Who’s up for nudging?, an address for everyone, and U.S. becoming third-world

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We now have just 10 days left working on the ‘Greening the Desert – Sequel’ project. The autumn temperatures have started to drop a little so we’ve been pruning all the trees. And soon we’ll start our film reports to keep everyone updated on our […]

Courage, content children, culling genius, and we have the solutions! de Geoff Lawton

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We’ve just completed the one month practical Internship at the Greening the Desert – the Sequel project in the Dead Sea Valley, Jordan. The site has totally transformed again, and we actually experienced the first rain of the season, 10 mm. The food forest has been […]

A shift in consciousness: the problem is the solution. Thank you Bill!

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Last year I was in Jordan working on the Greening The Desert site when I heard the news about Bill Mollison’s passing and now, again, I’m here in Jordan at the same time of the year. This site was visited by Bill and Lisa (the last […]

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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Let’s jump straight into this week’s Friday Five…

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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Let’s jump right into this week’s Friday Five, weekend edition…

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 […]