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Albert Bates
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Joined:
02/02/2011
Last Updated:
02/02/2011
Location:
Summertown, TN, United States
Climate Zone:
Warm Temperate
Gender:
Male
Web site:
peaksurfer.blogspot.com





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About Albert Bates

Albert Bates is author of The Financial Collapse Survival Guide and Cookbook and 14 other books on energy, environment and history, including Climate in Crisis (1990) and The Post Petroleum Survival Guide (2006). A former environmental and civil rights lawyer, he has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court and written a number of legislative acts. He shared the Right Livelihood Award in 1980 for his work on the steering committee of Plenty, working to preserve the culture of indigenous peoples in the Americas. A co-founder and past president and chairman of the Global Ecovillage Network, he is presently one of GEN’s representatives to the UN, where the organization has achieved consultative status. When not inventing fuel wringers for algae or pyrolizing cookstoves at The Farm Ecovillage Training Center, he teaches permaculture, village design and natural building and is a special advisor for Gaia University. From 2007 to 2010 he traveled in Amazon region, the US midwest, and elsewhere to study terra preta soils, and in 2009 provided the first full semester course on carbon farming. His latest book, The Biochar Solution: Carbon Farming and Climate Change, was published in 2010 by New Society Publishers. He also co-wrote, with Toby Hemenway, the chapter on permaculture for State of the World 2010. Albert teaches permaculture, transition and advanced village design frequently in the USA, Mexico, Belize, Ireland, Sweden and Estonia, blogs at http://peaksurfer.blogspot.com and tweets @peaksurfer.

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Get Your Food from a Firehose

We have been delving into the dirty secret behind our food, which is that it comes from bacteria, primarily, with considerable assistance from a social network of fungi, nematodes, micro-arthropods and soil-dwelling microbes of various descriptions, many

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Stoneleigh joins the PDC

Nicole (Stoneleigh) Foss will be getting her permaculture certificate in February at the Maya Mountain Research Farm in Belize.

Posted over 3 years ago (0 comments)

Nuevo Año 2012

In 2012 being at ETC is like being inventor of a better mousetrap at the onset of a Great Depression.

Posted over 4 years ago (2 comments)

Spring 2011

Plans for the season

Posted about 5 years ago (0 comments)

Late Winter 2011

Albert will be leaving the Farm in February to teach in Mexico and Belize and visit Plenty projects in Guatemala before returning to ETC for another season, beginning in April.

Posted over 5 years ago (0 comments)
My Badges
Consultant Aid worker Pdc teacher
My Permaculture Qualifications
Other course unverified
Advanced Permaculture
Type: Teacher Training
Teacher: Max O. Liindegger
Location: Crystal Waters, NSW
Date: Jan 1995
Other course unverified
Advanced Permaculture
Type: Teacher Training
Teacher: Max O. Lindegger
Location: Rysovo, Russia
Date: Jan 1997
Other course unverified
Financial Permaculture
Type: Gaia University
Teacher: Andy Langford, Jennifer Dauksha English
Location: Hohenwald, TN
Date: Jan 2009
Other course unverified
Ecovillage Design
Type: Other
Teacher: Max O. Lindegger, Declan Kennedy
Location: Tlholego, nr. Rustenberg, South Africa
Date: Jan 1998
Other course unverified
Carbon Farming
Type: Soil Biology/Compost
Teacher: Elaine Ingham, Darren Doherty, Brad Lancaster, Erik Toensmeier, Joel Salatin
Location: The Farm Ecovillage Training Ctr, Tennessee
Date: Jan 2009
Other course verified
Biodynamic Farming and Gardening
Type: Gardening
Verifying teacher: Albert Bates
Other Teachers: Jeff Poppen
Location: Ecovillage Training Center at The Farm
Date: Apr 1997
Other course unverified
Strawbale Construction
Type: Other
Verifying teacher: Jon Ruiz
Other Teachers: Mitzy Ruiz, Matts Myhrmann, Judy Knox, David Eisenberg
Location: Ecovillage Training Center at The Farm
Date: Jul 1996
Other course verified
Cob Construction and Natural Plasters
Type: Other
Verifying teacher: Howard Switzer
Other Teachers: Ianto Evans
Location: Ecovillage Training Center at The Farm
Date: May 1996
Other course unverified
Shiitake Mushroom Cultivation
Type: Gardening
Teacher: Bob Harris
Location: Half Moon Bay, California
Date: Sep 1991
Other course unverified
Mushroom Cultivation
Type: Soil Biology/Compost
Teacher: Paul Stamets
Location: Ecovillage Training Center at The Farm
Date: Oct 1997
Other course unverified
Mexican Styles of Natural Building
Type: Other
Verifying teacher: Scott Horton
Other Teachers: Alejandra Caballero, Paco Gomez
Location: Centro San Isidro, Tlaxco, Tlax., Mexico
Date: Jul 2004
Other course unverified
Soil Biology
Type: Soil Biology/Compost
Verifying teacher: Peter Bane
Other Teachers: Toby Hemenway
Location: Lama Fdtn, Taos NM USA
Date: Jun 2001
Other course verified
Photovoltaic System Design
Type: Other
Teacher: ed eaton
Location: Ecovillage Training Center at The Farm
Date: Jul 1997
Other course verified
Medicinal Herbs: Uses, Decoctions and Extracts
Type: Other
Verifying teacher: Wendell Combest
Other Teachers: Susun S. Weed
Location: Ecovillage Training Center at The Farm
Date: May 2007
Other course unverified
Natural Building and Architecture
Type: Other
Teacher: Joe Kennedy
Location: Ecovillage Training Center at The Farm
Date: Aug 2000
Unverified
Permaculture Design Course
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Peter Bane
Other Teachers: Chuck Marsh, Andrew Goodheart Brown, Patricia Allison, Bob Kornegay
Location: Ecovillage Training Center at The Farm
Date: May 1995
Other course unverified
Fermentation Intensive
Type: Other
Teacher: Sandor Katz
Location: Tennessee
Date: Apr 2013
Other course unverified
Bamboo Joinery and Construction
Type: Other
Verifying teacher: Adam Turtle
Other Teachers: Niconor Nor, Darrell DuBoer, Matthew English
Location: Earth Advocates Research Center
Date: Jun 1997
Other course unverified
Superadobe Construction
Type: Other
Teacher: Nadir Khalili
Location: Hersperian, California
Date: Jul 1997
9 PDC Graduates (list)
0 PRI PDC Graduates (list)
7 Other Course Graduates (list)
have acknowledged being taught by Albert Bates
2 have not yet been verified (list)
Climate Zones
Albert Bates has permaculture experience in:
Cold Temperate
Cool Temperate
Warm Temperate
Mediterranean
Island
Sub tropical
Wet/Dry Tropical
Wet Tropical
Dry Tropical
Arid

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