Permaculture / Organic Farming - Documentary Films Archive // May 1st, 2012 // agriculture With information on mushroom cultivation, sowing a fruit forest, alternative ways to keep livestock, and more… Sepp Holzer farms steep mountainsides in Austria 1,500 meters above sea level. Sign Up for Project Green Challenge Erin Schrode is the co-founder and spokeswoman of Teens Turning Green, a student-led movement promoting global sustainability, youth leadership, environmental education and conscious lifestyle choices. Have you ever felt as if you wanted to “do something,” but didn’t know where to start? Project Green Challenge is that chance, your entry point into action and sustainability. Our upcoming 30-day eco lifestyle challenge is mobilizing high school and college students nationwide through fun, simple and high impact daily steps. We challenge you to complete themed actions each day in October. Can you do it?
Introduction to Permaculture - 40 hours of Free video lectures Permaculture means 'permanent culture,' (or 'permanent agriculture') and ...'is the conscious design and maintenance of cultivated ecosystems that have the diversity, stability, and resilience of a natural ecosystem.' (Bill Mollison) This course will explore, through lectures, discussions, field trips, and required projects, a design/thinking methodology that seeks to profide for our physical needs, food, water, shelter, energy, etc., while doing so in an environmentally friendly, sustainable manner.
1000 Words: A Manifesto for Sustainability in Design 1000 Words: A Manifesto for Sustainability in Design By Allan Chochinov I don't like the word manifesto. It reeks of dogma and rules—two things I instinctually reject. I do love the way it puts things on the line, but I don't like lines, or groups. Free eBooks Archive - Permaculture Media Blog See also: On the Duty of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau - Civil Disobedience is an essay by Henry David Thoreau that was first published in 1849. It argues that people should not permit governments to overrule or atrophy their consciences, and that people have a duty to avoid allowing such acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice. Thoreau was motivated in part by his disgust with slavery and the Mexican-American War.
The Food Forest Card Game You probably already know that I am in “shameless self-promotion” mode with the Food Forest card game. Fortunately for all of us, the campaign will soon be drawing to a successful close! The game will eventually be available to the general public but this is the last call for now. If you know anyone who wants a copy, or to show their support, please spread the word. Our Approach: 7 Stages to Sustainability (7SS) Building sustainable futures from the ground up At the foundation of Empowerment WORKS, 7 Stages to Sustainability (7SS) is a collaboration road map, an Asset Based Community-driven Development (ABCD) framework, philosophy of self-determination and an educational curriculum empowering communities to build sustainable futures from the ground up. In short, 7 Stages to Sustainability is a tool to transform poverty into prosperity in the world's most economically challenged communities.
the interactive map and database of the Worldwide Permaculture Network Worldwide Permaculture Projects A growing list of permaculture projects worldwide This is the premier place to find out who is doing what, and where, in the permaculture world. What if Permaculturists Designed our Cities? Interview with Richard Register SE: It seems that ecocities are permaculture on a larger scale. In what areas do you think ecocity thinkers can learn from permaculturists, and what can permaculturists do to scale up to city size? RR: It's relatively easy to experiment with permaculture. All you need is a piece of land and you're ready to go. Cities are more difficult - you don't own them and you have to work with the most difficult natural condition in the world: humans. How do you convince humans to act in their own best long term interest?
Step inside my greenhouse house On Wednesdays for the rest of March, I’ll be indulging green-thumbed readers (or those hoping to grow a pair) with tips and tidbits on the world of eco-friendly lawns and gardens. Although it may seem premature, March is in fact a busy month when gardeners start revving their engines and heading outside. My hope is that when April hits, you’ll be in the know when it comes to organic soil amendments, dung bunnies, eco-lawn mowers, recycled lawn décor, and more. A disclosure: I’m not a gardener. I don’t even have a backyard. I do, however, have a fair number of houseplants — bamboo, ferns, jade and more — that I haven’t murdered (yet).
Introduction to Permaculture Gardening First of all, let's make sure we're clear on what permaculture gardening means: Permaculture is a word coined from "permanent" and "agriculture" but it's not just about gardening; it's about a whole new outlook on growing food for your family, using the rules of the physical universe to help. Bill Mollison, often called the Father of Permaculture, first started to think about how all the systems around us should be integrated into a holistic approach. Instead of keeping the garden separate from all the other things going on in and around our dwellings, why not incorporate everything in a supportive way? Permaculture Ethics and Principles From the ethics, Care for the Earth, Care for People, and Return Surplus, we then have the basic permculture principles. There are many different versions of these principles, but here is the most commonly used:
Almost Untouched Nature – Waterfall Restaurant, Philippines Image credit Visiting this interesting Waterfall Restaurant located in San Pablo City, Philippines at the Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort can be a truly unique and memorable experience. Visitors can enjoy in lunch served on bamboo dining tables while the crystalline running water flows under their feet. Agromisa - Publications Agromisa produces practical, easy-to-read and low-priced publications for small-scale farmers, staff of agricultural service providers and development workers. Our publications focus primarily on the fields of plant and animal production, but some cover other subjects important in the development of the small-scale farming, such as soil and water conservation, food storage, processing and marketing. All publications can be ordered from Agromisa. Sample PDF versions showing cover, table of contents and Introduction can be downloaded from our website. Agromisa provides the following publications: