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Join Morag Gamble, global permaculture ambassador, in conversation with leading ecological thinkers, activists, authors, designers and practitioners to explore 'What Now?' - what is the kind of thinking we need to navigate a positive and regenerative way forward, what does a thriving one-planet way of life look like, where should we putting our energy. In this changing world and in challenging times, we offer these voices of clarity and common sense.
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Episode 46: Nurturing Conditions for Change with Scott Williams and Morag Gamble

It is my absolute pleasure to welcome my friend, Scott Williams, UN Advisor, author, marathon runner, Warm Data host and explorer of right relationship to the Sense-making in a Changing World Show. Scott is a fellow Australian who is based in Geneva, Switzerland.  He is fully immersed in the world of nurturing transformational and regenerative development addressing the biggest issues of our time, right in the heart of global governance. He holds a deep understanding of how the UN and global monetary systems work, and is part of high level working and advisory groups. Recently during a Warm Data conversation he mentioned the structural global monetary inequities at play that effect the majority world. Because for decades I have been actively involved in community-based work in the Global South, including refugee settlements,  I was intrigued to find out more. I am grateful to Scott for taking the time to explain the global economic system to me, and explore ways of nurturing the conditions for the kind of change we need in the world today. To bring balance into his world, Scott spends a lot of time in nature, and runs (a lot!!). He has run more than 80 marathons and ultra-marathons. But he also loves to slow down and spend time at his local community garden growing food. We are both Warm Data (online People Need People) hosts. Recently Scott led the global Zero-Step Warm Data Prototype Sprint as part of the UNDP High-Level Energy talks and the10,000 Communities project of the Club of Rome . I was one of the pod leaders in this, with my daughter.  Actually, we both have daughters called Maia, who meet regularly in youth Warm Data conversations.Next time we meet, we are going to turn the tables, and Scott is going to interview me about permaculture. I look forward to that.Watch the youtube conversation here.________________________________Download this list of 10 of Morag's favourite books.Morag's 4 part introduction to permaculture video series.________________________________LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WORLD OF PERMACULTURE WITH MORAG GAMBLEExplore the permaculture films, articles, masterclasses and other resources on This podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute .Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents.We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, and free monthly permaculture film club and masterclass events. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode & please leave us a 5 star REVIEW so our show will be recommended to others by the bots (really it does help for these conversations and ideas to myceliate). We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live work and play and pay or respects to elders past and present. We are based on the unceded land of the Gubbi Gubbi .
6/16/20211 hour, 49 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 45: Regenerative Food Systems Education with Caroline Aitken and Morag Gamble

Join me in conversation this week on the Sense-Making in a Changing World podcast with fellow permaculture educator, Caroline Aitken who lives on the edge of Dartmoor in England. For the past couple of years, Caroline has led the development of the first ever regenerative food and farming undergraduate and Masters program in the UK, and it has just opened at the innovative ecological university, Schumacher College. Caroline has designed the program to give students opportunity to explore leading-edge alternatives to mainstream agricultural practices and food systems, to visit leading local regenerative farms, get growing too.It's fabulous to hear how permaculture is being woven so intricately through some of the most innovative programs in the world. I was delighted to catch up with Caroline to hear all about it, and thrilled to be able to share this conversation with you here.Caroline apprenticed as a permaculture teacher with UK permaculture pioneer and author, Patrick Whitefield, and after his passing, carried on his work. In our chat, Caroline mentioned these books:​- The Earth Care Manual by Patrick Whitefield- Food from your Forest Garden by Caroline Aitken- A Small farm Future by Chris Smaje- Farming on the Wild Side by Nancy J Hayden and John P Haydenand these regenerative food and farming organisations:- Food in Community CIC- Huxhams Cross Farm- Dartington Mill- The Land Workers Alliance- La Via Campesina- The Ecological Land Co-operativePlus these links too:- Dartington Learning and Schumacher College Live Chat online events- Farming for the Future Podcasts- Chelsea Green Publishing youtube channelWatch the youtube version here________________________________Download this list of 10 of Morag's favourite books.Morag's 4 part introduction to permaculture video series.________________________________LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WORLD OF PERMACULTURE WITH MORAG GAMBLEExplore the permaculture films, articles, masterclasses and other resources on This podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute .Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents.We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, and free monthly permaculture film club and masterclass events. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode & please leave us a 5 star REVIEW so our show will be recommended to others by the bots (really it does help for these conversations and ideas to myceliate). We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live work and play and pay or respects to elders past and present. We are based on the unceded land of the Gubbi Gubbi .
6/8/202159 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 31: Permaculture Publishing with Maddy Harland and Morag Gamble

In this episode I am speaking with my friend and colleague, Maddy Harland from England. Maddy is the cofounder of both Permanent Publications and the Permaculture Magazine with her husband Tim. Their publishing company has released over 100 permaculture books (including two of her own) since 1992 and she has created over 100 issues of the magazine.Maddy has made an incredible contribution to permaculture through publishing and she is an educator, speaker, author and global regeneration activist as an advisor to the Cloudburst Foundation, and founder of the Sustainability Centre in East Meon.Maddy talks candidly about how she's found balance during the lockdowns. walking ancient Celtic trails, gardening and beekeeping. She also talks about how she rapidly redesigned her permaculture publishing business using permaculture principles in 2020  to meet the new conditions -  Brexit and the pandemic - and come out with greater strength and focus. She says with everything that has happened, the popularity of permaculture has just sky-rocketed. Her new books are selling out before they've been released!In the conversation we talked about: Grounded: A Gardeners' Journey to Abundance and Self-Reliance by Liz Zorab, Cultural Emergence: A Toolkit forTransforming Ourselves and the World  by Looby Macnamara. See my interview with Looby a few weeks back here.  & get Looby's ebook: 7 Ways to Think Differently hereIf you want to watch this episode, hop on over to:  and make sure you subscribe to my new YouTube channel specially for this podcast.________________________________Download this list of 10 of Morag's favourite books.Morag's 4 part introduction to permaculture video series.________________________________LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WORLD OF PERMACULTURE WITH MORAG GAMBLEExplorThis podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute .Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents.We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, and free monthly permaculture film club and masterclass events. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode & please leave us a 5 star REVIEW so our show will be recommended to others by the bots (really it does help for these conversations and ideas to myceliate). We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live work and play and pay or respects to elders past and present. We are based on the unceded land of the Gubbi Gubbi .
3/2/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 28: Permaculture at Findhorn with Maria Cooper, Craig Gibsone and Morag Gamble

This week you are in for a treat on Sense-making in a Changing World Podcast. Come with me on a walk and talk through the iconic Findhorn community in Scotland with Findhorn College permaculture teacher, Maria Cooper, exploring how permaculture is applied - and discover a beautiful permaculture garden and life philosophy at the home of Craig Gibsone - an elder of the Findhorn community. Permaculture here is love in action.Both Maria and Craig share deep insights about living a permaculture life and ways of growing abundance in a cool climate - having fresh food year round.Originally from Australia, Craig has been a central figure in the development of permaculture and ecovillage education at Findhorn and has lived at Findhorn for 50 years. Maria moved more recently to Findhorn. She is deeply involved in the transition and permaculture movements locally and internationally,  and runs the Permaculture Design Courses and Ecovillage Design Education programs.________________________________Download this list of 10 of Morag's favourite books.Morag's 4 part introduction to permaculture video series.________________________________LEARN PERMACULTURE WITH MORAG GAMBLEPermaculture is a foundation skill for living this kind of way of life, and being a permaculture educator is a great livelihood. I invite you to join the Permaculture Educators Program  with others from 6 continents - an interactive and comprehensive online course. The program includes a full Permaculture Design Certificate, the only online Permaculture Teacher Certificate, plus eco-business modules + design studios, film club, meet-ups, mentoring, and an active online community.EDIBLE GARDENING ONLINE COURSEFor an introduction to permaculture, check out my online permaculture gardening course, The Incredible Edible Garden.PERMACULTURE BLOGYou can also explore the many free permaculture resources in my blog .SUBSCRIBEAnd explore and subscribe to the This podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute .Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents.We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, and free monthly permaculture film club and masterclass events. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode & please leave us a 5 star REVIEW so our show will be recommended to others by the bots (really it does help for these conversations and ideas to myceliate). We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live work and play and pay or respects to elders past and present. We are based on the unceded land of the Gubbi Gubbi .
12/16/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 27: Slow Clothing - Jane Milburn with Morag Gamble

