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KMO talks with two young people traveling by bicycle and sustained by faith as they make their way from the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific and back again with very little money. Brad, a C-Realm listener who came to the Farm for a visit, provides his own perspective on the path of job and mortgage.
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Professor Bob Rosenthal on the Farm, the ETC, Utopias and Intentional Communities. [...]
KMO talks with ETC neighbor, Carl E., about the community taking shape on the periphery of the Farm. There are great opportunities for getting “back to the land” in rural Tennessee, but Carl warns against making a move based on panic.
You can hear Carl discuss the philosophy and practicalities of salvage in episode [...]
KMO talks with two travelers in search of community. Topics include peak oil, nuclear power, and the challenges of preparing for a post-collapse environment when the imperatives of the money economy remain in full effect.
This episode features an impassioned plea for veganism delivered to an audience at the Farm by Dr. Will Tuttle. Meals are the most powerful rituals in our culture, and every meal that includes meat reinforces a notion of human superiority and dominance. Dr. Tuttle proposes changing meals as a means of changing consciousness and [...]
New ETC Voices Podcast!
This episode features a recording that I made with two former Farmies while I was on the road in November. Lauren and Jack share their experiences on the Old Farm. Topics include creative marriage arrangements on the Old Farm, struggles with inadequate housing and nutrition, and spiritual hierarchies.
KMO and Gregory Landua conclude their conversation about the permaculture and the upcoming financial permaculture course to be held on the Farm in September 2010. Later, KMO plays music and conversation recorded in the Green Dragon at the Ecovillage Training Center with Sugaree and John Henry.
Paul interviews Mario, an ETC “eco-soaker” about his week on the Farm, and KMO talks with Gregory Landua about permaculture and about the philosophical principles that guide the ETC and how they differ from the guiding ethic of the larger Farm community.
You can learn more about the Gaia University Financial Permaculture course here:
This week’s show is all about the annual Farm homecoming event called ‘Ragweed.’ Perspectives from Farmies young and old.
This episode features more conversation with Martina Westover about her search for the social technologies to facilitate community cohesion, Albert Bates on Right Livelihood, banjo music by Luke Who and a farewell from Jamie J.
The Albert Bates material was excerpted with permission from the Enlightened Business Podcast:
KMO talks with Nathanael Johnson about his investigations into the harsh realities of medicalized birth in the United States. Nate also shares a recording he made of Ina May Gaskin talking about the role of midwifery on the Farm and how she discovered her life’s work as a midwife and a teacher of midwives.
Are there bad plants? There are certainly plants I don’t want growing in my garden or near where I live, but Cliff Davis has heard enough talk about so-called “invasive plants.” He tells KMO why that is, and Albert K. Bates talks about the population surge capacity of the ETC and about the difficulty [...]
A new round of permaculture apprentices means a new round of community building. KMO talks with Innkeeper Merry, apprentice Paul G, and guest Martina W about their hopes for creating community.
KMO talks with Site Manager, Jason Deptula who starts out talking about constructed wetlands for waste water reclamation and goes on to introduce the biography and ideas of Viktor Shauberger, the Austrian Water Wizard. KMO reads feedback from listeners about the tension between permaculture and vegetarianism. Albert Bates describes gardening as a literally cosmic [...]