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Author: Morag Gamble: Permaculture Education Institute

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Join Morag Gamble, global permaculture teacher and ambassador, in conversation with leading ecological educators, thinkers, activists, authors, designers and practitioners to explore 'What Now?' - what is the kind of thinking we need to navigate a positive and regenerative way forward, what does a thriving one-planet way of life look like, where should we putting our energy in this changing world and in challenging times, we offer these voices of clarity and common sense.

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In the new episode of Morag Gamble’s podcast, Michael Mobbs shares insights from his 50 + years experience living and breathing environmentalism and sustainability.Starting out as Australia’s first environmental lawyer in 1978, Michael went on to create an off-grid home for his family in the 1990s – right in the heart of Sydney. His passion for sustainability led him to write two books: Sustainable House, and, Sustainable Food.Michael’s off-grid home is featured in Zac Efron’s latest season of Down to Earth on Netflix, and a model of the home is on display in the Powerhouse Museum Sydney. (here's a link to the trailer - Michael is featured in the Eco-Innovators episode)As for the need for climate action, now? Michael says:“The best way through (the climate crisis) is by consuming food that you grow or buying locally grown. And when you grow food, do so with the compost that you create from your food waste. There's no such thing as waste, just a failure of imagination. Don't be without imagination – be with compost, be with the soil, be with plants.”The Sustainable House website with Michael MobbsSustainable House Book by Michael MobbsSustainable Food Book by Michael MobbsSupport the showThis podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute.Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents. We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, host Our Permaculture Life YouTube, and offer free monthly film club and masterclass. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest on beautiful Gubbi Gubbi country. I acknowledge this is and always will be Aboriginal land, pay my respects to elders past and present, and extend my respect to indigenous cultures and knowledge systems across the planet. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on Youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode. Please leave us a 5 star review - it really it does help people find and myceliate this show.
I'm delighted to welcome Ansima Casinga Rolande to this final episode of our International Women's Series. I've worked with Rolande for many years now and I can truly say that she is one of the most inspiring people I've ever met.Rolande is from the Democratic Republic of Congo and is living currently in Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Uganda. In this episode, she shares her story of how she came to be in Nakivale Refugee Settlement, the challenges of life in a refugee camp and how she started to make a difference.After taking the Permaculture Education Institute's Permaculture Design and Teaching Course, Rolande has been working hard to integrate permaculture into the camp - for healthy food, for livelihoods, for environmental restoration, for women and youth, for peace and for hope. From women's menstrual health to helping young artists in the camp, Rolande is empowering women and youth by providing education, livelihoods, and a sense of purpose.Rolande's work wouldn't be possible without the kind donations of people like you. The Ethos Foundation is a registered charity and sends 100% of all donations towards programs like Rolande's and supports free permaculture education for refugees, with direct impact where it is needed most. If you can make a donation, it is deeply appreciated, supporting life-changing permaculture programs led by local people in 10 refugee settlements across Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.Another way to support Ethos Foundation initiatives is to attend the Permaculture Education Institute's free, online events and donate at registration - this also goes 100% towards programs. To buy a reusable sanitary pack for a young woman in a refugee settlement and support sustainable menstrual health, visit this page. To commission a Nakivart artwork of your own and support young artists in Nakivale to make a livelihood doing what they love, visit this page.Support the showThis podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute.Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents. We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, host Our Permaculture Life YouTube, and offer free monthly film club and masterclass. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest on beautiful Gubbi Gubbi country. I acknowledge this is and always will be Aboriginal land, pay my respects to elders past and present, and extend my respect to indigenous cultures and knowledge systems across the planet. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on Youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode. Please leave us a 5 star review - it really it does help people find and myceliate this show.
Join me in this episode as part of our International Womens' Series to explore how we can speak up for women and climate with Osprey Orielle Lake. Osprey is the founder of Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International, leading and inspiring a just transition towards a one-planet, democratised and resilient world.We discuss her new book, 'The Story is in Our Bones: How Worldview and Climate Justice Can Remake a World in Crisis', diving deep into the importance of worldviews of how they shape our understanding of the world and determine how we act.We need to engage at different scales - from personal actions to global community building - speaking up for nature and building womens' leadership in whatever ways we can.We also chat about how permaculture can be used in these actions and forming the basis for a theory of change. Deeply informed and felt worldviews are so important in creating the world we want to see.Make sure to look into Osprey's amazing work - get involved and support WECAN and read her book to delve more deeply into these ideas.Support the showThis podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute.Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents. We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, host Our Permaculture Life YouTube, and offer free monthly film club and masterclass. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest on beautiful Gubbi Gubbi country. I acknowledge this is and always will be Aboriginal land, pay my respects to elders past and present, and extend my respect to indigenous cultures and knowledge systems across the planet. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on Youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode. Please leave us a 5 star review - it really it does help people find and myceliate this show.