What a pleasure to share this conversation with you today on Sense-Making in a Changing World with my wonderfully talented friend, Jane Milburn. Jane is a Slow Clothing champion and 2019 Churchill Fellow. She presents a compelling case for why we need to change the way we dress. She is also the founder and creative force of Textile Beat - inspired by her growing understanding of the impacts of our clothes on people and planet, and our own personal health.Jane published Slow Clothing: Finding meaning in what we wear in 2017 and throughout it presents a new narrative about clothing that is regenerative. Slow clothing is more than just wearing natural clothes . Jane has a whole slow clothing philosophy which she shares through her slow clothing manifesto: think, natural, quality, local, few, care, make, revive, adapt, salvage.Jane offers a beautiful everyday practical philosophy that is accessible to everyone everywhere, that brings us to wholeness through living more simply, creatively and fairly .I hope you love this conversation just as much as I did, and see how it's the little things we do that can actually make the world the of difference.  Since Jane wasn't able to travel this year with her Churchill Scholarship due to COVID, she held a 'virtual Churchill' - zooming with her guests. Check out her interviews on Textile Beat. To make the most of her time, she did her permaculture design course and immediately saw the parallels and calls slow clothing. "Permaculture Clothing  is Slow Clothing"________________________________Download this list of 10 of Morag's favourite books.Morag's 4 part introduction to permaculture video series.________________________________LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WORLD OF PERMACULTURE WITH MORAG GAMBLEExplore the permaculture films, articles, masterclasses and other resources on Our Permaculture Life Youtube channel & blog.Find out more about the Permaculture Education Institute and becoming a certified permaculture educator.If your main interest is getting a thriving food garden set up,  take a look at this online course: This podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute .Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents.We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, and free monthly permaculture film club and masterclass events. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode & please leave us a 5 star REVIEW so our show will be recommended to others by the bots (really it does help for these conversations and ideas to myceliate). We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live work and play and pay or respects to elders past and present. We are based on the unceded land of the Gubbi Gubbi .
12/10/202048 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 26: One Planet Living with Tao Wimbush and Morag Gamble at Lammas Ecovillage, Wales

For this episode of Sense-Making in a Changing World Podcast , I am in Lammas Ecovillage, Wales with the founder, Tao Wimbush.  I loved visiting this community and was so warmly welcomed by Tao. I hope you enjoy this conversation - full of so many practical tips for one planet living.Lammas is an off-grid permaculture village with a community of 50 adults and many children, with interesting natural homes and is the first One Planet Development Ecovillage in the UK. Tao tells me how it is possible to buy land and build a home like his for around 20,000 UK Pounds. That's incredible! There is a lot of potential for young people to create land-based communities like Lammas in the Welsh countryside very affordably. We tour his house - it's beautiful and hand-crafted from local resources.Tao and I talk about the ideas behind One planet Development,  how the village works and why people come there. He helps others make a shift to this way of life through education and consulting and is an expert in One Planet Development.Tao is the author of 'Birth of an Ecovillage' and presented an internet TV series 'Living in the Future'. His background is in architecture and carpentry, and he's lived in a wide range of alternative communities, and dwelled in tipis, yurts and roundhouses.I recorded this conversation pre-covid when I was in Wales last year, and will release the extended version with tours of the landscape and common spaces soon.Lammas was featured on Kevin McLeod's Grand Designs.________________________________Download this list of 10 of Morag's favourite books.Morag's 4 part introduction to permaculture video series.________________________________LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WORLD OF PERMACULTURE WITH MORAG GAMBLEExplore the permaculture films, articles, masterclasses and other resources on Our Permaculture Life Youtube channel & blog.Find out more about the Permaculture Education Institute and becoming a certified permaculture educator.If your main interest is getting a thriving food garden set up,  take a look at this online course: This podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute .Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents.We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, and free monthly permaculture film club and masterclass events. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode & please leave us a 5 star REVIEW so our show will be recommended to others by the bots (really it does help for these conversations and ideas to myceliate). We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live work and play and pay or respects to elders past and present. We are based on the unceded land of the Gubbi Gubbi .
12/1/202029 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 25: Permaculture Life and Work - Matt Powers with Morag Gamble

In this episode of Sense-making in a Changing World, I am thrilled to share with you this conversation with fellow permaculture [pr]activist, Matt Powers who is based on the north west coast of the USA.Matt Powers is an permaculture author, educator, seed saver, gardener, and entrepreneur focused on radically transforming the entire K-12 education system.  Like me, his world revolves around permaculture thinking and action.Matt, a former public high school teacher with a Masters degree in Education, is the author of the first government accredited permaculture curriculum in North America (fully cited, peer-reviewed, & aligned to national standards), and his work continues to spread in schools, colleges, and universities globally with over a dozen books in 6 languages and 9 online courses.  You can download his Permaculture Education Standards.Hi recent book Regenerative Soil is the ultimate book on soils for permaculture practitioners - one for your own shelf, and a special gift for a garden and soil-loving friend.You can DOWNLOAD his book The Permaculture Student 1 for free and also access his E-book version of The Permaculture Student 2 for free too. Fabulous content.Matt is a wealth of permaculture knowledge and experience offered so joyfully and enthusiastically. It was great to chat with a fellow educator and permaculture (un)homeschoolerEnjoy this conversation and check out all the free resources he has available in the links above.________________________________Download this list of 10 of Morag's favourite books.Morag's 4 part introduction to permaculture video series.________________________________LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WORLD OF PERMACULTURE WITH MORAG GAMBLEExplore the permaculture films, articles, masterclasses and other resources on Our Permaculture Life Youtube channel & bloThis podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute .Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents.We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, and free monthly permaculture film club and masterclass events. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode & please leave us a 5 star REVIEW so our show will be recommended to others by the bots (really it does help for these conversations and ideas to myceliate). We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live work and play and pay or respects to elders past and present. We are based on the unceded land of the Gubbi Gubbi .
11/25/20201 hour, 29 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 24: Pattern Mind with Joel Glanzberg and Morag Gamble

It is my delight to share this conversation with Joel Glanzberg today on Sense-making in a Changing World.Joel, based in New Mexico is a tracker, a regenerative design practitioner and permaculture teacher/builder/farmer/designer/thinker. He has been immersed in permaculture for over 30 years and loves what permaculture offers- particularly the way of seeing and being in the world from a pattern perspective, of bringing vitality and regeneration, and to cultivate a capacity to see the beauty of the world we are a part of - the beauty of life.Joel first took a permaculture design course in 1986 and studied with Bill Mollison too. Through many decades of deep connection with permaculture in many contexts - with First Nations communities, with education and design - Joel shares how his understanding and perception of permaculture has changed over the years and where he sees permaculture people offering their highest potential in the context of the world today.Joel is a founding partner of the Regenesis Group - a collective of regenerative design practitioners rethinking development - exploring regenerative development - transforming the way humans inhabit the earth. You can watch an introduction to their work here.Regenesis founded the Regenesis Institute and offer in-depth training around the world in regenerative thinking and practice through their The Regenerative Practitoner Series Joel was one of the founders and designers of Flowering Tree Permaculture in the high altitude desert of New Mexico and demonstrates here how it is possible to green the desert, transform arid landscapes into food forests. You can watch a short film here about it - a 30 year old example of how to reverse desertification,  create conducive human habitats.You can find Joel at Pattern Mind and as he invites during this podcast, he is open to being contacted and to offer mentoring over zoom wherever you are in the world.________________________________Download this list of 10 of Morag's favourite books.Morag's 4 part introduction to permaculture video series.________________________________LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WORLD OF PERMACULTURE WITH MORAG GAMBLEThis podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute .Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents.We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, and free monthly permaculture film club and masterclass events. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode & please leave us a 5 star REVIEW so our show will be recommended to others by the bots (really it does help for these conversations and ideas to myceliate). We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live work and play and pay or respects to elders past and present. We are based on the unceded land of the Gubbi Gubbi .
11/18/20201 hour, 1 minute, 24 seconds
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Episode 23: Real Food with Cyndi O'Meara and Morag Gamble

