Permaculture Exchange

“Our Own Bread” – Interview with rani Jayakumar, Transition Palo Alto, by Willi Paul, Permaculture Exchange

“Our Own Bread” – Interview with rani Jayakumar, Transition Palo Alto, by Willi Paul, Permaculture Exchange http://planetshifter.com/node/2042 “I adore anything craft-related, especially when it uses found materials and things that would otherwise end up in the landfill. I started with that very young – making little notebooks out of scraps of junk mail and stickers that had lost their glue and giving them as gifts to teachers. I think as I have grown, my interests have also diversified – I love cooking, preserving, knitting, appreciating nature. Last year we had … Continued

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“State of Our Permaculture Union”. Interview with Lisa DePiano, Permaculturist & Keynote Speaker, 2012 NE Permaculture Convergence by Willi Paul, Permaculture Exchange

“State of Our Permaculture Union”. Interview with Lisa DePiano, Permaculturist & Keynote Speaker, 2012 NE Permaculture Convergence by Willi Paul, Permaculture Exchange http://planetshifter.com/node/2036   – excerpt – “I believe that we need change from both inside the system, like the participatory budgeting that is happening in New York and Chicago, and on the outside. I find that I am most effective somewhere on the edge. I believe that as a movement permaculture changes things by building beautiful, productive, abundant realities that defy the myth of scarcity and illustrate abundance, that build … Continued

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Crowdfunding for Permaculture Now! Article / Interview with Christian Shearer of WeTheTrees.com by Willi Paul, permaculture exchange

Crowdfunding for Permaculture Now! Article / Interview with Christian Shearer of WeTheTrees.com by Willi Paul, permaculture exchange http://planetshifter.com/node/2035   – excerpt – “WeTheTrees is a crowdfunding platform for the Permaculture community. The platform is not, however, limited to only permaculture certified campaigns. WeTheTrees is open to campaigns that fall into any sustainability, environmental, social, or educational category, as long as they meet the ethics of permaculture. The key is to work the edges. It is much more effective to work on something at the edge of your system and help … Continued

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A Regenerative Ag Incubator for Veterans – Interview with Deston Denniston, Vets Cafe Program (Pac NW) by Willi Paul, permaculture exchange

A Regenerative Ag Incubator for Veterans – Interview with Deston Denniston, Vets Cafe Program (Pac NW) by Willi Paul, permaculture exchange http://planetshifter.com/node/2028 “We will undertake a survey of earth-shaping practices, beginning with small-scale domestic compost and expanding to include broad-acre soil building, infrastructure free irrigation and rain catchment, and other broad acre water conservation works. A study of civilian conservation corps field drain and tile methods, wadi systems, traditional methods of water handling such as Hawaii’s menehune channels, Australian wadies, the now popular bioswale, Yeoman’s keyline plowing, and other durable, … Continued

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The Permaculture Sprout Cellar Network (A Transition Buckle). New Myth 23 by Willi Paul, openmythsource.com

The Permaculture Sprout Cellar Network (A Transition Buckle). New Myth 23 by Willi Paul, openmythsource.com http://openmythsource.com/2012/06/22/permaculture-sprout-cellar-network/   – excerpt – In 2015, Northern CA, Oregon & Washington seceded from the United States of America in a sacred coup d’état fueled by a feverish localism bent, new agriculture values and Transition spirits. That same year the new Union, called Cascadia, created a network for the protection of non-GMO seeds and other food sources, using decommissioned bomb shelters, root cellars and other protected underground spaces. Only a select few saw the coast … Continued

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AppleSeed Permaculture’s New Land Managers Program. Interview with Dyami Nason-Regan and Ethan Roland

AppleSeed Permaculture’s New Land Managers Program. Interview with Dyami Nason-Regan and Ethan Roland by Willi Paul, Permaculture Exchange http://planetshifter.com/node/2025 “We build symbiotic relationships that put people on the land and generate multiple forms of capital for everyone involved. Land managers will receive compensation for their services, and land owners will achieve returns on their investments in financial, material, living, social, or cultural forms of capital. We are building this match-making service to meet the parallel unmet needs we’ve encountered among our design clients, our students, and our colleagues in the permaculture and … Continued

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“OccupyStrategy”? 5 Questions for Eli Zigas, food systems and urban agriculture program manager at SPUR.

“OccupyStrategy”? 5 Questions for Eli Zigas, food systems and urban agriculture program manager at SPUR.  In support of: Panel Discussion - Expanding Urban Agriculture on Public Land. May 16, SF.  Interview by Willi Paul, Permaculture Exchange.   – excerpt – “I think there’s no question that in the urbanized parts of the Bay Area, there is a strong demand for space where people can grow food or learn about growing food. And since those efforts often require more land than what’s available in an individual yard, people are looking to public land for space. And, … Continued

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Seeds & Ladders. A Conversation with Permaculture Designer Jenny Pell, Pacific Northwest. By Willi Paul, Permaculture Exchange

Seeds & Ladders. A Conversation with Permaculture Designer Jenny Pell, Pacific Northwest. By Willi Paul, Permaculture Exchange   http://planetshifter.com/node/2007   “Another metaphor that I use a lot is one of abundance and how can you expect the table to be full and abundant if you don’t bring something to the table? People in our culture have a bad habit of filling up at the table where someone else planted, harvested, and cooked the food, eating more than their fill, and then walking away without doing the dishes! You need to … Continued

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In the Spirit of Lewis & Clark. Interview with Andrea Laliberte,earthmetrics.com by Willi Paul, Permaculture Exchange

In the Spirit of Lewis & Clark. Interview with Andrea Laliberte, earthmetrics.com by Willi Paul, Permaculture Exchange http://planetshifter.com/node/2004 – exceprt – “The real advantage of using a GIS is when you want to work with topography or produce topography-derived datasets such as slope, aspect, hill shade models or stream networks. These datasets can still be produced on a smaller site, but in many cases, the available free data are too coarse to produce good topography and more detailed survey data are needed. One free GIS package I use is Quantum GIS, … Continued

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Unleashing the Collective Genius of San Francisco. Interview with Beverly Pitzer, TransitionSF by Willi Paul, Permaculture Exchange

Unleashing the Collective Genius of San Francisco.  Interview with Beverly Pitzer, TransitionSF  by Willi Paul, Permaculture Exchange   – excerpt – “Personally, I don’t see competition really playing a role in this movement. For this global experiment to work, we need cooperation and lots of it. Competition and a built in sense of scarcity have been the basis of our economy for a long time. As experts like Richard Heinberg share, we have reached the limits of growth, and operating in the same competitive mindset will not help us to build community … Continued

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