Greening Saudi Arabia – Seeing Progress, Plant Species, Lessons Learned, and No Regrets, an Update with Neal Spackman (PVP116)

  [gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”50px”] Neal Spackman is regreening a portion of the desert that gets 3 inches of rain a year on average, but lately they aren’t even meeting the average. Greening the site by using true cost water accounting, meaning that they only use the equivalent of water that falls onto the…

The Farmscale Permaculture Series – Tree Crops: Tree Propagation by Grant Schultz (b019)

    [x_audio_embed] [/x_audio_embed] Grant’s talks at PV2: Grant Schultz: Tools & Technology for the Permaculture Homestead (1HR) Appropriate technology plays a critical role in permaculture systems.  Developing, documenting, and sharing these tools and systems can turn dreamers into true permaculture practitioners.  Grant will discuss home and hot water heating using regenerative energy sources, year-round…

Restoring Tall Grass Prairie and Tree Crops with Ben Tyler (b017)

  [blockquote cite=”Ben Tyler” type=”center”]”I think about what would happen in natural succession, then I try to plug in and enhance the system.”[/blockquote]   [x_audio_embed] [/x_audio_embed] Key Takeaways from Ben Tyler: “I think about what would happen in natural succession, then I try to plug in and enhance the system.”  “Once you learn to read…

Permaculture Plants: A Business and A Hobby with Taylor Walker (PVP099)

      [x_audio_embed] [/x_audio_embed] Key Takeaways from Taylor Walker: Once fruits get through their first few years they tend to be much more cold hardy. Every design that they do comes with an education component that comes with it.  Free admission to classes, how to guides. They are also experimenting with offering a quarterly…

Farmscale and Broadacre Permaculture Design Experiences with Neil Bertrando (PVP098)

[blockquote cite=”Neil Bertrando” type=”center”]“Focus on the processes in the landscape, and that is what we are designing for and managing for; more than using techniques.” [/blockquote]       [x_audio_embed] [/x_audio_embed] Key Takeaways: Be willing to plan things through time to work towards success. Be willing to dive in and learn as you go and…

Forest Farming with Steve Gabriel. Growing Crops Within the Canopy of an Existing Forest. (PVP094)

[blockquote cite=”Steve Gabriel” type=”center”]”The biggest challenge with forestry and making decisions is that a lot of those consequences of your actions, you’re not even going to see in your lifetime, and that is a really powerful consideration, and it really humbles you really quickly.  You’re making decisions for the next person down the line.” [/blockquote]…

1000’s of Trees and Half an Acre. Small Scale Nursery Business with Akiva Silver (PVP063)

[blockquote cite=”Akiva Silver” type=”center”]”I think the most important thing is to grow what you use.  What you use in your landscape, and what you’re excited about and want to see other people grow..” [/blockquote] [gap size=”50px”] [gap size=”75px”] “We now know how to breed plants.  In the short span of a few years we can…

Plants and the Evolution of Permaculture with Byron Joel (PVP053)

[blockquote cite=”Byron Joel” type=”center”]”It’s probably going to cost you less in the end by slowing down.” [/blockquote] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] In 1929 J. Russell Smith wrote.. “I see a million hills green with crop-yielding trees and a million neat farm houses snuggled in the hills. These beautiful tree farms hold the hills from Boston to Austin, from…