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Living the Change - Happen Films. Living the Change is a series of short documentary films that focus on permaculture, tiny houses, backyard gardeners, natural buildings, simple livers, and anyone with an inspiring story to tell about the transition to a new and more resilient way of life.

Living the Change - Happen Films

Since the beginning of 2016 we’ve been traveling around New Zealand filming these stories and editing them as we go. We’ll be releasing 12 short films in total over the course of 2017 and 1 feature-length documentary at the beginning of next year. The 1.5 hour feature-length documentary will be a combination of all the short films weaved into a narrative including never seen before footage of our journey and additional inspiring projects we encountered.

Interspersed throughout the film will be interviews with experts such as Charles Eisenstein and Susan Krumdieck to provide a big picture context for the changes we need to collectively go through. This project wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our viewers. Backyard permaculture – pre-design thinking. Now that I’m half way through my Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) theory, I’m about to take a really good crack at some intentional design in terms of applying permaculture principles in an average sized garden.

Backyard permaculture – pre-design thinking

Below, is the layout of the productive backyard that we now have after five-six years of ad-hoc design with permaculture principles in mind, but without really any formal or deep understanding. [click image to enlarge] My final PDC design project has therefore rather humble aims: Moving this young backyard farm into maturity by giving it a vision and including: Perennialsolutions. April 19, 2013 User Admin This article is an excerpt from my forthcoming book Carbon Farming: A Global Toolkit for Stabilizing the Climate with Tree Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices, and is part of a series promoting my kickstarter campaign to raise funds with which to complete the book.


You can pre-order a copy and help make it possible for me to get this book out soon. This painting by Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida shows sheep enjoying the shade and dropped pods of an ancient carob tree. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons. 7 Steps to Vermicomposting. Having a compost bin on an apartment balcony is completely doable.

7 Steps to Vermicomposting

You don’t need a big yard or a big budget to create compost. Follow these instructions and find a cheap, green way to provide fertilizer to your plants. Cost of the ProjectA 20-gallon Rubbermaid storage container from Target costs about $13. Worms can cost anywhere from $15 to $25. Step 1: Buy and Prepare the Bin. The Top 3 Balcony Composting Methods.

By Tyler Weaver For balcony container gardeners who live in a city or have limited space, look no further than the balcony to begin processing food scraps into compost for the container plants in the garden.

The Top 3 Balcony Composting Methods

While a balcony is usually reserved as a comfortable, relaxing area for enjoying a drink or reading a book, just a small portion of it can be used to process your waste. Aprende a reciclar el agua de lluvia como en este proyecto lo hicieron de forma sensacional – manos a la obra. Nat Geo Launched a Free Website for Printing Detailed Topographical Maps. ECOFACT2a. For Gardening, Nature and Adventure Lovers. The Edible Schoolyard Project.

Pastured Poultry Profits. Welcome. Permaculture, livelihood, design, diversify, polyincome. Many people are unhappy in their jobs and yet most don’t do anything about it.

permaculture, livelihood, design, diversify, polyincome

Discovering permaculture can be the catalyst for us to start considering how we might make that transition to the more positive-impact lifestyle we aspire to. At first it may seem that the only available permaculture livelihoods are as a teacher or food grower, but these are just the visible ‘front end’ of a wide network of inter-dependencies. While teaching and writing are my passion, I currently still manage my own websites, do my own accounts and convene some of my own courses. I gained those skills out of necessity, but would love to be able to call on them from within the permaculture community to free up my time for the things I’m more interested in.