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The Fruit Hunters - Documentary - Official Trailer

Adventurers, exotic fruits fanatics and even movie star Bill Pullman, are the subjects of The Fruit Hunters, the new film from acclaimed director Yung Chang. A thrilling journey through nature, commerce and adventure, The Fruit Hunters is a cinematic odyssey that takes viewers from the dawn of humanity to the cutting of edge of modern agriculture - a film that will change not just the way we look at we eat, but what it means to be human. 

The film makes its US theatrical debut this week. Check out the theater listings here:

Garbage Warrior

Garbage Warrior is a documentary film telling the epic story of maverick US architect Michael Reynolds and his fight to introduce radically sustainable, Earthship, housing. 

Imagine a home that heats itself, that provides its own water, hat grows its own food. Imagine that it needs no expensive technology, that it recycles its own waste, that it has its own power source. And now imagine that it can be built anywhere, by anyone, out of the things society throws away.

Flowering Tree Permaculture Institute - Patterns

Roxanne Swentzell gives a damn fantastic talk on the patterns of life and nature. In this short but powerful 15 minutes, my view on the world has been altered. I now see the sacred geometric torus shape of trees and other wonderful insights. As above, so below.

Awesome article - “For me, the story of Brazil’s fourth largest city, Belo Horizonte, is a rich trove of such lessons. Belo, a city of 2.5 million people, once had 11 percent of its population living in absolute poverty, and almost 20 percent of its children going hungry. Then in 1993, a newly elected administration declared food a right of citizenship. The officials said, in effect: If you are too poor to buy food in the market—you are no less a citizen. I am still accountable to you.”

What Plants Talk About - PBS - Nature - Full Episode

This episode dives into the intelligence of plants and how they communicate with each other and other animal life. Cutting edge studies of the interaction between plants and their environments and awesome time lapse video documentation of these newly discovered behaviors. From a permaculture prospective, it really shows how companion planting came to be in nature and how some plants can kill other plants by way of chemical secretions and other defensive behaviors.

How to Grow a Pineapple plant from a store bought Pineapple

Geoff Lawton - Urban Permaculture

Excerpt from Geoff Lawton’s Urban Permaculture DVD showing a fantastic permaculture system in a small urban space.

The core of permaculture is design. Design is a connection between things. It’s not water, or a chicken, or the tree. It’s how the water, the chicken and the tree are connected.
Bill Mollison