In this episode of Sense Making in a Changing World, I am speaking with my dear friend Cyndi O'Meara - best-selling author of Changing Habits Changing Lives, nutritionist, activist, film-maker, TEDx speaker, and founder of  Changing Habits whole food company and the Changing Habits Farm - a regenerative farm in Maleny. Cyndi is a thought leader pushing the boundaries of our understanding of what is good food - uncovering what is wrong in our current food system - why it is making us so sick. For Cyndi, everything begins and ends with food.In this conversation we explore permaculture, health and good food. We've actually been collaborating for some time on her farm and through my course, The Incredible Edible Garden Course which she also offers through her Nutrition Academy.Cyndi graduated with a degree in Nutrition from Deakin University in 1984 where her special interest was ancestral foods. At the end of her degree she was so disillusioned by the nutritional guidelines that she paved her own path, steering clear of the low-fat diets of the day. Her groundbreaking 1998 book Changing Habits Changing Lives became an instant bestseller and has now been updated and revised - now called Lab to Table: The Truth a bout Food - Change the Way you Eat |Step by step guide.  In 2016 Cyndi released the acclaimed documentary What’s With Wheat?’ which received 150,000 downloads globally in the first week. Cyndi educates people so they are empowered to know better, eat better and live better - because she believes educating people about whole food is the key to a rebellion and everyone deserves to know exactly what they are eating.  This is what permaculture is all about.Find out more about permacultureHead on over to my 4 part permaculture series . You can also explore the many free permaculture resources in my Youtube and blog.________________________________Download this list of 10 of Morag's favourite books.Morag's 4 part introduction to permaculture videThis podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute .Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents.We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, and free monthly permaculture film club and masterclass events. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode & please leave us a 5 star REVIEW so our show will be recommended to others by the bots (really it does help for these conversations and ideas to myceliate). We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live work and play and pay or respects to elders past and present. We are based on the unceded land of the Gubbi Gubbi .
11/11/202051 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 22: City Repair with Mark Lakeman and Morag Gamble

It is such a pleasure to welcome to the Sense-Making in a Changing World show, Mark Lakeman from Portland Oregon - city repairer, urban permaculture designer place-maker community design facilitator, urban designer and thought leader. Mark is the co-founder of the not-for-profit organisation, the City Repair Project (Urban Permaculture education) and is the Principal and founder of Communitecture - a cutting edge design firm that works with sustainable building projects at all scales. As well as being a permaculture designer, Mark is an architect, a landscape architect and a regenerative designer.  He works on ecovillages projects, cohousing projects and social housing through a permaculture lens, and through his organisation he has been responsible for over 1200 placemaking projects throughout the city of Portland and beyond.I had heard of Mark’s work for a long time and was so curious to find out more. This conversation is the first time we had met. What Mark does is deeply inspirational, truly radical and ultimately transformative and healing.I really hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.________________________________Download this list of 10 of Morag's favourite books. Morag's 4 part introduction to permaculture video series.________________________________Find out more about permacultureCheck out Mark's links above, and head on over to my 4 part permaculture series . You can also explore the many free permaculture resources in my Youtube and blog.We definitely need more permaculture leaders in cities and towns everywhere to activate communities  and facilitate regenerative practices.  I invite you to join the Permaculture Educators Program with others from 6 continents - a comprehensive online course that includes the Permaculture Design Certificate and the only online Permaculture Teacher Certificate anywhere.For an introduction to permaculture course, check out my online permaculture gardening course, The Incredible Edible Garden.To support free permaculture education for young peopleThis podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute .Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents.We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, and free monthly permaculture film club and masterclass events. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode & please leave us a 5 star REVIEW so our show will be recommended to others by the bots (really it does help for these conversations and ideas to myceliate). We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live work and play and pay or respects to elders past and present. We are based on the unceded land of the Gubbi Gubbi .
11/3/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 21: Permayouth with Ego Lemos and Morag Gamble

It is my absolute delight to share with you my conversation with Ego Lemos from Timor Leste on Sense-Making in a Changing World.Ego is a humble yet radical positive change-maker, who grew up in the tumultuous time of the Indonesian occupation. His work over the decades with Permaculture has caused it to mushroom in his country.  He is largely responsible for permaculture being a compulsory subject for EVERY primary school aged child in his country. Permaculture is in the National curriculum and starting to extend to high schools too.  Since 2011 he has lectured about Permaculture at the National University and invites students to come and learn practical permaculture skills around the countryside (which they get credit for).Ego has launched Permakids and Permayouth and the camps he's been running since 2008 always have well over a thousand youth!  They arrange many 3 day workshops for the youth to build great practical skills. Ego also organises permaculture teacher training, Water Youth Camps for upstream rehabilitation and advises the government.  As well as being a highly respected permaculture leader in his country, and a TEDx speaker, he is a  singer-songwriter. His song Balibo was awarded best original song composed for the screen at the 2009 Screen Music Awards and a 2009 APRA Award for best song in a film - it was the title song from the movie Balibo, featuring Damon Gameau and Anthony La Paglia.Permayouth programs are so important in Timor - a young country with over 70% of the population under 30  years old and 70% of people living in faming areas. It continues to be one of the poorest countries in the world with 40%+ of their 1.3 million population living in poverty.Listen in to hear how Ego created Permakids, Permayouth, restoration camps,  teacher training, school programs and more. Ego is also a founder of Permatil Global and co-author of the remarkable 1000+ page Tropical Permaculture Manual that is available online as a pay-as-you-can offering. It is in English and now the language of Timor Leste, Tetum, and is being translated to other languages too. It is a comprehensive resource of permaculture, food sovereignty and environmental regeneration strategies.Here is the interview we recorded together earlier:  A Permaculture Country ________________________________Download this list of 10 of Morag's favourite books.Morag's 4 part introduction to permaculturThis podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute .Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents.We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, and free monthly permaculture film club and masterclass events. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode & please leave us a 5 star REVIEW so our show will be recommended to others by the bots (really it does help for these conversations and ideas to myceliate). We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live work and play and pay or respects to elders past and present. We are based on the unceded land of the Gubbi Gubbi .
10/27/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 20: Cultural Emergence with Looby Macnamara and Morag Gamble

In Episode 20 of Sense-Making in a Changing World Podcast, I am delighted to chat with internationally recognised thought leader, Looby Macnamara.Looby is a permaculture teacher, social permaculture facilitator & cofounder of Applewood Permaculture Centre in Herefordshire, England, with her partner Chris Evans (co-founder of the Himalayan Permaculture Centre).Looby has authored 3 permaculture books:Cultural Emergence: A toolkit for transforming ourselves and the world (2020)People and Permaculture: Designing personal, collective and planetary wellbeing (2012)7 Ways to Think Differently: Embrace Potential, respond to life, discover abundance (2014) In this conversation, Looby & I talk about her work with cultural emergence & ways to create real livelihoods with permaculture. The late, Polly Higgins, who wrote the forward to People and Permaculture, said 'permaculture is the biggest job creation scheme in the world'! Cultural Emergence is framework & toolkit that Looby is offering to enable us to design the world we want to live in - informed by indigenous wisdom, permaculture design and systems thinking.  Looby launched her book just this month at the National Permaculture Convergence, UK & it will be available in November 2020. I was excited to sit down in Looby's garden with her in pre-covid times. Unfortunately my voice left me that day so please excuse the huskiness and listen instead to Looby who's voice is clear, like her clear leadership in the social dimensions in the world of permaculture education.________________________________Download this list of 10 of Morag's favourite books Morag's 4 part introduction to permaculture video series.________________________________LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WORLD OF PERMACULTURE WITH MORAG GAMBLEExplore the permaculture films, articles, masterclasses and other resources on Our Permaculture Life Youtube channelThis podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute .Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents.We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, and free monthly permaculture film club and masterclass events. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode & please leave us a 5 star REVIEW so our show will be recommended to others by the bots (really it does help for these conversations and ideas to myceliate). We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live work and play and pay or respects to elders past and present. We are based on the unceded land of the Gubbi Gubbi .
10/20/202032 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 19: Gaian Ecology - Dr Stephan Harding with Morag Gamble

