Monday, December 12, 2011

Ryan Harb: Permaculture at US Universities - UMass Amherst Case Study

UMass Amherst transformed a 1/4 grass lawn on campus into a thriving, abundant, permaculture garden during the 2010-2011 academic year. 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. Find out more here:

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Ninjin - The Way Of The Vegetable Assassin The story of a man with a gun and a mission - to eliminate all instances of unseasonal vegetable consumption. Written and directed by the brilliant Michael 'Watercress' Wright and starring the magnificent Daniel 'Legume' Lapaine with deft editing by Simon 'Water Celery' Wilcox and a purringly perfect soundtrack by Michael 'Mango' Mertens. Produced by the kind people at Mustard in association with the equally kind people at Eat Seasonably ( Huge thanks to all. Full cast Daniel Lapaine - Ninjin; Rob Whitelock - Burgess; Kinue Kato - Kabu Sensei; Leah Whitaker - MI5 Woman; Michael Wright - MI5 Man; Jason Thorpe - The Swede; Natasha Heenan - Woman on Bench; Mavreen Brown - Woman in Car Park; Alex Parkinson - Sandwich Guy; Vince Siracusa - Man in Street. Full crew: Michael Wright - Director; John Doris - Executive Producer; Sarah Crisp - Production Manager; Peter Sorg - Director of Photography; Tom Guy - Gaffer; Laura Jane Sessions & Camilla Tew - Hair & Make Up Artists; Mavreen Brown - Production Assistantl; Alex Parkinson - Runner; Harry Jarman - Flame Operator; Steve Lane - Sound Designer; Simon Wilcox, Editor. Special thanks to: Michael Mertens at Escape Route, George Martin at Arri Focus, Mark Day at Clapham Road Studios, Loaded Dice, Dan Love & Gil James at Golden Square Post Production, Paula Haughey at Grand Central Sound Studios, Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex and all at Mustard.

Credit: permascience