In this second International Women's Series conversation, Clytie Binder joins Morag Gamble in discussing her Churchill Fellowship research on composting and the hyperlocal systems she has observed around the world. Tune in to learn about the importance in 'handmade' composting wherever you are and how it is being used to address the climate crisis. Clare emphasises the need to prioritise household composting and avoid food waste as the first step in the waste hierarchy. She also explores innovations in composting, from institutional composting in zoos, schools, and prisons to house level systems.Most of all, she highlights the need for a shift towards a circular economy - the importance of incorporating the social dimension into the life cycle of our foods and products.To dive deeper into this exploration of community composting, read Clytie's Churchill Fellowship report.Make sure you check out Clytie's latest project, the Local Community Compost Alliance, a national organisation in Australia supporting and advocating for community composting.Support the showThis podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute.Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents. We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, host Our Permaculture Life YouTube, and offer free monthly film club and masterclass. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest on beautiful Gubbi Gubbi country. I acknowledge this is and always will be Aboriginal land, pay my respects to elders past and present, and extend my respect to indigenous cultures and knowledge systems across the planet. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on Youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode. Please leave us a 5 star review - it really it does help people find and myceliate this show.
Tune into this conversation as part of the International Women's Day Series with Helen Lehndorf as we share our deep relationship with nature - finding connection and empowerment in the edible landscape around us.We explore the practice of foraging and the concept of home as a sense of nourishment and connection with the land, discussing the journey of becoming ecologically conscious and the importance of being immersed in nature, in the city or the country.This episode a must listen for anyone searching for a deeper connection to place.As a published author of books like 'A Forager's Life', Helen has a beautiful way of emphasising humans' reciprocal relationship with plants and the wisdom of plant tending. She also highlights the significance of hyperlocal food systems and the power of food commons and radical reciprocity.This conversation also touches on the intersection of permaculture and motherhood, the importance of social permaculture, and the practice of writing and nature journaling.Support the showThis podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute.Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents. We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, host Our Permaculture Life YouTube, and offer free monthly film club and masterclass. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest on beautiful Gubbi Gubbi country. I acknowledge this is and always will be Aboriginal land, pay my respects to elders past and present, and extend my respect to indigenous cultures and knowledge systems across the planet. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on Youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode. Please leave us a 5 star review - it really it does help people find and myceliate this show.
Tune in for an exploration of sense-making with author, educator, and local government councillor, Leah Rampy.If you're looking for insight into what it means to live in a changing world, the importance of remembering your kinship with the Earth and how to apply this to your daily practices, listen in to this episode.As well representing her local county as a councillor and writing books, Leah lives in a cohousing community, leads a local food initiative called Save Our Soils and runs the monthly gathering Church of the Wild. She also offers retreats and spiritual coaching - guiding experiences to reconnection with the Earth. You can find her recently released guide to living deeply with the planet, 'Earth and Soul: Reconnecting Amid Climate Chaos' at this link. This book is a result of a decades long journey examining the gaps in our climate change conversations and uncovers what lies beneath our unwillingness to change our interactions with the natural world.I hope you find nourishment in this episode and enjoy our conversation!Support the showThis podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute.Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents. We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, host Our Permaculture Life YouTube, and offer free monthly film club and masterclass. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest on beautiful Gubbi Gubbi country. I acknowledge this is and always will be Aboriginal land, pay my respects to elders past and present, and extend my respect to indigenous cultures and knowledge systems across the planet. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on Youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode. Please leave us a 5 star review - it really it does help people find and myceliate this show.
