[Sdpg] The Agroinnovations Podcast/Permaculture Bill Mollison/Darren Doherty Keyline/Fukuoka/Rob Hopkins Transition Culture/Marisha Auerbach

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Agroinnovations Podcast

Archive for the 'Permaculture' Category

Episode #106: The One Straw Revolution
Monday, September 20th, 2010
Once again we are joined by educator, author, and 
permaculture activist Larry Korn to continue our 
discussion of the life and philosophy of Masanobu 
Fukuoka.  Topics of discussion include Larry's 
relationship with Fukuoka through the years, the 
translation and publication of The One Straw 
Revolution, Fukuoka's world travels, his hope for 
the future of world agriculture, the making of 
seed balls, and the difficulties Fukuoka had in 
conveying his message to others.
Visit the Agroinnovations Blog for show notes and follow-up.

Podcast: Download (Duration: 32:38 - 30.0MB)
Tags: fukuoka, japan, natural farming, Permaculture, philosophy
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Episode #105: Masanobu Fukuoka
Monday, September 13th, 2010
We are joined by Larry Korn.  Larry is a 
permaculture instructor, educator, and author. 
He has been an active student and practitioner of 
permaculture and natural farming for several 
decades, and is well-known for his friendship 
with the great pioneer Masanobu Fukuoka.
In this episode we discuss the life and times of 
Masanobu Fukuoka, the mystical experience that 
formed the basis for his philosophy and farming 
method, the methods and practice of natural rice 
farming, Fukuoka's self-regenerating orchard, 
natural methods for pruning fruit trees, and 
Fukuoka in the context of Japanese spiritual 
traditions.  Part I of II.

Podcast: Download (Duration: 32:54 - 30.3MB)
Tags: fukuoka, japan, natural farming, Permaculture, philosophy, rice, zen
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Episode #104: Discovering Keyline
Monday, September 6th, 2010
This episode is the second installment in the 
series featuring keyline pioneer P.A. Yeomans. 
 These interviews were conducted in 1979 by Bruce 
Hedge, Geoff Booth, and Phill Gall of 3CR 
Melbourne Radio.  P.A. Yeomans died in 1984.
Topics of discussion include the slow adoption of 
keyline in Australia, the energy crisis of the 
1970's, Yeomans motivation for discovering 
keyline, the process of discovery, and the use of 
Nature as a model for design.  This is another 
fine interview featuring a major figure in the 
permaculture movement; thanks to Darren Doherty 
for sharing this interview.

Podcast: Download (Duration: 38:46 - 35.6MB)
Tags: australia, discovery, keyline, Permaculture, yeomans
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Episode #103: P.A. Yeomans and The Bunyip Slipperimp with Shakerator
Monday, August 30th, 2010
In this episode I play an interview from 1979 
with keyline pioneer P.A. Yeomans.  This 
interview was conducted by Bruce Hedge, Geoff 
Booth, and Phill Gall of 3CR Melbourne Radio. 
 P.A. Yeomans died in 1984, several years after 
this interview was conducted.  Special thanks to 
Darren Doherty for providing the audio for this 
Topics of discussion include the invention and 
utility of the key-line plow, strategies for 
building top soil, water at the center of land 
planning, intercropping of cereals and legumes, 
the fundamentals of keyline design, and forest 
ecosystems as processing plants for wastewater. 
Part one in a two part series.

Podcast: Download (Duration: 30:26 - 28.0MB)
Tags: keyline, Permaculture, Soil, water
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Episode #101: Permaculture On The Fly
Monday, August 16th, 2010
In this episode we are joined once again by 
Darren Doherty, permaculture designer and 
consultant, for the second half of a two part 
interview.  We spend a good deal of time 
discussing a series of spreadsheets Darren has 
developed as part of his consultancy.  These 
spreadsheets are tools available on Darren's 
website that can be used to further increase the 
permaculture community's capacity to develop and 
implement effective projects.  We conclude by 
discussing permaculture's failure to engage the 
agricultural industry, and discuss the role of 
permaculture and Holistic Management in the 
ongoing and worsening deflationary Depression.
Making Sense of the Financial Crisis in the Era 
of Peak Oil (Nicole Foss Lecture)
The Automatic Earth (Nicole Foss Blog)
Darren's Spreadsheets and other useful documents

Podcast: Download (Duration: 32:11 - 29.6MB)
Tags: darren doherty, Economics, great 
depression, open source, OSAT, Permaculture, 
Posted in English, Permaculture | 2 Comments »

Episode #100: Regenerative Permaculture
Monday, August 9th, 2010
In this 100th episode of the Agroinnovations 
Podcast we are joined by Darren Doherty, a 
permaculture designer and consultant who is an 
expert in keyline design, broadacre permaculture, 
and agroforestry.  Topics of discussion include 
Australia as a source of innovation in 
agriculture, regenerative vs. sustainable 
agriculture, the life and work of P.A. Yeomans, 
the keyline orders or permanence, open source 
agricultural implements, and the Spanish Dehesa 
as a model for broadacre permaculture.  This 
episode is a tour-de-force of many of the 
critical issues facing the permaculture movement.
Follow-up Blog Post (via the Agroinnovations Blog)

Podcast: Download (Duration: 59:54 - 55.0MB)
Tags: Appropriate Technology, australia, 
broadacre permaculture, darren doherty, Holistic 
Management, keyline, open source, Permaculture
Posted in English, Permaculture | 2 Comments »

