Rank #1: Nate Ayers – Episode 8 – Chiwara Permaculture in Michigan
Nate Ayers and I get into all sorts of great subject areas in this interview. We talk about his design and research firm Chiwara Permaculture, His recently completed project in Highland Park adjacent to Detroit. This site is next to where Henry Ford built the first Model T factories. We discuss post-industrial Permaculture design, and it's importance for the future. Nate's Chiwara house in Ann Arbor down the road from the University of Michigan. We discuss briefly 'Peak College' (possibly coined by Extra Environmentalist), and advantages and disadvantages of funding permaculture design research through University systems. I was sick while recording the interview, so many apologies. I also had some PC issues lately, and am not using my normal software or hardware, so sorry for any editing or lesser audio quality in this episode. Enjoy! Links Chiwara Permaculture http://sustainability.umich.edu/events/world-renowned-permaculture-master-sepp-holzer-visits-u-m-and-southeast-michigan Michigan Permaculture Convergence http://youtu.be/P2hj25reoh8 http://youtu.be/ENpGY5QicVE
Rank #2: Faan Rossouw – Episode 7 – Amazonian Permaculture
This episode features Permaculturalist Faan Rossouw who studied under Geoff Lawton recently in Australia. We spoke while Faan was in Peru awaiting travel to Quebec to study at McGill University. We speak at length about the intersection of Ecology, Permaculture and Shamanic medicines. The Paititi Institute for the Preservation of the Amazon Rainforest & Indigenous Culture is a Peruvian based non-profit organization dedicated to supporting a harmonious and abundant life through the integration of ancient wisdom into modern practical resolution of today’s challenges. The institute is currently based on 100 acres in the Maynas Province of the Loreto Region of Peru in the rainforest between the city of Iquitos and the village of Nauta, and is the base for our cornerstone projects — Natural Medicine Center, Institute for Indigenous Studies and Permaculture Education Center. Music _ghost - Contemplations - via CCMIXTER Links Faan on Permaculture Global Paititi Institute - Peru Paititi Institute - Permaculture Global http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZS9AVcLsYnk Google+
Rank #3: Peter Bane – Episode 6 – Permaculture Homesteading – GrowHaus, Denver Colorado
This episode of the show feature Peter Bane speaking at the Grow Haus in Denver on June 27 2013. He discusses the need for permaculture design, the biophysical limits making permaculture more important, and how to take action to become more self-reliant and resilient to the coming changes predicted by Peter and others in the peak oil and climate change world. It was a pleasure to hear him talk, and I hope you enjoy it. Links http://permaculturehandbook.com/ http://www.permacultureactivist.net/ Grow Local Denver The Grow Haus
Rank #4: Jason Gerhardt – Episode 5 – Water, Fire and Education.
