Episode-907- Geoff Lawton on the Future of Permaculture
Summary: Geoff Lawton - Managing Director of PRI Australia Since 1985, Geoff Lawton has undertaken 1,000’s of jobs consulting, designing, teaching and implementing in seventeen different countries around the world. Clients have included private individuals, groups, communities, governments, aid organizations, non government organizations and multinational companies. In October 1997 Bill Mollison, upon his retirement, asked Geoff to establish and direct a new Permaculture Research Institute on the 147 acre Tagari Farm previously developed by Bill. Geoff Lawton developed the site over three years and established The Permaculture Research Institute as a registered charity and global Networking centre for Permaculture projects. Geoff Lawton is the managing director of The Permaculture Research Institute. Geoff joins us on TSP today to discuss the future of Permaculture along with many other cool aspects of permaculture, earth works, unusual plantings, temperate climate exchanges for common tropical plantings, common sense environmentalism and how we can help the Permaculture Institute in its mission to create solutions to many of the worlds most insidious problems. Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum The Berkey Guy – (sponsor of the day) Silver and Gold Shop – (sponsor of the day) The Permaculture Research Institute of Australia Permaculture Global – (consider making a donation to help them out with their mission) Get all 5 of Geoff’s DVDs with a 10% Discount One source of Austrian Hulless Pumpkin Seeds I found – (Steria is an region in Austria) Geoff’s Article on Salad Mallow Source in the UK I Found for Salad Mallow Seed (yep they ship to the US, note I misspoke in the episode shipping was CHEAP, the seeds were expensive partly due to the dollar’s weakness to the Euro) Links Geoff Provided on the Plants He Mentioned Austrian Hulless Pumpkin http://www.koanga.org.nz/shop/seeds/austrian-hulless-pumpkin Ethiopian Cabbage http://permaculture.org.au/2010/07/27/permacooking/ Salad Mallow http://permaculture.org.au/2009/05/06/permaculture-main-crops-of-special-importance-salad-mallow/ And Chia http://permaculture.org.au/2009/04/06/chia-crop-potential-and-uses/ Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.