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Episode 34: Vale Bill Mollison

This is the World Organic News Podcast for the week ending 26th of September 2016.

Jon Moore reporting!

It is with a heavy heart I must report this week on the passing of Bill Molison. Bill, with his graduate student, David Holmgren, developed Permaculture. Bill is rightly called the father of Permaculture. His vision of a permanent culture, truly sustainable, abundant and resilient is based as much upon an understanding of the natural world as it is upon re-training the human mind. I will be producing an obituary supplemental episode for later this week.

Food production in a world of growing population is the constant excuse for the use of chemical based monocultural agriculture. The blog Eco Snippets published a piece on how to double production: Want To Double World Food Production? Return The Land To Small Farmers…  Continue reading →

Episode 26: Rooftop Gardens, Waste, Smallholders & Perennial Vegetables

This is the World Organic News Podcast for the week ending 1st of August 2016.

Jon Moore reporting!

Welcome to our six month anniversary podcast! Unfortunately we missed last week’s episode through illness and a voice which just didn’t work so here we are in August.

This week we begin with a post of hope and change. The blog Gemstars reports on a group of New York millennials who bailed from their desk jobs to take up the art of rooftop gardening in Brooklyn. Growing food where it’s eaten has many advantages. Freshness, lack of embedded CO2 from transportation and micro climate adaptation, over time, being some. Possible problems to be overcome include, the structural integrity of the rooftop being farmed, the ambient levels of pollution and, of course, the long hand of bureaucracy and municipal codes.  Continue reading →