The Power Of Community How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

On 09/25/2011, in Ecology, Energy & Environment, by thomas

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba’s economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half – and food by 80 percent – people were desperate. This film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people during this difficult time. […]

 

The Real Dirt on Farmer John

On 09/04/2011, in Ecology, Energy & Environment, by thomas

For close to a century, a great American epic has been played out in the tiny town of Caledonia, Illinois, about 75 miles west of Chicago. THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN tells the story of one man, his farm and his family—a story that parallels the history of American farming. But Farmer John is […]

 

Global Gardener Permaculture with Bill Mollison

On 08/18/2011, in Ecology, Energy & Environment, Permaculture, by thomas

BILL MOLLISON is a practical visionary. For nearly two 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 management and human needs into intricately connected productive communities. Mollison has proved that even in the […]

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In Grave Danger of Falling Food

On 06/12/2011, in Ecology, Energy & Environment, by wouter

In This introductory video to Permaculture, Bill Mollison, the movements co-founder, takes the viewer through the history and developments of the movement. With startelingly laconic humour adn insight he deconstructs the modern agribusiness and the ‘modern plague’ : manicured ornamental lawns. In this video he offers an antidote, whihc is an anti-dote, which is an […]

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A Farm for the Future

On 06/11/2011, in Ecology, Energy & Environment, by wouter

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 […]

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