It is my great pleasure to welcome my dear friend Stephan Harding to the show today. Dr Stephan Harding, the Deep Ecology Research Fellow from Schumacher College, is a world-renown Gaian Ecologist, musician, walker, nature-lover, film-maker, father, and is co-founder of the Masters of Holistic Science at Schumacher College with the late Professor Brian Goodwin.  His is also the Dartington Estate Ecologist in Devon and author of Animate Earth: Science, Intuition and Gaia, and just recently, Gaia Alchemy. His book Animate Earth was made into a film - see here.   Stephan Harding is also co-creator of the Deep Time Walk along the Devonian coastlineJoin me in conversation with Dr Stephan Harding as we walk and talk  - exploring Gaia, James Lovelock and Schumacher College. He is a long time colleague of James Lovelock, creator of the Gaia Theory, who is now 101.  Our conversation was recorded pre-covid when I was last at the College teaching with Stephan and others on the Beyond Development course.I have known Stephan since 1992 when I was a resident at Schumacher College taking a course where Stephan was co-teaching with systems thinker Fritjof Capra, deep ecologist Arne Naess and others.  That same year, I travelled with Stephan and his wife, Julia Ponsonby (Head of Food at Schumacher College and author of two Gaia's Kitchen Cookbooks) to the other side of the Himalayas to volunteer with Ladakh Project and Helena Norberg-Hodge.I invite you to share this episode and can subscribe to my podcast here.________________________________Download this list of 10 of Morag's favourite booksThis podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute .Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents.We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, and free monthly permaculture film club and masterclass events. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode & please leave us a 5 star REVIEW so our show will be recommended to others by the bots (really it does help for these conversations and ideas to myceliate). We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live work and play and pay or respects to elders past and present. We are based on the unceded land of the Gubbi Gubbi .
10/14/202019 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 18: Permaculture Humanitarian Kym Blechynden with Morag Gamble

In this episode of Sense-Making in a Changing World, my guest is permaculture humanitarian, Kym Blechynden. As an aid worker with the Red Cross, Kym has worked in some of the most challenging places on earth - post conflict regions, disaster zones.I am in awe of the work she does and the calm courageousness and humanity with which she does it.Kym's background is in public health, food security & nutrition. She's worked extensively throughout Australia and internationally in places like Bangladesh, Chad, Pakistan, Vanuatu, DPRK, Mongolia, Japan, South Sudan, Philippines, Pakistan, Myanmar, Laos, Nepal, Cambodia, Fiji, Malaysia, Jordan, Turkey, Syria,  Maldives, PNG, Indonesia, Timor Leste, Sri Lanka, Thailand, DPRK and many more. She shares with us her insights about what permaculture aid and humanitarianism is and how permaculture it helps design integrated and appropriate responses to disasters and crises.Kym is a permaculture teacher and has lectured in international nutrition and public health at the University of Tasmania.  She's the current President of Permaculture Tasmania, part of the Permaculture Australia core team and inaugural co-coordinator of Permablitz Tasmania. She's also member of the South East Asia Permaculture for Refugees network and is on the Permafund Committee. She recently returned from living in Kuala Lumpur for several years working across 38 countries in the Asia Pacific region, including the Cox’s Bazar population movement. She is now based in the West Tamar, Northern Tasmania and since she can't travel right now, you can find her in the veggie garden, visiting second-hand markets, making cheese and ferments and enjoying a glass of Tassie white with her partner, two dogs and chickens.________________________________Download this list of 10 of Morag's favourite books.Morag's 4 part introduction to permaculture video series.________________________________LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WORLD OF PERMACULTURE WITH MORAG GAMBLEExplore the permaculture films, articles, masterclasses and other resources on This podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute .Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents.We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, and free monthly permaculture film club and masterclass events. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode & please leave us a 5 star REVIEW so our show will be recommended to others by the bots (really it does help for these conversations and ideas to myceliate). We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live work and play and pay or respects to elders past and present. We are based on the unceded land of the Gubbi Gubbi .
10/7/202054 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 17: Pandemic Gardening with Dr Nick Rose and Morag Gamble

What is the role of growing food at home or community gardens in the pandemic? Why have so many people taken up gardening? Who's doing it? What impact has it had on their lives?A new Pandemic Gardening survey found that a huge 98% of survey respondents said they will continue food gardening after the pandemic. Surprisingly, 19% said they couldn't have made it without their garden. The survey team received hundreds of comments about how very important food gardening is. Respondents described it as liberating, essential, and life-saving. There were comments like: 'it gives me hope and peace". "gardening gives me purpose in a way that I haven't got from working" & "there is a future when you garden." Join me as I discuss the role of gardening during the pandemic with Dr Nick Rose - leader of the survey team, urban agriculture champion, Churchill Fellow, Exec. Director of Sustain Australia,  lecturer in Food Studies at William Angliss College, host of the national Urban Agriculture Forums , author (Fair Food & Reclaiming the Urban Commons ) & friend.Nick sent out a call to gardeners around Australia and in just a month got over 9000 responses. His National Pandemic Gardening Survey was done in conjunction with Community Gardens Australia, Sustainable Gardening Australia, 3000 acres, Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation, Yerrabingin, Pocket City Farms and was supported by Costa Georgiadis of ABC Gardening Australia and Diggers Club.On October 9, Nick is hosting webinar to discThis podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute .Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents.We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, and free monthly permaculture film club and masterclass events. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode & please leave us a 5 star REVIEW so our show will be recommended to others by the bots (really it does help for these conversations and ideas to myceliate). We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live work and play and pay or respects to elders past and present. We are based on the unceded land of the Gubbi Gubbi .
9/30/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 16: The Next Economy with Dr Amanda Cahill and Morag Gamble

What is change? How does change happen? What is the kind of leadership we need in the world today?  These are just some of the questions I explore today with my wonderful guest on Sense-making in a Changing World, Dr Amanda Cahill.  We know our current economic system is not working for a majority of the people on the planet, so what is the next economy, and how do we transition to a society that supports wellbeing of people and planet? I am thrilled to share this conversation with Amanda as we explore leadership, transition, power, way-finding, change and resilience. I truly value Amanda's perspective - as a thought leader in this space, and a dear friend. Amanda is CEO of The Next Economy, founder of the Centre for Social Change, an Associate of University of Qld and the Sydney Policy Lab . She was a content expert/ advisor for the 2040 movie, and featured in the movie too talking about the importance of educating girls, particularly in the global south. I joined her as a guest on a 2040 webinar she hosted about Farming for a Future last year.Amanda is also Churchill Fellow for 2020 exploring how climate action can build regional economies that are more resilient, just and prosperous. I hope you enjoy this conversation and I invite you to share this episode and subscribe to my podcast here.________________________________Download this list of 10 of Morag's favourite books.Morag's 4 part introduction to permaculture video series.________________________________LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WORLD OF PERMACULTURE WITH MORAG GAMBLEExplore the permaculture films, articles, masterclasses and other resources on Our Permaculture Life Youtube chaThis podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute .Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents.We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, and free monthly permaculture film club and masterclass events. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode & please leave us a 5 star REVIEW so our show will be recommended to others by the bots (really it does help for these conversations and ideas to myceliate). We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live work and play and pay or respects to elders past and present. We are based on the unceded land of the Gubbi Gubbi .
9/23/202042 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 15: Regenerative Cultures with Daniel Christian Wahl and Morag Gamble

What does it mean to design a regenerative culture? How we can become regenerative by design? What we can be doing in our daily lives to be part of the urgent change we need to see in the world?  These are the questions we explore today.It is my great pleasure to share with you on Sense-making in a Changing World today, a conversation I recorded with Daniel Christian Wahl PhD as we walked through the ancient olive terraces around the medieval monastery, Son Rullan on the island of Mallorca in the Mediterranean. We met there last year for the first time - the beginning of a friendship after knowing of each other's work for  years. We both are deeply involved in ecovillages, education, regenerative design and have a deep affiliation with Schumacher College, the Global Ecovillage Network and Gaia Education.Daniel's book, Designing Regenerative Cultures, published in 2016 is essential reading - helping us to reframe the crises we currently face and exploring how we can live our way into the future.Son Rullan has hosted many ecological gatherings and conversations, including an Ecovillage Design Education program, and my family and I were so graciously welcomed there as guests for the duration of our stay.Daniel and I talked in pre-COVID times, but I am sharing this again because what Daniel shares is so relevant to where we find ourselves today.I hope you enjoy this conversation with Daniel and I invite you to share this episode and subscribe to my podcast here.________________________________Download this list of 10 of Morag's favourite books Morag's 4 part introduction to permaculture video series.________________________________Find out more about permacultureThere's lots of free permaculture resources on my Our Permaculture Life Youtube and blog.  Learn how you can weave permaculture into your everyday and become a permaculture teacher through my free 4 part permaculture series .   The world needs more permaculture teachers everywhere - a great way to create a local, locally-baThis podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute .Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents.We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, and free monthly permaculture film club and masterclass events. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode & please leave us a 5 star REVIEW so our show will be recommended to others by the bots (really it does help for these conversations and ideas to myceliate). We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live work and play and pay or respects to elders past and present. We are based on the unceded land of the Gubbi Gubbi .
9/15/202033 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 14: Food Connect with Emma-Kate Rose and Morag Gamble

My guest this week on Sense-Making in a Changing World is my amazing friend and fellow community food advocate and [pr]activist, Emma-Kate Rose. Emma-Kate has always been such an inspiration to me, and when you hear the projects she's involved with, I think you'll understand why.She leads the ground-breaking community food enterprise, Food Connect,  and is co-founder, with her partner Robert Pekin, of the Food Connection Foundation and the Food Connect Shed. The Food Connect Shed is a local space for the creative local food economy to shift towards healthier, fair and regenerative food system. This was an amazing achievement - bringing 500 community farmers and supporters to raise $2 million dollars in an equity crowdfunding campaign to purchase the warehouse they'd rented for 12 years. I am super proud to be one of the Food Connect Shed Careholders (not shareholders).Emma-Kate is also the Chair of the Queensland Social Enterprise Council, a fellow at the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Program Director at  The Next Economy.  Emma-Kate turns business on its head, well actually, puts heart, ethics and care right at the centre. Actually way back in 2006 she started Brisbane's first Car Share enterprise.  I hope you enjoy this conversation with Emma-Kate, and also hear how she has woven permaculture into thinking about their business and the future of food in the Brisbane region.I invite you to share this episode and can subscribe to my podcast here.________________________________Download this list of 10 of Morag's favourite books.Morag's 4 part introduction to permaculture video series.________________________________LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WORLD OF PERMACULTURE WITH MORAG GAMBLEExplore the permaculture films, articles, masterclasses and other resources on This podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute .Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents.We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, and free monthly permaculture film club and masterclass events. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode & please leave us a 5 star REVIEW so our show will be recommended to others by the bots (really it does help for these conversations and ideas to myceliate). We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live work and play and pay or respects to elders past and present. We are based on the unceded land of the Gubbi Gubbi .
9/9/202058 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 13: Collective Imagination with Rob Hopkins and Morag Gamble

In this episode I am delighted to be sharing with you a conversation with Rob Hopkins, champion of the collective imagination, author of 'From What is to What If: Unleashing the Power of Imagination to Create the Future We Want' and co-founder of the Transition Town Movement that emerged out of an extended permaculture design course he was teaching in Ireland.His other books include: The Power of Just Doing Stuff: How Local Action can Change the World (2013)The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience (2008)The Transition Companion: Making Your Community More Resilient in Uncertain Times (2013)I caught up with Rob in his home town of Totnes last year - nearby to Schumacher College where he is a regular contributor. We recorded this interview in the Transition Town Totnes office. He is one of the most ethical and interesting thinkers I know with a grounding in permaculture too. It's no wonder he was voted one of the Independent's top 100 environmentalists and the Observer's list of Britains 50 New Radicals.I hope you enjoy this conversation with Rob, check out his podcast too, From What is to What If and follow him on Twitter.I invite you to share this episode and can subscribe to my podcast here.______________________________Download this list of 10 of Morag's favourite books Morag's 4 part introduction to permaculture video series.______________________________LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WORLD OF PERMACULTURE WITH MORAG GAMBLEExplore the permaculture films, articles, masterclasses and other resources on Our Permaculture Life Youtube channel & This podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute .Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents.We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, and free monthly permaculture film club and masterclass events. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode & please leave us a 5 star REVIEW so our show will be recommended to others by the bots (really it does help for these conversations and ideas to myceliate). We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live work and play and pay or respects to elders past and present. We are based on the unceded land of the Gubbi Gubbi .
9/2/202059 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 12: Education with Satish Kumar and Morag Gamble

It is my great pleasure and honour to welcome Satish Kumar to the show today - world-renowned ecologist, thinker and educational visionary. Satish is the founder of Schumacher College and the Small School in Devon, England. He is Emeritus Editor of  Resurgence & Ecologist and founder of Green Books. The BBC Natural World program, Earth Pilgrim takes us out into Dartmoor walking with Satish exploring his Soil, Soul, Society philosophy. Walking and simple living is a key thread in Satish's life as a former Jain monk born in Rajasthan, and a member of Vinobe Bhave's 'walking university'. Back in the early 1960s, when he was just 26, he set out on a 13,000km peace pilgrimage with a friend and no money. They visited key nuclear nations and visited leaders with peace tea. In London, they met Lord Bertrand Russell the 90 year old who was jailed for peace activism and inspired them.It was in 1992 that I first met Satish at Schumacher College, just a year after the college had opened. I spent almost a year there then, and have returned several times - last year as a contribution teacher to the Beyond Development program with Jonathon Dawson.I recorded this interview with Satish during that program at Schumacher College, Dartington last year just as he was releasing his latest book Elegant Simplicity: The Art of Living WellElegant Simplicity provides a coherent philosophy of life that weaves together simplicity of material life, thought, and spirit. In it, Satish distills five decades of reflection and wisdom into a guide for everyone.Back in 1992 as well as the regular conversation sessions with Satish in the Schumacher College library, we cooked up authentic Indian feasts together every Friday and I often joined his meditation class. I also had the wonderful opportunity to study directly with Fritjof Capra, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Stephan Harding, Christopher Day, Arne Naess, Vandana Shiva and many others, as well as learn woodcarving, and have space to garden,This podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute .Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents.We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, and free monthly permaculture film club and masterclass events. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode & please leave us a 5 star REVIEW so our show will be recommended to others by the bots (really it does help for these conversations and ideas to myceliate). We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live work and play and pay or respects to elders past and present. We are based on the unceded land of the Gubbi Gubbi .
8/26/202037 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 11: 1 Million Women with Natalie Isaacs and Morag Gamble

