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 …

A Look at Agriculture, Horticulture, Permaculture: Why Agriculture Can Never Be Sustainable, and a Permacultural Solution with Toby Hemenway (V145)

Ten thousand years of agriculture has devastated every ecosystem it has come in contact with. Horticultural societies point toward a solution, and permaculture can help us design a way to overcome agriculture’s deficiencies, preserve many of the best features of our culture, and create a horticultural society that has a good chance of proving sustainable. This lecture shows how we …

Arrive at a Solution, Don’t Impose a Solution – Permaculture and Life with Toby Hemenway (V144)

Toby Hemenway joins me to talk permaculture – how permaculture has changed and how we can work more permaculture into our lives. Like the show? Then please support it on Patreon.   Key Takeaways It really benefits anyone in almost any field to be able to think in whole systems.  Someone who embraces permaculture can do a lot more than …

How Permaculture Can Save Humanity and the Earth, but Not Civilization presented by Toby Hemenway (V143)

Today’s episode is the first episode in a week long series dedicated to the late Toby Hemenway. It’s the first presentation in a series of episodes which Toby called his civilization series. It’s titled How Permaculture Can Save Humanity and the Earth, but Not Civilization. Like the show? Then please support it on Patreon. Notes: Leverage Points – Places to …

Grazing the Savanna: Lessons from New Forest and Mastodon Valley Farms presented by Peter Allen at PV2 (b039)

Today’s episode is a replay of the presentation that Peter Allen gave at PV2 in March 2015.. The presentation is titled Grazing the Savanna: Lessons from New Forest and Mastodon Valley Farms. In this talk Peter will share the lessons he learned establishing and managing multi-species rotational grazing operations in a well-established permaculture setting at Mark Shepard’s New Forest Farm, …

Savanna Gardens: Regenerating the Ultimate Human Ecosystem presented by Peter Allen at PV2 (b038)

Today’s episode is a replay of the presentation that Peter Allen gave at PV2 in March 2015.. The presentation is titled Savanna Gardens: Regenerating the Ultimate Human Ecosystem. Why Savannas? Savannas were some of the most complex, diverse, and productive ecosystems in North America and provide an excellent model for permaculture – integrating woody perennial crops with grazing and browsing …

5 Minutes of Inspiration, Ideas, and Action. It’s Real and It Will Get You Thinking – The AFIVES’s

Leveraging Your Network for Reducing Business Risk presented by Mark Oberle Starting a new business can be daunting, especially when considering potential overhead and risk required. In this talk, Mark Oberle will discuss how he was able to utilize a contact from PV2 with Frank Golbeck of Golden Coast Mead to create a mutually beneficial arrangement and launch his own …