The Permaculture Podcast

    1808 – Holistic Management and The Tallgrass Network with Julie Mettenburg

    Co-host David Bilbrey returns to speak with Julie Mettenburg of Tallgrass Network, a hub of the Savory Institute that serves 25 million acres across Kansas and Missouri once dominated by the tallgrass prairie.


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    Julie and the other families in the network practice holistic management to serve as an example to others that handling resources in this way is desirable and accessible. They help to train and demonstrate the manners and methods, while also providing consulting, monitoring, auditing, and incubating new entrepreneurs throughout the bioregion.

    Find out more about Julie and her work with Tallgrass Network

    What do you think of this conversation with Julie? Can you see the potential for whole farm planning and Holistic Management in your permaculture design?

    Let me know your thoughts on this or anything else by leaving a comment below, or get in touch.

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    From here, the next interview is with Philip Ackerman-Leist, as we discuss how the town of Mals in Italy took public action to push back against pesticide contamination in the community.

    Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist Giveaway
    Michael Judd, a friend of the show and recurring guest, recently launched a new book on Kickstarter, For The Love of Paw Paws, a mini-manual for Growing, Caring, and Eating North America’s largest native fruit, the Paw Paw.

    To celebrate this new project, we’re partnering to give away a copy of his first book, Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist to a listener of the podcast. Between now and March 24, if you would like to enter, email me at with the title Paw Paw.

    Back For the Love of Paw Paws on Kickstarter

    Spring Fundraiser
    As we enter Spring, I’m running a small fundraiser until April 20. If you love this show, whether you’re new or been with me a long time, I’m asking you to donate $1 for every show you’ve listened to. It will really help.

    For anyone who donates during this campaign, the artist Lindsay Wilson has created a series of nature-inspired one-of-a-kind mixed-media prints, which I’ll be giving away to some donors.

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    See more of Lindsay Wilson’s art at

    Tallgrass Network
    Kansas Rural Network
    Savory Institute
    Holistic Management 3rd Edition by Allan Savory (Island Press)
    Farmer Girl Meats
    Mettenburg Farm
    Byron Shelton
    Brittany Cole Bush – Modern Day Urban Shepherdess

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