91-years-old…and still fighting

Hi, this is Geoff,

Time for this week’s Friday Five, let’s jump right in…

Favorite clip of the week: Caoba Farms in Antigua, Guatemala shows what’s possible: “Saturdays bring out local food producers and vendors to Caoba Farms. In a small farmer’s market setting, local chefs prepare organic food dishes, from the naturally raised food from the farm, in a casual covered outdoor setting.” The cinematography, music, and content in the full 5-minute clip is worth watching. I’m so happy to see this being done, and believe that every community should aspire to have something like this.

91…and still fighting: Sir David Attenborough is someone for whom I have tremendous respect. A gifted scientist, storyteller, broadcaster, and environmental activist, we could all benefit from listening more closely to Attenborough’s insights. You can enjoy a recent profile on him and his work, and watch a 20-minute clip of him discussing a number of topics, including his efforts on the groundbreaking Blue Planet 2.

Is the sky really falling? What would your initial reaction be if you came across a statement like this: “In this two hour special discover how a future civilisation might be baffled as to why the population of these once-great cities would suddenly abandon their technology and architecture, and turn their homes into ghost towns. Some experts believe that there is a very real risk this could happen, and the collapse of the world as we know it is closer than we think.” Fake news? I wish it was, but when you consider that the source of this quote is none other than National Geographic, we might want to take it a bit more seriously. Full details on the project here – judge for yourself.

Worth listening to: Fantastic interview with award-winning author, Yale lecturer, and my good mate Eric Toensmeier. If you have 30 minutes to spare, you’ll be amply rewarded by benefitting from what Eric has to share.  

In case you missed it: A few pieces of interest this week from our sister site, the non-profit Permaculture Research Institute, ably curated by PRI’s editor, Jason Freibergs (thank you, Jason!):

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That’s it for the Friday Five. As always, if you have comment / reactions / a different point of view, please share below.

Cheers, and have a great week,

Your friend,


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