Detail For Show: Peak Moment - Locally Reliant Living for Challenging Times

Show Description:

Tour a permaculture back yard garden. Visit a tiny home. In each episode of Peak Moment TV, Janaia Donaldson hosts practical grass roots entrepreneurs who are exploring locally reliant lifestyles to meet these challenging times. Peak Moment TV is cross-pollinating the most challenging shift in human history - an energy transition away from fossil fuels to sustainable living.

Topics include local food production, permaculture, sharing, renewable energy, building community, natural building, and economic, psychological, and personal resilience.

Most of the programs were taped along the west coast of North America. This program may not be about your specific community, but it's about everybody's communities in our global community. Stations and viewers tell us they love this show: it's personal, engaging, very local, inspirational, and informative.

And with the economic downturn -- it's timely. The heart of this program are stories told by people about their ideas and actions to live with a smaller footprint, to be connected to the earth and each another, to be more self-sufficient while they protect themselves and their families in the downturn.

The series (326 episodes as of early 2017) has aired since 2006 on about two dozen community access stations nationwide including Manhattan NY, Portland OR, Maine coast stations, and many smaller communities.

It was the winner of the 2007 and 2009 Western Access Video Award for Excellence in local Cable Programming in the "Talk Show - Issues/Professional" category. (Alliance for Community Media Western States Region).

Peak Moment programs are sponsored on PegMedia thanks to the generous contribution of Leo and Marj Immonen, who bring the program to their Wrentham, MA station.

Notes to Stations About This Show:

These programs are up front and personal, and production quality is quite good. As of episode 250, shows are shot in HD. These shows are also on YouTube channel "peakmoment", with over 22,000 subscribers and over 4.5 million views. It's produced by individuals in northern California with a community access TV background. Program DVDs are available for purchase at Target audience is people from teens on up: anybody who eats, drinks and breathes -- and is concerned about sustainability, humans, the economy, and life on the planet.

If you play our episodes, please let us know so we can add you to our list of stations on our Web site:

Type of Show: Multiple episode series

Target Viewing Market: National (US)

State of Production and/or Target State or Province: other

Frequency of Episodes: Approximately every 14 days

Show Producer: Peak Moment Television

No Download Charges On This Show: Downloads costs are being covered by the producer of this show and there is currently no charge to you for downloading episodes of this show. Thanks from the PegMedia community to Peak Moment Television for covering this cost.