It is my pleasure to welcome Natalie Isaacs, founder and CEO of 1 Million Women to the Sense-making in a Changing World show today.For 10 years, Nat has been inspiring and engaging a movement of women and girls around the world to act on climate. No more than every this is so important. 1 Million Women lead programs on all kinds of things from food waste, plastics, fashion, consumerism, carbon footprint, and show how to lead a low-carbon life everyday. She advocates taking on the climate emergency through the way we live - because it is empowering, it is something we can all do and launch us in to being active.Just this week, 1 Million Women is launching a new campaign asking us all to divest from the fossil fuel industry. The way we live and what we do with out money matters!Natalie is also the author of Every Woman's Guide to Saving the Planet - a book that is packed full of practical how-to's and shares the story of how she transformed her life from being a climate bystander to an international campaigner. Being re-released in a global version this month.I'm proud to say I've been a member of 1 million women since the beginning. I was draw to Natalie's energy and positive message. I encourage you to join too. We are 950,000+ women and girls committed showing how much we love our home, the earth, by the way we live. It's free to join.As you will hear, we are going to soon join together Permayouth groups with 1 million women to create local community action crews.Enjoy !Subscribe & ShareThanks for tuning into this conversation today. You can subscribe to my podcast here.________________________________Download this list of 10 of Morag's favourite books Morag's 4 part introduction to permaculture video series.________________________________Find out more about permaculture Learn more about permaculture and becoming a permaculture teacher through my free 4 part permaculture series . You will also find lots of free permaculture resources here on my Our Permaculture Life YoutubeThis podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute .Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents.We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, and free monthly permaculture film club and masterclass events. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode & please leave us a 5 star REVIEW so our show will be recommended to others by the bots (really it does help for these conversations and ideas to myceliate). We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live work and play and pay or respects to elders past and present. We are based on the unceded land of the Gubbi Gubbi .
8/18/202038 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 10: Permaculture [Pr]activism with Sierra Robinson, Morag Gamble & Maia Raymond

It is a delight to share this conversation with 18yo permaculture leader, Sierra Robinson, on the show today on International Youth Day 2020.  Sierra is an articulate and inspiring permaculture activist (practical activist = [pr]activist) and teacher from Vancouver Island, Canada. She gave a brilliant permaculture TEDx talk when she was 17yo in Seattle entitled Beyond Sustainability: A Call for Regeneration. Sierra is also a Regional Crew Director for Earth Guardians - a global youth organisation run by and for young people. She's an aspiring filmmaker and when we spoke to her, she had just finished her homeschooling. Sierra has been around permaculture for 10 years and completed her first permaculture design course when she was only 12yo. She is now reaching so many people with her knowledge, skills and passion and sharing permaculture through the Earth Guardians.Come and listen in to this conversation with Sierra, me and Permayouth representative, Maia Raymond (my daughter - 13yo at the time) and gain a glimpse of the amazing wisdom Sierra already embodies. Hear a little of her story and her work in the world. Note: This interview was recorded just days after tragic killing of George Floyd and riots were erupting around North America and the world. Sierra's friends were on the frontlines and her phone was pinging persistently (I've cut most of them!). In respect, we kept the call short and will continue this conversation with Sierra and the Permayouth another time.Subscribe & ShareThanks for tuning into this conversation today. You can subscribe to this podcast here.________________________________Download this list of 10 of Morag's favourite books Morag's 4 part introduction to permaculture video series.________________________________Find out more about permaculture teachingLearn more about permaculture and becoming a permaculture teacher through my free 4 part permaculture series , my Youtube andThis podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute .Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents.We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, and free monthly permaculture film club and masterclass events. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode & please leave us a 5 star REVIEW so our show will be recommended to others by the bots (really it does help for these conversations and ideas to myceliate). We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live work and play and pay or respects to elders past and present. We are based on the unceded land of the Gubbi Gubbi .
8/11/202022 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 9: Teaching Permaculture with Rosemary Morrow and Morag Gamble

Today on Sense-Making in a Changing World, I am thrilled to welcome Rosemary Morrow - a respected teacher of permaculture teachers around the world, an elder in the Permaculture movement and author of the permaculture classics, Earth Users Guide to Permaculture,   Earth Users Guide to Teaching Permaculture  and Permaculture Teaching Matters.  Rosemary is also the cofounder of Permaculture for Refugees.I would call much of what Rosemary does permaculture service work - offering permaculture education in some of the most challenging regions of the world  - because that is where it is needed most. She has worked in places like Cambodia, Bangladesh Timor Leste, Kashmir, Uganda, Afghanistan and the Middle East and she only goes where she is invited. This is the 2/3 world - the 'edgey' places of society where permaculture is so valued for surviving and thriving with little. Permaculture on the edge is the theme of her most recent writings to be released as new chapters in the updated version of her book.In our conversation Rowe and I explore permaculture education from so many angles. She sees its potential is profound and its application universal. Now, more than ever, she says we need to be teaching permaculture everywhere, and she encourages us to explore how to keep our permaculture thinking alive as we face an ever-changing world with cascading disasters like fire, COVID-19, climate change and economic collapse.I hope you enjoy this wide-ranging conversation with Rowe as much as I did and are inspired to deepen your permaculture knowledge and widen your permaculture teaching reach, and support new permaculture teaching communities to grow everywhere. Subscribe & ShareThanks for tuning into this conversation today. You can subscribe here.________________________________Download this list of 10 of Morag's favourite books.Morag's 4 part introduction to permaculture video series.This podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute .Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents.We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, and free monthly permaculture film club and masterclass events. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode & please leave us a 5 star REVIEW so our show will be recommended to others by the bots (really it does help for these conversations and ideas to myceliate). We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live work and play and pay or respects to elders past and present. We are based on the unceded land of the Gubbi Gubbi .
8/5/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 8: The Simple Home with Rhonda Hetzel and Morag Gamble

In this episode, I am joined in conversation by my dear friend Rhonda Hetzel - award-winning blogger (32 million + views) and best-selling author of Down to Earth and The Simple Home. Rhonda's blog is also called Down to Earth. You can find her on Instagram too.Rhonda and I speak about finding pleasure and purpose in a simpler way, and of being home-based. We spoke in the midst of the covid-19 lockdown here in Queensland Australia via zoom. Around the world, we continue to be encouraged (or mandated) to stay home for extended periods of time. This calls us to reconsider what a more local home-based life means for us, and how we can make it work. In our conversation we also explore how to make ends meet. The pandemic has brought a massive shift in patterns of work. For over a decade, Rhonda has been sharing simple practical advice for how to do more with less - with simple practical elegance.In the introduction to her blog, she writes:'If you haven't already discovered the power of your own home you are in for a delightful and beautiful shock. Come closer and let me whisper in your ear, because if everyone knows this, it will cause a revolution. The work you do in your own home will enrich you and make you a different person. It saved me from a life of ridiculous spending and mindless acquisition and slowed me down enough to allow me to see the beauty surrounding me.'Rhonda's books and blog are guides to simple living, and are with such useful advice - especially now.Rhonda and I meet about 5 years ago when I was interviewing her on the author stage at the Real Food Festival in Maleny. We have been close friends since. It is Rhonda in fact that inspired & encouraged me to start blogging, and offered me a regular segment on ABC radio. I love visiting her and her husband Hano ..and her chooks and wild Scottish dog, Gracie, for a cuppa in her garden - not too far from here.  I hope we can do this again soon.How have you been reconnecting with home in 2020? Getting out in the garden and growing more food has definitely been a popular way.________________________Download this list of 10 of Morag's favourite books Morag's 4 part introduction to permaculture video series.This podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute .Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents.We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, and free monthly permaculture film club and masterclass events. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode & please leave us a 5 star REVIEW so our show will be recommended to others by the bots (really it does help for these conversations and ideas to myceliate). We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live work and play and pay or respects to elders past and present. We are based on the unceded land of the Gubbi Gubbi .
7/28/202047 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 7: Systems View of Life with Fritjof Capra, Morag Gamble and the Permayouth

