The Permaculture Podcast

    Episode 1461: Michael Judd on Starting Out and Getting Involved with Permaculture


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    My guest for this episode is Michael Judd, a permaculture practitioner from Frederick, MD, and the author of Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist. You can here his first interview on the podcast here:

    I recorded this conversation when I visited Michael to discuss his book. You will find a link to that first interview in the show notes.
    During this interview we talk about a wide variety of subject regarding getting ones hands dirty with permaculture, both figuratively and literally including his work with international permaculture in Nicaragua as part of Project Bonafide, as well as professional permaculture and just getting out there and doing the work, whether in the landscape or whatever else your dream might be.

    I’m left feeling a bit blown away from putting this episode together because of the raw energy of the conversation. Get out there. Find what you love. Do it.

    Overall I enjoyed this conversation because of the give and take, the dialog, that occurs by being in person with someone to record the interview, as you’ve heard here or with Ben Weiss and Wilson Alvarez, or in the Susquehanna Permaculture Round Table discussion. Help me meet more of these great guests and increase the level of candor in the conversation by supporting the show. Find out how to make an ongoing contribution by visiting:

    Find out more about Michael and his book at his website, Ecologia Design.

    Class Announcement
    Jen Mendez at has the following Edge Alliances coming up.

    Sunday, September 7th 6:00-7:00 p.m. (EST) *NOTE: THIS IS A NEW DATE

    Collaborate with other educators and parents from Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO) on the following questions:

    • What does it mean to be a mathematical person?
    • What have we, the educators, experienced throughout our lives that have helped us develop a playful attitude and curious nature towards mathematics?
    • How can we explore and approach math with children in a way that meets them not only where they are, but also where they are going?

    Sunday, September 21st 1:00-2:00 p.m. (EST)

    Meet Kelly and educator from Mother Earth School and Marissa, a PERMIE KIDs parent, educator, and founder of PermaCognition who recently attended the Advanced Permaculture for Youth and Child Educators program, and join us for a lively discussion on the following questions:

    • What sort of knowledge, concepts, or skills are needed to have a solid foundation as a permaculture youth and child educator?
    • What sort of things are integrated into the environment of a permaculture-minded educator?
    • How does our own and our shared story influence us as educators and our children? How can we use storytelling as an educational tool?

    Can I help you get started in permaculture? Get in touch:

    Phone: 717-827-6266
    Twitter: @permaculturecst

    The Permaculture Podcast with Scott Mann
    P.O. Box 16
    Dauphin, PA 17018

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    2. September 14, 2014    

      Your conversation really inspires me! 🙂

      I’m a try-hard independent online entrepreneur, as well, and I’m far from seeing money from all these hours I put into my site, writing, and recording.

      It really adds that you actually sat with him. The audio is so much better, and it sounds more like an actual conversation, rather than a [long distance] interview.

    1. Michael Judd on Starting Out and Getting Involved with Permaculture | Ecologia Design / 240.344.5625 on August 26, 2014 at 11:15

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