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001 Conserving Farmland at Trabucco Ranch00:28:420.0051
072 "What a Way to Go" - Meet the Filmmakers00:26:510.0030
073 Post Carbon Cities - Planning for Energy and Climate Uncertainty00:28:010.0056
074 San Francisco Takes Action on Climate Change00:28:040.0042
075 Sustainable Connections - Transforming a Community Through Local Business00:28:020.0056
076 City Repair - Permaculture for Urban Spaces00:27:380.0042
077 Climate Change, Despair and Empowerment -- A Roadshow from "Down Under"00:27:580.0038
078 Alcohol Can Be a Gas, Part I00:27:100.0046
079 Alcohol Can Be a Gas, Part II00:28:040.0043
080 An Innovative Program Helps Residents Protect Their Water00:27:590.0046
081 A No-Nonsense Look at Climate Change and Petrocollapse00:27:360.0037
082 People-Centered Developments for Reduced-Energy Living00:27:530.0046
083 Practical Tools to Grow an Intentional Community00:27:250.0038
084 Creating the Impossible - O.U.R. Ecovillage00:27:370.0035
089 Affordable Homes Forever - Opal Community Land Trust00:27:120.0038
090 What Can One Person Do?00:28:020.0038
091 A Sustainability Renaissance Man00:28:020.0033
092 A Community Car Share Hits the Road00:28:040.0033
093 Mendocino Renegade00:27:550.0030
094 Facilitating Economic Localization in Willits, California00:27:540.0027
095 Economic Localization - A Community Rediscovering Itself00:27:270.0030
096 Reconnecting with Our Roots - Food for Body and Soul00:27:030.0033
097 Toward New Models of Shared Leadership00:27:490.0023
098 Energy Independence -- America's Road Not Taken00:27:390.0028
099 Hope Dances Eternal for this Media Maven00:27:440.0025
100 Suburban Permaculture with Janet Barocco and Richard Heinberg00:25:230.0023
101 Energy and Climate Initiatives in Santa Barbara00:28:030.0021
102 To Be of Use - Serving the Community00:28:040.0030
103 Building An Ecologically Sensible Home00:27:410.0032
104 A Green-Built, Solar-Powered, Biofuels Station00:27:510.0028
105 For the Love of Trees00:27:550.0031
106 Community Gardens Grow Community00:27:330.0026
107 Plug-in Hybrids Power the Grid00:27:590.0023
108 Sustainable Bellingham — Grassroots Organizing is Key00:27:590.0019
109 Powering the Rain Shadow00:27:260.0022
110 Preparing for Peak Oil00:27:350.0019
111 We Make the Road by Walking00:27:500.0022
112 Learning From the Collapse of Earlier Societies00:27:400.0023
113 Designing the Next Generation Hybrid Jungers and Kaufman.mpg00:28:040.0017
129 Meeting the Energy Challenge00:28:030.0026
130 Oil and Gas — The Next Meltdown?00:27:020.0026
131 Making Financial Sense of the Coming Energy Crisis00:27:480.0030
132 Peak Oil and Its Effect on Climate Change00:21:280.0027
133 Two View of a Post-Oil Future00:27:080.0027
134 Shocks, Shortages, and Scenarios - Planning for a Post-Oil Future00:21:070.0025
135 Broadening the Peak Oil Conversation00:28:030.0026
136 Energy Investment - Energy Return00:27:260.0028
137 Peak Oil - Politics, Geopolitics and Choke Points00:26:550.0023
138 The Twilight of an Age00:25:100.0023
139 The Transition Movement Comes to America00:27:340.0023
140 Transit on Demand (Have Cell Will Travel)00:27:400.0027
141 Creating a Home Graywater System00:27:590.0030
142 Energy Coop Brings Power to the People00:28:020.0026
143 Corporate Couple Become Permaculture Activists00:25:560.0026
144 Local Living Economies — Protecting What We Love00:28:040.0027
145 Resourceful Guy Builds Solar House, Solar Power, Solar Car00:27:440.0031
146 Permaculture for Humanity00:27:470.0024
147 A Geodesic Greenhouse — Year-Round Gardening at 6000 Feet00:28:030.0031
148 Finding an Ecovillage / Sacred Activism — Love, Grief, and Empowerment00:27:410.0025
149 Santa Barbara Students Lead the Way to Sustainability00:27:160.0025
150 The Waking Up Syndrome00:27:370.0021
151 Baked in Telluride: Making Dough in a Tough Economy00:28:040.0024
