The Permaculture Student

A resilient, abundant future starts with permaculture education.


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And I was a History teacher...

Or at least I passed the test to be credentialed as one while I was serving as an English teacher in Madera County, California. HOW WAS HISTORY BEING REWRITTEN FOR ME?!?!?!

Did you know that the desertification of North Africa was caused by agriculture? Did you know that Rome couldn't support itself because it had lost all its soils? Did you know that Plato, Aristotle, Jefferson, and Washington all were concerned over the same thing? SOIL - the erosion and loss of the fertile topsoil layer was seen as directly linked to civilizations rise and fall throughout time but no today in our textbooks, but that may soon change because of the work of David R. Montgomery and his wife Anne Biklé - both scientists but one focused on geomorphology and the other biology. I spoke with Prof Montgomery last week about this incredible rewriting of history as well as what can be done & we even dive into debunking some popular myths!! DON'T MISS THIS EPISODE!!!

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For my Advanced Permaculture students, the entire filmed interview is available as a new additional 45 minutes of video on top of the 155+ hour course. You can watch it too by signing up today - lifetime access ends soon!! Join the lifetime members because you don't want to rush or miss out! This course is considered the most advanced, in-depth, and supportive permaculture course available by our students, and these are teachers of PDCs and university professors as well as home gardeners and elementary school teachers: the community is diverse, global, well-informed, and highly interactive. CLICK HERE and Join Us Today!!

Grow Abundantly, Learn Daily, & Live Regeneratively,

Matt Powers

PS: We have found our next location and prepping for our move. Thank you all for your support & networking!! It was through community and communication that this series of miracles happened!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! Get ready for an all-new location & series of videos starting in May!! 

PPS: My wife and boys are doing better too: we are in a safer location & all healing faster :) :) :) She's going to beat this cancer like she has all the others!!!! If you'd like to support us on our journey of healing and relocating, we need it! And we would appreciate it immensely, we have a GoFundMe for that purpose here. <3 & thanks! -MP