The Agroinnovations Podcast
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Podcast focusing on issues related to permaculture, organic, water conservation, appropriate technology, open source, and relocalization.
||Episode #136: Robot Gardener||Recorded from the floor of the 2014 South by Southwest conference, Frank welcomes three innovators in the arduino for agriculture space: Will Bratton, Luke Iseman, and Sam Bagot to discuss the nature and challenges of the Internet of Things as it appli...||3/11/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #135: Farm to Cafeteria||Frank is joined by Mary Stein, co-organizer of the biannual Farm to Cafeteria Conference, which will take place on April 15-18 in Austin, Texas. Topics of conversation include the shift from industrial to local food in the cafeteria,||2/24/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #134: Brown Tech, the Global Land Grab, Peak Food, and the Agrocollapse||This episode begins with a brief discussion of the status of this podcast and its host. Frank then launches into a discussion of the global land grab taking place in Africa and elsewhere as Holmgren's brown tech scenario comes to fruition in the form ...||2/10/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #133: Compost Microbiology||Part II of the Agroinnovations interview with soil microbiologist Dr. Elaine Ingham. Dr. Ingham discusses the impact of natural disasters on soil microbiology, testing laboratories for soil microbes, aerobic composting techniques,||1/22/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #132: The Soil Food Web||After a 2 year hiatus, the Agroinnovations Podcast is back. First order of business is to get a backlog of interviews from the archives out into the world. Today's interview features Dr. Elaine Ingham from the company Soil Food Web Inc. Dr.||1/13/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #131: Spiral Ridge Permaculture||Frank is joined by Cliff Davis of Spiral Ridge Permaculture. Cliff begins by breaking down the natural history, forest composition, soil types, and topography of his permaculture farm in central Tennessee.||2/14/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #130: For the Listeners||Frank dedicates this episode to the listeners of the podcast for their patience and encouragement over a six month period in which the site agroinnovations.com was broken and no new material was forthcoming.||1/31/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #129: Merry Christmas, Monsanto||This episode of the Agroinnovations Podcast salutes everybody's favorite biotechnology company Monsanto by wishing them a Merry Christmas.||12/26/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #128: Biodynamic Agriculture||We are joined by Hugh Courtney of the Josephine Porter Institute for Applied Biodynamics. We discuss the life and ideas of Rudolph Steiner, the life and practice of Josephine Porter, biodynamic preparations and how they are made,||6/28/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #127: Peak Moment Television||Frank Aragona is joined by Janaia Donaldson, host and producer of Peak Moment Television. Topics of discussion include the production of Peak Moment TV, geodesic domes in Colorado, the strengths and weaknesses of the relocalization movement,||6/20/11||Free||View In iTunes|
I enjoy listening to the AgroInnovations podcast. I look forward to it's release. He's covering all the bases, including but not limited to : permaculture, holistic management, the history of agriculture, peak resources, labor relations and worker's rights. The future and the past, the scientific and the intuitive, it's all here and delivered to our ears through the voice of a calm and thoughtful Frank Aragona and his various conversational partners.
Great content that is tainted with false ideology
There is a great variety of topics covered and the quality is very good. I love the permaculture info and alternative agriculture topics. Unfortunately, it seems almost every episode is tainted with devotion to the man-made global warming myth and often socialistic economic theory. There is a lot of self-defeating philosophy in that if the government control the host and guests espouse were implemented then they wouldn't be allowed to do the agricultural innovations they promote. Bill Mollison, permaculture pioneer, as he was egged on by the host, came off as an authoritarian Luddite suggesting we all go back to riding horses, and cars found doing unnecessary trips should have a bullet put through the engine and the driver's license stripped. That kind of government power wouldn't let him re-create the land in a permaculture fashion. Be careful what you wish for. This is the kind of podcast you'll get when the host is a socialist trying to be entrepreneurial.
This show has information, insight and access to guests you don't find elsewhere. I particularly enjoy any of the agriculture stories and topics. Great job Frank of hosting an interesting and informative show.