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Paul Hawken is a visionary social entrepreneur, the award-winning author of multiple landmark books including Blessed Unrest, The Ecology of Commerce and Natural Capitalism (co-author), and the Co-Founder of OneSun, a radically innovative solar energy technology company.
Prayer for the Great Turning May the turning of the Earth save us. May the turning of the seasons & the turning of the leaves save us. May we be saved by the worms, the beetles & the microbes turning the soil. May we be saved by the turning of vegetation into compost & the...
Want to change the world? Show people that it is already happening. (An inspirational primer on how to get started.) The video is a clip from Unveiled & Lifted (2013) featuring the words of Joe Martino. Watch the full film here.
Transformational festival culture strives to create and become the more beautiful world it imagines. Traveling to several of these festivals across the world, this short film looks at the ways these festival communities are putting sustainability into practice. Certainly...
The Permaculture Orchard : Beyond Organic is a full-length educational film that will give you the tools necessary to get started on your own project, whether it's a multi-acre commercial orchard, or a few fruit trees in your urban backyard. Get the film at...
Permaculture designers and educators Bonita Ford and Sébastien Bacharach talk about how they integrate permaculture principles in the way they design their garden and other aspects of their life.
A whirlwind week in Singapore exploring the amazing story of how Singapore came to be one of the most 'biophilic' cities of the world, on the cutting edge of ecocity design and innovation. Did you have any idea? There has been unprecedented priority given in recent years to...
"The Nature Of Cities" follows the journey of Professor Timothy Beatley as he explores urban projects around the world, representing the new green movement that hopes to move our urban environments beyond sustainability to a regenerative way of living. Director: Charles Davis
In Singapore, the challenge of feeding a growing population is pushing the concept of urban farming to new heights. A super-efficient vertical farming system is producing greens for 5 million residents. "Can we supply enough food for everyone on the planet?" is a question...
Permaculture designer Andrew Faust gives us an inspiring and heady narrative about the evolution of all life and human consciousness on Mother Earth.  For more info about Center for Bioregional Living or to subscribe to the newsletter: 
A documentary film introducing Permaculture - designing a world where people and planet can thrive. Update On Our Goal (5-4-14) We've met our initial goal! The way that folks have mobilized around this campaign is powerful and inspiring. Thank you. It speaks to the...
O.U.R. Ecovillage is a sustainable educational center and a presentation ground situated in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Their activities are rooted in Permaculture standards and give educational opportunities for natural architecture...
Val and Eli take us on a tour of their magical permagarden in Jacksonville FL. They have created a wonderful, natural space filled with self-sustaining fruits, vegetables, herbs, medicines, colors, water, fragrances, and wildlife. This is the very best fast food! 
Seed Act is a short film about how different people and organisations get hands on for seed sovereignty, to protect life, biodiversity and the production of healthy seeds, in a world which is increasingly regulated and suffocated by seed acts, legislations limiting what has...
Join Geoff Lawton on a Permaculture adventure as he demonstrates how to grow a food forest from start to finish. Over 90 minutes of quality information to get you on the right track in creating your own garden of Eden. We start with a 20 minute Permaculture Classroom as...
In this introductory video to permaculture, Bill Mollison, the movement's co-founder, takes the viewer through the history and developments of the movement. With startlingly laconic humour and insight he deconstructs the modern agribusiness and the "modern plague:" manicured...
 "All the world's problems can be fixed in a garden" - Geoff Lawton
An interactive film about permaculture in the tropics, with education and inspiration as the main threads running through this hour-and-a-half-documentary. We remind you subtitles are available! Visit http://www.seedsofpermaculture.org for more information and extra...
Glimpse into the miraculous potential of Biochar as a significant solution to climate change, soil degradation, drought, slash and burn deforestation, peak phosphorus and the global food crisis. Our independent feature film is now focused on Biochar education...
Nigeria will be celebrating its 100th birthday in 2014 and as part of the celebration a new city will be built based on biomimicry. Following the systems of nature, the 'Smart City' will be built in Abuja, being self sufficient and interdependent. The design will use...
Full-length documentary following the legendary Masanobu Fukuoka on a visit to India. Masanobu Fukuoka is a farmer/philosopher who lives on the Island of Shikoku, in southern Japan. His farming technique requires no machines, no chemicals and very little weeding. He does not...
In this video Luke Rudkowski travels to Dallas Texas to visit Quinn Eaker of the Garden of Eden community. Quinn tells us about the mission of the Garden of Eden and how recent pressure from the state has harassed, intimidated, fined, and is threatening the existence of...
Twenty years ago, Stefan Sobkowiak bought a commercial apple orchard with the intention of converting it to an organic orchard. He did just that, but eventually understood the limitations of the organic model originating from monoculture. He then decided to tear out most of...
This is an excerpt from The Fifth Sacred Thing, an upcoming feature film based on the best selling novel by Starhawk, and is set in 2048, where an ecotopian San Francisco defends itself from invaders using nonviolence and heal...
This video consists of three mini-documentaries about permaculture: 1. (0:12) FOREST GARDENING with Robert Hart Find out loads about what forest gardening is, and how to make your own! 2. (15:55) PLANTS FOR A FUTURE with Ken Fern Second is an amazing case study...
What defines true sustainability? How can we begin to create sustainability in a world that has such vastly differing views on the subject? If we perceive our external world as "unsustainable" what does this suggest about our own internal landscape? This film follows 2...