It is my great pleasure to welcome Fritjof Capra, my dear friend and teacher, to Sense-making in a Changing World podcast exploring the systems view of life and the links with permaculture. Two special guests join me, my 14yo daughter, Maia and 12yo Eve -two of the founders of Permayouth.I first met Fritjof in 1992 when he was teaching a residential course at Schumacher College and interviewed him for my first short film, Think Global: Eat Local - a Diet for a Sustainable Society  in 2005.Fritjof Capra, Ph.D.,  is a scientist, educator, activist, and author of many international bestsellers that connect conceptual changes in science with broader changes in worldview and values in society. The main focus of his environmental education and activism has been to help build and nurture sustainable communities. Fritjof's first book published in 1975, The Tao of Physics, was incredibly popular. It in 1975, it is still in print in more than 40 editions worldwide. In this book he explored the ways in which modern physics was changing our worldview from a mechanistic to a holistic and ecological one.His most recent book, The Systems View of Life (Cambridge University Press, 2014), presents a grand new synthesis of this work—integrating the biological, cognitive, social, & ecological dimensions of life into one unified vision. He offers a course based on this book, called the Capra Course.His other books include:The Turning Point (1982), The Web of Life (1996), The Hidden Connections (2002), The Science of Leonardo (2007), and Learning from Leonardo (2013), Belonging to the Universe (1991). He also cowrote the screenplay for Mindwalk (1990).Fritjof is a founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy, a Fellow of Schumacher College, and serves on the Council of the Earth Charter .Initiative. He created a short film about the SDGs.Subscribe to & Share Sense-Making in a Changing WorldThanks for tuning into this conversation today.  ItThis podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute .Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents.We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, and free monthly permaculture film club and masterclass events. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode & please leave us a 5 star REVIEW so our show will be recommended to others by the bots (really it does help for these conversations and ideas to myceliate). We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live work and play and pay or respects to elders past and present. We are based on the unceded land of the Gubbi Gubbi .
7/22/20201 hour, 31 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 6: Ecovillages with Kosha Joubert and Morag Gamble

In Episode 6 of Sense-Making in a Changing World I warmly welcome you to join me in conversation with Kosha Joubert - her last interview as CEO of the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) - an organisation she has been deeply involved with for over 15 years. She has lived in ecovillages for 25 years - currently Findhorn in Scotland, previously Sieben Linden in Germany, has visited communities in 40 countries & advocated for ecovillages in the UN.Kosha is also the co-founder of Gaia Education, co-author of the Ecovillage Design Education curriculum, editor of Ecovillage: 1001 ways to heal the planet and is now transitioning into her new role with the Pocket Project "to contribute to the healing of collective & intergenerational trauma" with Thomas Hubl.Through my conversation with Kosha, we see that ecovillage living is so diverse & can happen anywhere - where you are right now - urban or rural, in all countries & contexts, and that the underpinning principles value & respect the the regenerative practices of indigenous communities and traditional villages. Find out more about the Global Ecovillage Network , the resources & programs. Perhaps there is a way you can get involved. Tune into the 2020 online  Ecovillage Summit attended by over 10,000 people (hosted by Kosha) & listen to Kosha's TEDx Talk.Subscribe to & Share Sense-Making in a Changing WorldThanks for tuning into this conversation today.  It has been a pleasure to have your company. I invite you to subscribe (via your favourite podcast app like iTunes) and receive notification of each new episode.  Each Wednesday I will share more wonderful stories, ideas, inspiration and common sense for living and working regeneratively. Positive permaculture thinking, design and action is so needed in this changing world. Next week: The Permayouth talk with scientist and author Fritjof CapraThis podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute .Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents.We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, and free monthly permaculture film club and masterclass events. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode & please leave us a 5 star REVIEW so our show will be recommended to others by the bots (really it does help for these conversations and ideas to myceliate). We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live work and play and pay or respects to elders past and present. We are based on the unceded land of the Gubbi Gubbi .
7/15/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 5: Permaculture Fiction with Linda Woodrow and Morag Gamble

In Episode 5 of Sense-Making in a Changing World, I am delighted to talk with Linda Woodrow, a well-known permaculture author. Her book The Permaculture Home Garden (Penguin 1996) and regular articles have introduced many to permaculture over the past decades. She also blogs about food and permaculture here. This week, Linda is releasing her first novel, 470 - which is also the first permaculture cli-fi novel either of us know of. I caught up with Linda via zoom in her garden to talk about her permaculture journey and of course about her new book, published by Melliodora (David Holmgren's publishing house). Grab a cuppa and join us in our garden conversation about permaculture, intentional communities, raising children in a permaculture environment, permaculture in Cuba, climate change, writing, hope, despair and resilience. And pick up a copy of Linda's novel HERE.ABOUT LINDA'S PERMACULTURE NOVEL 470In the 2030s, as the world spirals into ecological and economic meltdown, three generations of an Australian family must find a way to each other, and then a way to survive and make a good life.What will it be like, to live in a climate changed world?Meticulously researched, 470 explores the nature of resilience when the world suddenly tips.Subscribe & Share Thanks for tuning into Sense-making in a Changing World today.  It has been a pleasure to have your company. I invite you to subscribe (via your favourite podcast app like iTunes) and receive notification of each new weekly episode.  Each Wednesday I will share more wonderful stories, ideas, inspiration and common sense for living and working regeneratively. Positive permaculture thinking, design and action is so needed in this changing world. ________________________________Download this list of 10 of Morag's favourite books Morag's 4 part introduction to permaculture video series.________________________________What is permaculture?Take a look at my free 4 part permacultureThis podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute .Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents.We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, and free monthly permaculture film club and masterclass events. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode & please leave us a 5 star REVIEW so our show will be recommended to others by the bots (really it does help for these conversations and ideas to myceliate). We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live work and play and pay or respects to elders past and present. We are based on the unceded land of the Gubbi Gubbi .
7/8/202056 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 4: Permaculture with David Holmgren and Morag Gamble

In this fourth episode of Sense-making in a Changing World, I am delighted to welcome Dr David Holmgren, co-originator of permaculture to explore how permaculture can help us practically navigate these challenging times and create locally resilient communities.Grab a cuppa and enjoy this wide ranging conversation. It is always a delight to talk with David!David lives at his permaculture property, Melliodora in Hepburn, Central Victoria, with his partner Su Dennett. Here's a video of Melliodora that featured recently on ABC Gardening Australia with Costa Georgiadis.David's most recent book is the incredible manual, Retrosuburbia: A Downshifter's Guide to a Resilient Future. There's a pay-what-you-feel digital download available too and study materials to work with your local community and an active Retrosuburbia facebook community you can get involved with. Melliodora publishing is just about to release a their first novel, 470 by Linda Woodrow (my next guest). Link coming very soon.TranscriptComing soonSubscribe & ShareThanks for tuning into my podcast today, SENSE-MAKING IN A CHANGING WORLD.  It has been a pleasure to have your company. I invite you to subscribe (via your favourite podcast app like iTunes) and receive notification of each new weekly episode.  Please also feel free to share.Each Wednesday I will share more wonderful stories, ideas, inspiration and common sense for living and working regeneratively. Positive permaculture thinking, design and action is so needed in this changing world. ________________________________Download this list of 10 of Morag's favourite books Morag's 4 part introduction to permaculture video series.________________________________What is permaculture?Take a look at my free 4 part permaculture series or Our Permaculture Life Youtube and my permaculture blog too. For an introduction to permaculture online course,This podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute .Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents.We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, and free monthly permaculture film club and masterclass events. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode & please leave us a 5 star REVIEW so our show will be recommended to others by the bots (really it does help for these conversations and ideas to myceliate). We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live work and play and pay or respects to elders past and present. We are based on the unceded land of the Gubbi Gubbi .
7/1/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 3: Regen Cities with Jason Twill and Morag Gamble

