Geoff Lawton

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Geoff Lawton is a world renowned Permaculture consultant, designer and teacher. He first took his Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course in 1983 with Bill Mollison the founder of Permaculture. Geoff has undertaken thousands of jobs teaching, consulting, designing, administering and implementing, in 6 continents and close to 50 countries around the world. Clients have included private individuals, groups, communities, governments, aid organizations, non-government organisations and multinational companies under the not-for-profit organisation.

In 1996 Geoff was accredited with the Permaculture Community Services Award by the Permaculture movement for services in Australia and around the world.

Geoff’s official website is GeoffLawtonOnline.com. Geoff’s Facebook profile can be found here.

Setting up Demonstration Sites at the UK Permaculture Convergence

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This September I will be presenting at the Permaculture Convergence in the UK. I will be giving a series of workshops from my work around the world including a presentation on setting up Permaculture demonstration sites. It will be modelled on our experience at Zaytuna Farm and the Permaculture Research Institute (PRI), Australia over the last 16-years, the reasons that we chose this land and how we encourage other people to look at land specifically in a location as in urban, rural and broad landscape.

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Swastikas and Permaculture, Unusual Living Arrangements, and more…

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Hi, this is Geoff. Welcome to this weeks – Five. Let’s jump right in: Gangsters, Swastikas, and … Permaculture appeals to the mainstream, to the edges, and everything in between. I won’t reveal anything about this story – you have to read it yourself. Incredible. From sea to land, yet another unusual housing arrangement. Hat tip to Nick Burtner (one of my senior PDC students and Zaytuna Farm intern) for […]

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Fracking, Good Design, and Monsanto’s Dilemma

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Bernie vs. Hillary on the harms of fracking, and Stanford researchers show its impact on drinking water. What to do? Tom Kendall, one of my students who recently returned from teaching a PDC in Jordan, shows that biogas at the surface removes the need for fracking, and is a de-centralized energy source in this 4-part video series.

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Cuba’s Big Lesson, Authentic Teachers, and “Solar-Powered Carpets”

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Our April 8th edition of the “Friday Five” went out to all subscribers on GeoffLawtonOnline.com yesterday. It highlights: How to make your own natural swimming pool Carpet-like solar power Lessons from Cuba’s sustainable development An incredible new online project: Women who Farm Another new mini-video from Geoff reflecting on his days with Bill Mollison See the full Friday Five post (and all past ones) here. Moving forward, the Friday Five […]

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Friday Five: Obama, Snowden and PDC?

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Our April 1st edition of the “Friday Five” went out to all our subscribers earlier today. Some of you wanted to sign up but didn’t have a chance to, so I’ve included it below. Moving forward, the Friday Five and my social media accounts will be the main ways I share with you key updates, new videos, and the like. If you enjoy these and don’t want to miss any […]

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Save our Soils

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All terrestrial life depends on soil, directly or indirectly. Although our understanding of topsoil has grown by leaps and bounds over the past decades, we are still losing this invaluable resource at a frightening pace. Less than thirty per cent of the world’s topsoil remains in fair or acceptable condition. The fragility of this vital layer can be illustrated through a simple comparison: if one imagines the earth as an […]

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How to have a “Permaculture Eye”

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I hope you’ve been enjoying the great presentations that the 2016 Home Grown Food Summit have been hosting all week. And it looks like today is my turn :) Four times a year, we open up Zaytuna Farm to the public and invite everyone and anyone to come experience our teaching farm and what it’s like to live completely off-grid. Yesterday, was one of those times, and everyone — visitors, […]

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The Chicken and the Egg

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We have the chickens around an area that we’ve allowed to go fallow for a while and grow back into weeds in the main crop area, in the broad chicken tractor system. We’re about to renovate this area back into a larger main crop area for bulk crops, bulk grains, mulch crops and broad scrambling crops like pumpkins and melons. So with 50 birds ranging through this area some of […]

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Permaculture Teacher Training Course with Geoff Lawton

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The Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Teacher Training Course is intended to provide a starting point for becoming a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) teacher. It will help you to develop a format and framework for teaching the curriculum, which is the extensive 72-hour transformative PDC course. This course covers the philosophy of teaching including the following: What you will be doing as a permaculture teacher; who you are likely to be […]

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IPCUK International Permaculture Conference and Convergence 2015

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The UK Permaculture Association will be hosting the 12th International Permaculture Conference and Convergence (IPCUK) in the heart of London this September. The theme this year is Designing the world we want and I’m going to be there as a keynote speaker. It is my pleasure to be one of the sponsors for this event and if you watch the video above you will find a unique discount code where […]

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Geoff Lawton – Online PDC – Scholarship for NGO

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I am offering the opportunity for NGO’s, working in the area of food security and sustainability, to participate in a scholarship program for my Online Permaculture Design Course. I am looking to form educational partnerships with NGO’s who can offer the facility to teach small groups of people the Permaculture Design Course. How it works: The course is run online over 12 weeks and can be accessed at any time. […]

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