Geoff and Paul thanks for bringing this conversation to us! I can just imaging youngsters getting into permaculture in America through the podcast door. Pretty awesome and needed stuff.
Geoff mentioned high finance as a niche market which is exactly the direction of my permaculture works. Funding and subsidies have grown military, tech and energy markets for a long time and we see the results. Funding on large scale, multi-million dollar scales for peace, regenerative works and lets say, carbon farming, or whole-systems design implimentation has not been afforded that level of investment.
The time is now and one "super rich" dude or dudette could fund good works for a really long time. Following the 3rd ethic allows the money cycling within the system. The money that enters a permaculture system never has to come back out of that system.
I suggest that you petition the government on the topic
Diversified Food forest maker . Fill every niche and you'll have less weeds (the weeds are the crop too). Fruit, greens, wild harvest, and nuts as staple. Food processing and preservation are key to self self-sufficiency. Never eat a plant without posetive identification and/or consulting an expert.