Sepp Holzer: Aquaculture, synergy between land and water

On 09/28/2012, in Energy & Environment, Permaculture, by wouter

Fishponds on a mountain farm: an unusual sight at these altitudes. On an Austrian mountain, permaculture farmer Sepp Holzer created more than 70 ponds and wetland areas covering about 3 hectares.  Sepp Holzer: “In these ponds and lakes the fish are mixed in a colourful way, just like my plants. In a number of places […]

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Farming with terraces and raised beds

On 09/28/2012, in Energy & Environment, Permaculture, by wouter

Sepp and Veronica Holzer, Austrian mountainside permaculturalists from before the term was invented, at their farm the Kramaterhof, became well known only after publicity in 2000. Sepp Holzer narrates the history of synergistic ideas that have made his farm a high production combination of agroforestry, aquaculture, terraces and raised beds, water heat exchange, self-produced electricity, […]

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The Garden

On 09/28/2012, in Energy & Environment, Permaculture, by wouter

The Garden is a 2008 American documentary film directed by Scott Hamilton Kennedy. It tells the story of the now demolished South Central Farm; a community garden and urban farm located in Los Angeles,California. The Garden details the plight of the farmers who organized and worked on the farm. The owner of the lot decided he didn’t want to allow the farmers to use […]

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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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