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 Permaculture News #3 -24 July 2023 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:56

Join The Permaculture Podcast Discord Server!The 2023 Venie Holmgren Environmental Poetry PrizeLearn More About the Prize and Enter Today!Ben and bEarthaWatch the Trailer!The Regenerative Landscaper by Erik OhlsenPre-order today from Synergetic Press Facing a Future of DroughtClick Here to Access the New Yorks Times ArticleGardening for Dummies BundleBrought to us from the great folks at Humble BundleCharity:WaterGeoff ChristouGeoffChristou.comUtopia: A Permaculture VisionOur Interview: We Are Time Scouts, Designing for the Future

 What Holds You Back? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:14

What Holds You Back? Is it: An issue of education, such as taking a permaculture design course, a bachelor’s degree, or returning to school as a non-traditional student? An issue of information, such as the right book or resources that helps make sense of an issue you’re stuck on? A matter of access to land, whether a garden plot, backyard, homestead, or farm, and trying to find land where you live?  A financial problem, such as having the income to support your work or project while it grows, to rent, lease, or buy land, or acquiring the tools you need to work it? A technical issue, such as setting up the right business structure for your work, or an on-the-ground problem an expert could help you solve? A community problem, where you don’t have the folks around you or the right social groups to help you overcome your obstacles? Let me know by sending me a direct message using the contact form. In your message, tell me about yourself to the extent you are comfortable, answer as many of the questions as you care to, and, if you’re sharing information about a specific project, be sure to include: The name of the project. The names of the founder or leadership team Contact information, including email, phone, and a website if there is one. A brief description of what the project does. A list of the project’s needs.  

 Permaculture News #2 - 10 July 2023 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:13

Dan Palmer’s LegacyWatch David Holmgren’s Video: “Dan Palmer’s Legacy”Interview: David Holmgren’s Design Journey (Part 1)Interview: David Holmgren’s Design Journey (Part 2)Interview: Allan Savory - Managing ComplexityDavid Holmgren’s Live, Online PDCClass starts on July 13th, 2024, so register today!Storytelling for Climate ChangeProject DrawdownI’m planning to be there on July 19th at 12 Noon, Eastern, so, register now and I’ll see you there!Do with SuSign up to be one of the first to learn more.

 Permaculture News #1 - 1 July 2023 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:13

The Pemaculture Podcast PatreonTerraso Terraso Terraso’s YouTube Channel EcoAgriculture Partners 1,000 Landscapes for 1 Billion People Costa Rican Permaculture VerdEnergia Black Sheep Regenerative Resource Management Interview: Creating a Regenerative Supply Chain - Rewild Organics | Joshua Hughes Interview: Joshua Hughes - Regenerative Investing Just Action The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein Just Action by Richard Rothstein, Leah Rothstein Geologist’s Primer Geologist’s Primer Kickstarter Interview: Anna Urbanik - Herbalist’s Primer Scott’s Appearances on The Urban Farm Podcast 743: Scott Mann On The Ripples Of Permaculture Pt 1. 744: Scott Mann On The Ripples Of Permaculture Pt 2.

 Natural Aquaponics | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:29

Eddy Garcia of Living Earth Systems joins me to discuss Natural Aquaponics and how we can create beautiful, functioning systems whether we prefer to nerd out on the numbers or learn through observation and experience.Find out more about Eddy and his work at Living Earth Systems and view these systems in action on Instagram.

 Earth Skills and Wild Abundance | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:12

My guest is Natalie Bogwalker, the visionary behind Wild Abundance, a permaculture skills center and homestead near Asheville, North Carolina. As a primary instructor at Wild Abundance, she teaches a variety of classes, including tiny house building workshops, women's carpentry, and permaculture design courses. She likes to share her passion with others to help them live in an empowered and Earth-centered way. Find out more about Natalie and her classes at

 Changing Direction | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:35

After more than a decade producing long-form, guest-driven, interview-based episodes, there are changes coming to The Permaculture Podcast. Listen to find out what’s happening and how you can be a part of this transition.

