Permaculture

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Pathways to a low carbon future

03 Dec 2007 | |
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Tim Winton of The Permaforest Trust Centre for Sustainability Education in Australia explores Pathways to a Low Carbon Future.

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Peak Moment: City Repair - Permaculture for Urban Spaces

26 Oct 2007 | |
View all related to city | City Structure and Design | green building | Peak Moment Television | Permaculture

What happens when citizens apply permaculture principles to a city grid? They create friendly places within the grid that invite people to come together. Mark Lakeman, co-founder of Portland, Oregon's City Repair Project describes these "creative intervention" projects as placemaking at its best. People learn to work together, build trust and have fun. The results, from painted intersections to cob benches and other organic structures, invite people "to inhabit the planet on our own terms" rather than the grid-locked culture imposed by the city. Episode 76.

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Kinsale two years on

08 Oct 2007 |
View all related to Kinsale | Local Culture | Local Energy | Local Food | Oil | Peak Oil | Permaculture | Relocalization | transition
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Klaus Harvey of Transition Town Kinsale (TTK) shares with Global Public Media's Andi Hazelwood the benefit of two years of experience in striving for sustainability in Kinsale, Cork, Ireland since the town's local council adopted the world's first Energy Descent Action Plan. Harvey talks about the food, transport and waste initiatives underway, and TTK's relocalization plans for the future.

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Permaculture for the post carbon transition

25 Sep 2007 |
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Tim Winton of The Permaforest Trust Centre for Sustainability Education in Australia talks to GPM's Andi Hazelwood about using permaculture to make the post carbon transition. Winton also discusses the free multimedia talks and presentations from the Trust's accredited permaculture training courses, available online at Global Public Media and at the Permaforest Trust website.

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Peak Moment: Bullock Brothers Homestead - A 25-Year Permaculture Project

21 Aug 2007 | |
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Take a tour with Joe, Doug and Sam Bullock on their Orcas Island property, site of a yearly Permaculture design course. Using nature as their model, they create edges and wildlife habitat, move water through the landscape, promote diversity, and raise an astonishing variety of plants from sub-arctic to tropical -- a wise investment in these climate-changing times. Episode 68.

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Creating an Energy Descent Action Plan

29 Jun 2007 |
View all related to Australia | Energy Descent Action Plan | Oil | Permaculture | Relocalization | Resource Depletion
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Rob Hopkins of TransitionCulture.org and Sonya Wallace of Creating a Sustainable Sunshine Coast (CASSC) tell GPM's Andi Hazelwood about creating an Energy Descent Action Plan (EDAP) and dealing with the associated challenges.

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Peak Moment: An Experiment in Back Yard Sustainability

10 Mar 2007 | |
View all related to Food Security | Local Food | Peak Moment Television | Permaculture

Tour Scott McGuire's White Sage Gardens in the back yard of his rental home -- a demonstration site for suburban sustainability. He ponders, "How might a household produce and preserve a significant portion of its own food supply?" Composting, a water-conserving greenhouse, and seed-saving are all facets of this beautiful work in progress. Episode 51.

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Peak Moment: Suburban Renewal - One Backyard at a Time

04 Dec 2006 | |
View all related to Climate Change | Local Food | Local Water | Peak Moment Television | Permaculture | Relocalization
Jan Spencer shows his quarter-acre permaculture project transforming a typical suburban lot. Lawn and driveway were replaced with fruit and nut trees, vegetables, brambles, and native habitat, plus a 3500 gallon rainwater catchment system, a sunroom heating the house, and a small detached bungalow to increase residential density. Episode 37.
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Heinberg & Holmgren Australia Tour

24 Aug 2006 |
View all related to Australia | Climate Change | Oil | Permaculture | Relocalization
Richard Heinberg and David Holmgren recently completed a speaking tour of the capital cities of Australia, discussing oil depletion and permaculture. You can listen to the presentations and download the PDFs from Perth here.
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David Holmgren on permaculture and oil peak

10 Sep 2005 |
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David Holmgren is best known as the co-originator, with Bill Mollison, of the permaculture concept. In this presentation shortly after Hurricane Katrina, Holmgren discusses the history of permaculture and how it relates to peak oil.