The Permaculture Podcast

    Episode 1468: Re-Patterning Permaculture with Rachel Kaplan


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    My guest for this episode is Rachel Kaplan, the co-author, along with K. Ruby Blume, of Urban Homesteading. She is also a permaculture teacher and practitioner, as well as a licensed marriage and family therapist from northern California. Our conversation today covers all of these roles, and more, as we talk about re-patterning ourselves and permaculture to be more intentional and deliberate in our work.

    We also spend some time talking about women in permaculture, as I spoke with Karryn Olsen-Ramanujan, and on breaking down the barriers of understanding others and insuring we are diverse in our inclusion and practices. Rachel also shares with us the upcoming PDC she will be teaching, along with Delia Carroll, Cassandra Ferrera, and Kyra Auerbach, as part of the 13 Moon Collaborative, a new model for a 13 month long course that allows time for the course material to become a part of your internal thoughts and external practices. Find out more at:

    Our conversation today reminds me that we all have a voice and a place in the permaculture community. It part of what I love about creating this podcast and sharing what other have to say with the world. We add to the chorus of people who spend each day creating a better world. That includes your voice. Go, do your work, and add your voice to the conversation.

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    The Show is On The Road
    The show is on the road so that I can go report on events of interest to the growing movements to build a better world, and to continue to spread the word of this wonderful system of design we call Permaculture. Next up I’ll be going to CHABA-Con, in Bridgeton, New Jersey, on October 11th, 2014 where Lester Brown, of the Earth Policy Institute will be the keynote speaker for a day of lectures, discussions, and tours on how to transform the world we live in.

    The last of the currently planned trips is to Roanoke, Virginia, from October 20th-22nd, interviewing farmers and local permaculture practitioners. I am also delivering a presentation, “Permaculture: Creating a Better World by Design” on 630PM on October 21st, 2014, at the Roanoke Natural Food Co-Op at Grandin Village. If you’re in the area I’d love to see you there or at any of the other events I’ll be attending. More on those as they are scheduled.

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