Permaculture or Industrial Agriculture? An Excerpt from the New Permaculture Soils DVD

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In this excerpt from the new Permaculture Soils DVD, Geoff Lawton explains how we’re eeking out an existence on increasingly lifeless soils — where industrial agriculture takes rich fertile soils and steadily converts it into nothing but an inert medium for placing plants. This is not a process that can continue for much longer. In… Read more »

Permaculture Soils DVD Now Shipping!

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Geoff Lawton’s Permaculture Soils DVD is now shipping. A special thanks go out to all the people that pre-ordered this disk and waited patiently for their DVD to arrive. If you haven’t received them already, your DVDs are now in the mail and will arrive very shortly. We had a few issues with transport delays… Read more »

Early Retirement Extreme

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Two issues keep on puzzling me about economics. On the one hand, it undoubtedly is an incredibly important subject. At present, my life pretty much depends on being able to buy certain things from a functioning economy and the same holds for just about everybody else. On the other hand, there seem to be a… Read more »

New Items in Store – Permaculture Soils DVD and More

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This is just a short announcement that we’ve added a few more items to our online store. These are: Permaculture Soils DVD, by Geoff Lawton (not shipping until beginning of November, but we’ve had requests to let people pre-order – so there you go!). Permaculture 2: Practical Design for Town and Country in Permanent Agriculture,… Read more »

The Power of Enterprise Budgets: Permaculture, Holistic Management, and Financial Planning

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Resource alert: At bottom of this blog post is a download option for more than a thousand enterprise budgets. Permaculture designers: It’s time to get serious about profitability. Farmers & Greenhorns: You already know what I’m talking about. I’ve been working on an integrated ecological farm design for the Ashokan Center in the Hudson River… Read more »

Permaculture Soils DVD – It’s a Wrap!

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Geoff Lawton and Frank Gapinski I just came back from filming all the links to Geoff Lawton’s Permaculture Soils DVD over the weekend. It’s a wrap – finally – with all principal photography completed and now it’s just a matter of finishing off the edit. Squeezing it all down to 90 minutes will be difficult… Read more »

Making The Case for Earth Repair Work – Part III

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In addition to my last two posts (here and here), here are a couple of additional information sources to help make the case for major investment to be made into global earth repair/ecosystem restoration work. The United Nations Environment Programme recently published a report titled "Dead Planet, Living Planet – Biodiversity and Ecosystem Restoration for… Read more »