In many ways Geoff Lawton has shaped TSP far more then just by taking his valuable time to serve on our expert council and come on the show many times for interviews. It was Geoff that turned me onto permaculture. About 4 months after I started TSP someone sent me his first little video called Greening the Desert.
It wasn’t that well produced but it changed forever the way I saw the world and what could be done. I soon discovered Geoff’s mentor and founder of Permaculture Bill Mollison, I consumed all of his videos especially the Global Gardner Series. And from there I discovered all the amazing people doing amazing things in permaculture. David Holgrmen, Mark Sheppard, Greg Judy, Joel Salatin, Alan Savory, Sepp Holtzer and many more.
One of the biggest honors I have had was to speak along side these great people at major seminars. I have had the good fortune to meet many of these people and call them friends and mentors. And I have had the amazing pleasure of giving back. Like the day I saw Greg Judy taking notes on the financials of our duck operation, that was pretty amazing.
In all of this the one who has been my best friend, teacher and colleague has and continues to be Geoff. There is a true “art” to permaculture design. And each artist has a certain style. I have worked on a massive project with Mark Sheppard and love the way he makes silvopasture systems work for large scale ag stye harvesting and grazing. I helped to build almost a kilometer of Huguls with Sepp in Montana, it was amazing. But when I am the designer, while I pull from every person I have learned from, I design in what I have come to call a Lawtonian Style.
There is a reason, these people are all masters, but Geoff has the style that works for the most people, in the most places and under the most circumstances. From large organic farms in the Middle East, to test sites in the Dead Sea valley, to the tropics of Australia, to suburbs in Canada to the back yard of a Red Neck Hippy Duck Farmer in North Texas. If a man’s work can easily adapt to all of that, it can and will adapt to your site, desires and goals for your property.
This is why I am happy yet again to fully endorse Geoff’s newest PDC. And it gets even better, even if you don’t want to take a full PDC you can have a free 2.5 hour permaculture master class as an introduction for free.
Check out these free videos, you are going to love them…
And once you have a look at those you may want to sign up for the new online PDC while enrollment is open. Or if you have been waiting for it to open it is now open and you can learn more here…2019 PDC 2.0 Info and Enrollment Page