"One of the very best films ever made about permaculture. You must see it. You must share it," Tony Rollinson, Permaculture magazine.
Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective is beautiful, content rich film exploring the importance of mimicking nature, healthy food, bio-diverse habitat, and the many solutions permaculture offers for the range of problems our world is facing.
It was launched on Earth Day, Wednesday 22nd April 2015, and is now available in both rented form and to buy.
We all know that humanity is more than ever threatened by its own actions; we hear a lot about the need to minimise footprints and to reduce our impact. But what if we can turn this around and create eco footprints that are beneficial? What if we could meet human needs while increasing the health and well-being of our planet?
This is the premise behind permaculture: a design process based on the replication of patterns found in nature.
Permaculture is a road map for the redesign of human systems. It calls for a culture that acts in harmony with the forces of nature. We can design an agriculture that increases the quality of life for all beings and we are beginning to understand that we can also achieve the same through our social, economic, and political systems.
The film itself presents a vast array of projects, concepts, and people, and it translates the diversity of permaculture into something that can be understood by an equally diverse audience. It is both a call to action and a glimpse into what's possible - what kind of projects and solutions are already underway.
For those unfamiliar, it will be an introduction to a new way of being and a new way of relating to the Earth. For everyone, it will be a reminder that humans are capable of being planetary healing forces.
Featured in the film are...
Each person featured in this film represents the cutting edge of permaculture thought and practice.
Ben Falk - Whole Systems Design
Mark Shepard - New Forest Farm
Geoff Lawton - Zaytuna Farm
Dave Jacke - Edible Forest Gardens
Lisa Fernandes - Resilience Hub
Charles Eisenstein - Sacred Economics
Steve Whitman - Resilience Planning
Andrew Faust - Center For Bioregional Living
Keith Morris - Prospect Rock Permaculture
Lisa Depiano - Mobile Design Lab
Gwen Hallsmith - Public Banking Institute
Michael Phillips - Holistic Orchard
Scott Kellogg - Radix Center
Keith Zaltsberg - Regenerative Design Group
Rhamis Kent - Designer/Teacher
Susana Kaye Lein - Salamander Springs Farm
Mark Krawczyk - Keyline Vermont
Claudia Joseph - New York Permaculture Exchange
UMass Permaculture - Umass Permaculture Garden
Camden Center for Environmental Transformation - CFET
To watch Inhabit visit http://inhabitfilm.com/
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