Doodling Stars: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfJzrmS9UfY Doodling Binary Trees: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4MSN6IImpI My personal website, which you m…
The Celtic tradition of storytelling and roundhouses is kept alive at Cae Mabon in Wales. This is a look at the centerpiece of Cae Mabon the storytelling roundhouse with a glimpse of the other natural buildings there.
"Mark Angelini is an ecological designer whose passion for all things natural shines through in all facets of his life. He is passionate about carving spoons from green wood, homesteading, natural building and many other crafts and trades. He is an inspiration to many looking to forge a lifestyle built on alternative principles."
GMO OMG explores the systematic corporate takeover and potential loss of humanity’s most precious and ancient inheritance: seeds. Jeremy Seifert investigates how loss of seed diversity and corresponding laboratory assisted genetic alteration of food affects our children, our planet and freedom of choice everywhere. Can we take back our food, heal the planet, and live sustainably? The choice is ours.
David Milarch donated the first ever clone of the oldest known tree to man, 4,000 years before being felled, to the University of Michigan Permaculture Design Team. Come visit her in the Nichols Arboretum in Ann Arbor, MI! https://www.facebook.com/UofMPermaculture
University of Michigan Permaculture Design Team Launch Weekend
Join us for 3 Days of inspiring Permaculture events on the University of Michigan Campus.
Friday: The Man Who Planted Trees: An Evening with David Milarch and Archangel Ancient Tree Archive
David Milarch is the inspiration behind the New York Times bestselling book “The Man Who Planted Trees: Lost Groves, Champion Trees, and an Urgent Plan to Save the Planet”
Silence of the Bees - PBS
Let’s Talk About Soil (by IASS Vimeo Channel)This animated film tells the reality of soil resources around the world, covering the issues of degradation, urbanization, land grabbing and overexploitation; the film offers options to make the way we manage our soils more sustainable.
For more information visit globalsoilweek.org
Permaculture ideas for renters (like me) …
- Think of your garden as a gift to future occupants.
- Lots of plants grow well in pots and so you can move them when you move (plus you can move them around to make the most of seasonal conditions).
- Planting fruit trees in the nature strip. Everyone gets the benefits plus you can come back to harvest even after you have moved on.
- Think about moveable compost bins. I have two of the chicken wire bins they suggest and they work great - easy to open up to turn, plenty of air can get in, easy to move.
- If you can keep chickens build a coop you can move.
- You may need to import some ingredients to build soil fast for a vegetable garden.
- Keep seeds and other plant material for future moves.
- You can still harvest rainwater in a barrel. They note that old houses often have leaky gutters - so you don’t have to hack into the downpipe to collect water. (Definitely true of our place).
- For good measure here is another article from PRI Australia: Rental Permaculture: How to Fill the Void.
Natural Builder’s Dreams