Permaculture – Another Tool in The Toolbox – Where Engineering Meets Permaculture with Rob Avis (V151)

There had always been that group of design-centric permaculturalists focused on the process, not the techniques. The Toby Hemenways and Larry Santoyos of the world, the Darren Dohertys and the Ben Falks, The Richard Perkins, and my guest today, Rob Avis. They are all just a small sample of a larger subset that’s focused on permaculture a design process, and …

Interns – The Good and The Bad – The Urban Farmer with Curtis Stone (TUF82)

Valuable and necessary to the success of hte changing landscape of agriculture… or an abused form of cheap labor that helps some farms appear more profitable than they really are… That’s what we are talking about today on The Urban Farmer with Curtis Stone With the 2017 season underway, we’ll be widening the scope. Not only going beyond Curtis and …

From the Suburbs and Skateboards to The Country and a Broadfork – The Journey of Jean-Martin Fortier (TUF81x)

Today I will be talking with someone who likely inspired many of you to get into farming, to consider farming, or to farm better, not bigger. I’ll be talking to market gardener, Jean-Martin Fortier. We’ll start out talking about his days before he farmed and how he figured out exactly who Jean-Martin Fortier was and what he was about. And …

Liberation Permaculture – The Prequel – An Interview with Toby Hemenway (V147)

Today, let’s take a look at permaculture. Let’s go beyond the land, and beyond food to take a look at a concept that Toby is calling liberation permaculture. “Permaculture offers more than a path to a sustainable and just food system. It can move entire segments of our society off the radar screens of state oppressors and help return equality, …

Backing Away from the Energy Cliff: A Permaculturist’s Guide to Thinking About Energy (V146)

Backing Away from the Energy Cliff: A Permaculturist’s Guide to Thinking About Energy. Fossil fuels are the underpinning of our civilization, and our desperate attempts to keep cheap oil flowing runs the risk of collapsing ecosystems and cultures. This lecture uses a permacultural approach to evaluate energy sources and to design possible energy futures. Presented by Toby Hemenway at PV1 …