Spontaneous Vegetation

Spontaneous Vegetation

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Join host Nance Klehm for long format conversations with folks who find the cracks, break up the compaction, remediate the contamination and leave the soil (metaphorically or literally) better for us all.


Nance Klehm with Vivien Sansour
Aug 11 • 54 min
TODAY’S GUEST on SPONTANEOUS VEGETATION- Vivien Sansour of the Palestine Heirloom Seed Library Listen Live to Spontaneous Vegetation from 5-6pm CST on WLPN 105.5 FM (Chicago) or stream on lumpenradio.com Vivien Sansour is an artist and conservationist who…
Nance Klehm with Lynn Fang
Jun 23 • 51 min
Lynn Fang, MS specializes in soil and compost ecology for community compost and urban farming projects in the Los Angeles, CA area. She has helped start pilot projects in the Pomona and Claremont area that are rooted in ecological design and increasing…
Nance Klehm and Elisa Pepple (Marfa Public Radio)
Jun 9 • 51 min
Elise Pepple is the GM of Marfa Public Radio in Far West Texas. She believes in the power of storytelling to shape and animate who we are, where we live, and how we relate. Elise spent the last decade learning the contemporary branches of oral…
Nance Klehm with Heidi Gustafson
Jun 9 • 56 min
Heidi Gustafson is an artist, pigment worker and ore whisperer based in rainy, volcanic Cascade foothills of northern Washington. Her intuitive and highly collaborative ochre and iron research projects include work with award-winning scientists,…
Nance Klehm with Beatrice Scescke, Samara Reigh, and Dr. Tulia Rubero from Blue Island Traditional Medicine
May 19 • 55 min
On this episode Nance chats with Beatrice Scescke, Samara Reigh, and Dr. Tulia Rubero from Blue Island Traditional Medicine, a women-owned, worker-owned holistic health clinic. The trio chats about acupuncture, chiropractic medicine, changing attitudes…
Nance Klehm with Myriam Fallon
Apr 28 • 55 min
Myriam Fallon has been an environmental activist for 10 years. She has worked in community organizing, campaign communications, activist training, and most recently as a crew member on board the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise. Over the years she has…
Nance Klehm and Willoughby Arevalo
Apr 7 • 57 min
Mushroom Ecologist, Cultivator and Author, Willoughby Arevalo is my guest on my next Spontaneous Vegetation Show! Sunday 5-6pm CST 105.5 FM Chicago or stream at lumpenradio.com Willoughby Arevalo is passionate about the ecology of fungi, the ways they…
Nance Klehm with Trinity Pierce
Mar 26 • 56 min
Trinity Pierce is a nature steward based in the Chicago area. She began her restoration journey during barefoot summers exploring woodland, bogs, and roadside wildflowers of northern Wisconsin. With a formal background in history and landscape…
Nance Klehm with Eileen Myles
Mar 2 • 56 min
Eileen Myles came to New York from Boston in 1974 to be a poet, subsequently a novelist, public talker and art journalist. A Sagittarius, their twenty books include evolution (poems), Afterglow (a dog memoir), a 2017 re-issue of Cool for You, I Must Be…
Nance Klehm with David Fenster
Feb 11 • 52 min
This week’s guest on Spontaneous Vegetation is filmmaker David Fenster. David Fenster is a filmmaker based in Marfa, Texas. His films link the cultural and historical with the ecological and mystical - celebrating the specificity of a particular place.…
Nance Klehm with Olga Bautista
Jan 31 • 57 min
Olga Bautista has dedicated her professional career and efforts to improving the lives of her community members. As one of the lead organizers for the Southeast Side Coalition to Ban Pet Coke Olga led the fight that forced state and local politicians…
Nance Klehm with Eli Brown
Jan 14 • 50 min
Eli Brown is an interdisciplinary artist working in living media (side note – does this mean mushrooms and plants?), drawing, sculpture, performance, video and participatory projects. His projects explore the histories and futurities of queer and trans…
Nance Klehm with Weshoyot
Dec 15, 2018 • 50 min
Weshoyot Alvitre is a female illustrator and comic book artist. She has a BA in fine art and studied illustration and animation. She is Tongva & Scottish. She has contributed to many award winning books including the Eisner award winning Umbrella Academy…
Nance Klehm with Eiren Caffall
Nov 11, 2018 • 58 min
Eiren Caffall is a writer and musician based in Chicago, born in New York, and raised in New England. She has been the recipient of a Social Justice News Nexus fellowship in environmental journalism at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism…
Queer Nature Sophia (“So”) Sinopoulos-Lloyd on Spontaneous Vegetation!
Oct 14, 2018 • 55 min
Sophia (“So”) Sinopoulos-Lloyd is a queer Greek-American who grew up in the northern hardwood forests of Alnobak/Abenaki territory (central Vermont). Much of So’s work is animated by a study of how personhood and spirituality are interwoven with geography…
