One of the premier Permaculture teachers and designers in North America with over two decades of experience in the field. His passionate and visionary presentations and curriculum have inspired and motivated teachers, students since his days as a high school teacher at a open community free school which he graduated from in 86' in Glenmoore, PA.
Andrew lived off the grid in West Virginia for 8 years where he designed and built his Permaculture Ph.d homestead including a 1600 sq ft strawbale house. He moved to Brooklyn in 2007 and has been applying his knowledge to the urban landscape culminating in a Permaculture Design Certification course, with over 500 graduates in NYC, many consider life changing. He is developing The Center for Bioregional Living in Ellenville, NY with his partner Adriana Magaña as a hands-on educational campus for students, clients and their daughter Juniper.
Why I Am Not Scared Of China!
The worst actor on the global is stage is and has been the United States for the past 70 years we have held the world hostage at gun point with a toxic nuclear bullet to their head. It is racist propaganda to call China anything other then our brother and sister in this struggle on earth to bring the U.S. military under control.
Petro-Chemicals and Nuclear Is Killing Us Not Carbon
In this podcast I go into why we need a better social ethic for technology in this country and greater literacy in toxicology to navigate these issues around which ones shall we invite into our world and how and why and which ones shall we eschew and avoid.
I also get into why attitude is not what causes cancer or is causing BIPOC people to die from COVID in greater numbers then the privileged white population.
Claim Our Autonomy In Our Solidarity
We need to create a future that includes all of the people all of the time not just some of the people some of the time.The Landscapes of permaculture are a pathway to true egalitarian living.
Liberation From Police State America
This whole society is substantially, morally and ethically broken and has been for a long time after the utter injustice of colonialism and ethnic genocide against American Indians and a nation built on slavery and exploitation we added industrialization and contamination of our own people. We die at the hands of the police and the military every day and have a sick industrial prison complex full of our ethnic people due to the white supremacists in charge of our government and our economy. Permaculture has the tools to change this inequity and here I outline some of what they are, for those who care to learn.
Golden Flower, Vonnegut, Nuclear Colonialism & Vavilov
So much to share and so little time on this Earth! Squandering our window with Nuclear legacies is a travesty and must be stopped. We have to grasp that ethical evolution is essential for the quality of life of future generations. Enjoy these readings on longer cycles of human evolution.
Avoiding The Mistakes Of Past Civilizations
We need to borrow from the many ingenious examples of cultures who have responded wisely to their ecological impacts, The terraces all over the Mediterranean were built to stem the tide of severe erosion from centuries of overgrazing with goats and sheep. The terraces of Turkey, Spain, and Greece are mostly a polyculture perennial food forest like we describe in permaculture as a truly sustainable agriculture. Another brilliant adaptation to limits are the terraces of the Inca and the Aymara in Peru and Bolivia.
These systems enabled food production in landscapes where you could not grow any major food crops before creating their extensive and spectacular engineering feats of terrace systems and roads throughout an extremely rugged and barren environment. One of the most productive horticultural systems in the world was employed by the Aztec around what today is Mexico City.