Matt Powers is an author, educator, permaculturist, seed saver, innovator & family guy from California working on creating a new paradigm in education aligned to real life: permaculture + nature + small business while including families and mixed age groups.
Matt is starting a new kind of school: Permaculture Life School. It’s a school focused on real life skills – farming sustainably, running a small business ethically and profitably and enjoying nature as students develop the ability to read the landscape.
He joins us today to discuss the reasons why he is starting this school. What’s wrong, why we need to change it, how we could change it & how we could do it best to achieve our goals – build with the end in mind.
There is no doubt modern education needs a re tooling. I feel that Matt’s focus is one of many ways to do just that. We need a new educational model that leverages 2015s technology.
There are fundamentals of reading, writing, math and science all children should learn, but we should have dozens or even hundreds of choices in a world were we already have over 10,000 options for how we dress up a smart phone in a colorful case.
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- The Permaculture Student
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- Music By Cole Risner I Played Today
- Cole Risner’s CD You Can Buy
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