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    Broad Impact Permaculture

    Broad Impact Permaculture

    “What have you seen through your lived experience and via your increasing network that gives you not only aspirational hope, but also “perspirational” perspective & confidence of moving past demonstration projects and moving toward broader-scale impact?” Posted by Christopher Kopka during the May Ask Me Anything on Patreon. I don’t see the land and agriculture-based permaculture […]

    Caring for Bees

    Caring for Bees

    2018 was terrible for beekeepers, with up to 40 percent of hives across the United States dying off, one of the worst losses since we started tracking honey bee health. Recently, the USDA suspending the Honey Bee Tracking Survey indefinitely. Earlier this year, the bee-harming pesticide sulfoxaflor, sold under the trade names Closer and Transform, […]

    1916 – The Adaptive Habitat Program

    1916 – The Adaptive Habitat Program

    (Pictured: The Design Squiggle, by Damien Newman as mentioned in this interview. CC BY-ND 3.0 US) Today I’m joined by Rob Avis and Takota Coen, two Canadian permaculture designers and teachers, who, working together, created a systemized approach to permaculture and landscape design. This process, called The Adaptive Habitat Program, reduces drudgery and simplifies complexity […]

    1915 – Rising Earth Immersion

    1915 – Rising Earth Immersion

    In this episode, my guests are Meg Toben, the co-founder and director of The Eco-Institute at Pickards Mountain, and Jimi Eisenstein, one of the facilitators for the Rising Earth Immersion course. They join me to discuss this ten-week, on-site intensive offered at The Eco-Institute, located near Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Donate via PayPal Donate via […]

    1914 – Carving Out a Living on the Land with Emmet Van...

    1914 – Carving Out a Living on the Land with Emmet Van Driesche

    My guest today is Emmet Van Driesche, author of Carving Out a Living on the Land: Lessons in Resourcefulness and Craft from an Unusual Christmas Tree Farm. He joins me to share his life transitioning to farming. How he became a Christmas tree farmer, who coppices softwood balsam firs rather than cutting and replanting. How […]