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How To Make a DIY Natural Swimming Pool
 
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David Pagan Butler introduces natural swimming pools -- no chemicals, just plants and a simple 12 volt powered filter to clean the water -- and shows you how to make your own from recycled materials for a fraction of the cost of one installed by a professional contractor. Great fun and a beautiful wildlife habitat too. This is a trailer for David's Natural Swimming Pools DVD which is available here: http://www.green-shopping.co.uk/natural-swimming-pools-1.html
Views: 1004328 PermacultureMedia
Ben Law Introduces Roundwood Timber Framing
 
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Ben Law built The Woodland House from roundwood in his own woods from his own timber. It was famously filmed by Kevin McCloud's Grand Designs team for Channel 4. Since then he has built more houses, barns, workshops, even his local village shop from local roundwood and natural materials. This is a trailer to the new Roundwood Timber Framing DVD (90 mins) that shows you how to build these beautiful structures. It is available from http://www.green-shopping.co.uk
Views: 123555 PermacultureMedia
Forest Gardening | Living With The Land | Part 1
 
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Tim Smit introduces Forest Gardening and we meet Martin Crawford and take a tour of his unique Forest Garden, full of unusual foods, fibres and medicinal plants and demonstrating a low intervention, natural way of growing. Centred around a key interview with Martin the film uses drone shots for never seen before vantage points of his Forest Garden and of its true resourcefulness and beauty. What once stood as a flat field in 1994, is today a multi layered, ecosystem of trees, shrubs and ground covers, producing fruits, nuts, and medicinal products. Forest Gardening is a designed agronomic system based on trees, shrubs and perennial plants mimicking the structure of a natural forest. Narrated by Sir Tim Smit KBE, creator of The Eden Project | http://edenproject.com For more information about Agroforestry Research Trust | http://agroforestry.co.uk Produced by Permaculture People | http://permaculturepeopleuk.tumblr.com for Permaculture magazine | http://permaculture.co.uk Logo designed by HIP Permaculture | http://hippermaculture.com Aerial shots thanks to Tony Keen and Malcolm Baldwin Camera operator Mihali Moore http://mihalimoore.co.uk Living with the Land | The Films Living with the Land' is a series of nine short online films free to view and distribute. Produced by Permaculture People for Permaculture magazine the films showcase the people and projects in the UK designing ecologically sound and regenerative land based practices. The films will be released to coincide with the build-up to the 12th International Permaculture Convergence, in London this Sepetember | https://ipcuk.events To see all nine films see http://www.permaculture.co.uk/living-with-the-land
Views: 115092 PermacultureMedia
Off-grid Living | Living With The Land | Part 7
 
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Pat Bowcock explains how she left her 9-5 lifestyle to live in tune with the land, creating her own five acre permaculture smallholding, that is her home, her work and her life. Pat's smallholding, Ourganics Evolving Systems, features a large polytunnel, a flood garden and a forest garden, all of which she harvests and sells to the local community. The local spring is used to water the crops which then joins the River Bride and a small caravan and yurt offer a place to stay, providing extra income. Ourganics Evolving Systems is a real example of how off-grid living is a labour of love where work and play are interchangeable and a job doesn't mean paying rent, but living a richer life. ------ Narrated by international lawyer and author of 'Eradicating Ecocide', Polly Higgins - http://pollyhiggins.com Produced by Permaculture People | http://permaculturepeopleuk.tumblr.com for Permaculture magazine | http://permaculture.co.uk Logo designed by HIP Permaculture | http://hippermaculture.com Camera Mihali Moore | http://mihalimoore.co.uk For more information about Pat and Ourganics please visit: http://www.peasantevolution.co.uk/members_ourganics.html ------ Living with the Land | The Films Living with the Land' is a series of nine short online films free to view and distribute. Produced by Permaculture People for Permaculture magazine the films showcase the people and projects in the UK designing ecologically sound and regenerative land based practices. The films will be released to coincide with the build-up to the 12th International Permaculture Convergence, in London this September | https://ipcuk.events To see all nine films see http://www.permaculture.co.uk/living-with-the-land
Views: 223359 PermacultureMedia
Charles Dowding's No-Dig Gardening | Living With The Land | Part 5
 
