Yes T Blankenship, that is a bit lean indeed. I am happy that the worlds biggest show with the youngest public has a regenerative farming guy on talking about soil building, the hidden costs of modern farming, the disease ridden dairy industry, where Joel Salatin said" would you like to eat in your toilet?", how the landscape used to be before white men came to USA, etc, etc. Those are topics rarely touched upon in the media landscape. This is a call for a total overhoal of the farming system as we know it, closer to nature, closer to people, on the world's most watched show, anywhere!
We are dealing with the fact we have to change everything, the ones who really will have to make the change are the farmers, i am a hobbyfarmer with an interest in biodiversity. My neighbor a free cattle ranger who doesn't use chemicals has noticed that i know how to grow plants, we have become friends over the years. He comes to my house. I show him permaculture people. Many a times he chuckles when he sees another hippie like type explaining something in a university kind of language. He listens, but it doesn't totally resonates, until i managed to get my hands on a regenerate farming video of Joel Salatin translated by the Canadian government into French. That guy resonated, probably because he is a what? 6th generational farmer or something? He talks about him all the time.
I've seen a permaculture star on here doubting that what he was doing could be called permaculture, in all honesty.
I use permaculture techniques but would the permaculture community agree on me being a total permaculturalist, probably not. Does that keep me awake at night, no way, i know that what i am doing is building nature back up while feeding myself and building the soil, retaining water, that's what matters.
In the comments i've seen people ask for Geoff Lawton and Paul Wheaton to be called on the show. I hope Joe takes that direction, it's about time!
We'd better be ready.
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