152 The Placemeant Project: Stories of Why "Where" Matters00:27:550.0024
153 How Do I Invite You To Grow Food?00:28:030.0022
154 Biking on Three Wheels - Transportation of the Future?00:28:010.0023
155 Peak Oil - Adapting for Big Changes Ahead00:28:010.0020
156 High on Permaculture in the Rocky Mountains00:28:000.0026
157 Heart of Permaculture - Bill Wilson.mpg00:27:570.0017
158 New Paradigm of Development - Ravi Logan and Jason Schreiner.mpg00:27:370.0016
159 Reflecting on the End of the World as We Know It00:22:120.0018
160 Young Couple Finds Freedom in Simple Living00:27:540.0025
161 Local Food By and For the People00:28:020.0023
162 Innovation Bears Fruit for Family Farm00:27:530.0019
163 Economy, Ecology, Social Equity00:28:040.0019
164 The World of Ecovillages00:26:460.0018
165 Finding Excitement in Creating Life Sustaining Society00:28:030.0016
166 Crash Course, Exponential Growth Meets Reality00:28:020.0021
167 Bag It, Packaging Bulk Food With Nitrogen00:26:060.0017
168 Four Acres and Independence, A Self-Sufficient Farmstead00:28:010.0023
169 Sacred Demise of Industrial Civilization00:25:540.0018
170 Preparing for Disaster and Hard Times00:27:490.0022
171 Permaculture Course for Busy People00:28:020.0017
172 The Pee and Poo Show00:27:590.0020
173 Transitioning to the Elm Street Economy00:27:300.0017
174 The Power of Neighbors00:27:580.0020
175 Time's Up! An Uncivilized Solution00:27:540.0020
176 How We Live at Lone Bobcat Woods00:28:040.0020
176a Thirty-Seven Views from Lone Bobcat Woods00:05:520.0012
177 Hooked on Growth - Meet Filmmaker00:27:410.0017
178 Beyond Back Yard Sustainability00:28:050.0015
179 Fences Down - Fostering Community in an Urban Neighborhood00:27:460.0016
180 Taking Back Our Lives from Wall Street Mafia00:27:420.0016
181 Partners in Preparedness - Neighborhoods and Emergency Responders.mpg00:27:560.0017
182 Changing the World One Bike Rider at a Time00:28:040.0020
183 Navigating the Decline00:27:510.0017
184 YES! Ready For Anything00:28:040.0014
185 Claiming the Commons - Food For All on Haultain Boulevard00:28:040.0015
186 Your Money, Your Life, Your Happiness00:27:500.0019
187 "How to Boil a Frog" - Meet the Filmmaker00:28:040.0018
188 Your Personal Baker - A Bakery CSA00:27:580.0017
189 Menu for the Future - Bringing Farmers to the Table00:27:480.0018
190 Reclaiming Childbirth00:27:560.0015
191 The Vegetarian Myth00:27:560.0020
192 Managing the 21st Century Sustainability Crisis00:27:470.0019
193 Sharing Gardens - Giving and Receiving00:27:470.0021
194 Portland's Neighborhood Tool Sharing Libraries00:27:540.0017
195 This Old House - Rethink, Reuse, Remodel00:28:040.0022
196 Arrival of the Post-Petroleum Human00:28:040.0020
197 Portable House, Simple Life00:27:440.0024
198 How Many Community Gardens?00:27:540.0020
199 Peak Oil Blues - We're all Bozos on this Bus00:28:040.0017
200 How the West HAS Won00:28:040.0017
201 Local Investing Made Easy.mpg00:27:560.0014
202 Collapse of the Titans.mpg00:27:550.0015
203 Soccer Mom Prepares for the Unexpected.mpg00:28:010.0014
204 Oil Puts the Squeeze on the Economy.mpg00:27:430.0014
205 Undriving - Changing the Way We Think00:27:110.0015
206 Awakening the Village Heart and Mind00:27:460.0013
207 - Planting the Seeds for a New Society00:27:580.0015
208 Sail Power Reborn - Transporting Local Goods by Boat00:27:320.0016
209 Growing Up in the First Great Depression.mpg00:27:560.0016
210 Young Lawyers Lower the Bar to Sharing Economy.mpg00:27:160.0015
211 The Straight Poop on Sustainable Farming.mpg00:26:260.0018
212 The Armed Man - A Mass For Peace.mpg00:27:580.0016
213 Two Hosueholds, One Car00:28:020.0018
214 Rocket Stoves - Hot, Healthy, Efficient00:26:370.0021
215 An Earthen House is Built by Hand00:28:020.0017
216 Titanic Lifeboat Academy - Navigating a Path to Resilience00:27:570.0015