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Growing organic vegetables commercially for over 30 years, Charles Dowding has developed a no-dig method of cultivation for temperate climate gardening. Charles introduces us to Homeacres, his 1/4 acre market garden. Now supplying year-round salad and fresh vegetables for local restaurants, Charles and his partner Steph Hafferty took just one winter to transform it from weedy pasture using mulch and no-dig gardening. Learn as Charles explains the ideas behind no-dig growing, (replicating nature through mulching and minimal soil disturbance), from his various experimental raised beds, as well as the importance of soil. ----- Narrated by Jekka McVicar, broadcaster, author and master herbalist | http://jekkasherbfarm.com For more info and resources on the work of Charles Dowding and Steph Hafferty please visit http://charlesdowding.co.uk and http://stephaniehafferty.co.uk/ Produced by Permaculture People | http://permaculturepeopleuk.tumblr.com for Permaculture magazine | http://permaculture.co.uk Logo designed by HIP Permaculture | http://hippermaculture.com Camera Mihali Moore | http://mihalimoore.co.uk and Tom Goudsmit | http://tomgoudsmit.com Photos courtesy of Charles Dowding ------ Living with the Land | The Films Living with the Land' is a series of nine short online films free to view and distribute. Produced by Permaculture People for Permaculture magazine the films showcase the people and projects in the UK designing ecologically sound and regenerative land based practices. The films will be released to coincide with the build-up to the 12th International Permaculture Convergence, in London this September | https://ipcuk.events To see all nine films see http://www.permaculture.co.uk/living-with-the-land
Views: 128185 PermacultureMedia
Visit Britain's Oldest Forest Garden
 
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Visit Graham and Nancy Bell's beautiful, productive temperate food forest, the first forest garden in the north of Britain on the Scottish Borders established almost 25 years ago. Learn how they designed and planted it, what is permaculture and why this ecological design system is so much more than a method of gardening. Hear what inspired Graham to write his two bestselling books, The Permaculture Way and The Permaculture Garden. A Permaculture Magazine Film produced by Permaculture People. Having spent two years travelling the Americas, Phil and partner Lauren continued their permaculture tour across the UK. Having recently finished they are now collecting their thoughts here: www.permaculturepeopleuk.tumblr.com Find them on Twitter @permapeople
Views: 24421 PermacultureMedia
How to Sharpen a Scythe Safely and Effectively
 
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Smallholder, Stuart Anderson, takes you step by step through the art of sharpening a traditional Austrian Scythe, a beautiful hand tool for cutting grass and hay. He describes how to repair a blade by peening (peening means to hammer the edge with a special device) and how to use whetstones safely and effectively. In a few short minutes you can gain the important basics of scythe maintenance which will transform your ability to cut grass in the most efficient way possible. Please see our selection of Austrian Scythes for sale: http://www.green-shopping.co.uk/tools/scythes.html We’d like to thank the French organic gardening magazine, Les 4 Saisons du Jardin Bio, for letting us share this video for you. Stuart originally made it in French to accompany an article he wrote for them and has now adapted it for Permaculture magazine. Stuart would be grateful if you would like the video on the French FB page https://www.facebook.com/ScopTerrevivante/videos/1214228805278735/?hc_ref=SEARCH
Views: 16343 PermacultureMedia
Transformation Through Learning | Living With The Land | Part 8
 
