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Geoff Lawton: Permaculture Principles in Application

This video is a sampler of permaculture principles in application narrated and explained by Geoff Lawton, from his farm in New South Wales, Australia (near Byron Bay). Learn about Permaculture principles and how abundant it is by design.



Martin Crawford: A Walk Through Martin Crawford’s Forest Garden

This collection of video clips will take you on a walk through Martin Crawford’s beautiful forest garden, a model for resilient, local food growing. Crawford gives a taster of his DVD ‘A Year in a Forest Garden‘ (2009), which was filmed over a ten-month period to show the forest garden in all seasons of the year. In 1994 Martin Crawford started to plant a forest garden on a two-acre site on the Dartington estate in south Devon, and it is now largely mature. In his documentary, he explains the principles of forest gardening, which is a kind of agroforestry. Forest gardens are largely self-sustaining, containing a large number of very diverse species; provide a wide variety of fruits, nuts, edible leaves, medicinal plants and fibres; are self-fertilising by the use of specific plants which supply nutrients; use a large number of perennial crops, and are highly productive in terms of land use. In June of 2013, Kali spent some time on Martin’s estate, studying with how to make forest gardens. For more information, check out his book on ‘Creating a Forest Garden: Working with Nature to Grow Edible Crops‘. This playlist (collection of video clips) can also be viewed on our YouTube channel.



Toby Hemenway: How Permaculture Can Save Humanity and the Earth, but Not Civilization

Hemenway is a frequent teacher, consultant and lecturer on permaculture and ecological design throughout the U.S. and other countries. He is an adjunct professor in the School of Graduate Education at Portland State University, a Scholar-in-Residence at Pacific University.



David Holmgren: Permaculture Ethics and Design Principles

Co-originator of the permaculture concept, David Holmgren, presents the design principles as thinking tools that when used together allow us to creatively redesign our environment and our behaviour in a world of less energy and resources.



David Holmgren: Interviews and presentations with David Holmgren, co-originator of the permaculture concept

David Holmgren is the co-originator of the permaculture concept with Bill Mollison. Through the spread of permaculture around the world, his environmental principles have exerted a global influence. This interview was made by Heidi Snel during the 7th International Permaculture Convergence in Croatia, June 2005. Holmgren discusses the power of Permaculture, the future of the earth and the role of cities in the future.



Penny Livingston-Stark: Permaculture 101

Permaculture expert Penny Livingston-Stark shows how natural systems can teach us better design practices. Learning to work with the earth not only creates a healthier environment, it also nourishes the people who live in it.



University of Massachusetts: Permaculture Documentary Series

The University of Massachusetts Amherst transforms a 1/4 grass lawn on campus into a thriving, abundant, permaculture garden, which now supplies the food to its dining commons. Learn how this student-led project can be easily replicated and spread to any piece of land.



Joanna Macy: ‘Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy’, Feb. 2013

On February 28, 2013, Naropa University welcomed back environmental activist and Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy. Macy’s lecture, “Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in Without Going Crazy,” addresses what she deems the most significant aspect of this historical moment on Earth–that we as humans have begun to awake from a long sleep, to an entirely new relationship to our world, to ourselves, and to each other. Macy has coined this shift from an industrial growth paradigm to a life-sustaining one as “the Great Turning.” She offers stories on this time of the Great Turning, as well as reflect on how to remain sane, centered, and connected during the inevitable unraveling of an unsustainable civilization.



Joanna Macy: Lecture at Naropa University, April 2011

On April 6, 2011, Eco-philosopher Joanna Macy spoke at Naropa University. Joanna Macy is a scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. A respected voice in movements for peace, justice, and ecology, she interweaves her scholarship with four decades of activism. She has created a ground-breaking theoretical framework for personal and social change, as well as a powerful workshop methodology for its application. This playlist (collection of video clips) can also be viewed on our YouTube channel.



Joanna Macy: The Work That Reconnects Video Series

The Work That Reconnects is a workshop series that explores how to evoke creative, compassionate and transformational responses to the ecological crises of our time. The following video includes 17 chapters in The Work That Reconnects series. Please note that the sections are grouped together in a video series and will play in sequence. You can skip to the following sections by clicking the ‘next’ icon (located to the right of the ‘play’ button). This playlist (collection of video clips of the workshop series) can also be viewed on our YouTube channel.



Dirt! The Movie

Dirt! The Movie received its world premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Directed and produced by Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow, this documentary takes you on a journey inside the wondrous world of soil. It tells the story of the earth’s most valuable and underappreciated source of fertility – from its miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation.





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