To help transition Japan to a peace promoting post-carbon country while enjoying every step of the process.
僕のビジョンは、祖国日本で、平和文化を育みポストカーボン(Post-Carbon) 社会を促進してゆく事です。

Monday, June 29, 2015

Interview on Permaculture Tonight with Matt Powers

During the Gift Ecology Pilgrimage, this guy Matt Powers wanted to meet me to interview me for his podcast "Permaculture Tonight". We met at the Sebastopol Permaculture Skills Center, and did an impromptu interview, you can hear the Japanese pilgrimage crew chowing in the back.  

I don't always know what I'm talking about, but every once in a while I'll manage to say something meaningful. These interviews help me organize my thoughts a bit. I also get to feel uneasy about some of the things I said (thats now public!). 

Episode 7 - Kai Sawyer on Zone Zero & Japanese Urban Permaculture
June 10th, 2015
Talking with Kai Sawyer about zone 0, ourselves, our emotional, spiritual, physical states. Before we even embrace Permaculture we need to be ready - Zone 0 needs to be fertile or at least open for enrichment. Kai Sawyer is leading the urban permaculture movement in Japan. He recently organized over 30 authors and crowfunded an urban permaculture book especially for Japan. 
Kai Sawyer's TED talk: 
Kai's blog & book:

Matt Powers, author of The Permaculture Student, has been teaching in private & public schools in various roles for almost a decade. Matt has a BA in British & American Literature from New York University as well as a MA in Education from National University. He retains his English & History California teaching credentials as well as a permaculture design certification from Geoff Lawton’s online permaculture design course. Matt has worked one on one with some of permaculture’s greatest educators in the process of creating The Permaculture Student and now in his podcast Permaculture Tonight - such as Geoff Lawton, Rosemary Morrow, & Elaine Ingham.

Vision Statement for Permaculture Life School (Sebastopol, CA) – 
“For the past four years I’ve been working at an award-winning charter high school and speaking at conferences teaching teachers about what the future of school will look like and how they can prepare their students for that future. I focused on student choice, problem solving, critical thinking and pattern literacy, but it always fell short of my expectations. When I wrote The Permaculture Student, I realized that permaculture was the backbone of what education should be globally and later I realized: not just curriculum is needed but a new kind of K-12 school.” – Matt

Visit the Indiegogo Campaign for the Permaculture Life School

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