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Agroecology World

Agroecology World

By Rob Kluson (aka, Dr K)

More and more people are learning that sustainability for society, in general, and agriculture, in specific, urgently demands holistic solutions. But where do you find these answers that are field tested and working? Come with me to find them on my current world travels where I interview practitioners and communities using Agroecology (i.e., Agroecosystem-based solutions modeled on natural ecosystems) to foster Sustainable Community Food Systems . . .
Cover art photo provided by Yousef Espanioly on Unsplash: unsplash.com/@yespanioly
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Episode 17_Agroecology World_Westport, County Mayo, Ireland (Part 2)
Episode 17_Agroecology World_Westport, County Mayo, Ireland (Part 2)
 This podcast continues an exploration of the concept of a Community Food System begun in Episode #16 via conversations with the grassroots groups of the Quay Community Garden and the Edible Landscape Project in Westport, County Mayo, Ireland, who, along with other local community groups, are leading the development of a community food system and Climate Action for their region. In this Episode #17 we will learn about the group Edible Landscape Project. I was so lucky to live in this progressive community for 10 months in 2021 and become involved in several of their projects. Through a diversity of stakeholders and activities, this community is an excellent example of how the "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts" in terms of growing a sustainable food system.
01:25:39
August 14, 2022
Episode 16_Agroecology World_Westport, County Mayo, Ireland (Part 1)
Episode 16_Agroecology World_Westport, County Mayo, Ireland (Part 1)
This podcast offers an introduction to the concept of a Community Food System and to the grassroots groups of the Quay Community Garden and the Edible Landscape Project in Westport, Ireland, who, along with other local community groups, are leading the development of a community food system and Climate Action for their region.In this Episode #16 you will learn about the Quay Community Garden. I was so lucky to live in this progressive community for 10 months in 2021 and become involved in several of their projects. Through a diversity of stakeholders and activities, this community is an excellent example of how the "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts" in terms of growing a sustainable food system.
01:30:04
July 30, 2022
Episode 15_Agroecology World_Dublin, Ireland
Episode 15_Agroecology World_Dublin, Ireland
This episode was made during a site visit to the Market Garden micro-farm known as The Gnomes which is located in Dublin, Ireland.  It is an inspiring example of the urban Ag movement in Europe that is attracting young farmers to respond to the needs and growing awareness of the consumers and communities for sustainable food systems.
01:03:33
November 18, 2021
Episode 12_Agroecology World_Ballymaloe, Ireland
Episode 12_Agroecology World_Ballymaloe, Ireland
This episode visits Darina Allen of the Balleymaloe Cookery School, Organic Farm and Gardens in Ballymaloe, Ireland. She describes her personal and family's journey from being an organic farmer to chef to a world class cookery school to a food system leader which supports the diverse community of their Irish food culture and local food economy.
01:06:07
August 02, 2021
Episode 14_Agroecology World_Crete, Greece
Episode 14_Agroecology World_Crete, Greece
This episode returns to the island of Crete, Greece where we have an encore conversation in greater depth with Nikki Rose of Crete Culinary Sanctuaries, an advocate for community-based tourism that preserves organic agriculture, food culture, and traditional lifestyles.
01:06:09
August 02, 2021
Episode 13_Agroecology World_Cork, Ireland
Episode 13_Agroecology World_Cork, Ireland
This episode visits Colin Sage of the Cork Food Policy Council (CFPC) and the University College Cork (UCC), School of Human Environment in Department of Geography, in City Cork, Ireland. He describes the history, mission, activities and accomplishments of the CFPC and his role as its founding Chair to engage Cork community stakeholders in food policy development and implementation for promoting sustainability issues in their food systems.
01:11:00
March 04, 2021
Episode 11_Agroecology World_Cloughjordan, Ireland
Episode 11_Agroecology World_Cloughjordan, Ireland
This episode explores the concept of Community in Agroecology.  In addition, it features an interview from the Cloughjordan Community Farm in Ireland and describes their use of the Commuity Concept.
36:47
March 24, 2020
Episode 10_Agroecology World_Heraklion, Crete
Episode 10_Agroecology World_Heraklion, Crete
This is a report from the Second Agroecology Europe Forum from September 26-28, 2019 in Heraklion, Crete w/ short interviews of some of the  attendees.
51:26
October 24, 2019
Episode 9_Agroecology World_Limassol, Cyprus
Episode 9_Agroecology World_Limassol, Cyprus
Here's a sit down chat with the organization Friends of the Earth Cyprus and their application of Agroecology concepts and principles for projects and education in Sustainable Natural Resource Management and Food Sovereignty.  Enjoy . . .
43:55
August 23, 2019
Episode 8_Agroecology World, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Episode 8_Agroecology World, Chiang Mai, Thailand
ECHO Asia Impacts Farm & Seed Bank, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Seed Saving and Value-Based Agroecology
50:33
June 30, 2019
Episode 7_Agroecology World_Luang Prabang, Laos
Episode 7_Agroecology World_Luang Prabang, Laos
This episode visits the Laos Buffalo Dairy in northern Laos and explores the concepts of Economic Agroecology, such as social enterprises.
35:21
June 12, 2019
Episode 6_Agroecology World_Bali, Indonesia
Episode 6_Agroecology World_Bali, Indonesia
Spirituality, Culture, and Social Agroecology; Visit to Ancut Garden Agroecology in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.
48:20
March 29, 2019
Episode 5 Agroecology World_Christchurch, NZ
Episode 5 Agroecology World_Christchurch, NZ
Agroecological Knowledge; Visit to Future Farming Center at Lincoln University, Christchurch, NZ
37:11
March 19, 2019
Episode 4_Agroecology World_Carterton, NZ
Episode 4_Agroecology World_Carterton, NZ
Environmental Agroecology and a Visit to the 'Farming for the Future' program in New Zealand
40:23
February 28, 2019
Episode 3_Agroecology World_Perth, AU
Episode 3_Agroecology World_Perth, AU
Social Agroecoloy and Visit to Perth City Farm, AU
34:32
February 16, 2019
Episode 2_Agroecology World_Canberra, AU
Episode 2_Agroecology World_Canberra, AU
Episode 2_Urban Agriculture and Visit to Canberra City Farm, AU
32:08
January 28, 2019
Episode 1_Agroecology World_Intro
Episode 1_Agroecology World_Intro
Introduction and Invitation to Podcast “Agroecology World”
02:07
January 20, 2019