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Geoff Lawton

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Episode-2830- Geoff Lawton on Permaculture in “Strange Times”

The Survival Podcast

Geoff is a world-renowned permaculture consultant, designer, and teacher. He has established permaculture demonstration sites that function as education centers in all the world’s extreme climates — information on the success of these systems is networked through the Permaculture Research … Continue reading →

2hr 2mins

25 Feb 2021

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8 - Geoff Lawton sees permaculture as a revolution of thought

The Overview Effect with James Perrin

It’s been a crazy year. One of the things we’ve seen is people choosing to flee the cities to the regional areas, partly to reconnect with Nature.We’ve also seen people turn to gardening in a big way, reconnecting with where their food is coming from and this push towards localisation. So it was really fitting to talk to Geoff Lawton, one of the gurus of permaculture. Geoff is a world-renowned permaculture designer and teacher. But more importantly than that, he is someone who really embodies his own philosophy and practices what he preaches.Through his online permaculture design courses and his youtube channel, Geoff reaches thousands of people teaching them not just about how to manage landscapes, but how to see the world through the permaculture design principles.Because here's the thing... permaculture is not just a set of organic gardening tips. It's a philosophy. It’s a way of interacting with our world in a mindful, natural way. It's a revolution of thought. And I think as a broader society, that’s what we’re doing. We’ve had this year of pause. And many of us are reconsidering the way in which we want to live, where, and how, and with who, and doing what.This is how Geoff sees the world every day.Geoff graciously invited me to his home at Zaytuna Farm where we discussed managing landscapes (of course), the importance of diversity on a grand scale, natural systems and about how we as humans have no idea what’s truly going on (as much as we like to think we do), and about the sense of wonder that 4 year olds have and how we can get that back through connecting with Nature.. and just so much more.Thank you so much for supporting the show. Keep the good vibes rollin' by hitting subscribe and sharing on instagram.Cheers!


1 Nov 2020

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Watershed Chats: On Being a Beneficial Human & Learning to Listen to the Land with Permaculturist Geoff Lawton

Waterpeople Podcast

Geoff Lawton is a permaculture systems designer who has spent more than thirty years implementing and teaching the holistic mindset and ethical design science of permaculture. He has educated more than 15,000 students and consulted on projects in 52 countries around the world. If you’re curious to learn more about permaculture design or philosophy, Geoff has generously provided Waterpeople listeners with free access to his Permaculture Greenroom, where you’ll find inspiring, free video content from Geoff himself, one of the leading permaculture designers in the world. .....Welcome to our new series, Watershed Chats, conversational deep dives with experts and those in service of solutions for a healthier and habitable future on Planet Ocean. Watershed Chats are presented by The Waterpeople Podcast in collaboration with Patagonia.  .....Listen with Lauren L. Hill & Dave RastovichSound Engineer & Music by: Shannon Sol Carroll Artist in Residence: Chris Miyashiro Join the conversation: Waterpeoplepodcast.com@Waterpeoplepodcast 


25 Aug 2020

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NPK Fertilizer: Chemists Took Control of Our Food Supply with Geoff Lawton

Mitolife Radio

Geoff Lawton is a world renowned permaculture educator. He was taught by Bill Mollison, “the father of permaculture”, in 1983. He has educated over 15,000 students in the ways of permaculture.  I found out about Geoff while researching the harms of NPK fertilizer that’s being used to grow our food. In this interview we talk about the effects of NPK fertilizer on the soil, how acid rain makes heavy metals more available, organic versus inorganic minerals, and Geoff shares his philosophy about how life works. 

1hr 54mins

25 Jul 2020

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Episode #14 - “I will compost you if you stand there long enough” - Geoff Lawton

High Permaculture Entrepreneurs

Projects on projects on projects, a permaculturist project is never over. From brooding hens to Summer Solstice Beekeeping Bonfire Celebration so much happens in this world every week and we can only keep moving forwards never backwards or sideways. So roll up and toke a little while we talk High Permaculture Entrepreneur shit! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app


23 Jun 2020

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Episode 56 - The Natural Prophetic Way | Shaykh Hassan Elsetohy & Geoff Lawton

Boys In The Cave

Sustainable development, spirituality, meat industry & capitalism. We discuss all this and much more with Shaykh Hassan Elsetohy & Geoff Lawton. Shaykh Hassan is an Engineer, Permaculturist, Business Architect, a Sheikh, Community Leader, Strategist and a Technologist - and has previously worked at the top in IBM before joining MAA in 2012 as CEO. Geoff Lawton is a permaculture consultant, designer, teacher and speaker, and has specialised in permaculture education, design, implementation, system establishment, admin and community development. Host : Tanzim  Please email us your comments, feedback, and questions at: info@boysinthecave.com, and leave a review and 5-star rating on iTunes! Check out our website – boysinthecave.com Follow us on: Facebook –https://www.facebook.com/boysinthecave/ Instagram – @boysinthecave Twitter – @boysinthecave Become a Patreon today! https://www.patreon.com/boysinthecave ——————————————————————————————————– Shaykh Hassan's visibility https://www.facebook.com/hassana6k Geoff Lawton's visibility https://www.geofflawtononline.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL_r1ELEvAuN0peKUxI0Umw https://www.facebook.com/geofflawtononline/ https://zaytunafarm.com/


