Seeds of Freedom, 2012 (Official Trailer Release)

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To see things in the seed, that is genius. – Lao Tzu I guess Lao Tzu did not factor that there would be two types of geniuses born. Those, like a handful of greedy corporations, who use seeds to control, govern and enslave, and those — like traditional farmers and permaculturists — who nurture the… Read more »

Funding Sought for Permaculture Film – The Chikukwa Project

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Gillian Leahy (a documentary maker) and Terry Leahy (permaculture researcher) are making a film about the Chikukwa project in Zimbabwe. This is a feel good story out of Africa. For the last 20 years an amazing permaculture project has been working in Zimbabwe. Where once the people of the Chikukwa villages suffered hunger, malnutrition and… Read more »

Gaiacraft Workbook: Global Release

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As an offering to the planetary permaculture movement we have created a workbook of permaculture worksheets. This educational tool kit will help support your learning and teaching practice. In the spirit of a genuine love for permaculture education and in gratitude to the world community, this new learning tool is intended to help heal and… Read more »

Permaculture – A Beginner’s Guide (free extract)

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Some years ago Graham Burnett produced Permaculture: A Beginner’s Guide. It’s a nice 76-page introductory look a permaculture — a very readable booklet to get you looking at the world, and your garden, through the permaculture lens. It’s in no way a substantial, technical how-to type manual, but rather a good inspirational dose of permaculture… Read more »

Learn Grow: Edible Plant Information Resources

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I thought I’d share this excellent, growing resource on edible plants for specific regions. At time of writing the Learn Grow project has created comprehensive plant list info for the following regions: Solomon Islands Papua New Guinea Timor Leste Nigeria In addition, the site has two disks available that should be of direct interest to… Read more »

New book: Equine Permaculture – Regenerative Horse Property Design & Pasture Management

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Equine Permaculture: Regenerative Horse Property Design & Pasture Management A collection of articles, 80 pages by Mariette van den Berg & Nicholas Huggins Generally, horse keeping is considered to be a costly hobby or business, especially with current price rises in living expenses and feed costs. On top of that, horse and land owners encounter… Read more »

Sustainable Living Film Festival, Istanbul, Turkey

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What: A sustainable film festival When: December 2-4, 2011 Where: Istanbul Systemic change is only possible with the simultaneous transformation of individuals, communities and institutions that constitute the system. A system changes when the critical majority of the components reach a new level of consciousness. This is only possible when the individuals’ perception of the… Read more »

Urban Permaculture Movie Night and Talk by Geoff Lawton, Gold Coast, Australia

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Attention people who are interested in Permaculture, sustainable living and being a positive change in our world. Come along to our garden for our first showing of the Urban Permaculture DVD by Geoff Lawton, the director and educator of the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia! The movie will be shown in the 5 year old… Read more »

Review of Geoff Lawton’s Food Forest DVD, by Paul Wheaton and Helen Atthowe

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Click play to hear the talk! Paul Wheaton and Helen Atthowe ( watch Geoff Lawton‘s Food Forest video and Helen really loved it. It shows a food forest as they start it, at 6 months, a year, 3 years, 10 years. Paul thinks it is one of the best permaculture videos. Lawton starts by talking… Read more »

Introduction to Food Sovereignty: Food and Democracy (Download the E-Book!)

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Download the Food and Democracy e-book (1.75mb PDF) To give some excellent reading for the readerholics amongst you, regular contributor Marcin Gerwin has put together an excellent collection of articles to create a highly readable e-book focusing on food sovereignty — the necessity for it, the challenges to achieve it, and the solutions associated with… Read more »