Interview with Geoff Lawton: Can Aquaponics Be Part of Permaculture?

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By: James Fry
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October 16, 2012

I was recently in Melbourne Australia to do a PDC with Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton. Here is a short interview I did with Geoff Lawton, master permaculturist and founder of the Permaculture Research Institute (PRI), Australia. In the video I ask him three important questions on how aquaponics relates to permaculture and how the two disciplines are related. We also had a special guest, Latifa 🙂

Enjoy the video, and let me know what you think. I’m curious to hear the opinions out there on how aquaponics and permaculture are related. When commenting, specify whether you consider yourself an aquapon or a permaculturist… or both!

(Yeah, the sound isn’t great on this one, so I will be providing a transcript at some point)

https://groweverywhere.com/interview-with-geoff-lawton-can-aquaponics-be-part-of-permaculture/

Interview with Geoff Lawton: Can Aquaponics Be Part of Permaculture?

3 thoughts on “Interview with Geoff Lawton: Can Aquaponics Be Part of Permaculture?

  1. Hi James, I certainly think that Aquaponics can be considerered part of Permaculture but dependent on how you apply it. If the nutrients and materials, energy inputs are natural and contain minimal embodied energy then, i would consider it part of Permaculture, but if the nutrients and materials, energy inputs are artificial and contain high embodied energy then not. It also depends on how you can increase the functionality and integration of the system to reduce these external inputs.

    1. Hey Gregory,

      Great to hear from you.

      I agree 100% and oddly enough (this post is old) I don’t advocate aquaponics anymore. In fact, I steer people away from it, and towards my much improved growing method I call Revolution Garden which involves no fish, and instead recycles nutrients and “Wastes” 🙂

      Keep growing!

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