Permaculture/Natural Farming Resources

Isiah Kenta Green

Last edited March 12, 2021


Green Gold

- "It's possible to rehabilitate large-scale damaged ecosystems." Environmental film maker John D. Liu documents large-scale ecosystem restoration projects in China, Africa, South America and the Middle East, highlighting the enormous benefits for people and planet of undertaking these efforts globally:

Permaculture Greening the Desert By Geoff Lawton:

Perennial Paradise

All around the world people are asking what they can do to help to heal the earth. The permaculture movement is showing what individuals can do to bring health and happiness into their lives and at the same time restore the Earth's natural ecosystem function. In "Perennial Paradise" Geoff Lawton shows some of the many simple but practical work being used and taught at the Permaculture Research Institute's Zaytuna Farm in Australia. "What if we Change" is very happy that through this collaboration with the Permaculture Research Institute we can share this film online and in the broadcast series in Africa, China, the U.S.A. and beyond:

TedXTalks - Ecological Engineering Modeled on Nature By Geoff Lawton

Geoff Lawton is a permaculture consultant, designer and teacher. Since 1995 he has specialized in permaculture education, design, implementation, system establishment, administration and community development. In 1996 he was accredited with the Permaculture Community Services Award by the permaculture movement for services in Australia and around the world. Lawton's aim is to establish self-replicating educational demonstration sites. He has currently educated over 6,000 students in permaculture worldwide. Lawton's 'master plan' is to see aid projects being replicated as fast as possible to help ameliorate the growing food and water crisis:

Geoff Lawton’s Zaytuna Permaculture Food Forest/Farm Tour:

The Evolution of Ecological Consciousness

Permaculture designer Andrew Faust of Center for Bioregional Living gives us an inspiring and heady narrative about the evolution of all life and human consciousness on Mother Earth. This is a brilliant condensation of the core of the scientific worldview with the metaphysical implications highlighted along the way:

Permaculture Principles in Application - Geoff Lawton:

Bill Mollison - In Grave Danger of Falling Foods

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 ornamental lawns. In this video he offers an antidote, which is an antidote to both our currently unsustainable practices and our unsustainable culture. Both of these have to change and adapt. Permanently.

Bill Mollison - Dry Lands:

Sepp Holzer's Mountain Permaculture Farm

Sepp Holzer's son Josef walks us through his family farm called the Krameterhof. Fish ponds, productive terraces, fruit trees and grazing animals characterize the lush landscape in one of Europe's oldest and most well established permaculture farms:

Permacuslture Transformation in 90 days

Transforming a high maintenance lawn into an abundant food producing system, including building a contour dam and swales:

How Permaculture can Save Humanity and Earth

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 School of Graduate Education at Portland State University, a Scholar-in-Residence at Pacific University, and a biologist consultant for the Biomimicry Guild:

Redesigning Civilization with Permaculture

Modern agriculture, industry and finance all extract more than they give back, and the Earth is starting to show the strain. How did we get in this mess and what can we do to help our culture get back on track? The ecological design approach known as permaculture offers powerful tools for the design of regenerative, fair ways to provide food, energy, livelihood, and other needs while letting humans share the planet with the rest of nature. This presentation will give you insight into why our culture has become fundamentally unsustainable, and offers ecologically based solutions that can help create a just and sustainable society.

Backyard Permaculture:

Permaculture in Practice:


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