In this episode, I welcome Ben Moody to explore a systemic way of reversing plastic pollution - a young regenerative entrepreneur with a big vision to clean the seas.Through his innovative business, Seven Clean Seas, Ben has managed to remove over 2 million kilograms of plastic from the ocean by working with a number of countries in Asia, engaging with communities to create positive local employment.He and his partners buy plastic credits from companies - a way to create a systemic solution for plastic pollution. This plastic neutral idea pushes for plastic reduction, but allows places like medical industries who use necessary plastics to offset their impact by sponsoring Ben's work of removing plastic already in the environment.As Ben sees it, this is a systemic problem. We have to stop the flow of plastic as well as cleaning it up at the same time. And if we can positively engage the communities that are involved in this process, then impact start ups like Ben's can really make a difference.Check out Seven Clean Seas' Instagram and Facebook!Support the showThis podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute.Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents. We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, host Our Permaculture Life YouTube, and offer free monthly film club and masterclass. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest on beautiful Gubbi Gubbi country. I acknowledge this is and always will be Aboriginal land, pay my respects to elders past and present, and extend my respect to indigenous cultures and knowledge systems across the planet. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on Youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode. Please leave us a 5 star review - it really it does help people find and myceliate this show.
Are you a teacher, parent or student wondering how permaculture can be related to school? Listen in to this episode, where I welcome Rebecca Leek - an educator weaving permaculture into school systems across England.Permaculture is commonly associated with gardening, but Rebecca shows how it can help our approach to education too.From producing no waste to valuing the marginal, the principles embedded in permaculture can really help shape our schools into places of genuine connection and emergence.What if we looked at our education system as a garden? How can we create composting systems in our social worlds? Tune in to explore.You can read Rebecca's article in the Guardian here.To explore more, listen to Episode 12: Education with Satish Kumar.Support the showThis podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute.Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents. We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, host Our Permaculture Life YouTube, and offer free monthly film club and masterclass. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest on beautiful Gubbi Gubbi country. I acknowledge this is and always will be Aboriginal land, pay my respects to elders past and present, and extend my respect to indigenous cultures and knowledge systems across the planet. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on Youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode. Please leave us a 5 star review - it really it does help people find and myceliate this show.
Tune in to this episode with Dr Ruth Backstrom - author, facilitator and public professor - to explore why we need to rethink our democratic political systems, what a new democracy could look like and how we can make it happen.When we talk about politics, we often associated it with the 'us and them' - the distant, polarised landscape we see in the news, and in our discussions with those around us. Instead, Ruth's idea of a new democracy rests on citizen assemblies - a place to make a difference and learn through conversation - a participatory form of governance!Ruth focuses on the importance of teaching emotional intelligence to find empathy not only with other people, but with the planet too. To learn about a holistic form of approaching politics and the stories we share around it, listen to this episode! Dr Backstrom has recently released a book 'Igniting a Bold New Democracy: Empowering Citizens Through Game-changing Reforms' - a great guide into how we can create positive change in our political decision-making processes! Check out her work at www.ruthbackstrom.com to explore more.Support the showThis podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute.Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents. We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, host Our Permaculture Life YouTube, and offer free monthly film club and masterclass. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest on beautiful Gubbi Gubbi country. I acknowledge this is and always will be Aboriginal land, pay my respects to elders past and present, and extend my respect to indigenous cultures and knowledge systems across the planet. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on Youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode. Please leave us a 5 star review - it really it does help people find and myceliate this show.
In this episode, I welcome Eric Ressler - a digital designer helping social impact organisations myceliate their stories into the world through Design by Cosmic. If you've ever wondered about what goes into the behind-the-scenes of a social action group or wanted to start your own, this is a must-listen!As an organisation designer, Eric goes into the nitty-gritty of what the most important steps for catalysing real world change are - from how to activate people through online platforms to the significance of taking a moonshot once in a while.Design by Cosmic supports organisations focused on making real world change hone down their impact story, their branding and their messages. If you're interested, check out their manifesto for social impact leaders!Support the showThis podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute.Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents. We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, host Our Permaculture Life YouTube, and offer free monthly film club and masterclass. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest on beautiful Gubbi Gubbi country. I acknowledge this is and always will be Aboriginal land, pay my respects to elders past and present, and extend my respect to indigenous cultures and knowledge systems across the planet. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on Youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode. Please leave us a 5 star review - it really it does help people find and myceliate this show.
