The Power of Enterprise Budgets: Permaculture, Holistic Management, and Financial Planning

Posted by & filed under Animal Forage, Bird Life, Commercial Farm Projects, DVDs/Books, Financial Management, Fish, Food Plants - Annual, Food Plants - Perennial, Livestock, Markets & Outlets, Medicinal Plants, Nurseries & Propogation.

Resource alert: At bottom of this blog post is a download option for more than a thousand enterprise budgets. Permaculture designers: It’s time to get serious about profitability. Farmers & Greenhorns: You already know what I’m talking about. I’ve been working on an integrated ecological farm design for the Ashokan Center in the Hudson River… Read more »

Permaculture Soils DVD – It’s a Wrap!

Posted by & filed under Compost, DVDs/Books, Fungi, Soil Biology, Soil Composition, Soil Conservation, Soil Rehabilitation, Soil Salination, Structure.

Geoff Lawton and Frank Gapinski I just came back from filming all the links to Geoff Lawton’s Permaculture Soils DVD over the weekend. It’s a wrap – finally – with all principal photography completed and now it’s just a matter of finishing off the edit. Squeezing it all down to 90 minutes will be difficult… Read more »

Making The Case for Earth Repair Work – Part III

Posted by & filed under DVDs/Books, Economics, Food Shortages, Society, Soil Erosion & Contamination, Water Contaminaton & Loss.

In addition to my last two posts (here and here), here are a couple of additional information sources to help make the case for major investment to be made into global earth repair/ecosystem restoration work. The United Nations Environment Programme recently published a report titled "Dead Planet, Living Planet – Biodiversity and Ecosystem Restoration for… Read more »

New Book and Edible School Garden for Mary Valley State College at Imbil, Queensland

Posted by & filed under Community Projects, DVDs/Books.

Teachers at Mary Valley State College will be struggling to keep their students in the classroom thanks to a new Permaculture school garden program starting on the 23rd of this month. Leonie Shanahan of Edible School Gardens has now set up 15 schools garden projects on the Sunshine Coast and the kids say it’s a… Read more »

Permaculture Takes Off in Tanzania!

Posted by & filed under Aid Projects, Community Projects, Demonstration Sites, Developments, DVDs/Books, Education Centres.

Editor’s Note: It’s with pleasure I introduce you to a fantastic and fast-spreading permaculture movement in Tanzania, kicked off by Geoff Lawton’s PDC in 2007 (see Geoff’s articles on his experiences and observations there here and here), and organised by our partner the Global Resource Alliance. Below is an excellent documentary looking at their work… Read more »

Documentary Screening, July 6 2010 – The Garden at the End of the World

Posted by & filed under Aid Projects, DVDs/Books, Presentations/Demonstrations, Social Gatherings.

Another free screening of Gary Caganoff’s film featuring Mahboba’s Promise, ‘The Garden at the End of the World‘, will be held at the International Peace Research Association Conference at Sydney University on July 6th, 2010. As part of the conference’s fringe events the film will be at the Footbridge Theatre* at 6pm. Gary, permaculturalist Rosemary… Read more »

Intro to Permaculture Design DVD Now Available with Spanish Subtitles

Posted by & filed under DVDs/Books.

Geoff Lawton’s Introduction to Permaculture Design DVD has already gone into a second edition, but, thanks to a number of keen Spanish speaking translators out there, we’ve now also added a Spanish subtitle option to this DVD! The hardest part of editing subtitles into something like this is getting people to co-ordinate their transcriptions. Jane… Read more »

Permaculture Soils DVD Trailer

Posted by & filed under Compost, DVDs/Books, Fungi, Soil Biology, Soil Composition, Soil Conservation, Soil Rehabilitation, Soil Salination, Structure.

It’s a wonderful thing to behold when permaculture passion and top-notch multimedia skills intersect in world-changing ways. Frank and Jane Gapinski of Ecofilms have spent countless hours working up highly educational and highly watchable productions for the PRI for a few years now. It all began with the initial Greening the Desert clip that took… Read more »

Carbon Trading Under Scrutiny

Posted by & filed under Alternatives to Political Systems, DVDs/Books, Economics, Ethical Investment, Global Warming/Climate Change, People Systems, Society, Village Development.

People for or against carbon trading would do well to download and read these two excellent new publications There are a great many Joe Publics out there naively hand-wringing and even taking to the streets to protest over their government’s inability to implement carbon trading. But I’d propose they take a good look at the… Read more »