First Earth Uncompromising Ecological Architecture (2010) – documentary online

First Earth is about a massive paradigm shift for shelter–building healthy houses in the old ways, out of the very earth itself, and living together like in the old days, by recreating villages. An audiovisual manifesto filmed over 4 years on 4 continents, it proposes that earthen homes are the healthiest housing in the world; […]

Intro To Permaculture

Great free series and a very basic intro as to what permaculture is all about. highlights the basic ideals of permaculture, peak oil, and both urban and suburban farming. This video is an overview of an 18 part Free Internet Webinar Series. This is how we begin our Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) Courses and our […]

The Agro Rebel

View this movie at Sepp Holzer, the Austrian farmer and forester practices “permaculture” a different kind of farming on his mountain property. With this certain form of organic-agriculture, he is very convincing and successfully. Contrary to all conventional rules and despite annual average temperatures of 4.5°C and an altitude of between 900m-1400m, he cultivates […]

Radiant City

In this feature length film Gary Burns, Canada’s king of surreal comedy, joins journalist Jim Brown on an outing to the suburbs. Venturing into territory both familiar and foreign, they turn the documentary genre inside out, crafting a vivid account of life in The Late Suburban Age. Since the end of World War II, one […]

10 easy steps to turn a backyard into a permaculture garden

1. Set up a small compost pile somewhere discrete 2. Find out what your soil is composed of. Don’t be put off here, if you have access to an extension office, they can tell you. But, use common sense. What is the organic content. What is the mineral content. What sorts of nutrients will you […]

Open Source Blueprints for Civilization

Using wikis and digital fabrication tools, TED Fellow Marcin Jakubowski is open-sourcing the blueprints for 50 farm machines, allowing anyone to build their own tractor or harvester from scratch. And that’s only the first step in a project to write an instruction set for an entire self-sustaining village (starting cost: $10,000).

Dirt! The Movie: Full

A look at man’s relationship with Dirt. Dirt and humans couldn’t be closer. We started our journey together as stardust, swirled by cosmic forces into our galaxy, solar system, and planet. We are made of the same stuff. Four billion years of evolution created dirt as the living source of all life on Earth including […]