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.
Cars & Computers
Permaculture Perspectives on Cars and Computers.
Why neither are important parts of our lives.
Earth Businesses-Discussion w/ Greg Peterson of Urban Farm
A candid interview with Greg Peterson of Urban Farm.org a old school Permie, kick'in it out in Phoenix AZ for more the 30 years professionally batting for the Earth, don't miss us talking shop about making a living teaching and creating Permaculture and Urban gardening!
Adam Smith,Ricarrdo & Malthusian Economics
Here I am explaining the history of specialization and exploitation in the western world starting with it's roots in the economic model of today.
This is a synopsis of a great deal of research i have been doing that I am sure you will find valuable and insightful.Thanks for listening!
The Dark Ages of Our Times
This podcast is about taking the power back from the hoarders and exploiters of the twentieth century.I read from four different books, to give a sense of perspective and directions for positive growth.
This is why we need a decentralized means of production for food first and energy and transportation too.
The Problem With Technology and Creationism
If many of our locally consumed potatoes, onions, squash and beans came from this amazingly rich and fertile field, where those solar panels are going off 209 across from walmart , we would not be letting it happen, it would not have even been considered. This is the fundamental issue I want to put together a master plan for our watershed and our communities, to be more food independent and more energy independent. This dovetails beautifully when the goals of greater local food autonomy year round full diet food production goal with a integrated and thoughtfully designed renewable energy system, are combined, when kept separate, we sacrifice food growing for energy.
This is because of our industrialized import/export model of land use and economic growth. We need a new model of growth that focuses on greater local/regional food and energy security, integrated in a plan for resilient long term investments in a sustainable infrastructure for our region.
Why I Teach, What I Teach
I go into some toxic legacy information and why I teach and how Upattinas, in Glenmoore,PA. , influenced my educational philosophy. This was a K-12 school that I both graduated from, and then taught at, for a decade and created my trademark ecological literacy curriculum there. I read a dissertation on educational philosophy I wrote in 1998. Please listen and enjoy!