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This episode is a recording of Luke Callahan's presenation at PV2.

Want to start your business, but don’t know where to begin? Does starting your business feel scary and overwhelming?

In this session, you’ll learn the seven surprisingly simple steps to easily start any business. We’ll analyze a few successful permaculture businesses through this step by step framework so you can see exactly how it works in the real world. At the end of this session, you will have a step by step plan to start your business.

Show Notes: permaculturevoices.com/104

For all of the audio presentations from PV2 visit: permaculturevoices.com/audio/

Direct download: PVP104-03242015.mp3
Category:permaculture,business -- posted at: 6:00am PST

We are experiencing the end of an era as a new era in human civilization is beginning. It is a time of great risk but also a time of great potential.

We now know that it is possible to restore large-scale damaged ecosystems. It is possible to sequester carbon and re-regulate the hydrological system. It is possible to restore natural fertility and to remove toxicity from contaminated soils and water.

We are required to do this so that future generations will live in peace and abundance.

For humanity to further evolve it is necessary to transition from a society dedicated to consumption to a society dedicated to ecological function.

Although sometimes obscured by the collapse of the old order this heralds a time of full employment, equality, purpose and fulfillment.

This is THE GREAT WORK OF OUR TIME and we are called to understand and participate in it.

Show Notes: permaculturevoices.com/103

PV2 Audio: permaculturevoices.com/pv2audio

Direct download: PVP103-03202015.mp3
Category:permaculture -- posted at: 7:31am PST

In this episode, the second part of a multi-part series, we at some of the critiques of permaculture. And the focus is on an article written by permie Peter Harper in 2003.

This series takes a critical look at permaculture itself. The good, the bad, and the ugly.

As I sit here today I wonder if the same permaculture that got us here, is the same permaculture that we need to ultimately effect change into the future.

The times are different, the people are different, technology is different. I am not simply saying let's rewrite the designers manual with new updates. I am saying let's take a critical look at what is in the manual and tear it apart. What works and what doesn't, and cut out what doesn't. Because if we think that everything in that manual works, we are telling ourselves a lie.

Show Notes: permaculturevoices.com/102

Direct download: PVP102-03162015.mp3
Category:permaculture -- posted at: 6:00am PST

In this episode, the first part of a multi-part series, we look at what permaculture is. Is it a design science or is it a movement?

This series takes a critical look at permaculture itself. The good, the bad, and the ugly.

As I sit here today I wonder if the same permaculture that got us here, is the same permaculture that we need to ultimately effect change into the future.

The times are different, the people are different, technology is different. I am not simply saying let's rewrite the designers manual with new updates. I am saying let's take a critical look at what is in the manual and tear it apart. What works and what doesn't, and cut out what doesn't. Because if we think that everything in that manual works, we are telling ourselves a lie.

Show Notes: permaculturevoices.com/101

Direct download: PVP101-03062015.mp3
Category:permaculture -- posted at: 6:00am PST

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