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...
Big Dreams, Small Spaces |
Friday, 26th February 2016
Visit Maddy and Tim Harland's, founders of Permaculture magazine, 'stunning' forest garden 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...
SmithsonianNMAI |
Monday, 15th February 2016
Every year in Peru, communities living either side of the Apurimac River Canyon, replace the Q'eswachaka bridge, which is made from woven grass. This bridge and its tradition has been in place since the time of the Inka, and it is their engineering techniques of woven grass that is used to create a...
Harry Rogers |
Thursday, 11th February 2016
Learn how to build your own pole lathe for turning wood. Harry Rogers shows you through the whole process of making a height-adjusting pole lathe, including all the meaurements. Further resources Mike Abbot has a chapter on how to make a pole lathe in his book, Living Wood: From Buying a Woodland...