Permaculture on the edge: building an anti/despite/post-capitalist movement

Permaculture on the edge: building an  anti/despite/post-capitalist movement

by Rebecca Ellis This article was originally published on my blog on November 2017. It begins to lay out my thoughts for re-visioning permaculture as part of larger anti/despite/post-capitalist movements. It serves as a quasi-manifesto of my podcast and blog.  Permaculture is a philosophy and set of practices aimed at creating regenerative human spaces that [...]

Planning for Spring, Part 2 Best Plants for a Pollinator Sanctuary

Planning for Spring, Part 2 Best Plants for a Pollinator Sanctuary

Re-posting my 4-part Planning for Spring series. Part 2: Best Plants for a Pollinator Sanctuary #permaculture #organicgardening #pollinators #savethebees #bees

Episode 10: Interview with Starhawk on the promise of regeneration

Episode 10: Interview with Starhawk on the promise of regeneration

In this episode I interview Starhawk, author, activist, and permaculture teacher, about the crisis of climate change and the promise of regeneration.

Episode 9: People powered transportation!

Episode 9: People powered transportation!

In this episode I talk about struggles for excellent and free public transit and for the creation of walkable, bikeable neighbourhoods. I argue that we simply cannot create socially just, ecologically regenerative cities without both of those things. Resources from this episode My editorial about why working people need bus rapid transit Free Transit Toronto [...]

Episode 8: Re-enchanting the world through commoning: the work of Silvia Federici

Episode 8: Re-enchanting the world through commoning: the work of Silvia Federici

In this episode I discuss the radical potential of re-commoning social reproduction, or the work of everyday life that is necessary for human existence, by exploring the newest book by feminist Silvia Federici. Is this the realm in which we might collectively dream and create a new world? Resources from this episode: Re-enchanting the World: [...]

Episode 7: Building an environmental movement that can win!

Episode 7: Building an environmental movement that can win!

Welcome to 2019. I invite you to step out of despair and get ready to create a movement to transform the world. In this interview I talk to Steve D'Arcy, philosophy professor, author, and climate justice activist, about strategies and tactics for building climate justice movements that can win. We touch on a lot of [...]

New Year’s Reflections and Resolutions

New Year’s Reflections and Resolutions

I have a type-A personality, I am always busy working on and planning multiple projects and make endless to-do lists and elaborate plans. I try to channel this energy into the creation of a just and regenerative world. One of the aspects of my personality is that I have a predisposition to love New Year's [...]

Bonus episode. RetroSuburbia: a review

Bonus episode. RetroSuburbia: a review

As a special end-of-2018 treat, I decided to do a bonus episode of Permaculture for the People in which I review David Holmgren's new book RetroSuburbia: the downshifters guide to a resilient future. Enjoy and Happy New Year! Resources from this episode: Check out the extensive website companion to this book Don't forget to check out the film Kiki's Delivery Service [...]

Episode 6: Food Crises and Food Riots with Naomi Hossain

Episode 6: Food Crises and Food Riots with Naomi Hossain

In this episode I interview Naomi Hossain, a political sociologist and researcher, about food crises and food riots. Understanding that food scarcity is not what causes famines or even rising food prices is so crucial for anyone interested in growing or eating food (so, yes, all of us!). Our interview touches on lots of important [...]

Episode 5: Workers of the World Unite: we have a world to win!!

Episode 5: Workers of the World Unite: we have a world to win!!

In this episode I discuss two important struggles of working class people going on RIGHT NOW: the struggle of postal workers in Canada to strike and the spontaneous riots in France of the "yellow vests". I attempt to define the working class and to inspire you to reclaim your working class identity and join in [...]

Permaculture for the People Patreon!

Permaculture for the People Patreon!

If you enjoy the podcast and blog that is Permaculture for the People, I encourage you to consider supporting me on Patreon, if you have a bit of cash to spare. This will help me to afford hardware and software needed to create the podcast and will also give me funds to promote the blog [...]