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Global Gardener Video Library

This post originally began as Bill Mollison's Global Gardener video series. I have since added other examples of people farming and gardening in a wide variety of climates. Some examples have been added to show how permaculture design and forest gardening techniques can be used to grow healthy, organic food under the most extreme conditions. Feel free to ignore the global warming, peak oil, and environmentalistic undertones taken in these videos.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS - Videos & Main Presenters
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Global Gardener
"Bill Mollison is a practical visionary. For nearly two decades he has traveled the globe spreading the word about permaculture, the method of sustainable agriculture that he devised. Permaculture weaves together microclimate, annual and perennial plants, animals, soils, water management and human needs into intricately connected productive communities. Mollison has proved that even in the most difficult conditions permaculture empowers people to turn wastelands into food forests. Global Gardener is a series of four half-hour programs on one tape. Each episode looks at examples in different bioregions:"

Tropical Permaculture - Mollison introduces the basic principles, and shows results in Australia, India, and Zimbabwe.
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Desert Permaculture - Reversing desertification in Arizona, Botswana and Australia.
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Temperate Permaculture - Europe, Tasmania, and the San Juan Islands in Washington State.
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Urban Permaculture - New York City, Harare in Zimbabwe, and Davis in California.
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

MP3 previews
Permaculture Design Course w/ Bill Mollison (47hr audio)
Aquaculture: A Permaculture Perspective w/ Bill Mollison (10hr audio)

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Forest Gardening
"Both informative and inspiring, this video features Robert Hart in his pioneering Shropshire garden, explaining the principles and practice of forest gardening; Ken Fern of Plants for a Future, who grows 1500 species of useful perennial plants on a windy plot in Cornwall; and Mike and Julia Guerra who have created a tiny garden behind their maisonette in Hertfordshire, using permaculture, forest gardening and organic principles. For as little as two hours work a week, they can supply produce for six months of the year."

0:00 - Robert Hart's Forest Garden - Shropshire, England
15:55 - Ken Fern's Forest Garden - Cornwall, England
32:10 - Mike & Julia Guerras' Backyard Garden - Hertfordshire, England

Three Part Forest Gardening Documentary

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A 25 Year Permaculture Project
The Bullock Brothers' Homestead - San Juan Islands, NW USA
A 25-Year Permaculture Project

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Greening the Desert
Here is a fascinating application of permaculture design methods to a desert environment. In this video Geoff Lawton designs a self-sustaining agricultural system in the country of Jordan on a desolate piece of land. (hyper arid, 10 acres of almost dead flat completely salted landscape, 400 meters below sea level, two kilometers from the Dead Sea, with very little rainfall, and temperatures over 50 degrees in August)
Greening the Desert
Behind Greening the Desert
Towards Permaculture Centers Worldwide

DVD previews
Permaculture Soils DVD
Urban Permaculture DVD

Miscellaneous video clips
Geoff Lawton on Aquaculture - “Planting a brand new dam at Geoff Lawton's demonstration site, The Permaculture Research Institute Australia (PRI)”
Toxins in Compost Geoff Lawton Permaculture
Small Scale and Urban Food Production
Permaculture Examined by SBS - “Australia's Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) recently visited the Permaculture Research Institute in Australia to check out the work of Geoff Lawton at Zaytuna Farm.”
Swales in Landscape - “Rob Avis, of Canada-based Verge Permaculture, explains how swales at the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia work to re-hydrate the landscape and re-charge aquifers.”

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INTRODUCTION TO PERMACULTURE DESIGN DVD - (2009)
"Introduction to Permaculture Design with Geoff Lawton. Based on the Bill Mollison Permaculture Manual and the 72 hour Permaculture Design Certificate course, Geoff Lawton explains the theory and takes you through a number of Permaculture designed projects that are patterned on Nature. An ideal introduction for anyone interested in learning more about Permaculture."

Trailer
Full Video

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ESTABLISHING A FOOD FOREST: The Permaculture Way Series - (2008)
"Join Geoff Lawton on a Permaculture adventure as he demonstrates how to grow a food forest from start to finish. Over 90 minutes of quality information to get you on the right track in creating your own garden of Eden.

