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Geoff Lawton

By SaturdayNo Comments

Bio: Geoff Lawton is a world renowned Permaculture consultant, designer and teacher. He first took his Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course in 1983 with Bill Mollison the founder of Permaculture. Geoff has undertaken thousands of jobs teaching, consulting, designing, administering and implementing, in 6 continents and close to 50 countries around the world. Clients have included private individuals, groups, communities, governments, aid organizations, non-government organizations and multinational companies under the not-for-profit organization.

Talk Name: The Next Generation of Permaculture (Interview)

Description: In this interview, Geoff Lawton reflects on 30+ years of Permaculture Design, and the cutting edge of Permaculture Design in the future.  He also shares the work that the youngest generations are doing to push Permaculture worldwide.

Neal Spackman

By SaturdayNo Comments

Bio: Neal Spackman is an internationally recognized pioneer of hyperarid agroforestries. He was cofounder and Director of the Al Baydha Project in Saudi Arabia, where he lived and worked with tribes of bedouin to convert deserts into savannahs. Currently Neal directs Regenerative Resources Company, which creates global projects for creating productive coastal ecosystems and economies with mangrove planting. Neal is a Stanford Business School graduate and the cofounder of the Sustainable Design Masterclass.

Talk Name: Regenerative Seawater Aquaculture: Creating Regenerative Circular Economies


What if a large portion of our food needs could be grown with Seawater?  

This is the revolutionary, proven concept presented by Neal Spackman and his company, Regenerative Resources.  

In this talk, Neal reveals how Mangrove reforestation, along with aquaculture, and seawater plant agriculture could create thriving coastal economies, while restoring marine ecosystems.

Brandon Maka’awa’awa

By SaturdayNo Comments

Bio: Brandon Maka’awa’awa is the Vice President of the independent Nation of Hawaii. He assists President Dennis Bumpy Kanahele in the day to day operations of Pu’uhonua O Waimanalo, the Nation’s sovereign land base in which they are restoring the ancient and modern technology-enabled Ahupua’a ecosystem. Brandon also leads Nation of Hawaii’s delegation to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, where he has given many interventions on Hawaiian National Sovereignty, peaceful coexistence, reconciliation, indigenous economic development and innovation.

Talk Name: Restoring the Hawaiian Ahapua’a Systems (Interview)

Description: For thousands of years before Colonization the Hawaiian people had a stable ecological farming system called the Ahapua’a.  In this interview, learn about how the Ahapua’a system functioned from mountain to ocean, and what’s being done to restore it.

Brenda Smola-Foti

By SaturdayNo Comments

Bio: Brenda Smola Foti is an artist and farmer. She now operates Tabula Rasa Farms in the Willamette Valley, Carlton Oregon. Brenda comes from many generations of farming in her background. She has created a farm that utilizes various water capture methods. The farm also runs a pastured Irish Dexter beef program, along with American Guinea hogs and layer chickens using sustainable and regenerative farming principles of Salatin, Holzer,and Savory. You can visit the farm at:

Talk Name: Creating Water Redundancy at Tabula Rasa Farms

Description: Even in areas with high rainfall, drought is still possible if water isn’t captured in the landscape.  In this exclusive, never before seen talk, learn about Brenda’s water journey on her 150 acre farm.  

Learn how Brenda used water retention methods to create water abundance and ecological health across her farm.

Neil Betrando/Jeff Adams

By SaturdayNo Comments

Bio: Neil Bertrand is a permaculture designer and watershed repair professional with decades of experience. One key topic he specializes in is Low-Tech Erosion Control, the ability to repair water flow in natural systems using inexpensive, local materials. Neil teaches extensively in North America on watershed restoration.

Jeff Adams is the founder of Terrasophia, an ecological design firm. He works with Neil across North American on Low Tech Erosion control systems, and specializes in watershed restoration, and education.

Talk Name: Restoring Watershed Function with Low Tech Erosion Control

Talk Description: There is no shortages of degraded landscapes across the world.  Luckily, there is low cost, low tech methods that can restore watersheds back to health.  In this talk, learn some of the most effective methods Neil and Jeff have found for repairing degraded watersheds.

