VIDEOS: Adventures in Permaculture

“Adventures in Permaculture: Transition West Coast”

 

Our second documentary project, “Adventures in Permaculture: Transition West Coast,” premiered in September at the North American Permaculture Convergence in Hopland, Calif. It is now available on DVD or for download. The message is how people need to take permaculture to the community level – quickly – to face the challenges of climate change, declining energy supplies and economic collapse.

We interviewed permaculturists on the cutting edge of transforming communities in Northern California, Oregon and Washington: Susan Silber, Penny Livingston, Rachel Kaplan, Trathen Heckman, Carolyne Stayton, Brock Dolman, Larry Goldberg, Jan Spencer, Matt Bibeau and Jacqueline Cramer.

Building on “Adventures in Permaculture: Australia,” our hope is that the video will be a really cool tool to help spread the word about how permaculture and transition can help humanity survive the present and coming crises – all for the price of an average movie ticket! We hope you’ll get a copy or two to pass around to your friends and neighbors!

 

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Adventures in Permaculture: Transition West Coast (2016)
Runtime: 60 minutes – Documentary

Permie journos Steven Saint Thomas and Trudy Thomas follow the Transition movement up the U.S. west coast. Hear how permaculturists are adapting their communities to face the challenges of climate change, peak oil and economic uncertainty. Features interviews with permaculture activists Penny Livingston, Trathen Heckman and Brock Dolman as well as Transition leaders Susan Silber, Carolyne Stayton, Larry Goldberg and others – all answering the question of how to take permaculture design to the community scale. Original soundtrack performed by Club of Rome. Available for download, streaming rental and on DVD.

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Adventures in Permaculture: Australia

 

Ever feel like a modern-day Noah? You see the flood coming – and want to help build the boat?

Like many in the environmental movement, I’d heard the term “permaculture” now and then but didn’t really know what it was. I finally took a Permaculture Design Course and got the bug! Simply stated, permaculture is a system of designing human habitat and communities that cooperate with nature rather than work against it.

When I learned permaculture started in Australia, my wife and I (we’re both journalists by training) decided to go to Australia and see what people who have been doing it for 30-plus years had to say. The result is an article series and video called “Adventures in Permaculture: Australia.”

Our hope is that the video will be a really cool tool to help spread the word about how permaculture can help humanity survive the coming double-crisis of rapidly accelerating climate change and the end of cheap petroleum. All for the price of an average movie ticket! We hope you’ll get on board!

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Adventures in Permaculture: Australia (2014)

 

Runtime: 43 minutes – Documentary

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Permie-journos Steven Saint Thomas and Trudy Thomas visit the birthplace of permaculture – Australia – to learn what seasoned practitioners have to say after 30-plus years of work. Features interviews with permaculture co-founder David Holmgren, Su Dennett, Maureen Corbett, Sharon Gibson and John Champagne – all answering the question of how we build self-reliant communities in the face of rapid climate change and declining petroleum. Original soundtrack performed by Club of Rome. Available for download, streaming rental and on DVD.

4 thoughts on “VIDEOS: Adventures in Permaculture

  1. Hi Steve and Trudy! LOVE This new email newsletter! Excellent! And, of course I want to help get your California video off and going. I’ll have to give you cash as I am “out” of my checking accounts and doing what I can to not use them. How much? I am hoping I can slice off $50
    for you and then do more later when I am back on track.

    Love and more love.

  2. Nicely done friends! You guys are doing a great job!

  3. The clip from the Permauclture Convergence in Eugene is really Awesome! Greening our neighborhoods with Permaculture is a vital action for a peaceful and green economy and culture.

  4. Looks great Steve and Trudy! I can’t wait to check it out. Thanks for spreading the Permaculture word.

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