217 Portland's Backyard Fruit - From Waste to Feast00:27:560.0014
218 Solving the Environmental Crises - We Can Do It!00:27:540.0012
219 Prairie Fire - Revolutionize the Food System00:27:220.0013
220 Simplicity, Joy and Social Change00:28:040.0014
221 Human-Powered Machines - Can Pedals Power the World?00:27:480.0015
222 Applying a Peak Oil Filter to Financial Choices00:27:590.0012
223 Dignity Village 1 - A Community By and For the Homeless00:27:530.0014
224 Dignity Village 2 - A Community By and For the Homeless00:27:470.0015
225 Preparing Emotionally for the Coming Chaos00:27:540.0012
226 Inspiration Farm – Cultivating Nourishing Food and Creativity00:27:000.0017
227 Farm Camp — Connecting Kids to Their Food00:27:500.0019
228 Free Geek — Reviving Computers, Empowering People00:27:560.0019
229 Tools to Turn Dreams Into Reality00:27:580.0016
230 An Eco-Sense House – Natural Building, Natural Living00:27:370.0018
231 Columbia Ecovillage (part 1) – From Apartments to Community00:28:000.0012
232 Columbia Ecovillage (part 2) — Shaping a Life Together 00:27:140.0011
233 Seeking the Happy Story (part 1) - But what do you feel?00:26:490.0010
234 Seeking the Happy Story (part 2) – Reality Ain’t What You Believe00:28:010.0010
235 Living with the Predicament00:28:510.0011
236 Gourmet Cooking for the Paleo Diet (part 1) – Meet the Chef00:27:160.0016
237 Gourmet Cooking for the Paleo Diet (part 2) — In Pauli’s Kitchen00:27:490.0015
238 Splendid Bicycles for Cargo and Kids00:27:580.0016
239 Earth, Wood and Sun – Natural Building Shaped by Its Region00:25:400.0016
240 What Do You Think Is Worth Fighting For? 00:28:100.0014
241 Things are Cookin’ at Wallingford Community Kitchen00:27:450.0010
242 Small Scale Aquaponics – From Fish Poop to Seafood Dinner and 243 Seeing the Forest Community Through the Trees00:28:180.0015
244 A Longtime Farmer Shares His Wisdom (part 1)00:29:020.0014
245 A Longtime Farmer Shares His Wisdom (part 2)00:28:010.0013
246 Natural Buildings for Urban Living (part 1)00:23:010.0012
247 Natural Buildings for Urban Living – The Tour (part 2)00:21:230.0011
248 The Bean and Grain Project – Outperforming Chemical Agriculture00:28:440.0012
249 Green Burial and Land Conservation00:27:510.0015
250 How Shall We Live, With the Earth in Crisis?00:28:430.0014
251 Climate Change and Fukushima – Radio Ecoshock00:38:020.009
252 Monroe’s Sharing Garden — The Giving is Growing00:27:570.0014
253 Smart Choices for Meeting the Coming Bust, part 100:26:130.0011
254 Smart Choices for Meeting the Coming Bust, part00:17:450.0010
255 Catch the Rain00:16:480.0019
256 Living Tiny, Finding Community00:29:140.0016
257 A Locavores’ Potluck00:26:270.0012
258 Local Communities Dismantling Corporate Rule, part 100:11:460.0013
259 Local Communities Dismantling Corporate Rule, part 200:12:500.0013
260 A Primal Diet for Modern Times, part 100:22:050.0013
261 A Primal Diet for Modern Times, part 200:27:150.0013
262 Climate Change and Human Extinction — A Personal Perspective00:28:560.0013
263 The Art of Hosting — Leadership is Possible from Everywhere00:28:280.0013
264 Rhythm and Song for Body, Mind and Spirit00:26:400.0014
265 Come to the SkillShare Faire! 00:27:150.0013
266 The Power of Potlucks00:04:380.0013
267 Shaping Water and Soil at Inspiration Farm00:26:470.0016
268 Re-Becoming Villagers Wherever We Live00:28:000.0016
269 Handmade Tools Make Simple Work at Inspiration Farm00:23:070.0021
270 Rethinking Stress — And What You Can Do About It00:27:360.0021
271 What Is Sustainable?00:27:410.0023
272 First Nations People Reclaiming Their Heritage00:27:560.0017
273 Beekeeping Takes Flight at Sea-Tac Airport00:25:590.0022
274 Local Communities Dismantling Corporate Rule, part 300:27:410.008
275 How Shall I Walk On This Wounded Earth?00:25:560.0014
276 Unlearn, Rewild — Inspiration for the Future Primitive00:27:280.0012
277 Unlearn, Rewild — Earth Skills for Body and Mind00:20:150.0014
