Permaculture is a term that comes from combining the words "permanent" and "agriculture", but it really goes far beyond that. Permaculture is a philosophy of producing food in a way that works with the landscape, nature and even regenerates what we have lost. It helps to build soil organic matter, retain moisture and nutrients and builds healthy and diverse ecosystems, all while producing food.
It is a radical transformation back to what agriculture once was, and can be again, working in harmony with nature, rather than working against nature with large-scale mono-cultures and the dramatic reduction of biodiversity in most modern agricultural systems.
Our guest today, Greg Peterson, has been deeply involved in developing systems for bringing permaculture and farming to the urban environment. He sees this as one of the keys to fixing our broken food systems and creating regenerative food production on a local scale. He is the host of the wildly successful podcast, The Urban Farm and he shares his insights into the importance of re-imagining our food systems and our very relationship with the earth.