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Education is key to a more sustainable future but learning can be far more fun than just sitting in a classroom being spoon fed information. Rather than being passive, all of us, at whatever age, can become lifelong learners by doing. This is learning by immersion and it is transformative! Permaculture projects across the UK and all over the world are teaching children and adults how to create regenerative systems through living examples of land stewardship, appropriate technology and healthy food. Embercombe in Devon is a rural example of living with the land. They feel strongly about land based learning, and teach visitors a wide range of practical skills as well as how to become effective community leaders and change makers. Offshoots in the city of Burnley is an award winning urban example. On one acre of land, they run courses on bee keeping, farming & breeding, renewable technologies, food growing, woodland management and blacksmithing. More than a course venue, Offshoots are visionary pollinators of ideas in their community and offer opportunities for volunteering and skill sharing at every level. ----- Narrated by campaigner, writer and amateur naturalist Brigit Strawbridge | http://beestrawbridge.blogspot.co.uk Produced by Permaculture People | http://permaculturepeopleuk.tumblr.com for Permaculture magazine | http://permaculture.co.uk Logo designed by HIP Permaculture | http://www.hippermaculture.com/ Camera Mihali Moore | http://www.mihalimoore.co.uk/ Additional footage kindly shared by Jan Gerhards | www.newstem.org Nick Gordon | http://nickgordon.co.uk Huckleberry Films | http://huckleberryfilms.co.uk For more information about Offshoots | http://www.newground.co.uk/services/individual/offshoots-permaculture-project/ For more information about Embercombe | http://embercombe.org/ ------ Living with the Land | The Films Living with the Land' is a series of nine short online films free to view and distribute. Produced by Permaculture People for Permaculture magazine the films showcase the people and projects in the UK designing ecologically sound and regenerative land based practices. The films will be released to coincide with the build-up to the 12th International Permaculture Convergence, in London this September | https://ipcuk.events To see all nine films see http://www.permaculture.co.uk/living-with-the-land
Views: 34782 PermacultureMedia
Natural Building | Living With The Land | Part 2
 
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Kevin McCloud, a Channel 4 presenter well known for the TV series Grand Designs, introduces part 2 of Living with the Land - 'Natural Building'. Natural buildings are an ancient tradition with a modern appeal. Creating healthy, beautiful homes from natural materials such as earth, straw and timber, building naturally is the ultimate expression of ecological design. Building isn’t ‘done' to us – it can be done by us. The skills and techniques used in natural building are hands-on and accessible, enabling us all to design our own healthy living spaces bringing people and the elements together. The UK has a rich tradition of natural building and natural architecture that is seeing a renewed interest. Building naturally is one such response to Living With The Land. Narrated by Kevin McCloud, Channel 4 presenter, writer, designer and founder of Hab Housing @Kevin_McCloud With Thanks to Jo Forsyth, Natural Builder Barbara Jones and all the team at Straw Works. A UK company dedicated to designing, building and training with straw-bale and natural materials | http://strawworks.co.uk Rowland Keable, Director of Rammed Earth Consulting CIC | http://rammedearthconsulting.com Earth Building UK & Ireland, A charity membership organisation for people interested in earth building | http://ebuk.uk.com Shift Bristol , Providing holistic, solutions based and hands-on education their one year Practical Sustainability Course includes three week on a natural build | http://shiftbristol.org.uk Hayley Walsh, Photographer | http://neatstudios.co.uk Pentiddy Housebuild | http://pentiddy.blogspot.co.uk --- Produced by Permaculture People | http://permaculturepeopleuk.tumblr.com for Permaculture magazine | http://permaculture.co.uk Logo designed by HIP Permaculture - http://hippermaculture.com Additional Camera Daniel Dobbie of Anglefish Films http://angelfishfilms.com Living with the Land | The Films Living with the Land' is a series of nine short online films free to view and distribute. Produced by Permaculture People for Permaculture magazine the films showcase the people and projects in the UK designing ecologically sound and regenerative land based practices. The films will be released to coincide with the build-up to the 12th International Permaculture Convergence, in London this September | https://ipcuk.events To see all nine films see http://www.permaculture.co.uk/living-with-the-land
Views: 67360 PermacultureMedia
Take a Tour of 'That Roundhouse' built by Tony Wrench & Faith
 
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That Roundhouse is an ecohome of wood frame, cobwood and recycled window walls, straw-insulated turf roof; with solar power and wind turbine for electricity, compost toilet and reed beds for grey water. It finally won planning permission in 2008. To read Tony's Building A Low Impact Roundhouse see http://tiny.cc/atxx2
Views: 37657 PermacultureMedia
DIY Natural Swimming Pools
 
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How to build a chemical free natural swimming pool for a fraction of the cost of a commercial installation by David Pagan-Butler. An instructional DVD to build your own is available from http://www.green-shopping.co.uk/dvds/natural-swimming-pools.html
Views: 106972 PermacultureMedia
Farming with Nature | Living With The Land | Part 3
 