Tune in to this episode for a conversation about regenerative business with the fabulous Emily and Josh Prieto - founders of Seeds of Tao, regenerative business educators, world explorers, and homeschooling parents.It was fantastic to chat about their journey into permaculture, moving to Panama, their attraction to regenerative design and how they are applying it to business. We talk about how you can make a permaculture livingAt the heart of their vision is the integration of permaculture design thinking and regenerative ideas into a balanced business life - that leaves space for living well and homeschooling their four children. From valuing the marginal in the challenges they face to the importance of obtaining a yield, it was inspiring to hear Emily and Josh's approach!Seeds of Tao is a community of entrepreneurs, supporting and educating each other to create regenerative enterprises - through bioregional support hubs, mentoring, educational resources, a course and a podcast (which I have been on). Check out their amazing work!Support the showThis podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute.Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents. We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, host Our Permaculture Life YouTube, and offer free monthly film club and masterclass. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest on beautiful Gubbi Gubbi country. I acknowledge this is and always will be Aboriginal land, pay my respects to elders past and present, and extend my respect to indigenous cultures and knowledge systems across the planet. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on Youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode. Please leave us a 5 star review - it really it does help people find and myceliate this show.
Join me this episode for an exploration into homeschooling with permaculture author-educator-activist Lucy Legan.I've interviewed Lucy before on this podcast after the release of her book 'Planet Schooling', a fantastic conversation about re-conceiving what education is for, how she teaches permaculture, has created living learning centres and school gardens plus her process of writing! Now I interview her after the release of her free eBook 'How to Start Homeschooling Your Children' - a fantastic resource to approach the (sometimes daunting) journey of homeschooling. In this conversation, we dive into everything around homeschooling - all of our stories as both professionals in permaculture & ecoliteracy education and as mothers homeschooling their children (and in Lucy's case, grandchildren). If you've ever considered homeschooling your kids or in the process, this is a must listen!I had a wonderful time catching up with Lucy - as we said, if we lived close to each other, you'd constantly find us in each others' gardens! If you're interested in helping us send a box of Lucy's book 'Planet Schooling' over to the Permayouth hubs in refugee settlements in East Africa, we would appreciate any donations! Send it through the Ethos Foundation (100% goes directly to the project) and leave us a message to let us know it's for this initiative.One of Lucy's great resources mentioned in the podcast is the card deck and guidebook 'Seed to Plate' - an inspiration and guide to learn how to save seeds. To learn more about Lucy's work and find more resources, check out her website - https://planetschooling.com/Support the showThis podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute.Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents. We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, host Our Permaculture Life YouTube, and offer free monthly film club and masterclass. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest on beautiful Gubbi Gubbi country. I acknowledge this is and always will be Aboriginal land, pay my respects to elders past and present, and extend my respect to indigenous cultures and knowledge systems across the planet. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on Youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode. Please leave us a 5 star review - it really it does help people find and myceliate this show.
In this episode, I’m delighted to welcome Robyn Francis - my friend and true permaculture legend. Robyn has been a part of the permaculture movement since the very beginning, working closely with Bill Mollison, and is a leading international permaculture educator. She’s initiated many projects around the world such as Djanbung Gardens, the accredited permaculture design training process, Jarlanbah Ecovillage and the Permaculture International magazine. When I was just starting out as a permaculture designer, I attended a number of workshops at her place!Tune in to listen to Robyn’s story through permaculture and her insights on the process, reflections and hopes for the future of permaculture. This conversation is mix of stories of the very beginnings of permaculture and a practical look at how you can get accredited as a permaculture designer and educator. There’s plenty to learn from this one!Support the showThis podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute.Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents. We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, host Our Permaculture Life YouTube, and offer free monthly film club and masterclass. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest on beautiful Gubbi Gubbi country. I acknowledge this is and always will be Aboriginal land, pay my respects to elders past and present, and extend my respect to indigenous cultures and knowledge systems across the planet. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on Youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode. Please leave us a 5 star review - it really it does help people find and myceliate this show.
