Thursday, May 24, 2012

Future Permaculture in Britain

Wildlife film maker Rebecca Hosking investigates how to transform her family's farm in Devon into a low energy farm for the future, and discovers that nature holds the key. With her father close to retirement, Rebecca returns to her family's wildlife-friendly farm in Devon, to become the next generation to farm the land. But last year's high fuel prices were a wake-up call for Rebecca. Realising that all food production in the UK is completely dependent on abundant cheap fossil fuel, particularly oil, she sets out to discover just how secure this oil supply is. Alarmed by the answers, she explores ways of farming without using fossil fuel. With the help of pioneering farmers and growers, Rebecca learns that it is actually nature that holds the key to farming in a low-energy future. This documentary was first shown on BBC2 as part of the Natural World series 2009.

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Permaculture Protes Kampuchea

Permaculture documentary following itinerant permaculture designer Rico Zook and local permaculturist Hoeuy Han on a journey across Cambodia. In a Jarai tribal village in remote north-east Cambodia, Khmer NGO staff are learning how to apply permaculture design to their work with local indigenous communities. On the flat farmlands of Svay Rieng province, Japanese NGO International Volunteers of Yamagata (IVY) is helping local farmers to integrate permaculture methods onto their land. In Siem Reap province, staff and students at a village school are learning about permaculture for the first time. The educational journey also includes a visit to Harmony Farm in Beng Mealea. Filmed across Cambodia between December 2010 and February 2011, this is permaculture regenerative design in action. For more information about the work of Rico Zook and Hoeuy Han, please visit Rico's website : You can find out more about the work of the various NGOs featured in the film by visiting their websites Ockenden Cambodia : International Volunteer center of Yamagata Camp Cambodia : This Life Cambodia : For more information about the permaculture movement around the world please visit There is a multi-functional design element to this video : The film is also available in 4 parts (on with each part serving as educational/promotional tool for the ...

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Permaculture in Cambodia with Rico Zook

Full-length version of documentary focusing on a Permaculture Design Course conducted by Rico Zook in Cambodia during December 2008. The course was organised by the Singing Tree cafe and community in Siem Reap.

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The Man Who Planted Trees (English)

Winner of the Acadamy Award for Best Animated Short Film and Short Film Palme d'Or in 1987, this is a charming animated masterpiece about a man who devotes his life to planting trees. Directed by Frederick Back and edited by Norbert Pickering, this is the full English language version translated by Jean Roberts and narrated by Christopher Plummer (the orginal version is in French language narrated by Philippe Noiret). Jean Giono, the author of the short story upon which the movie is based, wrote the story after American editors in 1953 asked him to write a few pages about an unforgettable character. They intended him to write about a real unforgettable character, but he created the fictional Elezeard Bouffier. When the editors objected that no Bouffier had died in Banon, he donated the story to all humanity. It was soon after published by Vogue in 1954. Many people have assumed that Bouffier is a real person.

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Permaculture - Water Harvesting - Full Swales

Check out:- - Good design allows for the maximum water harvesting potential in any system - here are the food forest swales charged after decent rainfall

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Permaculture - Lupins Cover Crop

Check out:- - Lupins are an ideal Winter cover crop for establishing stability at ground level as wella sincreasing ground level biomas as well as fixing atmospheric nitrogen.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Permaculture - Pigeon Peas

Check out:- - Pigeon Peas are the most widely grown pulse in India. In Permaculture, they achieve several functions food source (humans and animals) as a fertilizer as a nitrogen fixer as a windbreak as a source of wood

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Monday, May 7, 2012

Food Forest Planted

Check out:- - The food foest has been planted out utilising permaculture design techniques. All the productive and support species are doing well.

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Friday, May 4, 2012

SeedBalls in Cambodia Itinerant permaculture teacher Rico Zook and local Khmer permaculturist Hoeuy Han join Ockenden Cambodia to make seedballs. This film was recorded at a 10 hectare potential permaculture demonstration site in Cambodia's Banteay Meanchey province.

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