Permaculture

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Peak Moment: A Geodesic Greenhouse — Year-Round Gardening at 6000 Feet

13 Jul 2009 | |
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In Colorado it's cold for much of the year, but inside this cozy dome greenhouse, the plants are growing happily. Take a grand tour with Buckhorn Gardens manager and permaculturist Breigh Peterson: the greenhouse structure with its interplay of light and water, warmth and air; curving raised beds of vegetables and flowers; fish tanks moderating the temperature; vertical trellises and shelves to use vertical space. Outdoors a huge garden of row crops and a young orchard are complemented by free-roaming chickens and ducks. (buckhorngardens.blogspot.com.)
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Peak Moment: Permaculture for Humanity

23 Jun 2009 | |
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The future is abundant, asserts permaculture designer Larry Santoyo. His vision of living in the present provides a wonderful antidote to fear about uncertain futures. People need to rediscover that we're part of the ecosystem, and apply permaculture design principles to the many problems we face. Larry teaches sustainable permaculture design as a discovery of the world around us. He notes that trying to be self-sufficient is really anti-permaculture. Instead, we need to develop self-reliance skills. Then as we find others in our communities to interact with, everybody gets to play!
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Peak Moment: Corporate Couple Become Permaculture Activists

30 Apr 2009 | |
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Asking "wouldn't it be wonderful if our city could feed itself?" Joe Leitch ponders everybody in Portland planting a chestnut tree. Pam Leitch relates how they both left the corporate world after reading the book Your Money or Your Life. As educators on sustainability and resource depletion, permaculture and social justice, they soon learned of Peak Oil. Episode 143.
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Crop to Cuisine: Permaculture II

08 Apr 2009 |
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In this episode of Crop To Cuisine we look at opportunities to get educated in permaculture design across Colorado this Spring and Summer. Permaculture is a system of Permanent - Agriculture. See how you can get involved with a number of educational centers from the front range to over 9000 ft above sea level. We hear from Zia Parker and James Desimmone in Boulder, Sandy Cruz and Jason Gerhardt in Nederland, and Jerome Osentowski in Basalt.
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Reality Report: David Holmgren and FutureScenarios.org (Part 1)

14 Jul 2008 |
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Read this article in: English
The Reality Report interviews David Holmgren. David co-invented permaculture over 30 years ago and has been a practitioner and teacher ever since, both at his home in Australia and as a consultant around world. In 2002 he published the book Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability that reviewed permaculture in the context of peak energy. More recently, David created a web site called Future Scenarios. With transcript.
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Crop to Cuisine: Midwest Permaculture

09 Jun 2008 |
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In this episode of Crop To Cuisine, we talk with the people from Midwest Permaculture about the roots of the movement, and the growing interest all around the world in permaculture. We are also joined by Sandy Cruz, a specialist in High Altitude Permaculture in the Rocky Mountain region, and learn how she is able to grow tomatoes at 9200 ft all year long.
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Peak Moment: We Make the Path by Walking: White Oak Farm CSA

22 May 2008 | |
View all related to agriculture | cob | community | community supported agriculture | education | natural building | Peak Moment Television | Permaculture
Amidst cob-wall plastering in the background, co-director Stacey Denton relays the story of the first years at White Oak Farm and Educational Center in Oregon: Acquiring the 62 acres of food and pasture and protecting it through conservation easements, creating their non-profit organization. See food baskets for their CSA (community supported agriculture) program, visit their abundant permaculture-based farm; attend a workshop in natural building; and delight with kids in an educational program "down on the farm." Episode 111.
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Peak Moment: Suburban Permaculture with Janet Barocco and Richard Heinberg

06 Mar 2008 | |
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Tour Janet and Richard's quarter acre for an example of what's possiblein suburbia. Their front yard of edible plants also provides habitatfor birds and insects. The backyard radiates out from an herb andkitchen garden to vegetable beds and containers; 25 fruit and nuttrees; and a restful Zen garden. Near a future pond is a "threesisters" spiral of corn, beans and squashes. Check out their rainwatercatchment barrels system, solar ovens, grid-tied photovoltaics withbackup batteries, a low-energy house, solar-heated garden room, and acomfortable "summer palace" of natural & salvaged materials. (www.richardheinberg.com) Episode 100!
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Peak Moment: Reconnecting with Our Roots - Food for Body and Soul

06 Feb 2008 | |
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Linda Buzzell-Saltzman and Larry Saltzman of Santa Barbara share a love for their garden in more ways than one. Larry is creating a lush food forest and teaches permaculture to promote local food security. Ecotherapist Linda helps people heal their relationship with nature, noting that many problems are rooted in this disconnection. http://www.forthefuture.org. Episode 96.

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Peak Moment: A Sustainability Renaissance Man

15 Jan 2008 | |
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Earth needs humans to figure out our shared destiny, says Alan Seid, whose interest is both the outer and inner dimensions of sustainability. Outside there's ecology, social systems and economics (e.g., in Permaculture). Inside is the psychological dimension of personal and group values and intentions. How do we meet people where they are, engender respect, promote crucial information-sharing, and motivate change? Episode 91.