13:00 - Satish Kumar - UK

Grow Local Live! Interview

Also watch Satish in conversation 
with his friend and organic pioneer Craig Sams, below 

Satish Kumar - Activist & Editor of Resurgence Magazine

Satish Kumar is an activist and editor of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine. He is also founder and Director of  Programmes of Schumacher College, International Centre for Ecological Studies, and of The Small School. 

His most notable accomplishment is a "peace walk" with a companion to the capitals of four of the nuclear-armed countries - Washington, London, Paris and Moscow, a trip of over 8,000 miles.

He insists that reverence for nature should be at the heart of every political and social debate. Defending criticism that his goals are unrealistic, he has said, Look at what realists have done for us. They have led us to war and climate change, poverty on an unimaginable scale, and wholesale ecological destruction. Half of humanity goes to bed hungry because of all the realistic leaders in the world. 

"I tell people who call me "unrealistic" to show me what their realism has done. Realism is an outdated, overplayed and wholly exaggerated concept."

Satish's websites:


Ecologist article for Permaculture Day: Connecting the Dots: the Big Permaculture Picture: http://tiny.cc/o7h2vw

Satish Kumar & Craig Sams in Conversation

Broadcast from Hastings, UK

Satish Kumar and Craig Sams in conversation about their passions and what areas they would like to see the permaculture movement give more focus to. See details of Satish's

Resurgence & Ecologist magazine special offer to permaculturalists below.

Craig Sams founded Green & Black's Organic Chocolate in 1991, an award-winning organic and fair trade confectionery brand in partnership with his wife Josephine Fairley. He grows most of his own vegetables organically in their potager garden in Hastings and on his allotment nearby. Craig is now President of Green & Black's Ltd as well as Chair of the Soil Association. He is also Executive Chairman of Carbon Gold Ltd, a carbon sequestration business based on the use of biochar as a soil improver.

Craig's websites:
http://www.greenandblacks.com, http://www.carbongold.com

Satish & Craig in Conversation

During the conversation Satish announced a Resurgence & Ecologist magazine special offer in honour of International Permaculture Day:
Get £5off (or your own currency equivalent) a 1 year subscription when you quote code Q9967: http://bit.ly/13y4ygx.