Tag Archives for " greening the desert "

279 – Geoff Lawton Q&A

Published 4 years ago in Permaculture , Podcasts - 0 Comments

Geoff Lawton reached out to Paul to discuss the peoples questions. Paul explained how the forum generated a lot of questions. Some of the questions were answered by other forum members. Paul thought that they should focus on the tougher questions. Question: How can trees generate more moisture thru condensation? What is the critical number […]

227 – Spreading Permaculture with Geoff Lawton Part 1

Published 5 years ago in Permaculture , Podcasts - 0 Comments

In this podcast, Paul and Geoff Lawton talk about spreading Permaculture. At the time of the interview, Geoff is in the Dead Sea valley in Jordan. He is near the original Greening the Desert site, which he and Paul discuss along with the new Greening the Desert site, which is now 4 years in and […]

192 – Greening the Sahara Desert

Published 5 years ago in Permaculture , Podcasts - 0 Comments

Paul Wheaton talks to Owen Hablutzel about greening the Sahara Desert. 90% of the challenge with permaculture projects is the social and political dynamics. Owen talks about keeping humans and the ecosystem from being worked with separately. Organic matter does last in the Sahara, because there’s 2 inches of rain on average per year. Thus […]

191 – Resilience Science

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Paul Wheaton talks to Owen Hablutzel about resilience science and recent International Permaculture Convergence. They talk about work Owen’s done in the Chihuahuan desert, utilizing keyline design in a very dry, cracked clay area. They talk about the Mimbres people who used to live in this area and their connection to willows. They talk about […]

096 – The Man Who Stopped the Desert

Published 6 years ago in Permaculture , Podcasts - 0 Comments

Paul reviews “The Man Who Stopped the Desert” with Caleb and Krista. The film is about Yacuba, in the Sahel, just south of the Sahara Desert. He practiced zai, which is similar to permaculture. It involves making pits for water harvesting before the rains came. Yacuba was great at observation. They did something similar to […]

090 – Geoff Lawton Part 2

Paul Wheaton continues his conversation with Geoff Lawton. (The first part of the conversation is discussed here). Geoff talks about the importance of cooperation rather than territorialism–we need to promote anybody we can, and offer education wherever possible. It is the opposite of how you might normally think about business. We want to maintain networks […]

018 – Review of Dirt The Movie

Published 7 years ago in food , Permaculture , Podcasts - 0 Comments

In this podcast, Paul and Jocelyn sum up what they liked and disliked of the movie, Dirt. First they consider why speak of dirt and not soil. In permaculture, we love soil. Of course the movie is inspired by William Bryant Logan’s acclaimed book Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth. The movie is full […]

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