The Permaculture Podcast

    1716 – Climate Change and The Path Ahead

    Giulianna Maria Lamanna, of The Fifth World , drops a huge two-part question on us in this episode, a continuation of the MAPC 2016 Q&A.

    1. Are there people in the permaculture community talking about climate change and the impact of global warming on invasive species?

    2. Is it our responsibility as permaculture practitioners to create new ecosystems for the changing climate?


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    This conversation leads to thoughts on preserving native ecosystems, the creation of novel ecosystems, the role and influence of exotic species, human disturbance, and the forces of erosion. We’re also asked to examine our own  role we have in tending the wild, and what responsibility, if any, we have to domesticated species such as chickens?

    In doing so, can we take back the stewardship of our own habitat?

    Voices you’ll hear include:

    Eva Taylor of Ironwood Farms
    Zach Elfers of Nomad Seed Project
    Ben Weiss of Susquehanna Permaculture
    Jason Godesky of The Fifth World
    Nicole Luttrell of Wind Song Farm
    Claudia Joseph of New York Permaculture Exchange
    Seppi Garrett of Seppi’s Place
    Dale Hendricks of Green Light Plants
    Dr. Christopher Huvos

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    Podcast Needs

    Living in the Gift, as Ethan Hughes reminds me, requires asking for our needs to be met.

    The following are some things I could use right now to make continuing the podcast easier:

    – A laptop capable of running the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, including a full HD (1080p) screen, 8GB RAM, and an i5 processor. Due to the amount of data I handle, a 512GB HDD or larger would be great. Any specs above those are golden.

    – A low mileage hybrid vehicle to replace a minivan with 200k miles on it.

    – Healthcare. Because of the way the U.S. system work, the coverage I can afford is not accepted by my allergist or other specialists. At the moment the most pressing need is for assistance covering my next, and hopefully last, vial of yellow jacket venom as part of my immunotherapy treatment.

    If you would like to discuss or know more about any of these, feel free to send me an email:

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    MACP 2017 Event Information and Tickets

    Timothy Lee Scott , author of Invasive Plant Medicine
    Tao Orion  (Her Facebook Page)
    1535 – Beyond the War on Invasive Species , my interview with Tao.
    1321 – David Homgren on Permaculture. An Interview.

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    1 Comment

    1. June 26, 2017    

      Really lovely to hear the diverse perspectives. It would be much appreciated to have more Indigenous voices on the panels/podcasts.
      Thanks for providing this!

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