Minni Jain

By Saturday, UncategorizedNo Comments

Bio: For over 25 years Minni Jain has been working with communities to regenerate their landscapes and lives. As Operations Director of the Flow Partnership she works on community-led management of floods and droughts using simple, low-cost traditional methods. She coordinates Waterways World– a practical water school of landscape regeneration skills and methods to achieve replenishment of the world’s water bank and has also helped set up the One Pond Fund to enable communities worldwide to resource their water projects.

Talk Name: The Language of Water

Description: John has witnessed the restoration of vast landscapes across the world, from the Leoss Plateu in China, to forests in Ethiopia and Uganda, and villages in Portugal.  If humanity is to survive the 21st century, we must all take part, and support the work of Ecosystem Restoration.   

In this talk, John shares how you can take part in the Great Work of Our Time: Restoring our Ecosystems and Our Climate.

John Liu

By Friday, UncategorizedNo Comments

Bio: John wears many hats, but works mainly as a Journalist, Filmmaker, Ecologist, Writer, and Public Speaker.

Since 1979, John has been an ecological filmmaker, covering ecosystem restoration stories such as the Leoss Plateau in China. His work in ecosystem restoration has taken him to 90 countries and 6 continents, and led to iconic films such as “The Lessons of the Loess Plateau”, ““Hope in a Changing Climate”, and “Green Gold – Regreening the Desert”.

John D Liu is currently Ecosystem Ambassador for the COMMONLAND FOUNDATION which has been pioneering privately invested ecosystem restoration around the world.

John also is the founder of the Ecosystem Restoration Camps Movement that has together with many partners created of 56 Ecosystem Restoration Camps throughout the world. *

Talk Name: The Great Work of Our Time

Description: John has witnessed the restoration of vast landscapes across the world, from the Leoss Plateu in China, to forests in Ethiopia and Uganda, and villages in Portugal.  If humanity is to survive the 21st century, we must all take part, and support the work of Ecosystem Restoration.   

In this talk, John shares how you can take part in the Great Work of Our Time: Restoring our Ecosystems and Our Climate.

Ray Archuleta

By Friday, UncategorizedNo Comments

Bio:  Ray Archuleta is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist with the Soil Science Society of America and has over 30 years experience as a Soil Conservationist, Water Quality Specialist, and Conservation Agronomist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). During his tenure with the NRCS Ray served in New Mexico, Missouri, Oregon, and North Carolina.

After his retirement from the NRCS in 2017, Ray founded Understanding Ag, LLC, and Soil Health Academy, LLC, to teach Biomimicry strategies and Agroecology principles for improving soil function on a national scale. Ray also owns and operates a 150-acre farm near Seymour, Missouri that he operates along with his wife and family.

 Talk Name: Regenerative Agriculture: A Journey of Ecological and Economic Healing

Description: In this talk, Ray shares 3 decades of experience as a soil scientist and consultant.  After helping thousands of farmers across America, Ray has learned key insights that could help us stabilize our climate and our economies.  

Ray shows why it’s so important to cover the soil, and why water, and soil conservation are the greatest factor to restoring our climate.  Our lives and our planet depends on healthy, un-tilled, covered soils.

Dodick Gasser/ Stephanie Paradis-Leger

By Friday, UncategorizedNo Comments

Bios: Dodick and Stephanie are researches at the University of New Brunswick.  They are working on pioneering watershed restoration mapping that can be applied globally.

Talk Name: Planning Natural and Nature Based Flood Mitigation

Description: Flood is difficult to plan for, but new tools pioneered by Stephanie and Dodick are making it easy to map watersheds so they can be restored.  In this talk, learn a scalable methodology for the mapping ad identification of effective flood control structures in watersheds.

Rhamis Kent

By Friday, UncategorizedNo Comments

Bio: Rhamis Kent is a consultant with formal training in mechanical engineering (University of Delaware, B.S.M.E. ’95) and permaculture-based regenerative whole systems design serving as a registered certified Permaculture Design instructor with PRI Australia. He also serves as a co-director of the Permaculture Research Institute (PRI), a member of Permaculture Sustainable Consulting Pty Ltd (PSC), and on the Supervisory Board of The Netherlands-registered non-profit Ecosystem Restoration Camps.

