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John D Liu - Green Gold

The video takes you to China, Jordan, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Bolivia, and features the PRI's own Geoff Lawton, who adds impetus and technical know-how to John's impressive toolbox, as well as the 'Permaculture Princess' (Princess Basma bint Ali of Jordan), and others.

It's the story of healing landscapes at scale, and, with it, restoring life, livelihoods, security and a future.
"It's possible to rehabilitate large scale damaged ecosystems. So, if we can
rehabilitate large scale damaged ecosystems... why don't we do that?" — John Liu

Having this video aired at Rio+20 is an immense victory in itself — it feels like no small reward for our dogged efforts to bring permaculture into mainstream media and thus into mainstream consciousness. All of our readers and contributors are part of this effort, as you learn, share and help us inspire a new generation.

This video is not just a tale of hope, it's evidence of hope — it's proof that we do not need to give in to apathy, despair and an 'eat drink and be merry for tomorrow we die' mentality. Instead, we see we have the simple solutions right in front of us. The only challenge is the people systems to make it happen — education and fostering collaboration.

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Natural Farming with Masanobu Fukuoka

Full-length documentary following the legendary Masanobu Fukuoka on a visit to India.
Masanobu Fukuoka is a farmer/philosopher who lives on the Island of Shikoku, in southern Japan. His farming technique requires no machines, no chemicals and very little weeding. He does not plow the soil or use prepared compost and yet the condition of the soil in his orchards and fields improve each year. His method creates no pollution and does not require fossil fuels. His method requires less labor than any other, yet the yields in his orchard and fields compare favorably with the most productive Japanese farms which use all the technical know-how of modern science.

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