Videos about Permaculture
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The Soil Solution To Climate Change (2013)
What If A Solution To Climate Change Was Beneath Your Feet?  Soil is a living universe beneath our feet. As important to our lives as clean air and water, soil also holds a potential solution to the global climate crisis. Increasing numbers of scientists, farmers and...
Supporting SOILS on International Permaculture Day with Geoff Lawton
Geoff Lawton talks International Permaculture Day at The Greening the Desert Sequel Site in the Jordan Valley (PRI Jordan). Join us worldwide on Sunday 3rd May for International Permaculture Day: In Support of Soil! http://bit.ly/IPD2015SupportSoil
Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective (2015)
Humanity is more than ever threatened by its own actions; we hear a lot about the need to minimize footprints and to reduce our impact. But what if our footprints were beneficial? What if we could meet human needs while increasing the health and well-being of our...
WeTheUncivilised: A Life Story (2015)
Grassroots documentary film, seeking to challenge the story of civilisation, by exploring an inspiring narrative of connection and belonging.  At the heart of our environmental and social crisis lies a story of separation. Not only does this story enable us to treat other...
Geoff Lawton: From Prairie to Monoculture
Whilst filming in the prairies of Minnesota recently, Geoff Lawton was struck by the contrasting field of industrial corn. In 3 minutes he gave you an interesting account of the contrast and despair of industrial agriculture. Its Geoff Lawton at his unplugged best. 
Vandana Shiva : Why We Must Respect & Support Our Organic Farmers
”An organic farmer is the best scientist of today, because they actually have to understand how nature works in order to produce.They are the best health specialist of today, because they are giving us the food that gives us health. An organic farmer is the best steward of...
Heal The Land, Heal The Spirit : Wanda Stewart
More films From Over Grow The System at ">http://overgrowthesystem.com/category/our-videos/ Wanda Stewart is an urban farmer and homesteader, educator, mother of twins and comrade to many in the movement to educate and inspire others to grow their own food and communities...
Maybe The Humans in Interstellar Wouldn't Have Wrecked Their Planet If They Had Stopped Monocropping
Did the brainiac space man played by Matthew Mcconaughey ever stop to consider the possibility that continuing to rely on massive homogeneous corn fields was driving the death of the planet? No, no he did not. This parody video isn't directly related to the movie, but it...
Permaculture Homestead Design Questions and Answers
Our vision for this project is to create a full circle permaculture homestead on less than half of an acre, providing complete food security for one family. We are utilizing permaculture design principles and using small intensive systems to grow a large amount of food in a...
The Permaculture Design Course : Learning to See the World differently
The Permaculture Design Course (PDC) has become one of the most popular standards in permaculture training. Hear from trainers Ben Falk and Mark Krawczyk and from participants during a PDC held in Vermont by Whole Systems Design, about how such courses can teach us to view...
Paul Hawken: Regeneration
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.
Joanna Macy: From The Great Unraveling to The Great Turning
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...
It Takes More Than One Person to Change The World
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.
How Transformational Festival Culture Is Modelling Sustainability
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 (trailer)
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...
Designing Your Garden and Your Life with Permaculture
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.
Singapore: Biophilic City (2012)
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 (2010)
"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
The Singapore Vertical-Farms That Herald An Agricultural Revolution
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...
The Evolution of Ecological Consciousness (2013)
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: 
17 Days In Community: A Manifestation of Love (2014)
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...
Permaculture Paradise at Val and Eli's Garden!
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
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...
Establishing a Food Forest the Permaculture Way (2008)
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...
Bill Mollison: In Grave Danger of Falling Food (1989)
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...
Surviving Collapse: Designing Your Way To Abundance Using Permaculture With Geoff Lawton
 "All the world's problems can be fixed in a garden" - Geoff Lawton
Permaculture in the Favelas, Rio+20 Rio+Green
At a recent Rio+20 presentation at the Museum of Modern Art (MAM), the director shared information about the current pilot project of urban permaculture and agroforestry systems in the Complexo do Alemão: Rio+20 Rio+Verde. This program, with the support of the NGO Ciclo...
Seeds of Permaculture: If It's Beautiful, It's Better (2013)
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...
Biochar - Return to Ancient Wisdom
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...
Using Biomimicry To Build a Centenary City in Nigeria
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...
Natural Farming With Masanobu Fukuoka: Minimal Effort And Abundant Yields
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...
The State's War on Sustainable Communities
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...
Miracle Farms, a 5-acre commercial permaculture orchard in Southern Quebec, Canada
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...
When You are Seeing Visions of the World in 2048, Remember: One Act of Courage Can Change the World
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...
Permaculture Trio: Forest Gardening, Edible Landscapes & Urban Permaculture
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...
The Sustainability of Self (2012)
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 (2013)
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...
Permaculture, Homesteading, and Compost-Powered Heating in the Vermont Hills
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...
Another Life Is Possible: A Homage to Catalonia II (2010)
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...
Anima Mundi: Permaculture, Peak Oil, Climate Change and the Soul of the World (2011)
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 (2013)
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 amazing cast of activists. Share! Starring...
Civic Engagement: Community Disaster Relief Wagon
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...
Back to Eden (2011)
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...
This Toe-Tapping Permaculture Jamboree Will Make You Want to Obtain a Yield!
"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.
Permaculture: A Journey to Freedom
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...
Urban Permaculture: Sustainable Strategies for Urban Living (2011)
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...
Sustainability in Exile: Tibetan Farmers Cultivating Compassion
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...
Fantastic Fungi: The Forbidden Fruit
An excerpt from the feature documentary by Louie Schwartzberg following notable mycologist, Paul Stamets, as he discusses the important role mushrooms play in the survival and health of the earth and human species.
Fall and Winter (2013)
This stunning film takes you on a hypnotic journey, reaching to the past to understand the origins of the catastrophic environmental transitions we now face. Over two years, director Matt Anderson traveled 16,000 miles to document firsthand our modern industrial world and the...
How Permaculture Can Save Humanity and the Earth, but Not Civilization
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...