The Permaculture Podcast

    Episode 1454: The Way of the Woodsman with Ben Law


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    Ben Law, Woodsman

    My guest for this episode is Ben Law, woodsman, permaculture practitioner, and author of many books on developing, tending, and using the products that come from the woods. Some of those titles include The Woodland Way, and Roundwood Timber Framing.

    Mr. Law is a wealth of practical knowledge, and we touch on some of that in this conversation. As I seek out for this show, he is someone who practices what he teaches, continuously. Even as I spoke to him, he was out in the woods, running off of solar power. We begin the interview via landline and then switch to his mobile phone. I recommend listening to this episode in a relaxed and quieter environment because of those connection issues.

    This marks the first episode of July, 2014, and the start of my summer fundraising campaign. If you enjoy this podcast, help me keep it on the air by making a one time or on-going contribution. I can’t do this without your assistance. Visit the support page to find out how to donate.

    What I enjoyed about this episode is the encouragement to seek out the tools and knowledge to do what we feel called to do. To build a create a better world, we have to seek out what it is that matters to each of us, and be our own solution.

    Another take away is that we must take a long view. As Ben spoke about the shifting view of time, so do I see that if we’re going to think about tomorrow, and well beyond, then it requires a shift in our mindset to look further into the future and imagine what could be.

    For a good reminder of that long view listen to The Gift by Matt Winters.

    You can find out more about Mr. Law at:

    How has your perspective of time, and place, changed since you started practicing permaculture? Let me know:

    Phone: 717-827-6266
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