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The guest for this episode is Adam Brock, a past guest of the show, who joins me to talk about his role as a guest editor for an upcoming issue of Permaculture Design Magazine. This is a follow-up to my conversation with John Wages about the art and craft of producing a print permaulture publication. During the discussion Adam and I get straight to the point and talk about the contents of the issue he is editing, the process of contacting authors to collect articles, the importance of magazines as current sources of information, and how this assignment as an editor is accessible for anyone with an interest in writing, permaculture, or both.
You can find out more about his work at thegrowhaus.org. If you would like to contact John Wages and propose a subject for an issue you would like to edit, email email@example.com.
After Adam and I wrapped up the episode, he wanted me to share an article with you that is currently available, and he is republishing in the issue on Decolonizing Permaculture. That piece is Towards a Racially Inclusive Permaculture Community.
One of the things that initially attracted me to permaculture was the broad range of voices from so many different people around the world who, as we’ve heard time and time again when I ask for it, come from backgrounds that do not readily seem like they should intersect. Perhaps the only tenet that ties us all together is a spark that rose up and caused us to care enough for the world we live in to seek a different way, and in our search we found permaculture. It could have been anything else, but this was it. With permaculture we found a home and a community.
Wherever you come from, whatever you’ve known, whatever you do, you can practice permaculture. In that process, and through the path that you are on, you’ve learned something that matters and can make a difference in someone else’s life, and that of the community and the world, by sharing it. You can write articles for Permaculture Design Magazine. If you are comfortable with the idea, you can guest edit an issue. All you need to do is take that first step: contact John Wages and let him know your interest.
Along the way, if you have something you’d like to share with me or via the podcast, get in touch. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Call: 717-827-6266. If you leave a message with a question or comment, I can include it in an upcoming episode of the podcast.
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Two final notes as I draw this to a close.
First, the show depends on listener support, particularly ongoing monthly contributions that allow the space and time to go do live recordings like the recent trip to talk with Eric and Victoria of Charm City Farms, or the round-table discussion with Charles Eisenstein, Dave Jacke, and Ben Weiss.
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Second, It’s nearly August and that means my journey to Radicle Gathering in Bowling Green, Kentucky, is getting closer. I’ll be there for all four days of the event, August 20 – 23, with a discussion on Friday, workshop on Saturday, and the Saturday keynote address on building community. Eric Puro and ThePOOSH will be there as well, as Eric is the Friday night keynote.
I look forward to seeing you there, and you can find out more at radiclegathering.com.
Until the next time, take care of Earth, yourself, and each other.