologist's Journey of Innovation and Environmental Stewardship. John boldly travels to places that others try to avoid: toxic waste sites, oil spills, leaking landfills, and damaged waterways. Using the tools of nature to remediate these areas, John and his colleagues do good things in bad places.