The Lindisfarne Tapes

John Todd: Ecological Design and New Alchemy

Episode Summary

Farmer, scientist, and ecological designer, John Todd, relates the experiences which formed the New Alchemy Institute and describes some projects in intensive aquaculture and agriculture using wind and solar energy. Todd recounts the rediscovery of a sense of place that emerges from the fabrication of these self-sufficient bioshelters.

Episode Notes

The Lindisfarne Tapes are selected recordings of presentations and conversations at the Lindisfarne Fellows’ meetings. In March of 2013 William Thompson granted permission to the Schumacher Center for a New Economics to transfer the talks from the old reel-to-reel tapes to digital format so that they could be posted online and shared freely. In 2021, the Schumacher Center used the digital audio to create the Lindisfarne Tapes Podcast. Reposting should include acknowledgment of Learn more about the Lindisfarne Tapes here.

Todd delivered this lecture in 1974 at the Lindisfarne Summer Conference, "Planetary Culture and New Image of Humanity."