Category Archives : Education


Permaculture as evolutionary social learning organization

I made minor contributions to this very interesting poster presentation at the Radical Emission Reduction Conference held by the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the Royal Society in London on December 10-11 2013. My hat is off to Ed Sears (of the Earth Systems Science Research Group at Exeter), the main mover behind the project, […]

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People’s Science or Pseudoscience? @ Int’l Permaculture Congress, Cuba 2013 19

I’ve assembled a playlist out of the major sections of my talk at the International Permaculture Convergence this past autumn in Cuba. Thanks to Koreen Brennan and Cathrine Dolleris for shooting video and sharing it with me. I hope to turn this talk into an article in the next month or two.  


From the field – and the sickbed. And then the field again. 1

My research travel has taken a slight detour. I’ve had to fly home to deal with an urgent, but non-life-threatening, medical situation. I’m now recovering well after minor surgery, and will be getting back out on the road shortly. It was frustrating to abandon part of an itinerary that I had put so much time […]

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New review of the permaculture literature in Agronomy for Sustainable Development 17

I just got the official word that my paper Permaculture for Agroecology: Design, Practice, Movement, and Worldview  has been accepted for publication in the  agroecology journal Agronomy for Sustainable Development. This is the first hard look at permaculture in any peer-reviewed natural science literature that I’m aware of, so I’m pretty excited to be getting this into […]


Confronting the Context: Permaculture and Capitalism 22

I’ve written before about the challenges faced by permaculture enterprises. Farms, like other land-based permaculture projects, are faced with the formidable task of regenerating ecosystems and communities, while surviving in a system that rewards the destruction of the same systems. Permaculture projects have to compete with degenerative enterprises and institutions that are happy to take […]

Economic Zones & Systems