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Permaculture Clips, Resources and links

David Holmgren's, Permaculture and peak oil; beyond sustainability

David Holmgren is co-originator (with Bill Mollison) of the permaculture concept and author of the recent book, PERMACULTURE: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability. He talks about the need to move beyond the lulling hope that 'green tech' breakthroughs will allow world-wide 'sustainable consumption' to the recognition that dwindling oil supplies inevitably mean a mandatory 'energy descent' for human civilization across the planet. He argues that permaculture principles provide the best guide to a peaceful societal 'powering down."

In Grave Ganger of Falling Food Pt1/6 .
Made in Australia in 1989, this is the classic original Permaculture documentary; Bill Mollison co-founder of Permaculture gives insight into the techniques, practices and benefits of the most important interdisciplinary earth science of our age.

In Grave Danger Pt1/6 .


Part 2 of Mollison's 1980's in Grave Danger of falling food documentary


Part 3 Bill Mollison, Grave Danger of Falling Food


Part four. In Grave Danger of Falling Food


Part 5: In Grave Danger of Falling Food

Part 6: In Grave Danger of Falling Food - the final bit.

Here are some other clips I have enjoyed watching recently:

Michael Pollan talks very eloquantly on a plant's eye view of the world, leading to a better understanding of how we can work with nature

[Above]Geoff Lawton founding Director of the Permaculture Research Institute talks about Permaculture Water Harvesting techniques, swales and sillways. For more infomation about Geoff and his work and details on how to purchase the full length DVD, please visit:
http://www.permaculture.org.au. (There is a link to his greening the desert video below)


[Above] & [Below] 2 five minute YouTube clips of Sebb Holzer, Austrian Permaculture farmer, who has develop his own highly sucessful farming methods based entirely on observaton of the natural world.


The Story of Stuff - excellent introduction to sustainable thinking 

In James Howard Kunstler's view, public spaces should be inspired centers of civic life and the physical manifestation of the common good. The end of suburbia is nigh!


The endurance of suburbia, David Holmgren argues that suburbia can be re imagined to create sustainable settlement


How much food can I grow around my house? sub urban responses to energy descent



In this inspiring talk about recent developments in biomimicry, Janine Benyus provides heartening examples of ways in which nature is already influencing the products and system...
- its a bit slow at first, but gets going, some interesting ideas about the potentials of modelling from nature


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Here is a link to my Blog on Peak oil


Geoff Lawton, Greening the desert video;
using permaculture water harvesting techniques in Jordan

David Holmgren's 12 Permaculture design principles

David Holmgren's 12 Permaculture principles, descriptions


Forest garden links
www.risc.org.uk/garden This is the award winning Risc Roof Garden
www.edibleforestgardens.com A great new resource and latest FG publication from the States
www.urbanroofgardens.com Gardens for big budgets
Plants for a future Dbase of thousands of useful plants for temerate forest gardens
Living roofs.org The first independent UK website to specifically promote green roofs
Kore Nursery Specialist Wild fruit nursery
Kitchen gardeners international All sorts of resources for the amateur gardener
Walcot organic nursery Fruit tree specialists
Teaching Resources 
Composting pack for KS1
Composting pack for KS2
Ecological footprint pdf
ESDG primary
ESDG secondary
Globe SD pupil pdf
Globe SD teachers pdf
Growing schools education pack zip file
Looking after plants pdf
Very hungry school pdf