Rhamis has taught Permaculture Design Courses and directed consultation projects. on nearly every continent, in some of the most arid regions on earth.

Talk Name: A Revolution in a Green Desert (Interview)

Description: In this interview, Rhamis shares his journey and approach for working with villages and cities to restore degraded lands back to life.  Using permaculture design and water capture, Rhamis has a revolutionary vision for the re-greening of some of the worlds most degraded lands.

Lucio Usobiaga

By Friday, UncategorizedNo Comments

Bio: Lucio is the cofounder and sustainable agriculture director of Arca Tierra in Mexico City. After working on small scale organic agriculture systems the last 12 years, Lucio’s mission is to grow and revive the ancient Chinampa systems of Mexico City into a global model for thriving, regenerative food production

Talk Name: Arca Tierras: Restoring the Chinampas

Description: The Chinampa Systems of Mexico City were historically one of the most abundant, stable food production systems in history…but they were slowly destroyed by the growth of Modern cities.  In this talk, learn how Lucio is restoring the Chinampa systems to create a food rich, biodiverse oasis right outside of Mexico’s largest city.

Elham Abbadi

By Friday, UncategorizedNo Comments

Elham R. Alabbadi founder of albalqa innovation institute president of Bayoudha village farmers’ cooperative which was founded by her great grandfather since 1962.

A Jordanian environmental pioneer from Bayoudha village. AlBalqa governerate. An entrepreneur in permaculture, farming and livestock production that is committed to providing innovative solutions to assist her local community in the village of Bayoudah.

Talk Name:  Ecosystem Restoration of Bayoudah Village

Description:  In this talk, Elham reveal’s her community’s journey to establish a stable permaculture economy in Jordan.  

From permaculture tree systems and farms to water capture systems, learn how community resilience in reversing thousands of years of ecological destruction.

Natalie Topa

By Friday, UncategorizedNo Comments

Bio: Natalie Topa is a global ecosystem restoration consultant. She has worked the last 25 years establishing stable village permaculture and water systems in some of the most vulnerable areas on earth. This work has taken her 60 countries across the world, including Yemen, Sudan, Ethiopia, Congo and Tanzania. She has worked with the Danish Refugee Council and other NGO’s to bring peace to regions in conflict through ecosystem restoration.

Talk Name: Regenerative Design for Water Security

Description: From the most extreme droughts, to massive floods, Natalie has helped villages and displaced people restore their livelihoods by using permaculture water systems.  Learn global case studies for how we can use water capture and design to create abundant landscapes, and restore stable ecosystems.

Rajendra Singh

By Friday, UncategorizedNo Comments

Bio: Dr. Rajendra Singh is the founder of Tarun Bharat Sangh, and is known across the world as “The Waterman of India”. Starting as a doctor in rural Rajasthan 35 years ago, he saw how health problems were caused by drought, so he changed his focus to restoring ecosystems. 35 years later, his work and foundation has revived 7 rivers, restored water for a million people, and created tens of thousands of water bodies. He was awarded the Stockholm Water Prize in 2015.

Talk Name: Bringing back Water in Rajasthan: Restoring Rivers and Hope

Description: Dr. Rajendra Singh set out to help a small village in rural Rajasthan.  He was told by a village elder the greatest way he could help was to bring back water, so he dug a small dam.  30 years later, Rajendra’s organization has restored 7 rivers and restored water for a million people.  In this talk, learn his approach and the wisdom of decentralized water management.

Darren Doherty

By Thursday, UncategorizedNo Comments

Bio: Darren describes himself as a 5th generation Bendigo region land manager, developer, author & trainer who has been involved in the design & development of well over 3000, mostly broadacre projects across 6 continents in more than 50 countries, ranging from 1 million hectare cattle stations in Australia’s Kimberly region to 110,000 acre Estancia’s in Patagonia.

