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Sustainable World Radio- Ecology and Permaculture Podcast

Sustainable World Radio creates podcasts about the natural world and brings you interviews and news about ethnobotany, herbal medicine, Permaculture, organic gardening, sustainability, ecology, and regenerative farming. Tune in to discover practical, earth-friendly, and nature-based solutions to environmental challenges; solutions that adhere to the Permaculture Ethics of Earth Care, People Care, and Fair Share. 

Jun 3, 2023

Episode 169: Is Permaculture the best option that we have to meet the demands of an unpredictable future? In this lively conversation with Rosemary Morrow, Margie Bushman, and Wes Roe, we discuss the potential Permaculture holds in restoring degraded ecosystems around the globe. 

Rosemary Morrow is a Permaculture designer, teacher, and earth restorer. She is the author of numerous publications including Permaculture Teaching Matters and The Earth Restorer’s Guide to Permaculture. Rosemary is the co-founder of the Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute and Permaculture for Refugees.

We hear about Rosemary’s work in places she calls crowded margins- including refugee camps and areas greatly impacted by climate change. We learn why Rosemary still believes that Permaculture is the most valuable tool we have to in Earth restoration.

We chat about the importance of the Permaculture ethics (Earth Care, People Care, Fair Share), some of the challenges of Permaculture, and the biggest misconceptions people have about Permaculture design.

Margie Bushman and Wes Roe are the co-founders of the educational nonprofit the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network and founding Board Members of the Friends of the International Permaculture Convergences (FIPC).

Enter Our Giveaway from June 2nd to June 9th, 2023!


I’ve partnered with Melliodora Publishing to give away a copy of Rosemary Morrow’s incredible new Earth Restorer’s Guide to Permaculture PLUS a collection of other titles from the ethical publishing house:h

  • Earth Restorer’s Guide to Permaculture by Rosemary Morrow
  • 470 a novel by Linda Woodrow
  • Permaculture Pioneers: stories from a new frontier edited by Kerry Dawborn and Caroline Smith
  • Our Street (Retrosuburbia for Kids) by Beck Lowe and David Holmgren
  • 2023 Permaculture Calendar, curated by Permaculture Principles

Open to listeners in Australia and the U.S. only due to shipping purposes. There will one winner (of the entire book pack) who will be chosen at random and notified by email. Good luck!


Permaculture for Refugees

Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute

Melliodora Publishing

SB Permaculture Network