In this third episode of Sense-making in a Changing World, I am delighted to welcome Jason Twill,  globally recognised pioneer in regenerative urbanism. Together we explore what a regenerative city looks like and  how we can take clear steps toward transforming our urban habitats.About Jason TwillWith a career spanning over 20 years in urban development, Jason has been at the forefront of built environment transformation. A globally recognised pioneer in innovation districts, alternative housing and regenerative urbanism, Jason’s work is informing the next generation of city making. His career experience includes mixed-use developments throughout New York City, Seattle and beyond. He's a Director of Urban Apostles, co-founder of the International Living Future Institute and originator of the Economics of Change project. In 2018, Jason founded and launched the City Makers’ Guild, an education, advocacy and research group promoting more equitable and inclusive cities.TranscriptComing soonSubscribe & ShareThanks for tuning into my podcast today, SENSE-MAKING IN A CHANGING WORLD.  It has been a pleasure to have your company. I invite you to subscribe (via your favourite podcast app like iTunes) and receive notification of each new weekly episode.  Please also feel free to share.Each Wednesday I will share more wonderful stories, ideas, inspiration and common sense for living and working regeneratively.  Positive permaculture thinking, design and action is so needed in this changing world. ________________________________Download this list of 10 of Morag's favourite books Morag's 4 part introduction to permaculture video series.________________________________What is permaculture?Take a look at my free 4 part permaculture series or Our Permaculture Life Youtube and my permaculture blog too. For an introduction to permaculture online course, I recommend The Incredible Edible Garden course. Become a permaculture educator (Permaculture Design Certificate and PermacThis podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute .Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents.We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, and free monthly permaculture film club and masterclass events. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode & please leave us a 5 star REVIEW so our show will be recommended to others by the bots (really it does help for these conversations and ideas to myceliate). We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live work and play and pay or respects to elders past and present. We are based on the unceded land of the Gubbi Gubbi .
6/23/202047 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 2: Storytelling with Mariam Issa & Morag Gamble

In this episode of Sense-making in a Changing World, I speak with, Mariam Issa, story-teller, author, speaker, community gardener, community-builder, human rights activist and  ambassador for the Refugee Council of Australia. A few years ago I met Mariam at an Australasian Permaculture Conference where she was a keynote speaker. We've been dear friends ever since. She has come to stay with me here in the ecovillage and I have visited her at the RAW Garden - a community garden in her suburban backyard in Melbourne.Mariam arrived in Australia as a refugee over 20 years ago from Somalia, via Kenya. We speak together in the middle of Refugee Week here in Australia 14-20 June.Mariam talks of how, through permaculture she found a way to belong in her new home, to connect, to contribute and help others. In her backyard, Mariam created a community garden where people come to grow, harvest and share delicious lovingly-prepared food right there in the garden. There are regular cooking classes led by people from all different cultures, regular gardening days and story-telling circles.Her inspirational way of storytelling uplifts and transforms. She awakens the storyteller in each of us, and shows how, through connecting this way, we are able to make sense.Links to Mariam's workA Resilient Life  is Mariam’s book about her refugee journey from Somalia to Australia. Mariam and I also have chapters in the book Reclaiming the Urban Commons Mariam is featured here in Dumbo Feather Watch this clip about Mariam's GardenTranscriptCheck the transcript tabSubscribe & ShareThanks for tuning into my podcast today, SENSE-MAKING IN A CHANGING WORLD.  It has been a pleasure to have your company. I invite you to subscribe (via your favourite podcast app like iTunes) and receive notification of each new weekly episode.  Please also feel free to share.Each Wednesday I will share more wonderful stories, ideas, inspiration and common sense for living and working regeneratively.  Positive permaculture thinking, design and action is so needed in this changing world. ________________________________Download this list of 10 of Morag's favourite books.This podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute .Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents.We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, and free monthly permaculture film club and masterclass events. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode & please leave us a 5 star REVIEW so our show will be recommended to others by the bots (really it does help for these conversations and ideas to myceliate). We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live work and play and pay or respects to elders past and present. We are based on the unceded land of the Gubbi Gubbi .
6/17/20201 hour, 1 minute, 21 seconds
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Episode 1: Citizen Gardener with Acadia Tucker & Morag Gamble

In this first episode, I am joined by Acadia Tucker - new generation regenerative farmer, plant lover, author and climate activist from New Hampshire, USA . She sees small scale regenerative farming and local food growing as an act of positive change - for the health and wellbeing of families, communities, the land and earth's systems. Acadia encourages us to join the movement of Citizen Gardening and the growing of perennials, as a 20th century version of the victory gardens during WWII where 20 million Americans took to their gardens to grow 80% of the country's food needs. What is happening in the world right now requires big picture thinking and local action. A citizen gardener is a [pr]activist. Join the movement - transform your garden, community garden, allotment, verge garden, or school garden into an abundant perennial food oasis that draws down carbon, mitigates climate change, rewilds the landscape, brings community together and restores local ecological systems.Acadia's books:Growing Good Food: A citizens guide to backyard carbon farming 2019Growing Perennial Foods: A field guide to raising resident fruits, herbs and vegetables 2019Tiny Victory Gardens: growing good food without a yard, Fall 2020TranscriptCheck the transcript tab.Subscribe & ShareThanks for tuning into my new podcast today, SENSE-MAKING IN A CHANGING WORLD.  It has been a pleasure to have your company. I invite you to subscribe (via iTunes) and receive notification of each new weekly episode.  Please also feel free to share.Each Wednesday I will share more wonderful stories, ideas, inspiration and common sense for living and working regeneratively.  Positive permaculture thinking, design and action is so needed in this changing world. ________________________________Download this list of 10 of Morag's favourite books Morag's 4 part introduction to permaculture video series.________________________________What is permaculture? Take a look at my free This podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute .Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents.We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, and free monthly permaculture film club and masterclass events. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode & please leave us a 5 star REVIEW so our show will be recommended to others by the bots (really it does help for these conversations and ideas to myceliate). We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live work and play and pay or respects to elders past and present. We are based on the unceded land of the Gubbi Gubbi .
6/10/202035 minutes, 44 seconds
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Welcome to Sense-Making in a Changing World

Welcome to the SENSE MAKING IN A CHANGING WORLD podcast where we explore the kind of thinking we need to navigate a positive way forward.I’m your host Morag Gamble - permaculture educator & global ambassador, filmmaker, ecovillager, Warm Data host, food forester, mother, [pr]activist & all round lover of thinking, communicating & acting regeneratively.For a long time it has been clear to me that to shift trajectory to a thriving one-planet way of life, we first need to shift our thinking. The way we perceive ourselves in relation to nature, self & community.How do we make sense of this, to know which way to turn, to know what action to focus on so our efforts are worthwhile, nourishing & towards resilience, regeneration & reconnection?What better way to make sense than to join together with others in open generative conversation. In this podcast I will share conversations with my friends and colleagues - people who inspire & challenge me with their ways of thinking, connecting & acting. These wonderful people are thinkers, doers, activists, scholars, writers, leaders, farmers, educators - people whose work informs permaculture & spark the imagination of what a post COVID, climate resilient, socially just future looks like. Their ideas & projects help us make sense in this changing world - to compost & digest, & nurture fertile ground for new ideas, connections & actions.I cant wait to share these conversations with you.Fritjof CapraRosemary MorrowEmma-Kate Rose Satish Kumar Rhonda Hetzel Jason TwillAmanda CahillDaniel Christian Wahl Sierra Robinson ...I am delighted to be launching this on World Environment Day 2020 - the 20th global celebration. I’ll be releasing a new conversation each Wednesday. Subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss an episode.Over the past three decades of personally making sense of the multiple crises we face,  I always return to the practical and positive world of permaculture with its ethics of earth care,  people care and fair share. I have seen first hand how adaptable & responsive it can be in all contexts from urban to rural, from refugee camps to suburbs.This podcast is sponsored by Permaculture Education Institute and our Permaculture Educators Program.  Our 4 part permaculture video series explains what permaculture is and how to make it your livelihood & way of life. We’d love to invite you to join our inspiring, friendly & supportive global learning community.You caThis podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute .Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world - finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. We host global conversations and learning communities on 6 continents.We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, and free monthly permaculture film club and masterclass events. We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest. You can also watch Sense-Making in a Changing World on youtube.SUBSCRIBE for notification of each new episode & please leave us a 5 star REVIEW so our show will be recommended to others by the bots (really it does help for these conversations and ideas to myceliate). We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live work and play and pay or respects to elders past and present. We are based on the unceded land of the Gubbi Gubbi .
6/5/20204 minutes, 55 seconds