Dojo Productions |
Thursday, 14th July 2016
Stephen Barstow, author of the classic book Around the World in 80 Plants, visits Holma Forest Garden in Sweden and explains why perennial vegetables are such a good option. He says they are: * More resilient to climate extremes than annual vegetables * Perennials can have higher yield - Stephen...
Maya Mountain Research Farm |
Friday, 8th July 2016
Biochar is a very powerful tool for restoring, and protecting soil health, and happy plants, with longterm results. Want a succinct and simple explanation of how biochar enriches soil? Want to make biochar yourself in an oil drum? Want to know how to charge it yourself? This short film from Maya...
Story of Stuff Project |
Monday, 4th July 2016
While California is going through a disastrous drought, Nestlé are extracting 50-150 million gallons of water a year, from San Bernardino National Forest. Nestlé's permit ran out in 1988 and yet they are still extracting as much water as they want. The U.S. Forest Service only receives $524 a year...
Ecological Land Co-operative |
Friday, 24th June 2016
The Ecological Land Co-operative (ELC) was set up to address the lack of affordable sites for ecological land based livelihoods in England. Greenham Reach in Devon has helped create three ecological businesses for families who would never be able to access land or gain planning permission. Their...
Living Big in a Tiny House |
Tuesday, 14th June 2016
This 4x4 van has been kitted out with all the necessary tools and features for survival. John McElhiney's van can go across all kinds of terrain with the addition of a snorkel so it can even go through water. The custom made storage space (which is also the kitchen, bedroom, toilet) is held...
Permaculture Principles |
Wednesday, 8th June 2016
David Holmgren explores the need for retrofitting our suburbs. Most people do not have the ability to move to the countryside and become self-sufficient in preparation for the energy crash. Cities, towns and villages are where the vast of majority of people live, and it is these areas that need to...
Happen Films |
Monday, 6th June 2016
This FREE film follows a community in Australia that formed to explore and demonstrate a simpler way to live in response to global crises. Throughout the year-long experiment the group practises permaculture, builds tiny houses, and learns how to live in community. We here at Permaculture magazine...
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 ...