The Permaculture Podcast

    1818 – The Mudgirls Natural Building Collective

    My guests today are five members of the Mudgirls Natural Building Collective, a Canadian women-owned and operated group of builders who focus on materials and techniques like cob, earthen plaster, earthen floors, and livings roofs, and authors, together, of the recently released Mudgirls Manifesto from New Society Publishers.

     

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    In this episode, we take our time to focus on the role of supporting one another in our lives and business, the importance of friends and family, ways we can make classes and more accessible, and the importance of low-tech building for global sustainability and personal stability.

    Find out more about them at mudgirls.ca. There you’ll find more information about their book, and so much more.

    Often in permaculture, as we spoke about today, we talk about meeting someone where they’re at, which is one of the things that stood out for me in this conversation with The Mudgirls. They are using the patterns they see in the world around them that make accessing meaningful work and ongoing education, and creating the details by ensuring all members receive an equal wage whether building or providing childcare for the others. This extends to their classes and workshops that allow families and single-parents to attend and learn together.

    Clare and I talk about this in more depth in another conversation, out in a few weeks, when we go into more depth about the history and experiences of The Mudgirls, their clients, and students.

    What patterns do you see hindering people from engaging in quality work or engaging workshops or classes? What details can we create from those?

    Let me know so that we can continue to make permaculture design and education more accessible and affordable for all.

    What patterns do you see hindering people from engaging in quality work or engaging workshops or classes? What details can we create from those?

    Leave a comment in the show notes. Call: 717-827-6266. Email: show@thepermaculturepodcast.com.

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    From here the next regular episode is an interview from David Bilbrey with Dr. Elaine Ingham to discuss the Soil Food Web.

    Until then, grow your support structure and create the world you want to live in by taking care of Earth, yourself, and each other.

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    Resources
    Mudgirls
    Mudgirls Manifesto from New Society Publishers
    Jen Gobby (Article in Dwell)
    Becky Bee
    Canelo Project
    Peak Oil (Wiki)
    Cob (Wiki)

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