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[ Episode #58 // Permaculture Possibilities ]

Even though our global environmental challenges have become dramatically more severe over the last several decades, our understanding of ecological processes have significantly deepened. Permaculture approaches offer a unique toolkit to address problems of desertification, poisoned landcapes, impure water supplies and more. Yet will low-tech solutions that work with nature be able to capture a public imagination expecting technological progress to look like business as usual?

In Extraenvironmentalist #58 our correspondent Kevin joins us to cover permaculture approaches to our global challenges. We hear segments from Pacific Northwest Permaculture Convergence sessions on innovative landscape management practices, biochar for carbon sequestration, mycological approaches to cleaning up our pollution and more. We also hear a few extended interviews from the Pacific Northwest Permaculture Convergence to wrap up our coverage of the largest permaculture summit in North America.

// Additional Links

Extraenvironmentalist Youtube Channel for New Economy Summit Coverage
Coursera MOOC on Climate Change Literacy
Allan Savory's TED Talk on Greening Deserts

// Extended Clips (in order of appearance)


The Overview Effect

// Music (in Order of Appearance)
NONONO - Pumping Blood via Pigeons and Planes
Formidable Vegetable - Small and Slow via Soundcloud
The Garden Song via Youtube
The Embassy - Everything I Ever Wanted (Kisses Remix) via Soundcloud
Formidable Vegtable - Oil via Soundcloud
James Blake - Retrograde (Finn Filly Edit) via Et Musique Pour Tous
Haim - Falling (Duke Dumont Remix) via Hard Candy

// Speakers in Order of Appearance

3:06 - Maurice Robinette via
13:40 - Francesco Tortorici
15:52 - Chuck Estin via
16:30 - Francesco Tortorici
22:49 - Peter McCoy via
37:28 - Forest Shomer via
41:00 - Andrew Millison via
52:19 - Judith Alexander via
55:42 - Paul Cienfuegos via
1:04:55 - Mark Robinowitz via
1:25:26 - Josho Somine
1:41:00 - Nancy Chase via

// Production Credits

Kevin via Sustainable Guidance Youtube Channel