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.