STEP E3 - Working with Soil

STEP is a six-year permaculture program in the Province of Isabela which aims to improve the existing conditions of the people and environment of different selected communities based on specific ecosystems. It aims to improve the existing mode of employment while also taking care of the environment through enhancement of low-key technologies to generate sustainable livelihood activities. This video is a part of a series where the program features alternative, organic, low-key activities on how to enhance the environment as well as implying a permaculture framework on each and every individual who will watch this.
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My Permaculture Garden - Morag Gamble

Discover Morag Gamble’s award-winning permaculture garden at the Australian ecovillage, Crystal Waters Permaculture Village. Morag takes you for a wander through her edible landscape - the kitchen garden and food forest - sharing design ideas, her low-input garden philosophy and talks about these 55 useful plants….

1:14 Lemon Myrtle - Backhousia citriodora
1:49 Cranberry Hibiscus - Hibiscus acetosella
2:21 Society Garlic - Tulbaghia violecea
3:12 Mustard Spinach - Brassica juncea
4:14 Snow Peas - Pisum sativum var. saccharatum
4:39 Carrot - Daucus carota subsp. sativus
5:49 Sweet Potato - Ipomoea batatas
6:23 Pumpkin - Cucurbita pepo
6:56 Pepino - Solanum muricatum
7:16 Dwarf Washington Navel Orange - Citrus sinensis 'Washington Navel’
8:10 Comfrey - Symphytum officinale
9:36 Pigeon Pea - Cajanus cajan
10:52 Yacon - Smallanthus sonchifolius
11:51 Turmeric - Curcurma longa
13:08 Pelargonium /Scented Geranium - Pelargonium graveolens
13:57 Madagascar Bean - Phaseolus lunatus
15:23 Brazilian Spinach - Alternanthera sissoo
16:18 Surinam Spinach - Talinum triangulare
16:40 Green Frills Mustard Spinach - Brassica juncea
16:55 Society Garlic - Tulbaghia violecea
17:01 Asparagus - Asparagus officinalis
17:25 Giant Red Mustard Spinach - Brassica juncea
18:23 Cherry Tomato - Solanum lycopersicum var. cerasiforme
18:50 Perennial Welsh Onion - Allium fistulosum L.
19:39 Chilli - Capsicum annum
19:47 Aloe Vera - Aloe barbadensis
20:20 Yarrow - Achillea millefolium
20:34 Rocket/Arugula - Eruca sativa
21:19 Kale - Brassica oleracea var. sabellica
21:29 Broccoli - Brassica oleracea var. italica
22:23 Laos Ginger / Galangal - Alpinia galanga
22:28 Chilli - Capsicum annum
24:14 Blue Java (Ice cream) Banana - Musa acuminata x bulbisiana
24:50 Tulsi - Ocinum sanctum
25:47 Imperial Mandarin - Citrus reticulata 'Imperial'
26:38 Dwarf Blood Orange - Citrus sinensis
27:24 Acerola/Barbados Cherry - Malpighia emarginata
27:39 Jaboticaba - Myrciaria cauliflora
27:58 Malabar chestnut - Pachira acquatica
27:58 Lilly Pilly - Syzygium leuhmannii
28:14 Bottlebrush - Callistemon viminalis
28:41 Buddha’s Hand - Citrus medica var. sarcodactylis
29:32 Tahitian Lime - Citrus x latifolia
29:38 Hickson Mandarin - Citrus reticulata ‘Hickson'
29:49 Ruby Grapefruit - Citrus x paradisi
29:54 Fig - Ficus carica
30:11 Bay Tree - Laurus nobilis
30:18 Lemongrass - Cymbopogon citratus
30:29 Dragon Fruit - Hylocereus undutas
31:10 Native Ginger - Alpinia caerulea
31:24 Cassava - Manihot esculenta
31:42 Olive - Olea europaea
31:54 Pawpaw - Carica papaya
33:04 Kang Kong/Water Spinach - Ipomoea aquatica
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How to Make a No-Dig Garden

Morag Gamble demonstrates how to make a simple and affordable no-dig garden using her very effective method. Morag's method:
- reduces watering and weeding dramatically
- builds soil rapidly and nurtures soil life
- creates environment for growing healthy and abundant food
- is easy to make
- uses simple materials
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Rainwater Garden Project

A tour of my rainwater garden project where I use permaculture techniques to grow corn and squash in the desert with no supplemental irrigation. It's a project that I've been doing for a few years now and I think it's good example of what can be done with limited water and resources. I hope this might inspire others to see what they can do in there own environments.
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1 acre permaculture garden

We take a walking tour through our 3 year old permaculture home garden and see how much food can be grown in what was only .1 acres of lawn just a few years ago. Still a ton to learn, lots of gotchas and challenges, but pretty massive production in a short amount of time. We hope people get excited to do it for themselves!

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Shaping Water and Soil at Inspiration Farm

"If you grow good soil, everything else falls into place. You grow good plants, you grow good animals, you grow good people." Permaculturist Brian Kerkvliet shows how he gently shapes soil to form ponds which overflow into connected swales (ditches on contour). They slow and retain water while distributing nutrients through the whole landscape. On the mound of soft earth dug out from one swale, he planted mostly edible cover crops, berry bushes and 25 fruit tree species in only three days. "We don't till [the soil]," he says. "The worms till. The moles till. We find the niche where each element works the best."
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Perennial food systems at Sho farm

Take a tour of one of the nation's largest permaculture installations 5 years after planting. Part of an innovative project by Living Future Foundation, integrating food, energy, and building systems with exceptional build quality, all within the pristine Camels Hump watershed (near Burlington Vermont).
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Greening the Desert

This video shows how Geoff Lawton went to the Jordanian desert in 2001 and turned a ten acre bit of desert and turned it into a orchard. if this can be done in the Jordanian desert imagine what can be achieved not just there but everywhere.

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Geoff Lawton´s Chicken Tractor (video)

Clip from the new "Surviving Collapse - Designing your way to Abundance" is a story on how Geoff Lawton discovered permaculture and what he did to prepare for any global crisis.

Survival is not just about hoarding food but building stability and abundance into a natural food forest system. Geoff takes you on a fly-over of his property and explains the things you need to be aware of - should an economic or social upheaval destroy your water, food and electricity systems, you need to be able to cope with any disaster. Could you survive? Geoff says its possible. In fact he's doing and teaching it right now around the world. Come along for the ride. See whats possible. Low tech solutions create abundance when partnered with natural systems that are life enhancing.

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