In this final episode of our special 2023 Urban Agriculture series, join me as I dive into a new way of approaching change-making and sense-making with William Padilla-Brown. William is a certified permaculture designer, a citizen scientist, urban agriculturalist, mycologist, phycologist, a featured in the film Fantastic Fungi and someone I consider a public professor of mycosymbiotics.It was great to meet William as he is someone I've wanted to interview for a while! Mycosymbiotics is what William calls 'biological aides for permaculture systems' and we explore what this means for practical implementation in both our permaculture systems and as a philosophy in this fascinating conversation. If you want to find out more, you can check out William's work at www.mycosymbiotics.com, join his newsletter for updates and check out MycoFest 2024 to catch him live!Support the showThis podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute.Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents. We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, host Our Permaculture Life YouTube, and offer free monthly film club and masterclass. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest on beautiful Gubbi Gubbi country. I acknowledge this is and always will be Aboriginal land, pay my respects to elders past and present, and extend my respect to indigenous cultures and knowledge systems across the planet. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on Youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode. Please leave us a 5 star review - it really it does help people find and myceliate this show.
Join me for the 4th episode in our 2023 Urban Agriculture Month series for a deep-dive into the workings of Denver Urban Gardens with executive director, Linda Appel Lipsius.Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) began as a grassroots movement in the late 70s - when a neighbourhood came together to create a space for local women to grow their own food. Now DUG oversees more than 200 community gardens over 34 acres in Denver, including 60 school based community gardens and 19 food forests - impacting tens of thousands of local people.Linda  is working to amplify the robust role that community gardens and food forests can play as critical infrastructure for thriving cities. Linda and most of her team are certified in permaculture & we discuss how permaculture is transforming the community gardens in Denver.We also delved into how social barriers and the recently declared epidemic of loneliness can be healed with community gardening. I had a wonderful time discussing these topics with Linda, I hope you enjoy listening!Check out DUG's model of city-wide community gardening at www.dug.org and get involved in your local community garden to learn more.Support the showThis podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute.Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents. We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, host Our Permaculture Life YouTube, and offer free monthly film club and masterclass. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest on beautiful Gubbi Gubbi country. I acknowledge this is and always will be Aboriginal land, pay my respects to elders past and present, and extend my respect to indigenous cultures and knowledge systems across the planet. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on Youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode. Please leave us a 5 star review - it really it does help people find and myceliate this show.
This episode is part of the Urban Agriculture Month series, so I'm speaking to the wonderful Naomi Lacey - permaculture community gardener and president of Community Gardens Australia (an organisation I helped to start up back in 1995).She's recently returned from a 16 week research fellowship exploring national and regional community garden networks in order to bring back inspiration and lessons to apply back in Australia. Check out her guide on How to Start a Community Garden!We chat about why community gardens are so important, what possibilities she saw in her expedition and recent Australian community garden roadtrip, what’s going on in the Community Gardens Australia network, and how to find resources & get involved!If you're interested in attending the Urban Agriculture Forum in Sydney that was mentioned in the podcast, visit uaf.org.au.Support the showThis podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute.Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents. We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, host Our Permaculture Life YouTube, and offer free monthly film club and masterclass. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest on beautiful Gubbi Gubbi country. I acknowledge this is and always will be Aboriginal land, pay my respects to elders past and present, and extend my respect to indigenous cultures and knowledge systems across the planet. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on Youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode. Please leave us a 5 star review - it really it does help people find and myceliate this show.
My guest this episode of the urban agriculture series is Paul West - a legend in the gardening world - co-founder of Grow it Local with over 30,000 members around the country, and partnering with hundreds of councils to bring monthly workshops of how to grow food in your backyard! (I've been delighted to contribute sessions)Paul is an author, broadcaster, chef, surfer and master grower. You might also know him from the TV show 'River Cottage Australia'. He’s on a mission to help new growers experience the magic of delicious, fresh and organic homegrown food.Tune in to our themed conversation for a chat about Paul's journey into local gardening, how permaculture has informed what he does, why he's so keen on sharing this as widely as possible, and why he thinks it's so important  to grow your own food. Learn too how you can get behind Grow It Local's latest idea. There's an invitation to  invest this growing regenerative business, check it out here. Watch this overview video.Paul's books:Homegrown - a year of growing, cooking and eatingEdible Garden Cookbook and Growing GuideSupport the showThis podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute.Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents. We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, host Our Permaculture Life YouTube, and offer free monthly film club and masterclass. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest on beautiful Gubbi Gubbi country. I acknowledge this is and always will be Aboriginal land, pay my respects to elders past and present, and extend my respect to indigenous cultures and knowledge systems across the planet. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on Youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode. Please leave us a 5 star review - it really it does help people find and myceliate this show.
