Episode 154

Homesteading with Children – Teri Page

Homesteading with children has been Teri’s normal. They were homesteading when their children were born and they continued homesteading after – only now incorporating the children in the daily tasks as is age appropriate. That might mean carrying the baby on the back while tending to the garden and animals or scheduling certain tasks around naptime.  Continue reading

Episode 130

Zoe Who Erickson- A Young Yoga Instructor

by Emily Gerde

I had the pleasure of interviewing Zoe Who Erickson. As a recent graduate from Northwester Health Science University, she displays wisdom beyond her years and inspires us to live sustainably through the mindfulness of yoga. Zoe became a yoga instructor at age 17 and since then she has mastered her craft with unique class structures, meditations and individualized instruction. She notes Eckhart Tolle’s books as a catalyst in bringing even more mindfulness into yoga and allows her to live in the present moment, rather than the past or future. By doing so she has been able to heal herself and assist in healing her clientele by embodying living in the present. Continue reading

Episode 57 Young People PDC Update

Almost a year ago we published a podcast trying to help a group of young people in Spain to fulfill their dream of taking a PDC. PDC stands for Permaculture Design Course and is a 72 hour, information packed, life-changing event. At least many people describe their experience as such. I am happy to report that the group reached their financial and work- exchange goals and are all proud holders of a Permaculture Design Certificate. Continue reading

Introducing Joan

Joan Green, owner of Artlabs, shares much about her work in a conversation with Marianne.  She creates art using clean recyclables which have a great chance to end up in the trash. Also many things found in nature become part of her creations. More importantly, she provides art spaces where she leads adults and children alike on a journey to turn trash into treasure. Joan Green


Joan was kind enough to compile a resource list with links to the organizations she mentioned in the Podcast and to send pictures to give a better idea what can be used – the sky and one’s imagination is the limit. Her web site is www.greenartlabs.com and her Facebook page is Green Art Labs.

Art Material Resource List

Algalita – Capt Charles Moore’s organization. He discovered the Pacific Garbage Patch and has done extensive research on plastic ocean pollution.

reInterpret – A local non-profit in Santee that collects and distributes reusable materials to the community. A great resource for artists and teachers.

Art Form – A local non-profit in Normal Heights that collects and distributes reusable materials to the community. A great resource for artists and teachers.

Trash for Teaching – Collects and distributes reusable materials in LA.assortment

Art From Scrap – Collects and distributes reusable materials in Santa Barbara

SCRAP – Collects and distributes reusable materials in Portland.

Green Eco Services – A San Diego organization that blogs about sustainability. The founder collects beach trash and redistributes the reusable materials to artists via Craigslist.

Remida – Part of the municipal waste stream in Reggio Emilia, Italy that collects and distributes reusable materials.

Remida Day – The celebration of reusable materials in Reggio Emilia, Italy.

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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.