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Sitting on top of the hills of southwest Devon overlooking the sea, Village Farm is a living example of regenerative agriculture. A little over a year ago, Rebecca Hosking and business partner Tim Green - who made the BBC2 documentary 'A Farm for The Future' - became tenants of 175 acres of exhausted soils. Turning a windswept, misused, coastal farm into an abundant landscape working with nature is their goal; their approach - holistic planned grazing. Rebecca Hosking, farmer and agroecologist, explains: "Holistic planned grazing is all about mimicking the natural migration of a wild herd across the landscape. This is the fastest way to build soil fertility on a large scale." 2015 is the international year of soils. Farming with nature, Village Farm, is one of the many and inspiring examples of an agriculture working to build soils and providing good food for everyone without damage to the natural world and wildlife. Narrated by Colin Tudge, biologist, writer, and founder, alongside his wife Ruth, of The Campaign for Real Farming | http://www.campaignforrealfarming.org/ Featuring Village Farm - Organic farming with nature | http://www.thevillagefarm.co.uk/ Produced by Permaculture People | http://permaculturepeopleuk.tumblr.com for Permaculture magazine | http://permaculture.co.uk Logo designed by HIP Permaculture | http://hippermaculture.com Camera Mihali Moore | http://www.mihalimoore.co.uk/ Additional footage courtesy of 'Voices of Transition' directed by Nils Aguilar | http://voicesoftransition.org/ Photos Rebecca Hosking For more on Village Farm, check out Permaculture Magazine editor Maddy Harland's visit in No. 83, 'Farming with Nature'. To see the full-length 2009 BBC2 documentary 'A Farm For the Future' - http://www.permaculture.co.uk/videos/farm-future-full-length-film-peak-oil-farming-permaculture ---- Living with the Land | The Films Living with the Land' is a series of nine short online films free to view and distribute. Produced by Permaculture People for Permaculture magazine the films showcase the people and projects in the UK designing ecologically sound and regenerative land based practices. The films will be released to coincide with the build-up to the 12th International Permaculture Convergence, in London this September | https://ipcuk.events To see all nine films see http://www.permaculture.co.uk/living-with-the-land
Views: 55604 PermacultureMedia
Animal-free Farming | Living With The Land | Part 6
 
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A pioneer in plant-based agriculture, Iain Tolhurst has been a practising organic vegetable producer since 1976. Specialising in a "systems approach” to farming, Tolhurst, has developed a stockfree approach to farming — the use of green manures, crop rotations & sustainable practices without recourse to inputs such as animal manures or animal by-products. Together with business partner Lin, Iain Tolhurst started Tolhurst Organic more than 25 years ago producing seasonal organically grown food on 18 acres of land in Oxfordshire. Stockfree farming is one of the many ways of Living With The Land. ------ Narrated by the poet and writer Benjamin Zephaniah http://benjaminzephaniah.com Produced by Permaculture People | http://permaculturepeopleuk.tumblr.com for Permaculture magazine | http://permaculture.co.uk Logo designed by HIP Permaculture | http://hippermaculture.com Camera Mihali Moore | http://mihalimoore.co.uk For more information about Tolhurst Organic and the Stockfree approach to farming please visit http://www.tolhurstorganic.co.uk ------ Living with the Land | The Films Living with the Land' is a series of nine short online films free to view and distribute. Produced by Permaculture People for Permaculture magazine the films showcase the people and projects in the UK designing ecologically sound and regenerative land based practices. The films will be released to coincide with the build-up to the 12th International Permaculture Convergence, in London this September | https://ipcuk.events To see all nine films see http://www.permaculture.co.uk/living-with-the-land
Views: 48599 PermacultureMedia
The Earthship Brighton
 
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Introducing the concept of low impact autonomous buildings made from recycled and natural materials with renewable energy system, even biological water cleansing systems!
Views: 12746 PermacultureMedia
How to Make a Temperate Forest Garden : Part 1
 
