Episodes
We can expect change to occur continuously throughout our lives. We’re likely to call several places home. Friends will come and go. We’ll move between jobs multiple times and likely even switch career paths. As permaculture practitioners, in the landscape, we play with change. Slowing succession in some places of our design, advancing it in […] The post Shantree Kacera – The Living Centre appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.
Published 10/18/21
Food. Something we think about regularly. Whether that’s what we’re having for our next meal; trying to remember the contents of our cabinets or refrigerator; or what we need to buy on our next trip to the grocery store. As permaculture practitioners, these thoughts are also likely to include what we’ll be harvesting from our […] The post Gigi Berardi – FoodWISE appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.
Published 10/11/21
Today’s interview is a casual and relaxed conversation, as I sit down with my co-host, David Bilbrey, and turn the mic towards him to discuss what brought him to permaculture and the ideas that influence how he sees the world. We touch on the work of Ken Wilber and Integral Theory, what community can mean […] The post Wake Up, Grow Up, Clean Up, Show Up appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.
Published 09/27/21
Today’s episode is a collaboration with my friend, Karryn Olson. She’s currently hosting a series of conversations exploring what work could look, feel like, and give rise to, if our efforts were dedicated to collective thriving and evolution. During these times with Karryn and her guests, we’ll hear them explore visions of what the world […] The post Carmen De Jesus – The Wheel of Consent appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.
Published 09/20/21
Our individual permaculture practices are rooted in the teachers we learn with. In the books we read to expand our knowledge. In the videos we watch on YouTube to answer a particular question. Or the documentaries we find on Netflix that give us a sense of connection to the larger world. Our practices are also […] The post Scott Gallant – Tropical Permaculture in Costa Rica appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.
Published 09/13/21
My longest-running hobby—one I’ve participated in since I was a child, long before discovering permaculture—is playing tabletop roleplaying games. Perhaps the most well-known of those that you’ve heard of, or played yourself, is Dungeons and Dragons. Growing up hearing my family members tell stories, I experienced how they drew you in and spun a yarn, […] The post Anna Urbanek – Herbalist’s Primer appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.
Published 09/05/21
A note on the content for today’s episode. The interview which follows is a discussion of disasters and their impacts, including food insecurity, personal injury, and suicide. Listener discretion is advised. How do we prepare ourselves for disasters, whether natural or manmade, such as a seasonal storm, global pandemic, economic collapse, or political upheaval? This […] The post David Dodd – Disasters and Resilience appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.
Published 08/22/21
In this episode, I’m joined by my friend Eric Puro as we catch up on what he’s been doing since we last saw each other in 2016. Quite a bit has changed since then, as he’s now living in Finland running a biotech company that cultivates chaga fungi, manages forests holistically, and explores the nutritional […] The post Eric Puro – Chaga and Medicinal Mushrooms appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.
Published 08/16/21
In today’s interview, Dan Palmer of Making Permaculture Stronger, and David Holmgren continue their conversation about David’s design journey. In this episode they discuss founding Holmgren Design in the 1980s, David’s work as a professional designer and how that influenced his thoughts on permaculture over time, and the ideas that lead to his authoring Permaculture […] The post David Holmgren’s Design Journey (Part 2) appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.
Published 08/07/21
In today’s interview, the first in a two-part series, my friend and colleague Dan Palmer of Making Permaculture Stronger, gives me a sense of vicarious joy to share with you, as he’s done something that’s on my list of dream podcast experiences. Dan sits down face-to-face with David Holmgren at Melliodora and together they have […] The post David Holmgren’s Design Journey (Part 1) appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.
Published 07/31/21
With the release of this episode, the podcast is back to full-time production. In this episode I’m joined by Hannah Eckberg, to discuss what she’s been up to since we last spoke in 2017, and her work with Abundant Earth Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, to move philanthropic resources and support to permaculture projects around the […] The post Hannah Eckberg & Abundant Earth Foundation appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.
Published 07/23/21
In this episode co-host David Bilbrey sits down again with Martin Ping. Martin is the executive director of Hawthorne Valley Association, a non-profit whose mission is social and cultural renewal through the integration of education, agriculture, and the arts. Today’s discussion is one of social permaculture: how to engage hearts, minds, and consciousness during this […] The post Social Permaculture: Raising Up Resilience with Martin Ping appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.