4 Jan 2020

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038 - Probiotic Permaculture With Geoff Lawton & Sam Parker-Davies

The Probiotic Life

In this episode, it is a pleasure to bring you an interview with Geoff Lawton & Sam Parker-Davies of Zaytuna Farm in New South Wales, Australia.Geoff is a world renowned permaculture designer, advisor, and teacher. He’s worked in over 30 countries around the world, and has taught over 15,000 students.Sam is a student of Geoff’s, learning to follow in his footsteps, and is just a few years in to his permaculture journey. He contributes a fresh look at Geoff’s significant work through the eyes of a new, but deeply engaged learner.I had the privilege of talking to them both about their experiences, and what permaculture means to them.Of particular note is our discussion of the property they live on. Zaytuna Farm is a self sufficient site for permaculture demonstration, and is also the base for the Permaculture Research Institute.A recurring theme that comes up in this conversation is creating abundance, and how a rich and fulfilling life comes from creating abundance around us.Join us as we dive in to the world of permaculture!Here are the links we mention:Zaytuna FarmPermaculture Research InstitutePermaculture GlobalPermaculture Circle radioGeoff Lawton OnlineSPECIAL MICROBIOMETER PROMO OFFERIf you’re keen to do a bit of citizen science and test the microbial biomass in your soil, check out Microbiometer.comEnter the promo code ‘probioticlife’ when you order, and get $10 off your purchase. This helps support the podcast.Show Notes to come.

1hr 8mins

14 Oct 2018

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Advancing permaculture knowledge at the whole community level with Geoff Lawton and Sam Parker-Davies from Zaytuna farm: 075

Regenerative Skills

This is an interview I’ve been looking forward to for a while now. I was fortunate enough to speak with two guests from opposite ends of the spectrum of permaculture learning. The first, Geoff Lawton, one of the original students of Bill Mollison and a permaculture designer and teacher for more than 30 years, and the second, Sam Parker-Davies, an intern with Geoff at Zaytuna farm in Australia who has jumped in deep with permaculture learning, especially at the community level. In this interview we talked in depth about the challenges and points of inspiration from each perspective and experience. Geoff talks about inspiring regenerative projects at the community level and what it takes to get the ideas to really stick. Sam discusses his experience getting involved in local politics and even running for a seat on the city council. Geoff and I also talk about his experience and memories from working in our region of Guatemala many years ago with our friends at IMAP (the Mesoamerican institute of permaculture) and gives great advice on gathering information and observing a site in depth before making assumptions. This is a great and nuanced discussion from both ends of the spectrum that I’m sure anyone out there can relate to on some level

3 Aug 2018

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REPLAY: Geoff Lawton Talks Permaculture - The Past, The Future, and The Land (V031)

Farm Land

Geoff Lawton joins me today to talk about permaculture. Geoff talks about his early days in permaculture, where we are in permaculture today, and where we need to go in the future. He touches on what he has learned along the way and what he finds most valuable. Geoff then goes on to answer a lot of audience questions about tree systems, water harvesting, his new chicken tractor for composting, and his upcoming online PDC. Key Takeaways: Consider starting a community group. They provide a whole lot of support to keep things moving in the right direction. Realize the ability of pioneer plants and succession to work for you. One of Geoff's early mistakes was not allowing plants to work more for him. Later he embraced and accepted plant rampancy. Don't just do things in patterns for the sake of patterns. Rationalize and legitimize every placement and connection you make. So many people are stuck in the matrix. They know things, they just don't do anything. Permaculture needs to focus on feeding people in urban and peri-urban areas. Use chickens in your composting system. There is a huge benefit to using chickens at the beginning of a composting cycle. Consider aquaculture as a use for wetlands in temperate wetlands. Whatever you dig in wetlands you gain in soil, so you intensify the water. You get drier land and wetter water using a temperate climate chinampa. Show Notes: www.permaculturevoices.com/31 Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support

1hr 3mins

23 Jun 2017

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Geoff Lawton - A Permaculture Teacher on Cultivating Abundance through Systemic Regenerative Design

GreenplanetFM Podcast

Permaculture is a designed science system that is the most innovative planetary method available - of pulling all the disparate forces of nature together in a harmonious movement to live within the seasonal flow of the web of life. Geoff is continually invited to go to many countries from very developed, to others that are environmentally distressed and now, situations of conflict where he finds himself putting both conflict and environmental circumstances back together - in a sustainable form. Even looking towards establishing eco city developments and eco villages as examples, as the permaculture design system covers all climates, all landscapes and virtually all contingencies. Permaculture to him is essentially a journey of discovery through a career of assisting people towards embedding sustainable knowingness – which has been taught as a subject since 1979 - to over 15,000 students and NZ too has a number of superb students now fully trained as experienced teachers, many working globally as leaders in their field. There is also a growing awareness that we need to be resilient and self-reliant and though not seen out in the public realm, behind the scenes there are many people who have a feel for the land, and see themselves asking the question how does a human being live on a planet and in community and sustainably. That the word ‘sustainability’ is today used in every global aid proposal - where conversely when the Clark Labour Government administration here in NZ left power, it is alleged that the new National Government administration passed a memo to all governmental departmental heads, asking them to not use the word sustainability in any ecological or environmental context.


7 Apr 2016