Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Small Dam/Pond Installation by Geoff Lawton on October 2011 Earthworks Course

Geoff gives a video overview of the earthworks process for installing a small dam/fish pond and overflow swale and spillway at the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia's Zaytuna Farm in northern NSW, Australia. Find our more, and get answers to comments, here: permaculture.org.au
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E79C9tdcgEA&feature=youtube_gdat

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Monday, October 17, 2011

No Such Thing As Waste

www.permacultureplanet.com A Permaculture principle song by yardboidoroony. 'Produce No Waste' - you should try it sometime! Filmed & Edited by Wee Earthlings. Animations by OzJThomas. Check out more videos by yardboidoroony on his Youtube channel : www.youtube.com Visit wee earthlings channel for more fun and inspiration : www.youtube.com More videos and animation by OzJThomas here : www.youtube.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn49ah6bKzI&feature=youtube_gdat

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Peter Bane - How I'm Preparing for the Local Future: Permaculture


Uploaded on Oct 16, 2011
Permaculture - (n) agricultural system or method that seeks to integrate human activity with natural surroundings so as to create highly efficient self-sustaining ecosystems
Educator Peter Bane is preparing for the local future, beyond the global economy and after peak oil. Bane's talk is the story of the history of permaculture, and how he has used permaculture methods to move towards a self-sustaining homestead using free or low-cost techniques.
Peter Bane is the publisher of Permaculture Activist Magazine for 20 years. He is a garden farmer in Bloomington, Indiana. He teaches permaculture design for Indiana University. He has a bachelors from University in Illinois in political design. Bane has a diplomna in permaculture design from the British Academy of Permculture design. He served on the peak oil task force for the City of Bloomington, Indiana, which was adopted in 2009 December. Bane is currently working on a permaculture handbook for people who live in the suburbs.
In this talk, Bane describes, in his own words, how he is moving beyond the money economy, to providing his essential needs from his homestead, and how he is utilizing the principles of permaculture.
This talk immediately followed Nicole Foss's talk on how she prepared her family for peak oil and economic uncertainty.
Recorded at the International Conference on Sustainability: Energy, Economy, Environment 2010 hosted by Local Future and directed by Aaron Wissner.

Friday, October 7, 2011

4/4 - UMass Permaculture Garden Dedication - Frances Moore Lappe!

On Sept. 29, 2011 we dedicated the Franklin Permaculture Garden to past, present and future students of the university. It was an amazing day of celebration and inspiration and we were lucky enough to have Frances Moore Lappe deliver the keynote speech! Over two hundred and fifty took time out of their day to celebrate with us and we thank you for making the event a huge success! We would also like to thank all of the guest speakers for your inspirational and supporting words. None of this would have been possible without you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OvL69bI5Vs&feature=youtube_gdat

Credit: umasspermaculture

Thursday, October 6, 2011

3/4 - UMass Permaculture Garden Dedication - Ryan Harb

Ryan Harb speech. On Sept. 29, 2011 we dedicated the Franklin Permaculture Garden to past, present and future students of the university. It was an amazing day of celebration and inspiration and we were lucky enough to have Frances Moore Lappe deliver the keynote speech! Over two hundred and fifty took time out of their day to celebrate with us and we thank you for making the event a huge success! We would also like to thank all of the guest speakers for your inspirational and supporting words. None of this would have been possible without you.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khozZCiFDa0&feature=youtube_gdat

Credit: umasspermaculture

2/4 - UMass Permaculture Garden Dedication - Ken Toong

Ken Toong speech. On Sept. 29, 2011 we dedicated the Franklin Permaculture Garden to past, present and future students of the university. It was an amazing day of celebration and inspiration and we were lucky enough to have Frances Moore Lappe deliver the keynote speech! Over two hundred and fifty took time out of their day to celebrate with us and we thank you for making the event a huge success! We would also like to thank all of the guest speakers for your inspirational and supporting words. None of this would have been possible without you.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I45G0p_-XpM&feature=youtube_gdat

Credit: umasspermaculture

1/4 - UMass Permaculture Garden Dedication - Meghan Little and Chancellor Holub

Chancellor Holub and Meghan Little speech. On Sept. 29, 2011 we dedicated the Franklin Permaculture Garden to past, present and future students of the university. It was an amazing day of celebration and inspiration and we were lucky enough to have Frances Moore Lappe deliver the keynote speech! Over two hundred and fifty took time out of their day to celebrate with us and we thank you for making the event a huge success! We would also like to thank all of the guest speakers for your inspirational and supporting words. None of this would have been possible without you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iKw72OY3io&feature=youtube_gdat

Credit: umasspermaculture

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Part 2/3 - Campus-Wide Design and Initial Planting Phase: UMass Permaculture Documentary Series

This video focuses on phases II and III of the project: -Winter 2011 - A campus-wide garden design workshop -Spring - Early Summer 2011 - Initial Planting. Backstory: In October, 2010 UMass Amherst transformed a 1/4 grass lawn on campus into a diverse, low-maintenance, edible, educational, and model permaculture garden that is also easily replicable. Learn how this student-led project can be easily replicated and spread to other campuses, institutions... any piece of land for that matter. UMass Amherst is one of the first university's undertaking a project like this, directly on campus, and supplying the food to its dining commons. Please considering donating to UMass Permaculture! umass.edu This video Produced by www.adaptiveNOW.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crrOm7jiSPQ&feature=youtube_gdat

Credit: umasspermaculture