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Free range worms & grass fed vegetables

12/10/12 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Our guests on today’s program were local urban farmers Casey Frosch, the new farm manager for Sweetwater Organic Farm located in western Hillsborough County, and returning to the show, James Kovaleski, a permaculture-rooted urban farmer in New Port Richey. Sweetwater has ongoing workshops at their farm and this Sunday, December 16, Jim will be doing the workshop on a different approach to growing vegetables: "Free Range Worms and Grass-fed Vegetables is...

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Gaia's Gardener talks about permaculture

10/29/12 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Our special guest, author of ‘Gaia’s Garden - Guide to Home-scale Permaculture’, Toby Hemenway, joined us for the entire program. He is one the foremost permaculture instructors in the world and he’ll be in our area this week. Toby’s first stop will be in Ybor City, with a talk at the Roosevelt 2.0 on 15th St. Thursday November 1st starting at 7 PM. Then on November 2nd he’ll be in Sarasota at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Fruitville Rd. This talk will start at 6PM for...

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Urban permaculture

03/19/12 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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We started today’s program with some tips on saving gas with a spokesperson from the Alliance to Save Energy, Ronnie Kweller. There are a lot of simple maintenance points she made, from checking tire pressure to unloading the trunk, that we can do to save gas. Check out the complete list at their web site. Next up we were joined by two local permaculture activists; Jim Kovaleski, an urban farmer, and Bob Abbenzeller, an organizer for the Plant City Community Garden pr...

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HCC's Beyond Sustainability conference looks at new ways to go green listen

11/04/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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As outrage over irresponsible environmental practices builds, Hillsborough Community College invited dozens of speakers to an annual conference on cleaner living solutions. The Plant City campus of HCC held their Beyond Sustainability event yesterday and today and tackled the issue from multiple angles.

Cory Brennan is a permaculture designer. That means she comes up...

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Beyond sustainablility

10/31/11 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Today's program was about the Beyond Sustainability Conference November 3 & 4 at the HCC and University of Florida campus in Plant City. 0ur guests were the lead consultant Sharon Joy Kleitsch, Cory Brennan a permaculture designer, and Stuart Valentine president of a socially responsible investment company. "This Conference integrates traditional presentations with opportunities to drive deeper into topics you care about and to learn from others' b...

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Local sustainability activists

05/30/11 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Our very special guests on today’s program were two of the best local sustainable living activists. The founder of Code Green Community, a green transitions group, Eric Steward and a teacher with Fire of Hope, a permaculture design group, Matt Fahy, both joined the show. Matt talked about our local area and how it’s very similar to where human civilization started and the diversity of human diets. Eric talked about the Transitions Movement based on Rob Hopkins book “Transitions”. Eri...

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Local Permaculture

05/02/11 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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To start today’s program the Deputy Director of the Ocean Conservancy’s Fish Conservation Program Libby Fetherston join the program to talk about new limits on Grouper fishing in the Gulf. Their will be a public meeting at the Carlyon Hilton in St Pete on May 3 starting at 6:30 PM. To look at the agenda you can check out the www.oceanconservacy.org web site.

Next up a local Permaculture Design Robert Segundo join the program to talk about some general...

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