We start with a 20 minute Permaculture Classroom as Geoff explains the patterns of a Food Forest and the essential principles of “time stacking” your garden with the right mix of support species that feed and protect your fledgling fruit trees into maturity. We then join Geoff in the field as he puts the theory into action, planting the seeds and watching the system grow.

We end up at Tagari Farm – established by Permaculture founding father, Bill Mollision – which was abandoned years ago, but planted according to Permaculture design principles. Would this Food Foest survive on its own? You’ll be surprised.

Elements covered in the DVD include: Forest Fundamentals, Legumes, Chop and Drop, Pests, Fungi, Nursery, Kitchen gardens, Swales, Hardwood, Mature systems, and much more ..."

Preview
Full Video

(The following inactive links have been left to provide a general breakdown of the DVD. However, the time stamps no longer apply.)

Part 1
0:50 - Basic Concepts - What is a forest?
6:34 - Essential Concepts - Building a forest
Part 2
Part 3
3:33 - Establishing a Food Forest - Day 1 - Planting the seeds
Part 4
3:54 - Three months later
8:24 - Working with weeds
Part 5
0:41 - Three year old food forest
2:05 - Pests in the garden
3:24 - Six year old food forest
Part 6
3:15 - Water being absorbed into landscape (animation)
5:29 - Using chickens in a food forest
7:03 - Chicken tractor (animation)
8:05 - Using chickens to control pests (animation)
9:40 - Chop and Drop
Part 7
2:19 - Weeds repair the landscape
8:04 - The nursery
Part 8
0:20 - The kitchen garden
4:43 - Tagari Farm 2008
Part 9

Bonus Features
30 Year Old Food Forest - Biodynamic farm in Queensland
300 Year Old Food Forest - in Vietnam
2000 Year Old Food Forest - Desert oasis in Morocco

Clips not included in final version
Hand Tools
Bamboo

Various clips from DVD
The Kitched Garden
Pests in the Garden
Using Chickens to Control Pests in a Food Forest

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HARVESTING WATER THE PERMACULTURE WAY DVD - (2008)
"Join Geoff Lawton as he designs and builds a dam and swale system on a client's small acre farm. Every detail is covered as we watch Geoff and his students build a water harvesting system using the design principles of Permaculture." (Source)

Trailer
Full Video

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3 Films: "Farming with Nature", "Aquaculture", "Terraces and Raised Beds - Sepp Holzer's Austrian permaculture films from Oko film.
Sepp Holzer narrates how he created a sustainable edible landscape on his 45 hectare mountain farm, 1500 m above sea level in the coldest region of Austria. Within the pinetree monocultures of Austria he has built the largest functioning permaculture farm in Europe. He has transformed marginal, erosion-prone mountain lands with poor, acidic soils into stable rich soils with greater biodiversity and productivity.

Farming with Nature - A Case Study of Successful Temperate Permaculture - An "overview of Sepp and Veronica Holzer's long-term application of Permaculture Design to terrace agriculture in a temperate climate."

Aquaculture - The Synergy of Land and Water - "Here, we see in greater detail the water management on the 45-hectare farm. It is explained through an intensely personal journey from Sepp's first interest in pisciculture at age seven and on later through the 40 years that he has boldly transformed a total of 3 hectares of the hillside to produce 70 interlinked ponds and wetland areas. Sepp farms fish and, in the way of all good animal husbandry, he observes and understands their behaviour, their nutritional and habitat needs, and the natural order that exists between predator fish (pike) and feeders (carp and trout). It's as though he constructs guilds of fish since the variety of species, and the colourful decoration from inclusion of Japanese carp, makes them the equivalent of an underwater flower garden. He eats the fish and also sells them to restaurants locally.

Fish farming is but one purpose from his water management. He generates power; uses collected water to extract and pump up drinking water; the water surfaces reflect the warmth of the sun, provide humidity and create microclimates; and water temperature is varied using large boulders as heat sinks or through water movement from deep or shallow ponds elsewhere. But there is more than function: each water element is carefully located in the landscape, is provided with a variety of niches and aquatic plants, and is fed and drained by restfully-noisy waterfalls and watersinks. Here is natural beauty and sensory charm, because Sepp knows that we need more than food to sustain us, and he shows us how in this video."