Words From The Edge is a film about the unprecedented transition that we are undergoing from a culture of industrial growth and inequality to what must inevitably be more localised, sustainable, living economies. It's a film about what this shift involves, and what we need...
Throwing conventional environmental wisdom on its head, Ben Falk doesn't want to reduce his impact on the land. He wants to increase it as much as possible. We couldn't agree more. Ben Falk is a permaculture designer based in Moretown, Vermont. In this video, he speaks...
A documentary, a research project, a story of stories about the construction of a sustainable, solidary and decentralized economy. Weaving nets that overcome the individualization and the hierarchical division of work. Thousands of people every day all over the world. Here...
Many people do not realize that permaculture is much more than about growing fruit and vegetables, it is a whole view incorporating the environment, energy, resources, housing, technology, education, healthcare, the arts, spirituality, psychology, philosophy and...
United Natures - a United Nations of all species. A feature length documentary on the rights of mother earth, ecocide, permaculture, community, peak oil, climate change, carbon tax, skeptics, hypocrites, wisdom, jubilee and environmental philosophy and spirituality with an...
Circus Maximus flew from Seattle with his partner Karissa to help out in NJ after Hurricane Sandy. Using skills that he already had as a caterer, he decided to create The U-HUNGRY Cafe to mobilize and distribute food to shore towns without electricity and whose cars had...
Film-makers' summary: After years of back-breaking toil in ground ravaged by the effects of man-made growing systems, Paul Gautschi has discovered a taste of what God intended for mankind in the garden of Eden. Some of the vital issues facing agriculture today include soil...
"Yield" by Formidable Vegetable Sound System (feat. Ensemble Formidable) from the album "Permaculture: A Rhymer's Manual". Permaculture principle 3: "Obtain a Yield" Written and performed by Charlie Mgee.
Permacuture is a new culture that aims for a sustainable way of living, fully integrated with all life kingdoms on earth. This short movie was shoot during a permaculture design course, hosted by "terra alta" an educational center based in Portugal, and ran by" treeyo...
Geoff Lawton ventures into the cities and towns of the small Urban Garden. Urban Permaculture. What are the creative Permaculture strategies that people use in small scale garden design? Watch Geoff Lawton in action on a real Permaculture consultancy. If you live in the...
Produced by Dr. Jonathan Scherch, Mr. Lobsang Tsering and a team of university students and professional advisors, the film builds on Scherch's and Tsering's sustainable agriculture and permaculture design projects over the years and introduces the challenges and...
Hemenway is a frequent teacher, consultant and lecturer on permaculture and ecological design throughout the U.S. and other countries. His writing has appeared in magazines such as Natural Home, Whole Earth Review and American Gardener. He is an adjunct professor in the...
Featuring an all-star international cast of top environmental thinkers and doers on Mother Earth Rights and Permaculture (of the inner landscape). United Natures is a home-made, grassroots, independent feature documentary, a vision self-funded by the director and created...
Growing Change follows the filmmaker's journey to understand why current food systems leave hundreds of millions of people in hunger.  It's a journey to understand how the world will feed itself in the future in the face of major environmental challenges.   Part 2 is...
Based on the 72-hour Permaculture Design Certificate Course as devised by Bill Mollison, join Geoff Lawton as he takes you into the world of Permaculture Design and introduces you to a new way of looking at the world. Learn how to apply your design skills by observing...
Bill Mollison is a practical visionary. For three decades he has traveled the globe spreading the word about permaculture, the method of sustainable agriculture that he devised. Permaculture weaves together microclimate, annual and perennial plants, animals, soils, water...
"It's possible to rehabilitate large-scale damaged ecosystems with the use of permaculture design principles and techniques." Environmental film maker John D. Liu documents large-scale ecosystem restoration projects in China, Africa, South America and the Middle East...
This video is Midwest Permaculture's Intro to Permaculture Internet Webinar, The Case for Permaculture. Originally available free online in eighteen segments it is now available here as one single video. It is the first video in our Foundations of Permaculture Webinar Series...
Hope in a Changing Climate optimistically reframes the debate on global warming. Illustrating that large, decimated eco-systems can be restored, the BBC World documentary reveals success stories from Ethiopia, Rwanda and China which prove that bringing large areas back from...
Edgars protest is probably the most pacific protest in the world. As long as you see sustainable living in an ecovillage as a revolt. The former permaculture teacher from Peru has been living in nature for over 20 years and now he has it all; a warm shower, a washing machine...
In this film Stephan Harding explores the history of science, the world of nature and Gaia Theory. He believes that to tackle the current ecological crisis, we need an expanded science that cultivates intuition alongside conventional rational knowledge and we need to actively...
Edible City tells the stories of the pioneers who are digging their hands into the dirt, working to transform their communities and do something truly revolutionary: grow local food systems that are socially just, environmentally sound, economically viable and resilient to...
Chris Bedford and Shelley Morhaim made this award winning 56 minute long film on the sustainability revolution in materials and manufacturing. "The Next Industrial Revolution" tells the story of architect William McDonough's and chemist Michael Braungart's work to redesign...
Innovative farmer Joel Salatin says sustainable agriculture requires both perennials (like native grasses) and herbivores (like cattle) to build soil. Mimicking patterns from nature, this maverick Virginia farmer rotates cattle followed by chickens into short-term pasture...