Category: Podcasts

Geoff Lawton speaks with Permaculture Tonight

by Matt Powers, host of Permaculture Tonight What’s interesting about our interview is it was supposed to be 15-20 minutes of time, not impose on Geoff’s schedule & to really get an update on his upcoming projects which I was sure everyone wanted to hear about. What was interesting was that I initially ended up interviewing Latifa, Geoff’s 5-year-old daughter, and then having my 4-year-old boy hijack my interview with […]

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Geoff Lawton Presents: Permaculture – A Designers’ Manual (Podcast)

There’s a book… a book that is 576 pages long. It was first published in 1988. Some of you may have read it, some of you maybe haven’t.

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“We’re running out of oil!” – Formidable Vegetable Sound System Live on BBC London

A couple of days ago after breakfast we had the great pleasure of going on prime-time London radio to announce to the world through song that "We’re running out of oil!"

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Permaculture and Ecosystem Restoration: Interview with Rhamis Kent (podcast)

Malaysian radio station, BFM, spoke to Rhamis Kent, a Permaculture / Ecosystem Restoration Consultant and Educator, about the rapid growing interest in sustainable development and permaculture. Rhamis shares with us his experiences working on a number of different permaculture projects across the world from Somalia and Yemen to Jordan. He also discusses his hope to bring to the attention of the investment community an aspect of the emerging sustainable economy […]

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Permaculture Voices Podcast: Geoff Lawton Talks Permaculture – the Past, the Future, and the Land

Geoff Lawton (Photo © Craig Mackintosh) It should all be fun. If you’re having fun you’ve got the design right. If you’re not having fun you have the design wrong. Sit down, have a cup of tea and think about it. — Geoff Lawton Geoff Lawton joins me today to talk about permaculture. Geoff talks about his early days in permaculture, where we are in permaculture today, and where we […]

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Permaculture in Cuba – An Interview With Ron Berezan

Recently I had the privilege of interviewing Ron Berezan, aka The Urban Farmer, who was one of the first people in Alberta to get permaculture kick-started. Ron has been teaching and running permaculture tours in Cuba now for many years and has a very unique perspective on Cuba, permaculture, and how permaculture has played a major role in Cuba’s transition from industrial high input agriculture to organic hyper-local production. Ron […]

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How Cuba Leads the World in Permaculture (Podcasts – Parts I & II)

Part I: Cuban Food Crisis after the Soviet Union Collapsed Roberto Perez, speaking at IPC10 in Jordan Photo © Craig Mackintosh Roberto Perez is a pioneer of the permaculture movement in Cuba where a food production revolution occurred starting in 1993, four years after the 1989 collapse of the USSR and the socialist block. In the interview, Perez describes the hunger crisis that followed the loss of Cuba’s main trading […]

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New Allan Savory Podcast and Free Webinar

We are getting pretty excited about welcoming Allan Savory to Australia in a couple of weeks to enliven a discussion about how Holistic Management can play a key role in our future land regeneration strategies. In anticipation of his upcoming Aussie tour, Allan just recorded a podcast over at The Wellness Couch. It’s great to see the concepts of Holistic Management getting discussed in forums beyond straight-up agriculture, because, after […]

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Do We Have the Right Brain for the 21st Century? (Podcast)

Click play below to hear the podcast: Transcript below: Everyone knows that humans are doing a pretty poor job, at the moment, of solving our toughest 21 Century problems… (insert your issue of choice… for example climate change, world poverty, nature protection, misuse of antibiotics, armed conflict, economic stability, or whatever). On the other hand we all know that humans have ‘evolved reflexes’ that do a very good job of […]

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No-Nonsense Marketing for Permies, Farmers and Earth Repair Entrepreneurs (Podcast)

by Rob Avis I recently had the opportunity to interview my friend Tad Hargrave from Marketing for Hippies in Edmonton, Alberta. Verge has been hosting Tad’s workshops in Calgary, Edmonton and Central Alberta for the past few years now, and we’ve benefited greatly from his coaching services too. We share a similar vision with Tad: we see the importance of showing people how to thrive in earth repair businesses. A […]

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Put Your Questions to the Experts, Round 4b: Geoff Lawton

Geoff Lawton at the Zaytuna Farm entrance Photo © Craig Mackintosh This is Part B of the fourth installment in our popular Q&A series. In case you didn’t catch it on previous occasions, we added a new sub-forum titled ‘Put Your Questions to the Experts!‘, where our forum members put their questions to experienced permaculturists we’ll approach over the weeks and months ahead. First up to be the target of […]

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Put Your Questions to the Experts, Round 4a: Geoff Lawton

This is the fourth installment in our popular Q&A series. In case you didn’t catch it on previous occasions, we added a new sub-forum titled ‘Put Your Questions to the Experts!‘, where our forum members put their questions to experienced permaculturists we’ll approach over the weeks and months ahead. First up to be the target of our combined curiosities and the salve of our perplexities, is the PRI’s own Geoff […]

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