“Mark Shepard of Viola, Wisconsin speaks to organic farmers about his permaculture farm, his experiences and techniques in modeling agriculture after natural, 3-dimensional ecosystems using tree and shrub agroforestry, keyline water management, rotational grazing, and more.
He also explains why it is imperative that we take up these techniques immediately and on a large scale in order to sequester carbon, combat climate change, stop soil erosion, deal with peak oil, improve our air, water, and wildlife habitat, all while being more resilient and financially-viable than conventional monoculture farming.”
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By Kevin Ford
The Distributist Review
Great change for the good often comes slowly. It creeps up through the cracks in a broken system, and begins to take the place of its previous forms. Slowly, public opinion, public actions, and individual sentiments begin to be formed in a new way. This is exactly what is happening in America today.
Word from Keith Preston is that he passed away last night at the age of 76.
By Andrew Millison
Permaculture Activist Magazine
It’s always the same dream: I’m a goose flying, and the faces of the flock are my heroes; Bill Mollison, Masanobu Fukuoka, P.A. Yeomans and David Holmgren. We’re honking and circling around my farm: the most artful and organic mosaic of earthworks, ponds, orchards, gardens, forests, with stock and poultry, my huge shop and barn crafted from site grown lumber, all centered around the most epic hot springs ever. Then Geoff Lawton is down there firing up the Keyline plow…and then I awake in my bed, to the diesel roar of the school bus going by on my busy street in a town of 55,000. It was that rural Permaculture paradise dream again, coming back to haunt my urban subconscious.
“My guest for this episode is Peter Bane, author of The Permaculture Handbook: Garden Farming for Town and Country. We talk about his background, the book, his upcoming tour schedule, and he answers two listener questions. The first is about how much Zone 5 Wilderness we need for sustainable civilization. The second is a discussion of the third permaculture Ethic: Fair Share.”
Listen to the podcast @ The Permaculture Podcast
“Full-length documentary following the legendary Masanobu Fukuoka on a visit to India.”