Jordan green and lush in hottest summer on record, growing seaweed to sequester carbon, and the very healthy Amish

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I’m at the Greening the Desert Project, Dead Sea Valley, Jordan teaching a Permaculture Design Certificate with a co-teacher from Zaytuna Farm’s one-year practical apprenticeship program, which trains project managers. We have 19 paying international students and 15 Jordanian sponsored. We follow this with a four-week […]

en anglais: positive news de Geoff Lawton

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Lots of positive news to share this week, so let’s jump right in…

Fish and Chips: Fishermen can manage wild ocean fish stocks to be sustainable. Want proof? How about this: “Stocks of cod in the North Sea were once one of the world’s […]

Food exit after Brexit, China’s “appetite,” and super soil….by Geoff Lawtonn

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I hope that all fathers receiving this email had / are having a wonderful Father’s Day weekend.

On Saturday, I had a great time answering all sorts of questions about soil posed by attendees of the 2017 Home Grown Food Summit online event. In […]

Geoff Lawton: Finland’s schools, fluoride, and sokhtas…

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Unlikely Boom: Natural fertilizer from waste streams can be a new growth industry in a sustainability-minded world. One example from a young 22-year old environmental entrepreneur from Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly district – fully detailed here.

Friday Five de Geoff Lawton with Enlightened Perspective, Timeless Trees and “Accidental Rewilding”

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Enlightened Perspective: First this: “For the first time in New Zealand’s history, the country’s lawmakers have granted a river the legal rights of a human. The parliamentary vote Wednesday, which caps more than 140 […]

Bulletin de permaculture en anglais par Geoff Lawron

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First, many thanks to all of you for your well-wishings, prayers, and kind words regarding the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie. Compared to some other parts of the country, what we went through was minor. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who lost loved ones.


California drought, Georgia hope, and earthships…by Geoff Lawton


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A politician I can support: 38 years ago, former US President Jimmy Carter installed solar panels at the White House. Now, he’s installed 3852 panels (10 acres’ worth) on his family’s […]

bulletin de Geoff Lawton


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Lots here, so let’s jump right in…

Seeds, Part I: Open source: There is so much to say about this (an entire movie is devoted to the subject — trailer available, limited theatrical release), but I’ll confine it to two main points. First, as […]

Friday Five by Geoff Lawton

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I’m going to try and make this Friday Five a bit shorter than the last several, so here goes…

Take charge: In times of political uncertainty, permaculture’s message has always been the same: Take charge and assume responsibility for your own well-being; don’t outsource this to someone else. Interesting that this […]