Keveen Gabet

How Whales Change Climate

Please exercise caution 55sec to 1.10 min contains video of a whaling hunt that may distress From Sustainable Human A while back, my mind was totally blown with the concept of trophic cascades and more specifically how wolves dramatically improve the ecosystem. It pushed me to rethink the way I saw every living being. Recently, I found out that whales also play a crucial part in our ecosystem. If you […]

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Why Walks in Nature are So Permaculture

Photography by Keveen Gabet My wife thinks I’m hilarious. That’s a good thing I suppose. She also secretly gets annoyed with my fascination with permaculture – I know deep inside it’s a rather healthy obsession. Before I knew of the term, I was using an exotic array of self-made vocabulary, but now, all my practices and ideas fit nicely under one generic term. She gets the best of it though […]

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Thoughts on Fair Trade

Permaculture is an enlightening journey. I’m learning new, fascinating and useful things everyday and always ask for more. How many of us would have made wonderful students had it been taught in school… A lot of this eco-logically sound and down-to-earth knowledge is enriching our practice. To me, life is a gigantic playground on which I want to play responsibly and lovingly. I’m in a constant state of meditation, thoroughly […]

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How Painting Can Transform Communities (TED video)

Communities are often built like forests – without a master plan. It all starts with one seed. Artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn create community art by painting entire neighborhoods. The first colorful seed was planted in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro and ended up spreading throughout the world. Their success lies in involving those who live there, and throwing barbecues! Throughout their talk, you will be able to […]

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Nature is Speaking

I say may those who have a loud voice speak! This is precisely what Nature Is Speaking has ventured to do — to give nature a voice (and a very familiar voice). Watch the videos below to see what I mean! Some of the most famous American actors (from Julia Roberts to Robert Redford) have lent their voices in the name of nature. This is a global invitation to collaborate […]

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What’s Possible

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F8Vv_vRjF8?rel=0&showinfo=0″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen> What happens when Louis Schwartzberg and Morgan Freeman collaborate? A poetic message filled with hope and optimism. Presented to world leaders at the 2014 United Nations Climate Summit in New York, this short film shows that the world we believe in is possible. We already have the appropriate technology to harness nature sustainably. Thanks to permaculture (and all the seers who helped shape it), we constantly learn […]

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The Q-Drum and Wello Water Wheel: Rollable Water Containers

Imagine a durable, practically indestructible round plastic container that allows anyone (generally women and children) to harvest at least 50 liters of water and pull it home without breaking their backs, or necks. Check out the Q-Drum and the Wello Water Wheel — two ingenious inventions that have the potential to make many people’s lives more wonderful by providing an average size family with enough drinking water.

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Confessions of a Yield Collector – Horse Manure (France)

As far I can remember, I have always loved collections. I started collecting postal stamps, then wild mice that I caught in barns, and at one point, I even collected ‘important’ items from our planet to show other universes (should I ever be abducted by aliens). The box consisted of simple items like an AA battery, a cinema ticket, a photograph of Michael Jackson and so on. As I mentioned […]

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When Engineers Grow Food Forests (TED video)

Dr. Akira Miyawaki has a job many of us would enjoy — planting forests on degraded land. He once was asked by Toyota (in India) to help them become carbon neutral and turn their factories into healthier, greener and ‘environment friendly’ places. He has developed a methodology to make forests grow ten times faster than normal.

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Earth Democracy (video)

Earth Democracy promises to bring a deeper sense of democracy — one serving not only the people but our entire planet. This concept initiated by Vandana Shiva is in alignment with the permaculture ethics we relentlessly seek to promote and apply. I believe in a very fertile future and am convinced that a major shift of politics is happening. Remember that your voice is heard in your actions; the way […]

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Air Pruning (video)

Here is an interesting and simple-to-manage technique that will promote better root growth for your potted plants. It can be applied to plants that will stay permanently in pots or for those that will end up in your garden. Those interested in this should also check out the ‘Air Nursery’ chapter of the Farmers’ Handbook.

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