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Who are the top 100 people of permaculture?

 
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I would like to nominate Oliver Goshey. Oliver for several years had the Abundent Edge podcast and now has the Regenerative Skills podcast. Oliver is deeply immersed in the permaculture and regenerative skills world and his podcast interviews people from all over the world who are using permaculture in their daily lives and their work.

"Regenerative Skills is a new show that brings interaction, problem solving, and community into the podcast world. After four seasons of making the Abundant Edge podcast, which was based around interviewing leaders and innovators in the regenerative fields, I was left wanting more. Just like before, Regenerative Skills is based on the pursuit of a regenerative life. A lifestyle centered on stewardship of the natural world, strong connections to community, and the daily habits that bring us closer to those goals. What’s new however, is that there are so many ways to accelerate your learning and share your own journey through the community."

Regenerative Skills Podcast
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I was just commenting on Jen Fulkerson's post on starting comfrey when I realised that Laurence D Hills wasn't included in our poll.  I don't think many Permies will disagree that his work on comfrey underpins much of our ideas on soil fertility and premanent green manure crops.

Paul Alfrey wrote at permaculture org uk
"In the 1950s, Hills developed a comfrey research program in the village of Bocking, near Braintree in the UK. The original trial site is on the plot of land now occupied by the Doubleday Gardens housing development. Lawrence Hills lived at 20 Convent Lane just around the corner of the trial site. At this site, Hills trialed at least 21 comfrey 'strains', each one named after the village Bocking. Strain 14 was identified as being the most nutrient rich, non-seeding strain and 'Bocking 14' began its journey into gardens far and wide across the world."

Which I think is a nice summary.
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I would like to nominate Mark Boyle - he has written two, for me, very profound books, The Moneyless Manifesto, in which he talks about gift economy and living without money, as well as his latest book, The Way Home, which he has written with pen and paper. There he writes about the latest journey in his life, living on a permaculture-inspired homestead/smallholding with no electricity, no running water and nearly no money. There he also built, with the help of others, The Happy Pig, a hostel based on the gift economy principles, where people can come and stay for free as long as it makes sense. While he was still making use of electricity he was also involved on permaculture.co.uk: https://www.permaculture.co.uk/search/node/Mark%20Boyle
 
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I chatted with Paul today, and he thought it was time to sort the votes by People's Choice (soon we hope to have the tie-breakers for People's Choice be the apple votes). Everyone can vote in the People's Choice--you all have one thumbs-up. And if you have pie, you can give an extra thumbs up, and also a thumbs-down!

Also, in the final tally, the Poor Man's Poll (giving thumbs up down here in the comments) will also hold a LOT of weight. Make sure to give out your thumbs-ups there, too!
 
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Myron Platte wrote:I can’t remember his name, but the guy who has the YouTube channel “Canadian permaculture legacy” has a huge food forest and does designs for people, as well as doing everything he can to spread the word about permaculture.



Keith StJean.  Seems to have his head screwed on.permaculture news
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I suppose it's too late to add John Kitsteiner of  tcpermaculture?  I found his website a great resource.

(Edited to add the link properly)
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Maybe within groups of people with the same number of likes, those with more apples are above?
 
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Myron Platte wrote:Maybe within groups of people with the same number of likes, those with more apples are above?



That's the plan! But, we need new programming to make that happen. Right now, we only have the options to sort by "thumbs, then order entered" or "thumbs, then alphabetical" (or "apples, then order entered" or "apples, then alphabetical"). Our programmer has a lot on his plate, and no one wants me breaking permies playing with programming code I know NOTHING about
 
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Ron Finely

Ron Finley is a Los Angeles-based fashion designer to professional athletes, collector of original blaxploitation posters, and proponent of urban gardening. He is known for giving a widely-viewed TED talk on guerilla gardening.

(quote from wikipedia image from RonFinely.com)
 
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Christian Kroll founder of Ecosia.  Ecosia is a search engine based in Berlin, Germany. It donates 80% of its profits to nonprofit organizations that focus on reforestation. To date, the company claims to have funded the planting of over 128 million trees.
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Pete Kanaris, founder of Green Dreams, an edible landscaping company in Florida that focuses on edible landscaping using permaculture principles.
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Wow.  I ended up doing way better than I expected - even for being the site owner.  

It looks like I'm kinda tied with Sepp.  Which is super cool.  I suspect that in austria I would be unknown.

It feels nice to do this well.  Thanks to all the folks that put their votey-bits with me!
 
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If I had seen this in time, I would have added Angela from the Parkrose Permaculture youtube channel.
 
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These polls led to another poll where we asked the top 46 people to rate the top permaculture people.  The results are hre https://permies.com/w/leadership
 
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Wait, I can’t use my apples on a different apple poll, now? I can only use apples I got after this poll.
 
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You should be able to use all you apples. Some polls have apple limits for everyone, like the What do you call this large cat? and the Myers Briggs Personality poll. Some polls have no limits, like the Aspies (and non aspies!) what are your "intensely focused interests"?,  Favorite Christmas Song and the Worst Christmas Song polls.

EDIT: if you're wanting to vote in another Maestro Award poll, our next one is for Best Permaculture Book for People on Less than an Acre! and you can vote in that poll right now!
 
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Way too late, but after being an apprentice at Rancho Mastatal for the past 3+ months I want to nominate Tim O’Hara and Robin Nunes, the founders of a truly incredible permaculture based community in rural Costa Rica.
 
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Luc Babinec wrote:Way too late, but after being an apprentice at Rancho Mastatal for the past 3+ months I want to nominate Tim O’Hara and Robin Nunes, the founders of a truly incredible permaculture based community in rural Costa Rica.



Thank you! It's always great to learn about the work others are doing! Though the poll is closed for votes, I was able to add them to the list so that more people can find out about them!
 
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Great idea!

It would also be great to keep track of all the people who experiment with permaculture.

Here's another one for the record:

Stefan Sobkowiak - The Permaculture Orchard

This is who convinced me to start a permaculture ochard.

He is mainly on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/c/StefanSobkowiak
 
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