Adam Grubb left a career in IT to pursue becoming backwardly mobile after learning about energy depletion. He founded the energy news clearinghouse Energy Bulletin in 2003 which became the most popular website about peak oil on the net. He got into permaculture in 2004 and a couple of years later co-founded (with Dan Palmer) the now global permablitz movement. These days he and Dan are co-directors of the urban permaculture consultancy Very Edible Gardens (VEG) in Melbourne, and are in demand as designers, garden creators and educators. He co-hosts Greening the Apocalypse on 3RRR. He has been a wild food enthusiast for over a decade and running edible weed walks since 2006.
Alastair McIntosh joins us via the wires to talk about growing up on an island community, experiencing Papua New Guinea, rubbing shoulders with the rich and powerful and experiencing the poverty of affluence, and his life long work to emphasise the importance of cultures of place and his experience of rebuilding them after forcible displacement on the Isle of Eigg and in urban settings with his GalGael project. We also touch on the island Presbyterian heritage he shares with Rupert Murdoch, and Donald Trump who “was wrung from the loins of a woman from Lewis” and how the force can be turned to the dark side.
September 13, 2017
Tim Flannery drops into the studio and we discuss why, and talk about his new book (his second follow up to the highly influential The Weather Makers): Sunlight and Seaweed: An Argument For How To Feed, Power, and Clean Up The World.
August 14, 2017
Transition Towns founder Rob Hopkins describes the late historian and green economist David Fleming as “one of the most original, brilliant, urgently-needed, under-rated and ahead-of-his-time thinkers of the last 50 years.”
July 28, 2017
This is the second and final part of a recent conversation with Richard Heinberg by Greening the Apocalypse. Greening the Apocalypse is a weekly show on Melbourne’s Triple R 102.7FM.
July 25, 2017
The Greening the Apocalypse team talk peak oil with Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow with the Post Carbon Institute. This is the first of a two part interview.
July 21, 2017
Weeds not only flaunt human control, their very definition is a tricky thing to pin down. The standard definition goes along the lines of ‘a plant growing where it is not wanted’. The concept of a weed is a subjective one, more of a mental category than a botanical one. The plants we call weeds come from all corners of the plant kingdom. It is remarkable then that so many of these plants which we curse, spray and hoe turn out to be not only edible, but often more nutritious than the cultivated crops they grow next to.
November 5, 2012