Story of Stuff Project |
Thursday, 26th May 2016
Another great video from the people at The Story of Stuff. Cosmetics are often overlooked by people who are trying to live a more eco-friendly and healthier lifestyle. But we should all be aware of the chemicals that are in our everyday products. And it's not just our choices that need to change,...
Makeshift |
Wednesday, 11th May 2016
The small town of Villa Lourdes in Peru has no access to running water.  Three times a week they are visited by a truck from Lima delivering water, and in the height of summer everyday. Their fields were arid and bare until they began harvesting the daily fog for water. Using large nets they built...
David Pagan Butler |
Friday, 6th May 2016
Simple as can be, David shows how he made a gate for easy access to his natural swimming pool area from a pallet and scrap wood. Further Resources David's DVD guide to building your iwn natural swimming pool Watch: A woodland natural swimming pool How to Build a Natural Swimming Pool Permaculture ...
Story of Stuff Project |
Thursday, 21st April 2016
Cascade Locks, Oregon is heaven on earth - a small town nestled in the awe-inspiring Columbia River Gorge. But when Nestlé came to town with a proposal to bottle their water, citizens launched an all-out effort to protect their most precious resource. This is the story of these unlikely activists...
Dr Eric Brennan USDA-ARS |
Friday, 15th April 2016
Here is an incredibly simple method for making your own hoe from recycled materials. Eric lives in California and uses a local grass stem (Giant Reed, Arundo donex) for the hoe handle, as it grows in abundance. However bamboo or wooden dowel would also work. He reuses metal tape he finds in skips...
Happen Films |
Thursday, 14th April 2016
Explore Andrew Martin's permaculture farm in New Zealand. Andrew left a job in business to create a sustainable, less-materialistic and happier life with his wife. In just three years, Andrew has planted a wide range of fruit and vegetables to provide them with food, he has created a pond to...
Friday, 1st April 2016
Permaculture teacher and author, Eric Toensmeier, leads us around the abundant edible heaven that is the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute (CRMPI) run by Jerome Osentowski. Set on a steep, rocky hillside in Colorado at 7,200 feet, CRMPI grows a wide range of edibles in an outdoor food...
Gaiacraft |
Wednesday, 23rd March 2016
Wise words from transition co-founder, Rob Hopkins, on burning out. Although Rob is speaking in the context of transtion projects, we feel this applies to everyone involved in permaculture too. You may feel that what you are doing is not enough, or is not making the changes that need to happen, but...
Conservation International |
Friday, 18th March 2016
People often talk about 'saving the Earth'. This is a human arrogance because as destructive as our species is, we are not in control of our vast, mysterious, powerful Morther Earth. We barely understand her climate systems, her feedback mechanisms, even her power to regenerate without us. This...
Friday, 4th March 2016
Social Permaculture is helping to create a new level of understanding and application of the permaculture toolkit for the many students and teachers of this emerging field. We are looking at redesigning all levels of society from the hyper-local to the profoundly global. Here Starhawk, an Earth...