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From a bare field to a staggeringly productive and beautiful food forest in just a few years, full of benefical insects, amphibians, birds and mammals. This is a story of natural regeneration at its best. Maddy and Tim Harland, founders of Permaculture magazine, share how they created their temperate forest garden over 20 years ago in the South Downs National Park in Hampshire, England. They explain the planning and planting, the experiments to find what plants grow well in their chalky soil and how they created a wildflower meadow to heal the barren soil that had been mined by industrial farming practices. Maddy and Tim grow over 20 varieties of apples, along with pears, medlar, peach under glass and outside, walnut, cobnuts, mulberries, Nepalese and Szechuan peppers, Juneberry, figs, soft fruit including clove currants and Nepalese raspberry, and medicinal and herbal plants. Their aim is to create a feel of subtropical abundance in a cool climate by clever design and the careful selection of trees and plants that will thrive in their alkaline conditions. Their philosophy is that if it thrives on chalk it will probably thrive elsewhere and they are not afraid to trial species and varieties and remove them if they don't succeed. Filmed by Trilight Entertainment Edited by Rozie Apps at Permaculture magazine
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Big Dreams, Small Spaces: Maddy & Tim Harland's Forest Garden
 
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Visit this 'stunning' forest garden of Maddy and Tim Harland, founders of Permaculture magazine, featured on Monty Don's 'Big Dreams Small Spaces' on the BBC. This extract from the programme takes you around their multifunctional forest garden in Hampshire, with its beautiful wildflower meadow, no dig vegetable garden and multiple-layered food forest. This garden is teeming with wildlife, with perennial and annual edibles all year round and is entirely organic. It is one of Britain's oldest forest gardens and an example of 'gardening with nature'. To view the whole episode see http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b071c2gm Read more about permaculture and subscribe to the magazine here: http://www.permaculture.co.uk
Views: 38865 PermacultureMedia
Building Soil through Composting in the Permaculture Garden
 
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Maddy Harland, editor and founder of Permaculture magazine, explains how she creates fertile soil in her forest garden and vegetable beds. From vermicomposting, hot bins, living mulches and compost bins, Maddy uses various methods to create healthy and fertile soils for growing her own food. Soil is essential to growing food, and this short video is in celebration of International Permaculture Day: The Year of Soil on Sunday 3rd May. For more tips on building soil, growing, permaculture and more, visit www.permaculture.co.uk
Views: 9678 PermacultureMedia
How to make a Temperate Forest Garden - Part 2
 
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How a bare and barren field quickly became a productive and beautiful diverse food forest. Maddy and Tim Harland, founders of Permaculture magazine, share the successes and failures of their 20 year old temperate forest garden which is full of fruits, nuts and berries, as well as a wildflower meadow abundant in beneficial insects and a productive vegetable patch. They explain why it is a biodiverse system that is 'beyond organic'. In this second part, Maddy and Tim explain how they have planted for light, microclimates, the seven layers, for beneficial insects and for a healthy diversity of trees. They grow over 20 varieties of apples, along with pears, medlar, walnut, cobnuts, mulberries, Nepalese and Szechuan peppers, figs, soft fruit including clove currants and Nepalese raspberry, and medicinal and herbal plants. Their aim is to create a feel of subtropical abundance in a cool climate by clever design and the careful selection of trees and plants that will thrive in their alkaline conditions. Their philosophy is that if it thrives on chalk it will probably thrive elsewhere and they are not afraid to trial species and varieties and remove them if they don't succeed. Filmed by Trilight Entertainment Edited by Rozie Apps at Permaculture magazine (http://www.permaculture.co.uk/) For Part 1 visit http://www.permaculture.co.uk/videos/how-make-temperate-forest-garden-part-1
Views: 20179 PermacultureMedia
Eco Village Pioneers - The Village, Ireland
 
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Visiting Tipperary in Ireland where a traditional village sits side by side an emerging eco village, dispelling myths and adding value to community
Views: 14316 PermacultureMedia
Roundwood Timber Framing with Ben Law
 
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Roundwood Timber Framing -- a clip from Ben Law's forthcoming film which details how to build natural buildings from local materials -- available 1 September 2010 from www.permaculture.co.uk
Views: 10749 PermacultureMedia
The Many Uses of Comfrey
 
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Maddy Harland, editor of Permaculture magazine (www.permaculture.co.uk) shares why she grows comfrey - especially the Bocking 14 strain - in her 25-year-old food forest. Maddy explains its many uses and why you should be growing it too.
Views: 2368 PermacultureMedia
Aranya on Permaculture Design - step by step (Part One)
 
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Maddy Harland interviews Aranya and asks him what inspired him about permaculture and how he came to write his new book Permaculture Design - a step by step guide.
Views: 6055 PermacultureMedia
Building an EcoVillage in Wales
 
