Sepp Holzer & Bernd Müller |
Monday, 19th December 2011
Sepp Holzer and Bernd Müller explain how a water retention landscape is constructed and the dramatic effects a landscape of this kind can have in a short time, even in an area that is being desertified using the Tamera ecovillage as an example. Sepp Holzer's incredible work offers a local and...
Monday, 12th December 2011
Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice – and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. We talk a lot about...
Geoff Lawton |
Friday, 9th December 2011
In 1975, Geoff Lawton discovered a remarkable oasis in the Moroccan desert, a remnant of an ancient sustainable agriculture, the 2000 year old food forest farmed by 800 people. He returned to document it 28 years later. Date palms are the main overstorey species with an understorey of carob,...
Mat McD |
Tuesday, 6th December 2011
In Manchester a variety of organisations are at the forefront of changes in the way food is produced and distributed in the UK. This short film highlights their important work and offers us a more sustainable model for the future when cheap transport is a thing of the past and the food supply is...
Tuesday, 29th November 2011
We converted our ground floor loo to use rainwater collected from the house roof. We put a spider cover in the top of the down pipe to prevent leaves going down the drain. The gutters needed to be cleaned too. We used a rain barrel, a shop bought rain barrel diverter to take water from the...
Sunday, 27th November 2011
Building a DIY rocket stove is quick and easy. You will need one #10 can and four small cans (soup, corn, beans, etc.). We have already posted Andy Hunt's blog on how to make a simple stove and here is a video to give you practical tips in another media. Rocket stoves are a great alternative heat...
Tuesday, 22nd November 2011
A step by step guide showing how to convert a smartdrive washing machine into a pelton wheel dc generator making 780 watts – enough power to live off the grid. All you need is a head of water!
Friday, 18th November 2011
In 2007 David Cameron pledged his support for feed-in tariffs for renewable energy. On the 31st October 2011 his government slashed feed-in tariffs by 50%. This move threatens 4,000 businesses and 25,000 solar jobs in the UK. This is an urgent message from the UK solar industry. Ten of thousands...
Permaculture Media |
Monday, 14th November 2011
Students from Sterling College in Vermont came down to Occupy Wall Street and showed us how to plant and sow seeds anywhere where there is soil. In this short film, they demonstrate how easy it is to grow winter greens and beets right in the parks flower beds, and then speak earnestly and...
Ashley Dobbs, Green City Foundation |
Friday, 4th November 2011
Ever wondered what a full permaculture design course is like? Here is a wonderful 16 minute video montage shot on a recent PDC at Treflach Farm with the Sector39 permaculture design team. Such variety of subjects, such richness of culture!