Episode #70: The (a)Politics of Transition Culture (Part II)
Monday, November 16th, 2009
In this second part of a two part interview, Rob 
Hopkins and I discuss the apolitical nature of 
transition culture, the construction of parallel 
systems, and the potential for confrontation with 
existing power structures. Also discussed is the 
feasibility of permaculture in a suburban 
Useful Links Below
Ralph Nader's Flight of Fancy
Slow Money Alliance

Podcast: Download (Duration: 31:34 - 29.0MB)
Tags: climate change, Peak Oil, Permaculture, transition-culture
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Episode #69: Transition Culture with Rob Hopkins
Monday, November 9th, 2009
In this episode, I am joined by Rob Hopkins of 
transitionculture.org. We discuss the origins of 
the transition movement and its practical 
application as a grassroots community organizing 
strategy. Rob shares with us some potential 
pitfalls, and we also discuss the differences 
between collapse and energy descent. This is part 
I in a two part interview.
For more on Charles Eisenstein, please see http://www.ascentofhumanity.com/

Podcast: Download (Duration: 33:45 - 30.9MB)
Tags: climate change, Peak Oil, Permaculture, transition-culture
Posted in English, Permaculture, Transition | 2 Comments »

Episode #67: Reinventing Education - Permaculture and Transformational Learning
Monday, October 19th, 2009
In this episode, I am joined by Nelson Lebo, 
organic farmer, teacher, and Ph.D. candidate in 
education.  Nelson and I discuss today's crisis 
in education, and we reframe the debate towards 
one where permaculture becomes the lynch pin in a 
strategy to promote personal transformation 
through hands-on science education.  Issues like 
Peak Oil and climate change are also addressed.
Some useful links are below.
Futurescenarios.org: David Holmgren's excellent 
work on the twin crisis of climate change and 
Peak Oil
The End of Suburbia: You Tube version of the film 
mentioned by Nelson in the podcast

Podcast: Download (Duration: 39:47 - 36.5MB)
Tags: climate change, education, Peak Oil, Permaculture, science
Posted in English, Permaculture | 3 Comments »

Episode #62: Whole Systems Design with Ben Falk
Monday, August 31st, 2009
In this interview with Ben Falk of Whole Systems 
design we discuss permaculture design, plant 
guilds, permaculture as an animal rights 
strategy, nitrogen use efficiency, energy 
descent, and the use of forests as a an energy 
Links below:
Whole Systems Design
Future Scenarios
The Omnivore's Delusion (article by Blake Hurst)
Death on a Factory Farm (HBO Documentary)

Podcast: Download (Duration: 36:35 - 33.6MB)
Tags: climate change, forest, nitrogen, Peak Oil, Permaculture
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Episode #61: The Essence of Flowers with Marisha Auerbach
Monday, August 24th, 2009
For Episode #61 of the podcast, I speak with 
Marisha Auerbach of Herb'n Wisdom.com.  Marisha 
is a permaculture designer living in the Pacific 
Northwest.  We speak about her work with edible 
flowers and flower essences, the importance of 
connections in nature and community, and the role 
of sustainably managed forests.
Also, please take the time to visit Red House Art Radio.
Podcast: Download (Duration: 34:31 - 31.7MB)
Tags: design, flowers, forests, Permaculture
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Episode #42: Permaculture in the Savanna
Monday, January 26th, 2009
In this first of (hopefully) many collaborative 
episodes of the podcast, fellow Agrocaster Mike 
Moon interviews permaculturalist Mark Shepard 
about his strategies for developing a 
permaculture on the natural model of transitional 
upper mid-West savanna ecosystems. Fruits, nuts, 
and birds abound.

Podcast: Download (Duration: 32:31 - 14.9MB)
Tags: Farmers, fruit, grazing, midwest, Permaculture, pigs
Posted in English, Farmers, Permaculture | 4 Comments »

Episode #30: Open Farm Tech with Marcin Jakubowski
Thursday, May 22nd, 2008
Marcin Jakubowski is one of the premier pioneers 
of open source appropriate technology and 
agricultural innovation. Guided by Gandhi's 
principles of swadeshi, Marcin has made great 
strides in moving towards community-based 
development and local autonomy. One of his first 
great innovations is an open source compressed 
earth block press, which he discusses at length 
in this podcast.
Listen to this podcast to learn about his ideas 
and innovations, and visit his blog to follow 
developments on his farm as they occur.

Podcast: Download (Duration: 30:29 - 14.0MB)
Tags: Appropriate Technology, Farmers, industry, open source, OSAT
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Episode #20: The World According to Mollison (Permaculture Part II)
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007
In the second part of our interview with Bill 
Mollison, Bill's humor, wisdom, and philosophy 
are on display as he opines about Peak Oil, 
global warming, and the future of our planet. 
This one is not to be missed.

Podcast: Download (Duration: 21:46 - 10.0MB)
Tags: australia, design, Farmers, mollison, Peak Oil, Permaculture, tasmania
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Episode #19: Permaculture Design with Bill Mollison (Part I)
Tuesday, August 14th, 2007
Last month I had the privilege to speak with Bill 
Mollison, visionary and creator of the 
revolutionary and true reality-based design 
science of permaculture. The interview is 
published here, so that those of you who are new 
to permaculture can discover the history of its 
founder and the nature of the concepts embodied 
in his philosophy.
This is the first part in a two part series. 
Please listen and enjoy, and come back soon to 
hear part two.

Podcast: Download (Duration: 25:52 - 23.7MB)
Tags: australia, design, Farmers, mollison, Permaculture, tasmania
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