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Months on from being granted planning permission in 2009, the four of the Lammas families were living on site, with the other 5 families rounding up their affairs and getting ready to move. The trackways and water networks were under construction and some of the families begun building. The autumn weather was kind and whilst the weather turned colder, activity on the land began to warm up. Lammas is starting to take shape. Filmed by www.livinginthefuture.org
Views: 3397 PermacultureMedia
Looby Macnamara - People and Permaculture (Part One)
 
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Maddy Harland asks Looby about her new book People & Permaculture - caring and designing for ourselves, each other and the planet.
Views: 2551 PermacultureMedia
Seize The Day's 'Flying'
 
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A moving, humorous and inspiring music video from the peerless Seize the Day. A big favourite at Permaculture Magazine. For more see: www.seizetheday.org
Views: 2808 PermacultureMedia
The 7 Layers of the Forest Garden with Maddy Harland
 
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Maddy Harland, editor of Permaculture magazine, walks us around her edible food forest, showing the seven layers that make up a forest garden: High tree canopy, smaller trees, herbacious layer, rhizosphere, ground cover, roots and vertical climbers. Maddy shows currants, apples, strawberries and comfrey, as well as the more unusual Siberian pea and Nepalese pepper.
Views: 9191 PermacultureMedia
Permaculture Living at Stewart Wood Community
 
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Steward Community Woodland is a permaculture project which aims to demonstrate the value of integrating conservation woodland management techniques with organic growing, traditional skills and crafts and low-impact sustainable living in Dartmoor National Park. Last year, they received 5 year temporary planning permission to continue their experimental project. http://www.stewardwood.org/ This film is part of the 'Living in the Future' series http://www.livinginthefuture.org
Views: 9098 PermacultureMedia
The Many Benefits of Creating a Forest Garden
 
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Maddy and Tim Harland from Permaculture magazine talk us through the multiple benefits of creating a forest garden. A forest garden is working with nature's rhythms and patterns to create a low maintenance food growing space abundant in fruit, nuts, perennial edibles and herbs, both culinary and medicinal. Maddy and Tim also have biodiverse wildlife meadow filled with beneficial pollinators and insects, that works in-tune with the forest garden and the no dig raised vegetable beds. You can learn more on creating naturally designed gardens and homes at https://www.permaculture.co.uk/ For more on forest gardening, try: https://www.green-shopping.co.uk/forest-gardening-in-practice.html
Views: 2699 PermacultureMedia
What does Ben Law really think of planning officers?
 
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Eco-builder and woodsman Ben Law had no end of trouble with council planning officers when he first started building his off-grid eco house ten years ago. Has his attitude towards town-hall pen-pushers changed in the intervening years? Listen to his response, given at the Hampshire Green Fair...
Views: 6514 PermacultureMedia
Eco Village Pioneers - introducing the film in Australia
 
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Helen visits Crystal Waters and other ecovillages Down Under
Views: 8354 PermacultureMedia
The Garden at the End of the World
 
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The film trailer, by award winning Australian filmmaker Gary Caganoff, portrays the lives of the hardest hit, the widows and orphans, who number in tens of thousands, following two remarkable Australian women; humanitarian, Mahboba Rawi, and internationally recognised permaculturalist Rosemary Morrow, who offer alternatives to the 'reconstruction' efforts that have not worked. Through these two remarkable women Caganoff elicits stories and images of Afghanistan rarely seen before. Neither sentimental nor sensational the film is remarkable, reaching into the depths and complexities of war torn Afghanistan. The questions that arise for people after seeing the film are 'how can I help? What can I do?' This site is aimed at answering those questions and creating an active and empowered community that is able to create real dialogue and take action around the issues of war and peace. Full length feature available from http://www.green-shopping.co.uk/
Views: 1575 PermacultureMedia
Permaculture: growing & publishing with Maddy & Tim Harland
 
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A clip from Growing Edges, a film by Starhawk, about permaculture & regenerative design featuring Tim & Maddy Harland, Permanent Publications & The Sustainability Centre
Views: 2088 PermacultureMedia
Straw Bale Building with Rachel Shiamh
 
