Dr. Ross Mars on Practical and Realistic Processing of Homescale Greywater and Blackwater (V152)

[gap size=”50px”] Today I am talking with Dr. Ross Mars, author of The Permaculture Transition Manual. A book that covers a wide variety of practical topics including: permaculture design principles, soil building, nutrient-dense food growing, and greywater systems. In the book Ross also dispels a number of well accepted permaculture myths, such as comfrey being…

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

[gap size=”50px”] 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…

Massive Influence – A Tribute to Toby Hemenway (V150)

[gap size=”50px”] A compilation of stories from peers, friends, and students paying tribute to Toby Hemenway who passed away on December 20, 2016. [gap size=”50px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”50px”]   DID YOU LIKE THIS EPISODE? HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW… Permaculture Voices is listener supported by people just like you. Please consider making a one time or…

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

[gap size=”50px”] 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…

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

[gap size=”50px”] 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…

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

[gap size=”50px”] Toby Hemenway joins me to talk permaculture – how permaculture has changed and how we can work more permaculture into our lives. [gap size=”50px”] [blockquote cite=”Toby Hemenway” type=”center”]”When you are doing work of value, people will support you in a variety of ways, not just money.”[/blockquote] [gap size=”50px”] [blockquote cite=”Toby Hemenway” type=”center”]”How do…

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

[gap size=”50px”] 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. [gap size=”50px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”25px”] Like the show?…