Jenise and Marianne are talking about the upcoming Women’s Permaculture Convergence in San Diego. We are introducing speakers and topics such as water harvesting, art from recycled materials, the business side of Permaculture, using Social Media to grow the business, inoculating logs with mushrooms and more.

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Even though this is a local event, all the information can be applied to your area as well. In fact, one of our intentions is to inspire you to gather like minded people in your area and organize a convergence, conference or however you want to call your gathering around the topics of Permaculture, Sustainable Living or a subject dear to your heart.

In fact, we are putting a resource guide together for you to help you get started organizing. Send us a request along with your best email address and it will be yours.

Marianne and Jenise chat with Brad Rowland of the homesteading blog Highly Uncivilized about how to bring meaning back t0 our holiday experiences while also minimizing stress.  To view a video recording of the chat, click here.  And for more on this topic, check out Marianne’s post, Holiday Traditions: Out With the Old, in With the New.

 

 

Marianne and Jenise are joined by homesteading blogger Brad Rowland of Highly Uncivilized to discuss the ideal sustainable home and how to make your existing home more like it. Lots of great tips and resources are shared. For links to some of the resources we shared, click here.  To view the recorded video of this Blab session, click here. 

One quarter of the world’s population has no access to electricity. An even greater percentage has only sporadic access to it. How would things change if everyone had access to free or very inexpensive energy? And who are the visionaries working to make this happen?  Marianne and Jenise are joined by surprise guest Mark Proffitt of Predictive Innovation on a live-streamed Blab video chat to discuss this important topic.  Think free energy is just a pipe dream? You may change your mind after hearing this podcast. For links, check out our show notes. 

Drier climates have people the world over seeking ways to make the most of the water they have. Brook Sarson of H2O-ME provides an important resource in Southern California. In this interview she talks about rainwater catchment and grey water recycling.

Nutrition, toxins, environment – these are some of the issues you might consider when envisioning the ideal meal. But what about attention, appreciation and how we think about food?  And how does one create the ideal meal consistently?  Jenise Fryatt, Marianne West and Brad Rowland opened up a discussion about this interesting topic with participants on the live streaming platform Blab and got some thought provoking insights.

Marianne interviews Courtney Walters of U.W. Trading Company. Courtney lived in a sustainable community in Peru.  Meditating in the jungle made her realize that community is very important to her and that her place is San Diego.  But she brought her jungle experience to her life in San Diego by starting a coffee importing company supporting farmers in Peru growing coffee in a sustainable way. Learn more about Courtney here.

EPISODE 13 – Mallorca, Spain, is the home of Meiling Colorado and a group of people, 7 of them youth, who want to study permaculture to find solutions not only for their own future employment, but for the many problems their island faces. In this interview, Meiling and Mandy of PermaMed are talking about Permaculture, what PermaMed has to offer and the initiative of the 7 young people. For more on the project, click here.