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Build a woodland retreat with Simon Dale at Quiet Earth [http://quietearth.org.uk] on the 24th September 2012. Contact quietearthinfo@gmail.com for booking. Undercurrents visits Rachel Shiamh's two storey load bearing straw bale house -- the only one in Britain -- all built by women volunteers. Take a tour of this wonderful curvaceous build! Rachel is currently writing a book for Permanent Publications (http://permaculture.co.uk) about the experience.
Views: 18702 PermacultureMedia
The Harland Family on The Edible Garden programme
 
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Visit Tim & Maddy Harland, who founded Permaculture Magazine, in their house and garden, meet the family and get an introduction to permaculture. From BBC2's The Edible Garden series with Alys Fowler
Views: 9250 PermacultureMedia
Miraculous Abundance at La Ferme du Bec Hellouin
 
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La Ferme Biologique du Bec Hellouin is known as the 'miraculous abundance' permaculture farm. Permaculture magazine editor, Maddy Harland, interviews co-founder of the farm, Perrine Hervé-Gruyer, at the Oxford Real Farming Conference and asks her how they achieve such healthy yields whilst maintaining such a tapestry of rich natural habitats. Find out about the organic techniques used on their 20 hectare farm as well as the biointensively managed 1 hectare market garden. All of these elements are framed by the organising principles and ethics permaculture design. Recent scientific studies have revealed high productivity, strong economic yields, and biodiversity plus the capacity to sequester carbon in the soil: a win-win result and the Holy Grail of farming in the 21st century. Perrine also shares her thoughts on extending these techniques to larger scale farms. To buy Miraculous Abundance, the book all about how the farm was set up and works, see https://www.green-shopping.co.uk/miraculous-abundance.html For more information on the farm visit: https://www.fermedubec.com/
Views: 3689 PermacultureMedia
Biodynamic Gardening -- the tools and techniques to nurture your garden
 
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When starting to garden in a biodynamic way it can be difficult working out what to do when. This DVD gives you the tools and shows you the techniques you need to know. Lynette West, of the Biodynamic Education Centre, shows biodynamic gardening methods to the gardeners at Garden Organic, Ryton. Learn with them the vortex to chaos stirring technique; how to make biodynamic compost and understand the biodynamic preparations; how to make and use manure concentrate, horn manure (BD500) and horn silica (BD501); how to work with the sowing and planting calendar and much, much more... The aim of biodynamic practice is to revitalise the soil and make it open and receptive to all the forces of the cosmos. In 1924, at the request of German farmers concerned about the decline in soil and animal fertility, Rudolf Steiner, an Austrian scientist, gave a series of lectures suggesting ways to work with the energies of the earth, moon, sun and planets as well as plants such as yarrow, chamomile, nettles, oak bark, valerian and dandelion to heal the earth, In biodynamics it is believed that there is nowhere quite like your garden. It has its own combination of soil, microorganisms and micro climate. Nobody else can produce fruit and vegetables quite like yours. What could be better than eating food grown in your own unique garden? 'Biodynamic Gardening -- the tools and techniques to nurture your garden' will help you have a bumper harvest! The full length DVD is available demystified biodynamic techniques that had previously remained elusive and so we have made it available from http://www.green-shopping.co.uk
Views: 25415 PermacultureMedia
Growing & Mulching Food with Hay & Straw
 
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Growing with hay and straw is an easy way to reduce weeds (through mulching), create a healthy soil and reduce the need to water. Here are Huw Richard's top tips (from Huws Nursery https://www.youtube.com/user/HuwsNursery) and the fruit and vegetables to try it on.
Views: 1794 PermacultureMedia
Woodsman Ben Law & The Woodland Landscape
 
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Permaculture woodsman Ben Law shows us around his sustainable woodland, explaining its many functions. Ben uses the method of coppicing which creates a sustainable and continuous wood source. This is great for building, fencing and creating beautiful and functional products such as chairs, spoons, yurts and even caravans. Coppicing also provides wildlife habitat areas and regenerates landscapes.
Views: 2388 PermacultureMedia
Looby Macnamara on People and Permaculture (Part Two)
 
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Maddy Harland asks Looby, permaculture designer and teacher, more questions about her new book People & Permaculture -- caring and designing for ourselves, each other and the planet.
Views: 1545 PermacultureMedia
Low Impact Living at Lammas Ecovillage
 
