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Jon Butts

Fall Gardening

On today’s Sustainable Living Program the topic was Fall Gardening. Great day for this show; it’s the first day of fall and weather perfect! Our gardening guests were David Whitwam, owner of Whitwam Organic’s, and...

Climate Action and Green Loans

On Monday’s Sustainable Living Program we talked about Climate Change and the actions that some local groups are taking to make action happen. Our guests were Julie Weber, with Fridays for the Future Sarasota and...

Making Bad Soil Good

We split today’s program into two sections. First we talked about contaminated soil, how to decontaminate it, and soil health. On this topic our guests were two Environmental Protection Commission local representatives; Charles Dowmen and...

Invasive Air Potatoes and Plants that Produce Edible Fruit

On Today’s WMNF Sustainable Living Show our first topic was on Invasive Air Potatoes. Gisela Bennie was our guest and she has been volunteering for the past eight years on removing these invasive vines and...

Energy Conserving Home Partnership

On today’s 10 AM WMNF 88.5 FM Sustainable Living program we talked about issues related to home energy conservation and Habitat for Humanity’s continuing efforts to build affordable, energy efficient homes with the help of...

Complete Streets

On today’s Sustainable Living Program the discussion was about complete streets. Our guests were Lucas Cruse, St. Petersburg’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, Whit Blanton with Forward Pinellas and Whiney Fox with Pinellas Suncoast Transit PSTA....

Goverments Address Climate Change

On todays’ Sustainable Living Program we talked about what efforts our federal and local governments are taking to drastically reduce greenhouse gasses. The most important question facing humanity is; ‘Can our governments address climate change...

Florida Native Plants and the Florida Citrus Greening Program

On today’s Sustainable Living Program we started on the topic of Florida Native Plants with Craig Huegel, owner of Hawthorn Hill Native Wildflower Nursey and currently a biology teacher at St. Petersburg College. He’s a...

Insects – Good and Bad on the Sustainable Living Program

On Monday’s Sustainable Living Program we had two guests talking about insects; good and bad. Paul Zamoda, a local plant and insect expert; and Daniel Dye, Gainesville area insect expert joined us. Daniel is also...

Compost Versus Waste on the Sustainable Living Program

On Monday’s Sustainable Living Program we had two guests talking about compost versus waste. Joining us was Joseph Jenkins, author of the Humanure Handbook, that was first published in 1994 and today the 4th edition...

Home Energy Conservation on the Sustainable Living Program

On Monday’s Sustainable Living Program we started out talking with the marketing staff for a net zero energy Smart Home community in Manatee County. They only have one model home open, which has solar power...

Shade and Front Yard Gardening on the Sustainable Living Show

On Monday’s Sustainable Living Program we spent the hour talking about shade and front yard gardening topics with several guests from Polk and Hillsborough Counties’ UF Cooperative Extension Offices. Also joining us was Jim Kovaleski,...

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