 Rammed Earth Construction | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:36

My guest today is Tim Krahn, a Canadian engineer, builder, and author of Essential Rammed Earth Construction from New Society Publishers. Tim joins me to share his thoughts and experiences with rammed earth as a natural building method. This includes the distinction between raw and stabilized rammed earth and how rammed earth can reduce the amount of cement required for a long-lasting wall. Tim also gives an estimate of the price difference between stick-built walls and professionally installed rammed earth, while acknowledging that natural building is a growing but still niche field. We close with a discussion of the importance of valuing our time when considering the cost of erecting a building or other project to come to the real price for any of our work.You can find his book, Essential Rammed Earth Construction at

 Social Forestry | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:48

What does it mean to go back to the ground and learn the fading skills necessary to work the forest with our hands? To read the land assisted by tools we sight with our own eyes? To create new visions of old roles, such as a land steward or cottager? I explore those thoughts and more with my guest today, Hazel, who some of you may know as Tom Ward. You can find out more about Hazel and his work at Hazel's Collected Videos and Recordings Heartwood Institute Brock Dolman - Occidental Arts & Ecology Traditional Aboriginal Burning (Cool Burning)Recommended Reading Beyond the War on Invasive Species by Tao Orion Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer Daughters of Copper Woman by Anne Cameron Emergent Strategy by Adrienne Brown Keeping it Living by Nancy Turner The Shallows by Nicholas Carr The Spell of the Sensuous by David Abram Tending the Wild by Kat Anderson World Without Mind by Franklin Foer

 Mushroom Mycology | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:04

My guest today is Lindsey Bender, the chief mycologist for Field and Forest Products, Inc., a mushroom spawn and supply company located in Wisconsin.Find out more about Lindsey and Field and Forest Products, Inc. at

 Essential Rainwater Harvesting | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:59

Rob Avis, of Verge Permaculture, joins me to talk about rainwater harvesting. This conversation is based on his book from New Society Publishers, Essential Rainwater Harvesting. Rob wrote this book along with his wife and Verge Permaculture Partner, Michelle. Though they began their professional careers as engineers designing solutions in the oil fields, they now live on a productive permaculture homestead in Alberta, Canada, and use that experience to create and share all the formulas, calculations, and components needed to create a productive system for capturing clean, healthy water. You can find more about Rob's work at, and his book, Essential Rainwater Harvesting at Rainwater Harvesting Toolkit Peter Coombes - Urban Water Cycle Solutions Dr. Anthony Spinks PhD Thesis on Biofilms and Sludges American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA) North American Rainwater Harvesting Code

 Municipal Recycling at Scale | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:42

This episode is a look at the large-scale operations at D.C. Water to turn municipal waste into fertilizer and energy at the Blue Plains Waste W10ater Treatment Plant and looks at ways we can take the principles of permaculture and move them from the home to the community scale. The audio of the interview comes from a video which you'll find on the podcast's YouTube Channel at: You can view the video directly by visiting:

 Theory U and the Emerging Future | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:20

In this episode Co-host David Bilbrey continues to explore the edge between permaculture, business, and social change by sitting down with Dr. Otto Scharmer. Together they talk about Dr. Scharmer’s work on Presencing and Theory U, the development of effective organizations, and how each of us can become more powerful changemakers. ResourcesOtto Scharmer Presencing Institute Theory U Books MITx u.Lab Peter Senge The Limits to Growth (Wikipedia) Club of Rome EdX Transforming Capitalism Lab

 Why Practice Permaculture? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:29

In her storytelling way, Rosemary Morrow joins me to share why, after all these years, she continues to practice permaculture and finds this design system so important to our present and the future. Her newest book is Earth Restorer’s Guide to Permaculture, which you can find in the store at Listen to the first conversation with Rosemary: Rosemary Morrow's Journey to Permaculture Visit Our PartnersWild Abundance - Top 10 Vegetables to Grow that Will Really Feed You!Marjory Wildcraft - How to Grow Food! Donate Directly to the Podcast: PayPal -or- Venmo @permaculturepodcastJoin Our Patreon Community: Want to listen to more conversations about Permaculture? Browse the extensive archives of the show. 

 Water Harvesting | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:53

My guest for this episode is Brad Lancaster author of the Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond series. In this episode, Brad and I discuss the value of infiltrating water into the soil so that it becomes a resource that we invest during water-rich times and withdraw from that bank only when needed during dry times. As Brad’s work includes more than just drylands the conversation also includes ideas for storing water in rich areas. Along the way we also look at several listener questions including fog harvesting, using living systems to hand wet basements, and observing to find the right match for plants suitable to wet clay soils. What I really enjoyed about this conversation was Brad’s continued reference to creating and using living systems. Visit Our PartnersWild Abundance - Top 10 Vegetables to Grow that Will Really Feed You!Marjory Wildcraft - How to Grow Food! Donate Directly to the Podcast: PayPal -or- Venmo @permaculturepodcastJoin Our Patreon Community: Want to listen to more conversations about Permaculture? Browse the extensive archives of the show.  Other resources of interestBrad's blog post on Fog Harvesting David Eisenberg and the Development Center for Appropriate Technology Zephaniah Phiri Maseko's biography at National Geographic.


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