Permaculture

The most impressive and intelligent films on permaculture, regenerative agriculture and urban agriculture.

Permaculture is the creation of ecosystems that - without the external input of water, nutrients or energy - offer a sustainable habitat for humans and animals. I is the practice of combining trees, bushes and vegetables in such a way that a greater variety of biodiversity is created that is self-sustaining. The industrial agriculture of today is based on heavy oil powered machines, chemical pesticides and fertilizers such as phosphorus and potash, all finite resources that will become scarce the next decades. All the while, harming soil quality, water streams, biodiversity and climate. Today a few people in the countryside produce the food for everybody in the cities who have lost their connection to the land. There is a better way: Permaculture produces 3 to 4 times as much as industrial agriculture, GMO's. Co. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), Urban Agriculture and Permaculture are the future - and not to mention beautiful.

Relatively self-reliant households are the basic building block of any culture that is viable over the long term without requiring war (stealing of resources) to sustain itself. - Ben Falk

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Sepp Holzer's Permaculture

In this 3-part collection, Sepp Holzer introduces you to different permaculture techniques from the steep slopes of his farm in the Austrian Alps.
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Les moissons de futur

Permaculture is not a new concept but rather how agriculture has worked for tens of thousands of years. A dozen examples from all continents shows mixed crops, closed nutrition systems and food forests.
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The Real Dirt on Farmer John

Crazy or inspirational? Farmer John founded one of the first community supported agriculture projects after his family-farm ran up too many debts. Resisted at first by the local community, it brought many positive things to the area.
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Growing Cities

"Growing Cities" portrays the pioneers in cities and suburban areas that challenge they way we produce food. A film that inspires you to get your hands dirty.
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Inhabit

"Inhabit" is ground-breaking work about permaculture and shows city, suburban and countryside projects. Systematically, it presents all of the important design principles: water and energy storage, stacking functions, borders and soil regeneration. All this with an impressive camera and drone work.
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Green Gold

Dilapidated and extinct ecosystems can be regenerated. "Green Gold" shows by example of the work of John D. Liu, how he rebuilds a deserted valley into an oasis. Free online streaming.
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Seeds of Permaculture

Permaculture works in the tropics too. With footage from beautiful Thailand, we see permaculture principles around water, toilets, food forest, ovens and community. Free online streaming.

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The Soil Solution to Climate Change

Le Sol, Solution aux Problèmes Climatiques

Le Sol, Solution aux Problèmes Climatiques

Geoff Lawton presents permaculture

Geoff Lawton presents permaculture

Besserer Anbau mit Permakultur

Besserer Anbau mit Permakultur

Bill Mollison - In Grave Danger of Falling Food

Bill Mollison - In Grave Danger of Falling Food

Ben Falk on "Good Design"

Ben Falk on "Good Design"

Life in Syntropy

Life in Syntropy

Revolution der Permakultur - Miracle Farms, Quebec Kanada

Revolution der Permakultur - Miracle Farms, Quebec Kanada

Urban Farming - Roman Gaus | TEDxZurich

Urban Farming - Roman Gaus | TEDxZurich

Der Krameterhof von Sepp Holzer

Der Krameterhof von Sepp Holzer

Farming the Sea: Why Eating Kelp is Good for You and Good for the Environment

Farming the Sea: Why Eating Kelp is Good for You and Good for the Environment

One Hundred Thousand Beating Hearts

One Hundred Thousand Beating Hearts

Nature Is Speaking - Edward Norton is The Soil

Nature Is Speaking - Edward Norton is The Soil

Die Natur spricht - Oliver Mommsen ist Der Boden

Die Natur spricht - Oliver Mommsen ist Der Boden

Saving Seeds at Home with Vandana Shiva

Saving Seeds at Home with Vandana Shiva

Warka Water towers harvest drinkable water from the air

Warka Water towers harvest drinkable water from the air

Creating Water in the Atacama Desert

Creating Water in the Atacama Desert

Der große Weg hat kein Tor

Der große Weg hat kein Tor

From Hunter to Farmer

From Hunter to Farmer

Die ertragreiche Permakultur

Die ertragreiche Permakultur

Kompost-WC's, die Tabus brechen

Kompost-WC's, die Tabus brechen

Soil Solutions to Climate Problems

Soil Solutions to Climate Problems

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