Talk Name: Management: The Keystone of Regenerative Design (Interview)

Description: There are limitless methods within Permaculture and Regenerative Design.  They can all help, and some can even harm.  The most important factor is how we design the management of landscapes.  In this interview, Darren reveals how management can help us restore ecosystems, along with tools and design methods.

Brock Dolman/Kate Lundquist

By Thursday, UncategorizedNo Comments

Bios: Brock Dolman is a permaculture professional, the founder of Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, and a lifelong campaigner for restoring Beaver across North America. Brock weaves his knowledge of natural and indigenous water management systems into his campaigns for restoring beaver, and protecting California’s rural areas from drought, flood and fire.

Kate is a conservationist, educator, ecological artist and wildland tender. Kate collaborates with landowners, communities, conservation organizations and resource agencies to repair and protect their watersheds and local species. She is the co-director of the OAEC, and the Bring Back the Beaver campaign in Sonoma County.

Talk Name: Beaver Rewilding for Planet Water

Description: In this talk, Beaver champions Brock Dolman and Kate Lundquist share how beavers can play a vital role in fighting climate change, reversing drought, and restoring lost ecosystems.

With case studies guides, they show how beavers could be our greatest friends in reversing and stabilizing ecological breakdown.

Zach Weiss

By Thursday, UncategorizedNo Comments

Bio: Zach Weiss is the Protégé of revolutionary Austrian farmer Sepp Holzer, Zach is the first person to earn Holzer Practitioner certification directly from Sepp – through a rigorous two-year apprenticeship working on projects in North America and Europe. Zach is also the founder of Water Stories, an online water cycle restoration education and training platform

Talk Name: Water: Lifeblood of the Earth

Description: In this talk, Zach shares how we can restore our water cycle, and heal our climate…with simple water capture earthworks.  In this journey across the earth and time, learn where we went astray, and our best hope for restoring the climate and our ecosystems.

Penny Livingston

By Thursday, UncategorizedNo Comments

Bio: Penny Livingston-Stark is internationally recognized as a permaculture teacher, designer and speaker. Penny has been teaching and working professionally in the land management, regenerative design, and permaculture development field for 25 years and has extensive experience in all phases of ecologically sound design and construction as well as the use of natural non-toxic building materials. She specializes in site planning and the design of resource-rich landscapes integrating, rainwater collection, edible and medicinal planting, spring development, pond and water 

Talk Name: Water and the Landscape

Description:  In this talk, Penny goes over 30 years of work designing water catchment systems. Using history and case studies, she shows how we can reverse drought at any scale by capturing water in the land and protecting the soil.

Warren Brush

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Bio: Warren Brush is a mentor, storyteller, a certified Permaculture designer. As a permaculture designer and professional, he has worked all over the world, inspiring people of all ages to discover, nurture and express their inherent gifts for restoring nature over the last 25 years. Warren also has founded numerous farms and organizations such as Quail Springs Permaculture, Casitas Valley Farm, Regenerative Earth Enterprises, and numerous others.

Talk Name: Designing for Hydrological Restoration and AbundanceDescription: In this talk, Warren takes us around the world, and shares his approach for restoring degraded ecosystems by restoring water to landscapes.  Even in the most extreme, harshest climates, the way we use water can restore land back to abundance.

Satyajit Bhaktal

By ThursdayNo Comments

Bio: Satyajit is a nationally renowned Indian TV and Film director, and the CEO of the PAANI Foundation. Through PAANI, he has dedicated years of his life to restoring water systems throughout the state of Maharashtra India. Paani has created some of the largest community driven water management projects anywhere on Earth, and holds a yearly event called “The Water Cup”.

Talk Name: A Water Revolution in India with the PAANI Foundation (Interview)

Description: In this interview, Satyajit reveals how an entire movement to restore rivers across Maharashtra was born.  PAANI foundation was launched to encourage villages across the state to restore water in their communities, using a state-wide competition called the Water Cup.  To date, PAANI has created some of the largest community watershed restoration projects on the planet, and learn all about it in this interview.

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