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Growing Color- How To Create Beautiful Dyes From Plants

Sustainable World Radio- Ecology and Permaculture Podcast

Release Date: 01/27/2012

Clothes and Climate: The Environmental Cost of Fast Fashion show art Clothes and Climate: The Environmental Cost of Fast Fashion

Sustainable World Radio- Ecology and Permaculture Podcast

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

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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. 

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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.

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Fantastic Fungi show art Fantastic Fungi

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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.

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Healing Earth: A Diversity of Solutions show art Healing Earth: A Diversity of Solutions

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What if we could heal broken ecosystems, toxic landscapes, and poisoned water? 

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Join us for a mind and heart expanding conversation with Dr. Monica Gagliano about her research in plant cognition and her direct experiences with the botanical world. A pioneer in the field of Plant BioAcoustics, Monica's peer-reviewed work has furthered the concept of plant sentience. Monica's experiences with plants have altered her life, her research, and are the subject of her new book, Thus Spoke the Plant.

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Incredible Edible: A Revolution of Kindness show art Incredible Edible: A Revolution of Kindness

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Incredible Edible's co-founder Mary Clear tells the story of how she and her friends turned their worry and fear into action by planting food in public places. With a motto of, "If you eat, you’re in," Incredible Edible turns neglected, unloved places into beautiful food-giving gardens, complete with signs that say  "Help Yourself!"

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 Regenerating Land in Mexico at Sanandi Farm show art Regenerating Land in Mexico at Sanandi Farm

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Sanandi Farm is an organic, biodynamic, Permaculture farm located near Valle de Bravo, Mexico. In 1998, two brothers, Dieter and Andreas le Noir, purchased the land and began the work of regenerating the health of the soil. Sanandi is now a beautiful farm with a thriving medicinal herb pharmacy and line of herbal remedies. Communications Director Yolanda Suarez del Real shares with us the story of Sanandi, the importance of biodiversity, and why she believes that agriculture holds a key to human health.

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Our Plant Teachers with Dr. Robin Wall KImmerer show art Our Plant Teachers with Dr. Robin Wall KImmerer

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How can we mend our broken relationship with the Earth and create a world where people and land are good medicine for each other?

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Learn about the field of arboreal archaeology and why historic fruit trees are important in this interview with horticulturist John Valenzuela. John is a Permaculture Teacher, Designer, and Educator who specializes in tropical permaculture, rare fruit, and ethnobotany. 

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In this interview, fiber and dye expert Rebecca R. Burgess shares her techniques for growing and harvesting color.  Burgess talks about her favorite dye plants and the impact that chemical dyes have on the environment.  Plants, minerals, and insects can yield brilliant, vibrant hues.  These natural dyes produce little waste, are nontoxic, and are easy to make at home.