The Permaculture Podcast

    1611 – Permanent Multi-Culture with Robyn Mello

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    My guest today is Robyn Mello, the program director for Philadelphia Orchard Project, and is a deeper look at her life, work, and thoughts within and beyond that project, which she provided a brief overview to in Episode 1609: An Introduction to the Philadelphia Orchard Project. Give that episode a listen to learn more about how this non-profit installs orchards throughout the city of Philadelphia.

    I’ve known Robyn for many years, after meeting in Philadelphia during a presentation given by Peter Bane at the Awbury Arboretum alongside the executive director of POP, Phil Forsyth. Along the way we’ve kept in touch as I continue to follower her work in Urban Permaculture. Not only is Robyn an amazing permaculturist, she is also a musician with The Radicans and an organizer for BeardFest.

    Before we begin I’d like to thank the sponsors who, along with listeners, help keep this show going and growing. In addition to The Good Seed Company, the sponsors of the day are PermieKids, and Your Garden Solution.

    PermieKids, run by the incredible Jen Mendez, is a resource to inspire and nurture those teachers, parents, and families interested in incorporating permaculture education into the lives of children in the community or at home. Though the site Jen offers a free ongoing podcast where you can learn about transitioning to a rich, ecologically sound life that includes children and learning at every step of the way. If you want to dive deeper you may be interested in her Community Experiential Education by Design program, or Edge Alliances. Find out more at PermieKids.com.

    Your Garden Solution is a Pennsylvania company run by a permaculture pratitioner and their business partner that helps people to garden using the techniques developed by Mel Bartholomew and popularized in his book Square Foot Gardening. In addition to garden installation and education, they also have an excellent soil mix and compost ready for your raised beds. Find out more at yourgardensolution.org.

    If you’d like to get involved in the podcast, become a listener-member on Patreon, follow the show on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Share your favorite episodes with your friends, family, and fellow practitioners, or, better yet, listen to a show with them.

    Find out more about Robyn and her permaculture work at PhillyOrchards.org, and via the links below.

    Sponsors:
    PermieKids
    Your Garden Solution
    The Good Seed Company

    Resources:
    Philadelphia Orchard Project
    The Radicans
    BeardFest


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