278 Beyond Cabbage - The Fermentistas Show Us How00:27:320.0016
279 Emergency! This Family is Prepared, part 100:26:080.0015
280 Emergency! This Family is Prepared, part 200:15:430.0012
281 The Sharing Economy - By the People, For the People00:27:590.0020
282 Join the "Eat-All Greens" Garden Revolution 00:27:280.0018
283 Seattle Community Farm — Growing Fresh Veggies for the Neighborhood00:19:060.0016
284 Earth Repair - Homegrown Healing of Toxic Lands, part 100:27:580.0016
285 Earth Repair - Homegrown Healing of Toxic Lands, part 2 00:15:450.0015
286 Farmer George - Growing Animals Like Grandpa Did, part 100:27:450.0019
287 Farmer George — Growing Animals Like Grandpa Did, part 2 00:19:580.0017
288 Building Community from Your Front Porch00:20:320.0018
289 Grow Your Food in a Nook and Cranny Garden, part 100:23:350.0023
290 Grow Your Food in a Nook and Cranny Garden, part 200:27:580.0023
291 Living Each Moment in the Face of Abrupt Climate Change00:27:530.0018
292 Local Currency — Money for Us, Not the Bankers00:27:510.0014
293 Growing Veterans — From Battlefields to Organic Farm Fields00:27:310.0022
294 The Animals are Allies at Inspiration Farm00:20:590.0020
295 What Goes Around Comes Around at the Bicycle ReCyclery00:26:140.0019
296 Beyond "How to Save the World"00:27:590.0020
297 Visit McCaskill Street — Forging Community through Resource Sharing00:28:000.0014
298 I'll Farm Your Lawn00:27:520.0019
299 The Transition Bus — A North American Odyssey00:27:560.0015
300 Finding Emotional Resilience in These Times00:27:160.0015
301 Bringing the Wealth Home - intelligent Design at InishOge Farm00:27:290.0016
302 Village Vancouver — How Can A Big City Become a Village?00:27:350.0017
303 Vertical Gardening for Small Spaces & 304 What About Veganism?00:27:400.0025
305 Making Meaning for the Ending of Our Days, part 100:27:250.0015
306 Making Meaning for the Ending of Our Days, part 200:25:030.0014
307 Sooke Harbour House & Restaurant — Pioneers of Local00:27:520.0018
308 Longing to Belong: Looking for Your Tribe? part 100:26:190.0019
309 Longing to Belong: Looking for Your Tribe? part 200:27:420.0016
310 Seeds for Our Future — How Shall We Feed Ourselves?00:21:490.0018
311 Tour Salt Spring Island's Local Meat Processing Facility00:21:080.0015
312 Imagine If00:07:340.0012
313 Beautiful Money — Salt Spring Island's Community Currency00:27:120.0016
314 The Once and Future World — Rewilding Nature and Us00:27:070.0015
315 Forging Alternatives to the Growth Economy — Examples from the Real World00:27:360.0014
316 Knowing and Using Our Gifts00:28:050.0012
317 EagleYew House — Efficient Technology With an Artist's Aesthetic00:27:020.0016
318 Ecovillages — A Leading Edge for Sustainability00:27:590.0013
319 Imagine If — ‘The Great Turning’ meets ‘Community Rights’00:05:250.0011
320 Food, Community and Our Place on Earth00:27:540.0015
321 Deep Nutrition — Eating the Way We Used to Eat00:27:450.0016
322 Dying Consciously in a Loving Community00:27:440.0013
323 The Open Source Seed Initiative — Protecting Our Food Commons00:26:260.0017
324 Embracing the End of Life: A Journey into Dying and Awakening00:27:270.0014
325 Love, Intelligence and Art — Musings on the Natural World (part 1)00:27:480.0016
326 Love, Intelligence and Sex — Musings on the Natural World (part 2)00:27:480.0014
327 Milking "Buttercup" the Cow00:27:590.0021
328 A Minstrel for the Earth00:27:560.0016
329 Living Abundantly in the Sharing Economy: A Voice of Experience00:28:140.0013
330 Share-It Square: Creating Neighborhood Gathering Spaces00:26:390.0012
331 Connecting with Ourselves, Each Other, and Earth — Personal Tools for These Times (part 1)00:27:460.009
332 Connecting with Ourselves, Each Other, and Earth — Personal Tools for These Times (part 2)00:28:090.0010

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