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Eric Toensmeier |
Thursday, 4th February 2016
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Eric Toensmeier gives his top tips for designing successful perennial polycultures - the building block of edible forest gardens. From support plants that fix nitrogen and aid with pest control to cooperating plants. Eric gives an example of a multi-layered polyculture, showing the sunny and shady...
 
AJ+ |
Wednesday, 27th January 2016
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Eco-friendly transport built from local and sustainable material. The Ghana Bamboo Bike Initiative, based in Kumasi, build bicyles from locally grown bamboo. For every bamboo plant they use, they plant another 10. Founder Bernice Dapaah, wanted to create a product from local materials which led her...
 
University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry |
Thursday, 21st January 2016
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Ignore the Dallas style music in the introduction, this is an excellent film about how to design multi-functional, biodiverse zones (riparian buffers) to prevent stream bank erosion and flooding whilst enhancing wildlife and diversifying crops. These zones can earn farmers and landowners money both...
 
Kirsten Dirksen |
Friday, 15th January 2016
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This little trailer cost $150 dollars in total and is made from recycled campaign signs and cable ties with a little wooden frame and secondhand bicycle wheels. It is lightweight yet robust with insulation for warmth in winter. It has a tiny kitchen, storage cupboards, windows, a skylight and even...
 
Gaia Bees |
Friday, 15th January 2016
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The log hive has been used for many years, and is considered a more natural style hive. This log hive is easy to make. All you need is a chainsaw and chisel. According to Gaia bees, "Log hives provide a natural nest environment and allow bees to grow their one-body [hive] according to their...
 
Formidable Vegetable Sound System |
Tuesday, 12th January 2016
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The Australian permaculture band, Formidable Vegetable Sound System, have released their latest video for the song, 'You Are What You Eat'. The video was created for the Year of Soils, and explores the soil's importance in the food system. Also from Formidable Vegetable Sound System: Permaculture...
 
Agenda Gotsch |
Tuesday, 15th December 2015
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This is the story of one farm, known as 'Dry Lands', that was destroyed by its previous owner who had a sawmill. Ernst Gotsch, a farmer and researcher in Brazil, bought the land and began to plant trees over 500 hectares (1,200 acres). He found that slowly the temperature on the land dropped, the...
 
Permaculture magazine & Trilight Entertainment |
Friday, 11th December 2015
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How a bare and barren field quickly became a productive and beautiful diverse food forest. Maddy and Tim Harland, founders of Permaculture magazine, share the successes and failures of their 20 year old temperate forest garden which is full of fruits, nuts and berries, as well as a wildflower...
 
Maddy Harland |
Thursday, 3rd December 2015
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Let's not focus on the battles we can't win. Let's focus on today's struggle. Let's turn our full attention to COP21 and what is happening in Paris. It isn't all about world leaders. It is also about the indigenous people, the environmental campaigners, the Transitioners, the inspired, the...
 
Maddy & Tim Harland & Trilight Entertainment |
Thursday, 26th November 2015
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From a bare field to a staggeringly productive and beautiful food forest in just a few years, full of beneficial insects, amphibians, birds and mammals. This is a story of natural regeneration at its best. Maddy and Tim Harland, founders of Permaculture magazine, share how they created their...
 

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