Terraces and Raised Beds - This film describes the destructive effects of pine tree monocoltures on the landscape and how Sepp uses terraces and raised vegetable beds to establish a biodiverse habitat and create microclimates.

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SEPP HOLZER - MISC. VIDEOS

The Agro Rebel
Video

Sepp Holzer permaculture
"Sepp Holzer's "krameterfarm" in Salzburg - Austria on "servus TV"
Set close caption for translation.
Part 1
Part 2

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Permaculture in Practice
"Permaculture (Permanent Agriculture) is the design of an ecologically sound way of living in our households, gardens, communities and businesses in cooperation with Nature.
This video, whose aim is to inspire people to start their own permaculture projects, shows how it is practised in four very different settings: a Hampshire back garden belonging to the editors of Permaculture Magazine, including fruit trees, vegetables, bees, chickens and ducks; a community co op in Devon, which involves a café, allotments and local composting scheme; a City Challenge project in Bradford close to a housing estate with 10,000 residents, tackling the problems of unemployment, environmental awareness and backyard food growing; and a small farm in the Forest of Dean where innovative marketing schemes ensure a close link between producer and consumer including a vegetable box scheme, organic meat, and locally produced charcoal."
Permaculture in Practice - Google video

YouTube
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6

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Back To Eden Film
"After years of back-breaking toil in ground ravaged by the effects of man-made growing systems, Paul Gautschi has discovered a taste of what God intended for mankind in the garden of Eden. Some of the vital issues facing agriculture today include soil preparation, fertilization, irrigation, weed control, pest control, crop rotation, and PH issues. None of these issues exist in the unaltered state of nature or in Paul's gardens and orchards. "Back to Eden" invites you to take a walk with Paul as he teaches you sustainable organic growing methods that are capable of being implemented in diverse climates around the world."

Official Trailer

Official Teaser

Full Movie - "BACK TO EDEN shares the story of one man’s lifelong journey, walking with God and learning how to get back to the simple, productive methods of sustainable provision that were given to man in the garden of Eden. The organic growing system that has resulted from Paul Gautschi’s incredible experiences has garnered the interest of visitors from around the world."
(Watch for free at backtoedenfilm.com. If video will not load, try watching on Internet Explorer or follow troubleshooting instructions.)

Full Movie - Vimeo

Our Visit To Paul Gautschi's Back To Eden Garden - L2Survive with Thatnub
Part 1 - Chickens
Part 2 - The Ground
Part 3 - Planting & Seeds

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Eco-Centric
"A story by reporter Tim Lee from the 2004 ABC program Landline, Australia's national rural issues program on ABC, about permaculture co-originator David Holmgren, whose "pivotal role in developing permaculture has scarcely been recognised."
Part 1
Part 2

Other videos
David Holmgren on the Endurance of Suburbia

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Synergistic Garden
"An educational video on no-till synergistic gardening that describes the step-by-step processes developed by Emilia Hazelip to create an ecological agriculture. A synergistic garden is an ecosystem that is consciously designed to allow all the dynamic life forms present in a wild soil to remain present while still growing crops (on whatever scale)." Emily was influenced both by Masanobu Fukuoka's and Bill Mollison's garden design principles.
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

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A Farm for the Future
"BBC documentary on the precient global farming and food crisis, filmed in the UK. Featuring Martin Crawford (Agroforestry Research Trust), Fordhall Farm, Richard Heinberg and others."
The discussion of permaculture begins in Part 3 @ 8:40.
Feel free to skip the peak oil parts in the beginning if you like.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

A Forest Garden Year - a preview of Martin Crawford's DVD
Martin Crawford́s Forest Garden - "A walk through Martin Crawford´s beautiful forest garden, a model for resilient, local food growing."

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Soil Health
The Secret is in the Soil - "John Evans shows the secret for growing healthy enormous World Record vegetables is organic Bountea Compost Tea."