This month is Urban Agriculture Month, so I'm speaking with the amazing Bjorn Low - creator and director of the Edible Garden City project in Singapore. We talk about everything from the context of urban farming in Singapore to connecting with indigenous food systems and supporting small-scale, closed loop systems.A proud recipient of the 2021 President's Award for the Environment, Edible Garden City is an urban farming phenomenon, transforming Singaporeans' relationship with food.  Bjorn started the project around a decade ago and has been championing the 'grow your own food' movement for social, ecological and health benefits since as almost all of Singapore's food is important. This is an amazing story of what's possible in urban communities.Support the showThis podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute.Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents. We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, host Our Permaculture Life YouTube, and offer free monthly film club and masterclass. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest on beautiful Gubbi Gubbi country. I acknowledge this is and always will be Aboriginal land, pay my respects to elders past and present, and extend my respect to indigenous cultures and knowledge systems across the planet. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on Youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode. Please leave us a 5 star review - it really it does help people find and myceliate this show.
In this episode, I have the pleasure to chat with my dear friend and collaborator,  Christie Wilson. Christie is a clinical psychotherapist, climate activist and facilitator, working with people at the frontlines of the climate emergency.She wrote the Extinction Rebellion's Regenerative Culture Handbook, and has co-authored a recently published journal article on 'How to Become a Climate-Aware Counsellor: Supporting Ourselves, Clients and Communities'. Hosting events with Psychology For a Safe Climate, organising for Extinction Rebellion, and serving on the boards of the Anthropocene Transition Network and the Green Law Network, Christie is an amazing advocate for regenerative culture and connecting with our ecologies.Together, Christie and I created a permaculture series of conversations with Global XR that continued to ripple out in this conversation. We touched deeply on how it feels to be alive today, knowing what's going on around us and still finding the courage to continue to show up while taking care of ourselves.Support the showThis podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute.Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents. We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, host Our Permaculture Life YouTube, and offer free monthly film club and masterclass. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest on beautiful Gubbi Gubbi country. I acknowledge this is and always will be Aboriginal land, pay my respects to elders past and present, and extend my respect to indigenous cultures and knowledge systems across the planet. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on Youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode. Please leave us a 5 star review - it really it does help people find and myceliate this show.
This particular episode has been painful to edit. I've been sitting on it for over a year. Just before I was going to share it with you in 2022, Dan Palmer passed away aged 47.It has taken me this long to pluck up the courage to revisit our conversation - and it is now with love and respect for my dear friend Dan that I release this conversation. This week his film Reading Landscape is also going live - sharing the observational design practices of permaculture founder David Holmgren.Dan and I shared a love of permaculture, living systems design. I felt we were kind of kindred spirits and I really valued how deeply and intensely he cared about the world and humanity - how he was not only full of ideas but he got out and made so many happen!Dan launched Permablitz in Melbourne, co-created the permaculture design and education business Very Edible Garden, and was an avid permaculture design teacher.He hosted a podcast (which I joined him on) called Making Permaculture Stronger and I loved listening to his exploration of permaculture in relation to Holistic Decision Making and what he described as a Living Design Process.I miss Dan. I wish he was still with us. I hope you enjoy tuning into our conversation.Support the showThis podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute.Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents. We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, host Our Permaculture Life YouTube, and offer free monthly film club and masterclass. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest on beautiful Gubbi Gubbi country. I acknowledge this is and always will be Aboriginal land, pay my respects to elders past and present, and extend my respect to indigenous cultures and knowledge systems across the planet. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on Youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode. Please leave us a 5 star review - it really it does help people find and myceliate this show.
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Jess Ledger

This is a great podcast full of hopeful people and thoughtful topics. I listen to it whilst gardening and it fills my cup even more. Thanks Morag!

Apr 14th
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Stephanie Cutmore

brilliant conversation so much nuggets of wisdom that is making me think even deeper on things, thank you

Nov 10th
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Dawn Fox

Oh gosh Yes Maria just says it all. Connection ! to people, the earth, food, cultures, diversity, sharing, learning, knowledge and so much more... this podcast blew me away! 🙏

Feb 2nd
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