Published 05/29/21
This episode is a re-release of a conversation that was originally shared as a bonus episode on Patreon back in 2016 after co-host David Bilbrey attended the Prairie Festival and had a chance to talk to Martin Ping of Hawthorne Valley Association. I’m releasing this again to everyone as an introduction to Martin’s work and […] The post An Introduction to Martin Ping and Hawthorne Valley Association appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.
Published 05/09/21
In today’s episode, co-host David Bilbrey continues his exploration of business and permaculture as he sits down to hear from Mark Simpson about how Mark applied the ideas of Holacracy and Self Management to a hierarchical business. This resulted in a flattening of that vertical organization into a vastly more horizontal one that creates empowerment […] The post Holacracy and Self-Management – Mark Simpson appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.
Published 03/13/21
As you read these notes or listen to the accompanying podcast, I’m on a sabbatical. With all these years of producing long interviews, I need to take some time to experiment with new ideas, while reading, writing, and exploring what working with permaculture means. What do our practices look like in a world substantially changed […] The post Sabbatical appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.
Published 01/15/21
Today I’m joined by my friend Joshua Hughes as he shares the continued work of the team he’s a part of to create a jungle to marketplace supply chain with the launch of Rewild Organics. Become a Patreon of The Permaculture Podcast Starting with farms like VerdEnergia and surrounding neighbors, and the protection and investment […] The post Creating a Regenerative Supply Chain – Rewild Organics | Joshua Hughes appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.
Published 12/21/20
The episode with Jeff Speck left me curious about what the details Jeff mentioned look like in practice. I followed up that conversation by sitting down with my guest for this episode, Steve Nygren, founder of Serenbe. Visit Our Partner: Building a Better WorldJoin The Permaculture Podcast Patreon Community Serenbe is a model community located […] The post Sustainable Suburbs – Serenbe | Steve Nygren appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.
Published 12/13/20
We live in a world that seems ever more chaotic and outside of our control. From a global pandemic that is unlikely to be the only one we experience in our lifetimes to devastating natural disasters exacerbated by climate change that leads to weather weirding and chaos beyond our ability to properly map and mitigate. […] The post Embracing Hope | Bonita Ford appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.
Published 11/21/20
Seafood represents the largest traded food commodity market in the world. 3 billion people depend on fish and other farmed or wild-caught foods as a source of protein, according to figures from the World Wildlife Fund. Regretfully, the majority of fish stocks are not sustainable, as they are overfished or fully exploited. Seeking sustainable and […] The post An Introduction to Aquaponics | Jonathan Martinetto appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.
Published 11/14/20
During our lifetime we will encounter a variety of short to long-term disasters. The form the problem takes will vary depending on where we live, and how widespread the incident is that occurs. In late 2019 and throughout 2020, we’ve all been finding ways to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. More regular and localized are […] The post Designing for Disasters: Understanding and Mitigating Wildfires | Matt Fidler appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.
Published 11/07/20
In the United States alone, more than 38 million tons of food is thrown away every year. 94% of that winds up in landfills, to rot and release methane, and lock all the nutrients from being returned to Earth for future fertilization. Visit our Sponsor: Building a Better World in Your Backyard As permaculture practitioners, […] The post Reducing Food Waste: An Introduction to Bokashi – Matt Arthur appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.
Published 10/31/20
Every month I post an Ask Me Anything Thread over on the Patreon for the podcast at Patreon.com/permaculturepodcast. Most of the time these threads are about design and plants, like the best time to transplant Elderberry. Sometimes we get away from permaculture and a question will come up like, What is my favorite Halloween Candy? […] The post Racism and Land Access in America appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.
Published 10/24/20
The title for this episode is based on a quote from Bill Mollison that my guest, Geoff Christou, paraphrases in the middle of our conversation today about how Utopian literature, the need to imagine the future, and sharing that vision with others through stories, can help our work as permaculture practitioners. That we can create […] The post We are Time Scouts, Designing for the Future | Geoff Christou appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.
Published 10/17/20
This episode marks 10 years of The Permaculture Podcast with Scott Mann, the longest-running English language podcast dedicated to the breadth and depth of permaculture. To celebrate a decade of the show, the following interview is a personal one for me. In 2015, I interviewed Taj Scicluna, The Perma Pixie, and the two conversations we […] The post Passion in Practice: Resilience, Transformation, and Radical Self-Care appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.
Published 10/10/20
A common refrain in permaculture is about our need to develop a sense of place. To have an understanding of where we currently live, where we come from, and to find a connection to the land under our feet or where we call home. For those of us within the anglosphere, we have a Nation […] The post Gayogohono Revitalization: Native Plants, Language, and People appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.
Published 09/28/20