Episode 90 – The Venus Project

The Venus ProjectI was blown away when I first learned about The Venus Project five years ago through a video on You Tube.

It’s creator, Jacque Fresco, had thought of everything needed for building and maintaining a society that actually allows humans to live the lives they long for.

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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 88 – Online Clothes Swap & Help for Bees

online clothes swapAn online clothes swap? What a great idea!

That’s what I thought when I first heard about SilkRoll, an online fashion-sharing community that aims to bring sustainability to the fashion industry.

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Homestead UpdateEpisode 87  – Homestead Update and Listener Tips

In this homestead update Marianne and I discuss chickens, irrigation, garden pests, listener sustainable living tips and much more.

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Episode 86

Laughter Yoga with Linda Leclerc

Linda spreads Laughter Yoga wherever she goes. A few years back, she was in San Diego for a training and we met up for lunch and to pick up a couple of items at the mall. By the time we said goodbye, Linda had brought smiles to the faces of at least a dozen people – overworked waiters, bored shopkeepers and fellow shoppers alike.

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Michael Tellinger

Michael Tellinger

Episode 85 – Michael Tellinger

Michael Tellinger is a relentless questioner, taking no information for granted.

His investigation of the ancient stone circle structures found near his home of South Africa resulted in three books: Temples of the African Gods; Slave Species of god and Adam’s Calendar.

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Being a Father Brings Change

Being a Father, growing into that role, does not happen overnight. Sure, the physical part, the birth of a child, usually happens relatively fast (and often during the night), but being a father is an ever evolving undertaking. Continue reading

Episode 83 – Community Nature Reserve

Community Nature Reserve

The neighbors responsible for Felixstowe’s Community Nature Reserve.

Dr. Adrian Cooper is on a mission to spread a new idea which could help to save local wildlife: the community nature reserve.

The term “community nature reserve” may bring up visions of national parks and there are certain similarities. Both community nature reserves and national parks are created to help support and protect wildlife. Both are also supported and frequented by nature lovers.

But unlike national or government-run nature conservation projects, community nature reserves are actually created by neighbors planting wildlife-friendly plants in their own backyards.

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Episode 82

The Suburban Micro-Farm

The Suburban Micro-Farm is Amy Stross’ new book chronicling her experiences on her 10th of an acre homestead.Suburban Farming

When Amy moved to a house with a typical suburban sized yard, she didn’t have any background in gardening, let alone suburban farming. She joined a CSA because she wanted local and fresh food. That particular CSA encouraged their members to help on the farm. This got her hands in the dirt and was her first introduction to growing food. It didn’t take long for her to realize that she really liked raising her own vegetables. Continue reading