Dreadsen with Nance Klehm
Aug 2, 2018 • 55 min
Dreadsen aka “Media Skeptic” is a direct action trainer, organizer and long-term power-building consultant for the many grassroots organizations in Chicago and nationally. Recently, he organized the first IWW recognized railroad union in 80+ years which…
Fraternal Forest with Nance Klehm
Jun 13, 2018 • 56 min
In this episode Nance speaks with Sol Hinami-Mayorga and Kathleen Soler from the Fraternal Forest wilderness adventure school. Sol is the founder and co-director of Fraternal Forest, a wilderness and adventure school in Chicago. In a previous life, Sol…
Nicole Garneau with Nance Klehm
Apr 16, 2018 • 54 min
Cultural worker, Nicole Garneau is an interdisciplinary artist making site-specific performance and project art that is directly political, critically conscious, and community building. Her new book Performing Revolutionary: Art, Action, Activism was…
Dr. Akilah Martin with Nance Klehm
Mar 23, 2018 • 41 min
Dr. Akilah Martin is a Chicago-based environmental scientist rooted in the practice of enhancing soil, water, and overall environmental quality that contributes to a more sustainable NOW. As a scholar and professor, she crafts impactful learning…
Michael Swierz with Nance Klehm
Mar 23, 2018 • 56 min
Michael Swierz is a writer, land steward and participatory ecologist born in Chicago, IL. His work synthesizes aspects of poetry, farming, wildcrafting, ecological restoration and interspecies communication. He lives on a rural homestead with a 15-acre…
Terry Evans with Nance Klehm
Mar 23, 2018 • 54 min
The prairie ecosystem has been a guide for Terry Evans since 1978. She photographs the prairies and plains of North America, the urban prairie of Chicago and landscapes threatened by climate change. Combining both aerial and ground photography, she delves…
Joshi Radin with Nance Klehm
Feb 27, 2018 • 51 min
Joshi Radin is an artist from Ithaca, NY. She is also a divinity school dropout with some monastic training under her belt. She has worked as a wheatgrass farmer, Buddhist book publishing editorial/production assistant, editorial and commercial…
Ayako Kato with Nance Klehm
Feb 27, 2018 • 52 min
Ayako Kato is a Japanese-native and award-winning Chicago-based dancer, choreographer and improviser who has performed extensively in Europe, Japan and the United States. Influenced by a Japanese view of nature and the philosophy of Tao, Ayako’s ongoing…
Sarita with Nance Klehm
Feb 27, 2018 • 55 min
Sarita is a student of ecology from an earth-based spiritual perspective. She is a plein air painter capturing the systems and memory of place. She received an MFA from UCLA in 2012 and teaches with the University of Redlands and Cypress College. Her…
Leila Darwish with Nance Klehm
Feb 27, 2018 • 55 min
Leila Darwish is a community organizer, author, and permaculture designer with a deep commitment to environmental and social justice, and to providing accessible and transformative tools for communities dealing with toxic contamination of their land and…
Megan Walla-Murphy with Nance Klehm
Feb 27, 2018 • 59 min
Meghan Walla-Murphy is a professional animal tracker and wildlife ecologist who strives to help people connect to their external and internal landscapes though her workshops, trainings and writings. www.meghanwallamurphy.com In this interview Nance and…
Olga Tzogas with Nance Klehm
Jan 31, 2018 • 58 min
In this episode Olga speaks with Nance about mushroom foraging, her wild food CSA, and her widespread fungal education efforts that have built her community-based mushroom cultivation business. Olga Tzogas is a wild mushroom forager and master mushroom…
Kristina Golden with Nance Klehm
Jan 31, 2018 • 59 min
In this episode Kristina speaks with Nance about her long-term commitment and on-going challenges to being part of the Medic + Healer Council of the Sacred Stones NoDAPL Camp in Standing Rock, N.D. Kristina Golden is an EMT, herbalist, community…
M.P.A. with Nance Klehm
Jan 31, 2018 • 54 min
In this episode, durational performance artist, M.P.A. speaks with Nance about the privatization of space, her collaborative research about travel to and living on Mars concluding with her extensive exhibition and performance ‘Orbit’ at the Whitney Museum…
Kim Wasserman-Nieto with Nance Klehm
Jan 31, 2018 • 56 min
In this episode, Kim speaks about the grit and faith it takes to organize around environmental issues that have specific impact to a large, tight-knit, immigrant community in Chicago. Kim Wasserman is the Director of Little Village Environmental Justice…
Corinne Peterson with Nance Klehm
Jan 22, 2018 • 48 min
In this episode, Corinne talks with Nance about her research on wide-spread trauma within our society and the resultant development of her trauma activism through clay work. Corinne Peterson is a community elder, psychotherapist and professional…