Willi Paul

“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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Journey to Cascadia: Building a New Global Mythology. For 2012 Study of Myth Symposium Work Shop, Willi Paul, openmythsource.com

  Journey to Cascadia: Building a New Global Mythology. For 2012 Study of Myth Symposium Work Shop, Willi Paul, openmythsource.com http://wp.me/s14SHM-2584 “The New Global Mythology model is supported by mythic elements from rock music, permaculture, the Transition movement, localization and dark green religion – and the support of the Sacred that comes with them. Whether or not the Cascadian Myths are “positive” or “negative”, it is clear that these are critical lessons from present conditions on Earth and reveal an honest & realistic vision of the future.” 36000

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Permaculture and the Bios Factory (A Transition Buckle) New Myth 24 by Willi Paul,openmythsource.com

Permaculture and the Bios Factory (A Transition Buckle) New Myth 24 by Willi Paul,openmythsource.com The Cascadia Tribal Council began transforming the broke and broken rural prison system into the Permaculture Bios System soon after WA, OR and NorCal left the United States for independence. The leaders designed a way to not simply let all of the inmates go free but to offer them a valuable transition and survival course as a re-entry into the post-carbon landscape. Cascadia choose rural prisons first because urban jails did not have the land required to teach permaculture … Continued

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Transition Man. Interview with John Steere, Environmental Alchemist / Planner by Willi Paul, Planetshifter.com Magazine

  Transition Man. Interview with John Steere, Environmental Alchemist / Planner by Willi Paul, Planetshifter.com Magazine  http://planetshifter.com/node/2030 “The 37’ goodwill wind mill swirls, scoops and directs concentrated dirty air from the East Bay Tribal zone into the interconnected bowels of Che-Lou’s Air Purification Machine. Grey water circulates and filters the air, powered by the battery house. Che-Lou cleans the unfiltered residue from wing #5 to make printing ink for the community paper. At the base of wing #6 the so-called gold soil dumps out of the system at the rate of 2 … 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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Erik Olsen’s Permaculture Skill Center is blooming in Sebastopol! Site visit / Interview by Willi Paul, CommunityAlchemy.com

 Erik Olsen’s Permaculture Skill Center is blooming in Sebastopol! Site visit / Interview by Willi Paul, CommunityAlchemy.com As I walked through the tall grasses, Erik told me about the venture: “Permaculture Artisans will be the parent company for the Permaculture Skill Center. No doubt that this business model starts with a good business location. We are just across from the Flea Market on HW 116 in Sonoma County.” The project site is approximately 5.5 acres but feels larger as the land stretches out and back with multiple pastures. The sheep … Continued

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