My guest for this episode is Chuck Marsh a permaculture teacher, designer, nursery person, and one of the pioneers of the modern eco-village movement, as he, along with Peter Bane, designed the Earthaven eco-village in the United States.
Nestled away in the mountains of North Carolina, Chuck is one of the elders of the American permaculture movement, as he was among the first U.S. students to take a Permaculture design course and did so with Bill Mollison. Chuck’s perspective on Bill and the direction originally intended for Permaculture, including here, provide insight on where to take this gift of permaculture moving forward.
In particular we discuss:
- His Background in Permaculture
- International Permaculture at The Source Farm in Jamaica
- Intentional Communities vs. Eco-villages
- Resiliency Through the Village Model and a Neo-Horticultural Revival
A Journey of Transition: Becoming a Professional Permaculture Designer by Dan French