Today is a really amazing show, I promise you it will be one of the most informative TSP episodes ever. We have two parts to today’s show.
The first is about 15 minutes of a mini segment with Geoff Lawton about his new initiative to broaden Permaculture’s influence and increase its reach.
Geoff is doing this though a new web based format that has many things coming. Yesterday I released a teaser video (well 30 minutes of amazing instruction is what Geoff sees as a teaser) and the response was so great he agreed to come on TSP and tell us a bit more about it.
Geoff to me is currently the most gifted designer and teacher we have in the permaculture movement. The fact that he is now directing the movement at groups outside of the core eco centric usual suspects is huge. Specifically now I feel he has realized how on board with sustainable design the prepper movement is and much of what he is doing is very much directed at out community.
Following Geoff’s segment we have Blake Girardot on Maker Workshops. When Blake approached me for an interview I found the concept pretty cool but really didn’t have any idea how cool this movement really is. Oh and just wait until you hear the synergy that exists between this concept and the 13 Skills Challenge!
The maker movement is all about people helping people to be more self sufficient and self reliant via skills based creation of everything from software to artisan wood craft and anything and everything you can think of in between.
Imagine having a membership to a facility where you could go and gain access to anything from a band saw to a laser engraver to a wood lathe. Or even say a place where you could use a 3D printer to prototype an item and then have injection molding equipment to produce the new item in quantity. Cool right? Well, what if you could also find people there that would teach you how to use all this cool stuff?
That is a thin scratch of the maker movement! This is honestly one of the most empowering concepts I have ever heard of, and the potential to build community and skill sets at the same time in enormous. Maker Workshops can be a way to learn a viable trade, fabricate something you can’t buy, simply learn new skills or even a gateway into a business of your own. The cost? 50-100 dollars a month depending on the facility.
Additional Resources for Today’s Show
- Members Support Brigade
- TSP Copper
- Join Our Forum
- Sawtooth Tactical – (sponsor of the day)
- Ready Made Resources – (sponsor of the day)
Geoff Lawton’s Links on Permaculture
- Geoff’s New Permaculture Video (you have to watch this video)
- Permaculture Global – The Ultimate Online Permaculture Project Collection and Community
- Permaculture Institute of Australia
Blake’s Links on Maker Workshops
- Occupy the Sun – Details Blake’s Back Up Power System
- Make Magazine – The Official Maker Magazine
- Maker Works – The workshop Blake is a member of
- Tech Shop – A company that is in the business of establishing maker workshops
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