Welcome to the Permaculture Herbalism Podcast!

I am honoured to be part of The Elder Tree Podcast Team and Patreon Trove.  

We are now listed in the top 25 podcasts for health and environment! Every week, we release a new episode to showcase the herbal medicine and permaculture thought-leaders and to empower listeners with accessible education and herbal information. 

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Links to each episode is provided for your enjoyment, so please tune in, leave a comment and a review to help us grow!

I suggest starting with my very first episode as I introduce the Permaculture Herbalism segment and providing some insights into the concepts of the art and science of permaculture. LISTEN HERE!

Songlines, Microbiome and Music as a Tool For Education

Charlie Mgee is a songwriter, ukulele player, permaculturist and founder of the world-renowned ecological funk/swing band, Formidable Vegetable. Growing up in a tin shed with a veggie garden, rainwater tank and one 100W solar panel for power in the south-west of Western Australia, Charlie lived the low-impact lifestyle from a young age, using a dunny that didn't flush and hanging out with his chickens for entertainment, which made him realise early on that you don’t need a lot in life to be happy.


Drawing A Better World Into Being, Creative Living and Permaculture Travel

Brenna Quinlan is an illustrator and educator who draws a better world into being. She has ridden a second-hand bicycle from Canada to Panama, taught permaculture across South America and Australia, and hasn't bought a new item of clothing in over ten years. Her creative advocacy has earned her international acclaim; she was the winner of the prestigious Circle Awards in 2022 and has been profiled by the most celebrated in sustainability media.


Dynamic Groups, Eco-village Living and Elemental Prayer

Robin Clayfield is a Permaculture pioneer, educator, facilitator and best-selling author who is passionate about healthy groups, organisations and communities, their structures/ governance and most importantly, their facilitation and group dynamics. She presents and consults around the world to support global health, group/ personal well-being, and whole systems change through using Permaculture, Social Permaculture, Deep Ecology and her 'Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning' methodology. 


Edible Garden Plans, Appropriate Tech and Tropical Plants Guide

Blake Hudson, also known as the Eartheartisan, is a leader in the world of permaculture consulting, design, and education. With a passion for utilising cutting-edge technology to conduct site analysis and read landscapes, Blake is able to provide tailored edible garden plans or "green prints" for clients seeking to grow organic food in their home gardens. From urban blocks to hobby lifestyles or homesteading farms and eco-villages, Blake's expertise extends both locally and internationally.


BotAnarchy, Art and Being a Botanical Revolutionary

'The Perma Pixie' is Taj Scicluna's small business, based on her deep poetic love of the Botanical Realm. Taj is an artist who fuses together her love of Herbalism, Foraging, Writing, Cooking, Ecosystem Health, Personal Health and Education into a cohesive offering. Her business is a platform for creativity, a place to weave the romantic wonder of the botanical into something tangible to share with the world. She is a Permaculture designer, consultant, and implementer, specialising in ornamental, edible and medicinal gardens. 


Bush Survival Skills, Eldership and Story Telling

Koa Windsong has been cultivating an extensive knowledge of Australian bush tucker and survival skills, living off the land for much of the last four decades. As a respected elder, he is a wisdom sharer, inspiring and teaching his knowledge to people of all ages with practical in-person workshops about the local wild foods and medicines and how to harvest them. From weaving to tanning, making clothes, building dwellings in between nomadic living, and nutrition, we cover many topics in this conversation, including his new book, Dream Weaving Down Under. 


Sustainable Funerals, Sociocracy and Balancing our Nervous Systems

Erin Young is a mover and shaker in the realm of social permaculture and tunes in with us from Kabi Kabi country near Eumundi on the Sunshine Coast. As a certified Human Potential Coach and Sociocracy trainer, she shares insight into how she brings nature-informed frameworks and a holistic toolkit to help individuals and forward-thinking organisations balance nervous systems to establish safety and avoid distraction and dysfunction to make real traction in creating a positive impact. She speaks to living an enchanted life and ecological patterns brought into social settings to encourage a diversity of perspectives and governance hierarchies to make decisions with a "power with, rather than power over".


Midwifery, Placenta Planting and Syntropic Food Forestry

Elizabeth Jinks is a midwife, mother of seven, seed saver and a syntropic food forester. With a Masters' in Primary Maternity Care, she is committed to delivering informed, personalised care that empowers women to birth well, whether in a hospital, birth centre or from the comfort of home. From birthing six of her babies at home with the same midwife, she is passionate about offering this continuation of care for other women. Tropics include placenta planting, her vision for birthing 'on country', and Beth's inspiring Permaculture journey on her property. She shares how she was chosen by the land, and her humble beginnings, making swales and a small dam for water harvesting, to an established tropical syntropic food forest which provides most of her sustenance. 


A Near Death Experience to Regenerative Agriculture

Igor Pershin had a near-death experience which made him take stock of his priorities and decide to give back in some way. This wake-up call sent him back to university to pursue postgraduate studies in the environment at Melbourne University, which acted as a springboard for his climate change activism career, spanning Beyond Zero Emissions, 350.org and founding his own non-profit, Less Meat Less Heat. He has presented at UN climate conferences and on the TEDx stage. Then burnout forced Igor to take stock of his health and understand the deeper systemic origins of environmental and human-health imbalances, where nutrition and functional medicine led to his understanding that human health is directly linked to the health of our soils.