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Low-impact development provides an unprecedented opportunity for the repopulation of the countryside by people committed to land-based, environmentally-conscious living. Lammas ecovillage aims to demonstrate that it is possible to live a modern lifestyle which does not cost the earth. Human beings are, through living on the land, able to develop a mutually beneficial relationship with the natural world which is able to support both a wildlife and a human culture. Filmed before planning permission was granted earlier this year. http://www.livinginthefuture.org
Views: 13609 PermacultureMedia
Mark Boyle: How Money Has Been Hijacked & Why We Need to Rewild the Political System
 
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Mark Boyle lived without money for three years. He rejoined the economic system so that he could buy a homestead in Ireland, where he runs free courses and the world's first free pub. Mark explores how the corporate world has hijacked money and how using money disconnects us from where our food, clothes etc come from. We don't question how our food is grown, or who works for hours to make our clothing and appliances, who what happens to the landscapes where materials are mined. Mark also discusses the need for a new political system. One where each one of us is heard, but where we all have different jobs to do, from the seed planters to those who clear the way for the seeds. Join Mark and his revolution.
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Eco Village Pioneers - Lammas
 
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Happy footage from the Lammas ecovillage project that successfully got planning to build in Wales
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Eco Village Pioneers - Brithdir Mawr
 
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Visiting Tony Wrench and his low impact roundhouse. For more information on how to build a roundhouse see www.green-shopping.co.uk/books/book_pages/ecological_architecture_b.html#BLI
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Occupy Love - a  message from director Velcrow Ripper
 
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Director Velcrow Ripper, introduces Occupy Love, an inspiring film to help raise awareness of social, environmental and financial changes taking place in our world. Velcrow explains the purpose behind the film and how he set out to answer the question: How can the crisis on the planet become a love story? Occupy Love is available in the EU with personal or community viewing licences from http://www.green-shopping.co.uk/occupy-love.html
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Empowering Women with Permaculture
 
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Looby Macnamara, author of 'People and Permaculture' and Maddy Harland, editor of 'Permaculture magazine' explain how they are using permaculture and design webs to empower women. For more information about their Empowering Women with Permaculture course please see https://www.permaculture.co.uk/empowering-women-permaculture
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The 25 Year Permaculture Adventure
 
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What does 25 years of practising permaculture look like? What kind of yields can occur, what are the important lessons and what keeps visionaries going? This year is the 25th Anniversary of Permaculture magazine. Founders, Maddy and Tim Harland, share their thoughts and experiences of 25 years of publishing the magazine as well as books through their imprint, Permanent Publications, plus developing one of the oldest forest gardens in Britain and raising a family. Hear about their ups and downs, their favourite plants in their no dig and forest garden, their proudest moments, the qualities and approaches to life they value the most, and vitally their hopes for future generations and the Earth. For more information on Permaculture magazine visit https://www.permaculture.co.uk/
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Community-owned Energy Systems by Howard Johns
 
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The energy revolution is happening now! Howard Johns, author of 'Energy Revolution' looks at the successful community-owned renewable energy systems from across the globe. From urban solar PV projects in Brixton, London and micro-grids that offer communities their own energy systems, to Norway and Costa Rica supplying 100% of their electricity needs through renewables. In the last few months, Costa Rica have even brought bills down by 12%. Renewables in Iceland produce 100% of their electricity and heat needs! Learn from these examples and more and join the revolution. Take back control of your energy systems!
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Eco Village Pioneers - CAT
 
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Visiting the Centre of Alternative Technology in Wales, founded in 1972, true pioneers of the renewables and sustainable living movement.
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Eco Village Pioneers - at The Big Green Gathering
 
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Low impact living at the festival - meeting some pioneers and then visiting SunSEED in Spain.
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Re-Imagining the Future
 
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John D Liu has travelled all over the world, studying and filming the reasons for ecosystem collapse and the solutions. Here he discusses the problems humanity faces and some of these tried and tested solutions. John is joined by Maddy Harland, co-founder of Permaculture magazine. Together with co-founder of Sound Matters, Mike Edwards, they will meet in London on 16th December 2017 and explore how we have used land for millenia, why this can no longer continue, and how we can how we can transform our barren landscapes into thriving zones of paradise. Join them for this visionary conversation! For more info: https://www.permaculture.co.uk/content/re-imagining-land
Views: 663 PermacultureMedia