The Permaculture Podcast

    1736 – An end of one year and the beginning of another

    A highlight of the year behind, the current state of the show, and what’s coming up.


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    Highlighted Episodes
    1725 – Joel Salatin on Farming, Experience, and Mastery
    1735 – Permaculture in Perspective: Fertile Edges with Maddy Harland
    1727 – Mastering Cheesemaking with Gianaclis Caldwell
    1724 – Holistic Goat Care with Gianaclis Caldwell
    1733 – Drawing Down Carbon: Eric Toensmeier on Agroforestry and Climate Change
    1723 – Change Here Now with Adam Brock
    1721 – Revising Permaculture with David Holmgren
    1731 – Peace, Permaculture, and The Gift with Kai Sawyer
    1710 – The Art of Frugal Hedonism

    My Favorite Episode
    1716 – Climate Change and The Path Ahead

    Though those are some of my highlights, what were your favorite episodes of 2017? What are some of the episode of the show you keep going back to, over and over again? Who are some of your favorite guests?

    Needs of the Podcast
    One of the requirements for living in the gift is to be open about one’s needs. At this moment, the show runs an ongoing deficit of around $600 a month from being comfortable to take care of the regular expenses of the show, as well as my own healthcare. This does not reach the point of a living wage, but covering that discrepancy would make a huge difference.

    I’m asking for your help to find ways to cover that gap.

    – Asking the audience at the start of the show to directly support the podcast by going to or dropping something in the mail.
    – Continuing to grow Patreon. If you are a listener, that’s the best way to do so, as you can see what I receive and get your own rewards in return. Find out more at
    – Specific fundraisers of various kinds, which you’ll hear about throughout the year.
    – Finding more partners to work with, as you’ve heard some of them recently such as North Spore Mushroom Company or The Food Forest Card Game. If you know of anyone who would benefit from this kind of relationship, please let me know or have them contact me for more information.

    I’m also open to any suggestions you might have, as this show continues as a full-time endeavor, changing lives and Earth every day. Let’s keep that going.

    Upcoming Episodes
    1801 – Biomimicry and Landcare: The Reintegration Project with Wilson Alvarez.
    1802 – Honoring the Dead and Holding the Dying: Natural Burial with Michael Judd – January 17.
    1803 – Animal Husbandry and Cooperatives: Central Grazing Company with Jacqueline Smith – January 27.
    1804 – Connecting to the Other-Than-Human: The Nature School with Emma Huvos – February 7.
    1805 – Creating the Laws We Need: Aquaculture and Water Harvesting with Avery Ellis – February 17.
    1806 – Should I start a farm? The Woman Hobby Farmer with Karen Lanier – February 27.
    1807 – Bioregional Food: Eat Mesquite and More with Brad Lancaster and Jill Lorenzini – March 7
    1808 – Holistic Management: The Tallgrass Network with Julie Mettenburg – March 17.
    1809 – How to Push Back: A Precautionary Tale with Philip Ackerman-Leist – March 27.

    Upcoming Projects
    2018 is the year of The Possibility Handbook. I’m currently editing the most recent draft to prepare a manuscript to send to readers. I’m currently halfway through the primary document, and then have the additional documents, that didn’t make it into the initial manuscript, to work through. That totals around 100 pages all told yet to work through, before re-writing this draft and sending it out for the first review. At this time I am looking to have a revised draft to readers by the end of March, with a final draft to them, and off to Ethan and Sarah to review by the end of June.

    Another project I want to launch, once The Possibility Handbook draft is in the hands of readers and I await their feedback to write the final draft, is a citizen storyteller and journalism program to become part of a broader Permaculture and environmental team. If you’ve heard interviews by guest host David Bilbrey, I want to teach you how I record interviews. What equipment I use. How I find guests.

    In return, when you are ready to record interviews or live events, you share them with me, so your voice and those of your guests get added to the story of permaculture in the world. I’m looking for four people for this inaugural project.

    If you are interested, contact me and tell me a bit about yourself. What is your background? Why are you interested?

    If you would like to help support this project in any way, please let me know so we can discuss the possibilities.

    Finally, as I draw this to a close, I’d like to ask you to help me continue to push the edges of permaculture through the podcast.

    What would you like from me in 2018?
    What can I do to continue to improve this show?



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