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I had a chance to chat once again with Diego Footer from Creative Destruction, formally known as Permaculture Voices, on his podcast series featuring “honest, hard conversations about farming, business, and life with those trying to make a living doing something that they love and dealing with life in the process.” This time, we spoke at length about ideas from the recent Land as Insurance blog series:

Here’s the intro:

“There’s a lot to worry about out there in the world right now – climate change, GMOs, the financial system, debt, terrorism, disease, water insecurity, a fragile food system.

What if you could insure yourself against some of these worries?

And get that insurance through land, land as insurance..

It would be a way to take insurance back into our control and put the fragile dollars into an anti-fragile system – an ecosystem.

Today Rob Avis of Adaptive Habitat and I will be discussing the idea of owning land as insurance against disaster in depth.

We’ll get into models that don’t exist yet, and ways that anyone can start to create some anti-fragility in their life now, regardless of where you live and whether you have land or not.

I guarantee, this one will get your wheels turning.”

For more insight, check out the extensive archive of Creative Destruction podcasts here.

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  • alwaysspinnin99

    Thanks for the great interview! You mentioned that you have a system for solar water heating that is better than other systems on the market. I couldn’t find anything about your system on your website. Could you point me in the right direction to learn about your system? Also, I was REALLY excited to hear you talk about that greenhouse in Canada using annualized geosolar. I’m not an engineer like you, but I’m so hungry for information regarding this technology, but can’t find much – I emailed the organization a couple times asking if they could share more details on how they set up their system, but haven’t heard back. When you applied AGS to the trailor situation, did you have to lay down a concrete slab to trap the heat underneath, like they did in the greenhouse? What are the minimum requirements to put AGS to work? I’m hoping one can avoid earthworks and laying down and burying a concrete slab….if you have any literature on how AGS can be applied in various situations…I would be ecstatic! Thanks for what you do.

    • Rob Avis

      I will do another video on AGS soon.
      Regarding the thermal solar, I will also do a video on that.
      Our greenhouse course with is a great place to learn about AGS and climate batteries.




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