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What Plants Talk About

"When we think about plants, we don’t often associate a term like “behavior” with them, but experimental plant ecologist JC Cahill wants to change that. The University of Alberta professor maintains that plants do behave and lead anything but solitary and sedentary lives. What Plants Talk About teaches us all that plants are smarter and much more interactive than we thought!"

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Polish Ambassador Permaculture Action Tour

The Polish Ambassador’s fall Permaculture Action Tour is bringing together permaculture educators and community organizers to inspire and educate people about how we can make a shift towards a more sustainable and regenerative way of living, and channel this energy into local project builds in each of the cities we visit—getting people to take action to build the world they want to see.

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Stephen Ritz: A teacher growing green in the South Bronx

A whirlwind of energy and ideas, Stephen Ritz is a teacher in New York’s tough South Bronx, where he and his kids grow lush gardens for food, greenery — and jobs. Just try to keep up with this New York treasure as he spins through the many, many ways there are to grow hope in a neighborhood many have written off, or in your own.

#15 What if we change - Perennial Paradise - Zaytuna Farm

"A Couple Of Rough Types" Interview with Permaculture co-founder Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton recorded at the Permaculture Convergence in Cairns Australia in September 2010. This is part of the extras found on the Geoff Lawton Permaculture Soils DVD available at

FOREST MAN - Documentary Short Film

Since the 1970’s Majuli islander Jadav Payeng has been planting trees in order to save his island in India. To date he has single handedly planted a forest larger than Central Park NYC. His forest has transformed what was once a barren wasteland, into a lush oasis. Humble yet passionate and philosophical about his work. Payeng takes us on a journey into his incredible forest

Called the Tree of 40 Fruit, this tree produces an array of stone fruit varieties including plums, peaches, apricots, nectarines, cherries and almonds, every year. Sixteen of these trees are now growing in the US.

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Sowing Seeds in the Desert, a summation of those years of travel and research, is Fukuoka’s last major work-and perhaps his most important. Fukuoka spent years working with people and organizations in Africa, India, Southeast Asia, Europe, and the United States, to prove that you could, indeed, grow food and regenerate forests with very little irrigation in the most desolate of places. Only by greening the desert, he said, would the world ever achieve true food security.”

Available here: Sowing Seeds in the Desert: Natural Farming, Global Restoration, and Ultimate Food Security

The Secret Of El Dorado - TERRA PRETA

A documentary by the BBC on the discovery of the lost amazonian civilization of El Dorado and the secrets of their super fertile, charcoal ( biochar ) laden soil, known as Terra Preta and how it could transform our soils today.