Sustainable Living

Sustainable Living Podcast

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  • Monday

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Environmental news and educational conversations with local experts.

Join the conversation every Monday at 11am as we discuss everything sustainable,

From fruit trees to bees…

The air and the sea.

The importance of air and water quality


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Jon Butts  [email protected]

I was born in 1948. My father was a printer and Mother a teacher. We lived in PA till I was 8 and then move to Largo and graduated from largo High School.

Ended up in Vietnam as a foot soldier and returned to Tampa in 1971. Received an AA in Business at HCC and owned a small landscaping business and worked in the Tampa Bay area.

Married Debbie in 1976, bought a home, installed my first solar water heater and started my passion for sustainable living. We bought and moved to 54 acres near Plant City in 1985 (sometime around then set the radio to 88.5 FM), also our only child Casey was born. In 1989 started growing vegetables with my brother, 1989 started Ecofarmfl Intentional Community, 2000 transitioned to organic farming, 2005 started producing the Sustainable Living Show, 2006 installed the first Solar Grid Tied Electric System in the Bay Area, installed the second in 2009, 2012 started raising and milking Water Buffalo.

Tanja Vidovic  [email protected]

Tanja Vidovic, the mother to three girls, is an artist, bicyclist, environmentalist, and a community activist. Tanja manages a 9000-member garden group, Tampa Gardening Swap. She has planted seven community orchards in Tampa Bay, including the Folly Farms Community Orchard which has over 200 fruiting trees. She has planned and executed a local Art Walk in Safety Harbor. Tanja co-hosts Sustainable Living on WMNF 88.5 radio. Catch her there every other Monday at 10am- or through the Sustainable Safety Harbor Facebook group.

Grace Behnke  [email protected]

Grace Behnke is a Tampa native and lover of all things plant and animal. She is a mother, clinical herbalist, gardener and beekeeper interested in how we can make the world a more beautiful and healthy place for all beings. When not outside trying to encourage things to grow or formulating for clients, she can be found about town teaching classes to adults and children alike about the flowers and the trees (and sometimes the birds and the bees). She co-hosts Sustainable Living on WMNF 88.5.