Today on the show we have Jason Gerhardt, a permaculture designer and teacher currently based out of Naropa University in Boulder, CO. The show released on June 28th 2013. The interview was recorded on June 25th at Naropa University. Here is a short biography of Jason from the Naropa website. Jason Gerhardt has been applying permaculture design in diverse bioregions from the deserts of Arizona to the fresh water lakes of New York since 2005. Jason holds a BA in Sustainable Design as well as a Diploma in the fields of Permaculture Design and Education. As an emerging voice of permaculture in the U.S, he is known for extensive knowledge of plant ecology, rainwater harvesting, agricultural biodiversity preservation, and integrated ecological design. Jason’s background includes the development of a bioregional seed business, creating sustainable food production systems, and working with community groups to apply permaculture principles on a range of scales from community gardens to conservation organizations. Jason currently teaches a permaculture certificate program for Naropa University and instructs at numerous workshops, courses, and conferences throughout the US. He has taught for many well-respected organizations including Denver Botanic Gardens, Prescott College, Permaculture Institute USA, and the U.S EPA. Jason practices ecological design professionally through Real Earth Design on scales ranging from 40 acres to small city yards. Naropa - Permaculture http://www.naropa.edu/academics/snss/ug/environmental-studies-ba/permaculture/index.php Greenhouse at Naropa http://www.naropa.edu/the-naropa-experience/sustainability/grounds-and-landscaping/community-greenhouse.php Jason on the Permaculture Page http://www.naropa.edu/faculty/jason-gerhardt.php Jason on the Permaculture Institute Page http://www.permaculture.org/nm/index.php/site/teaching_team
Rank #5: Creighton Hofeditz – Episode 4 – Climate Batteries, Denver and the Bullock Brothers
Creighton and I speak about his stay at the Bullock Brothers farm in the San Juan islands, his work on a recently installed Climate Battery Greenhouse in Morrison, Colorado, CRMPI and a fantastic highway restoration project that was featured in Permaculture Activist. The audio quality of my microphone in this interview is very bad, and I apologize about that. Creighton's is actually pretty good, so hopefully that makes up for it. I promise to work hard to improve the quality on the next podcast. In any case, enjoy the show! Music on the show Texasradiofish - FUSE Snowflake - Human Race (difficult years)
Rank #6: Scotty Kellogg – Episode 3 – Your City as an Ecosystem
Welcome back. Episode 3 is here featuring Scotty Kellogg. A short episode but packed with info about his upcoming book tentatively titled "Your City as an Ecosystem". Scott co-wrote the book Toolbox for Sustainable City Living with Stacey Pettigrew. He did a substantial amount of work with the Rhizome Collective in Austin Texas. Now located in Albany, Scott is working full time on the Radix Center. A site that maintains a year round bioshelter designed for education and research purposes. Check it out and pick up a copy of his book if you like what you hear. http://radixcenter.org Direct Download
Rank #7: Laura Ruby – Episode 2 – Yummy Yards and Probortunities
Permaculture Salad Podcast Episode #2 featuring Laura Ruby of Yummy Yards. Download
Rank #8: Adam Brock – Episode 1 – Invisible structures in Denver
An interview with Adam Brock - COO of the Grow Haus in Denver.http://bit.ly/W8xOH7 This is the first episode of The Permaculture Salad Podcast. Enjoy! GrowHaus
Rank #9: Rockies Edge Permaculture – 13
Looking for a PDC in Colorado? This one is shaping up nicely. Awesome instructors with loads of experience with all sorts of specialty areas. I had a wonderful time talking with them, and hope to have them on for solo interviews in the future. Links http://rockiesedge.com/ - PDC - Elevate your awareness. http://boulderbeet.com/ - Kristin Alexander - What's Happening in Permaculture in Boulder, Colorado and Beyond http://denverearthship.com/ - Mike Wird - Regernative Lifestyles / Denver Earth Ship http://coloradogreywater.com/ - Avery Ellis http://www.earthguardians.org/ - We are committed to standing up to protect the Earth, Water, Air and Atmosphere so our generation, and those to follow, inherit a healthy, just and sustainable planet. We are focusing on weaving together the synergy of individual grassroots youth driven projects around the globe, to create one international, intergenerational movement for effective change.
Rank #10: Scott Pittman – Episode 12 – Pedagogy of Permaculture.
In this episode Scott discusses the pedagogy of Permaculture and how stellar of a teacher Bill Mollison was. Some of the subjects we hit are: How A few days into the class we can see that people seem to pass the threshold of plausible deniability. John Taylor Gatto - Dumbing Us Down How permaculture self selects some of the best people of our culture. People in the classes are looking for another way to live than the cubicle. Indigenous Central Americans attending Permaculture classes. Talent show being dropped from some PDCs. The magic of a PDC that allows participants to drop some of the normal trappings of our culture. The revolutionary quality of Permaculture. Is the next generation the group who will bring in the new paradigm? Building a Permaculture Nation - Bill Mollison Criticisms of online PDCs Using Non-Profits to the advantage of Permaculturalists. Read more about Scott and his work here.