Saturday, June 30, 2012

Compassion in Davis, Farm Bill, and Cache Creek Casino Farmland

Today's show features in-studio guest David Breaux, aka the Compassion Man, who has been on local dirt. Tune in for a conversation about compassion, what is means, and 'seeing essence' in others.

After, hear a video from Live Real Now about the importance of the Farm Bill :

Last, we discuss new farmland developments in the Cache Creek area and its impact on local residents. Check out more at:

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Garth Lenz: The True Cost of Oil

Alberta Tar Sands and the True Cost of Oil
The Education for Sustainable Living Program, a student-organized seminar at UC Davis, invited TEDx speaker and conservation photographer Garth Lenz to campus to talk about his work photographing the Alberta Tar Sands mining for oil in Canada. Garth has used his photography to capture the destruction of Canada's Boreal wetlands by industry seeking the wetlands rich source of oil.

To see a video of Garth Lenz' TEDx talk, visit this link.

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To listen to Garth Lenz present at the Education for Sustainable Living Program presentation at UC Davis on Wednesday, May 15th 2012, visit this link

Monday, June 11, 2012

Mushrooms: Cultivation, Foraging and Other Uses; Education for Sustainable Living and new Davis Seed Library!

Baby mushrooms!
Mushrooms: Cultivation, Foraging and Other Uses
Dr. Mike Davis, professor withing the Department of Plant Pathology at UC Davis and Cooperative Extension Specialist, joined us today to discuss mushrooms! Dr. Davis teaches the popular UC Davis course on mushroom identification and cultivation. Davis spoke about wild mushroom foraging, various medicinal uses of mushrooms, mushrooms and bio-remediation and home mushroom cultivation.

Interested in growing mushrooms on your own? Check out the Fungii Perfecti and keep your ear out for upcoming workshops offered by Professor Davis in the community!

Students from the Education for Sustainable Living Program
Education for Sustainable Living Program - Action Research Team recaps 2012
Students in the Education for Sustainable Living Program, which concluded it's quarter-long seminar series last week, presented one of their final Action Research Team projects at the annual UC Davis Sustainability Summit. Students Samantha Lubow, Tanzi Jackson and Mollie Ogaz talk about their research at the UC Davis Farmers Market, striving to create a zero-waste market and encourage composting and recycling at the UC Davis Silo Union.

New Davis Seed Bank!
Co-host Anna Ruth Crittenden chats with Dani about the brand new Davis Seed Bank, housed in the yert at the Domes. Folks in the community can now check out and grow out heirloom seeds of all varieties! Brought to you by the Davis Seed Savers Alliance. Look forward to upcoming workshops on seed saving from the DSSA in the next year!

This week's show featured music from Stimming, Alexander and some snake-charming music selected by the lovely William and Anna Truth!

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Monday, June 4, 2012

Edible Landscaping with Rosalind Creasy and the UC Davis Sustainability Summit

Rosalind Creasy is the award-winning author of Edible Landscaping. She is a landscape designer who took the field in a more delicious, sustainable and ecological direction by landscaping with edible vegetables, fruit trees and flowers. She talked with us about the historical significance of ornamental gardens and how she was inspired to mix edible plants with ornamentals from her international travels. She also shared some tips on how to transform a yard into a more beautiful edible garden and the benefits that come from having such diversity. Check out her website to learn more about edible landscaping and to see some beautiful photos of such gardens:

In the first half of the show we played excerpts from the UC Davis Sustainability Summit. This summit was held to celebrate the sustainable innovations that have taken place on campus and to recognize the efforts of forward-thinking students, faculty and staff at UC Davis. Talks by Tim McNeil of the Design Museum and Carol Shu of the Aggie ReStore were played on air. To get more info about the Aggie ReStore visit their website:

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