How to Brew Compost Tea

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Water Harvesting
Rainwater Harvesting Basics with Brad Lancaster
Part 1 - "Brad talks about his evolution into rainwater harvesting, and the current state of our freshwater resources."
Part 2 - "developing a 'resilience basket' of local food with rainwater harvesting earthworks on neighborhood commons - greywater as an important household strategy and the successful Arizona code model"
Part 3 - "some basic water harvesting concepts and strategies - current projects - cultivating community acceptance of best management practices through informed example"
A simple visual model of water harvesting

Rainwater Harvesting & Water System Demonstration w/ Max Meyers
Part 1
Part 2

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Other Gardening Examples
HOMEGROWN (trailer) - a Robert McFalls film about the Dervaes family who grow 6,000 LBS of produce on a 1/5 acre lot in Pasadina, California. Visit their homepage and youtube channel.

HOMEGROWN REVOLUTION - Radical Change Taking Root

Backyard Perennial Food Garden - Overview, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 - Eric Toensmeier, author or "Perennial Vegetables", gives a tour of his garden in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

John's suburban garden - Clip 1, Clip 2, Clip 3, Clip 4 - N. California

Suburban Renewal - One Backyard at a Time - Peak Moment 37: Jan Spencer shows his quarter acre permaculture garden in Eugene, Oregon.

Suburban Permaculture w/ Janet Borocco and Richard Heinberg - Peak Moment 100: Permaculture example on a quarter acre lot in Santa Rosa, California.

How Much Food Can I Grow Around My House? - "Peak Moment 87: In summer 2006 Judy Alexander embarked on an experiment to see how much food she could grow, and how many neighbors could benefit, from the garden around her house. Check out her homegrown rainwater collection and irrigation system - watering her 60+ edible crops. Meet the bees, the chickens and the worms. And catch her joy in producing so much food for so little effort."

Cultivating a Suburban Foodshed - Peak Moment 123: Landscape architect Owen Dell tells how he is attempting to encourage the community to grow food in a suburb of Santa Barbara, California.

Self-sufficient Small Farms - Peak Moment 6: Farming on small acreages. (Skip to 5:20)

An Experiment in Backyard Sustainability - Peak Moment 51: Scott McGuire's one year backyard garden experiment.

Innovation Bears Fruit for Family Farm - “Peak Moment 162: Tour the century-old organic Chaffin Family Orchards where even the animals are "farm hands." Visit chickens in their egg-mobile, scratching for bugs and pooping fertilizer in the heirloom stone-fruit orchards. Goats chomp off low branches from the olive trees, so no fuel or human labor is needed. This certified predator-friendly enterprise includes 200 acres of olive trees plus various fruit and nut trees; sheep, goats, broiler and egg-laying chickens. They distribute only locally through fruit and meat CSAs (community-supported agriculture), growers markets and a farmstand, providing fresh foods that burst with flavor and nuance.”

Four Acres and Independence - A Self-Sufficient Farmstead - Peak Moment 168: “Mark Cooper’s self-sufficient small farm . Take a tour, accompanied by curious sheep and geese, of Mark Cooper's self-sufficient small farm. Over several years, he transformed a rundown house and hillsides of berry brambles into pasture and gardens where he produces and preserves most of his family's food. Visit the Goose Grotto in a constructed pond, a heritage fruit tree orchard, logs producing shiitake mushrooms, and a cheap-and-easy container kitchen garden. Mark gives us a closeup view of the solar dehydrator he constructed from salvaged materials - and his tips on food drying. He has husbanded up to fifty animals at a time, including two Tibetan yaks!”

Seeds in the City - Cuba - "This is the remarkable story of how the people of Havana have pulled themselves back from the brink of disaster. Faced with food shortages and widespread hunger, city dwellers began growing food on rooftops and in front of office buildings. "It was a very spontaneous movement. People started to grow things on every available place", states on resident. Now, there are thousands of urban farms and more than a million tons of food is produced within the city."

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil - Learn about permaculture in Cuba at 1:25.

Urban Food Growning in Havana, Cuba

Urban agriculture in Brixton, London - "A project designed to show how low input, high output cultivation can help urban communities to grow organic food in response to the global food crisis."

Mike Feingold’s Permaculture Allotment - Mike Feingold leads a tour around his no-dig permaculture allotment in Bristol, England.

Urban Permaculture in Clacton-on-Sea - A short tour of Chris Southall’s property with greywater system, solar heating, chickens, and bees in Essex, Great Britain.

Permaculture Schools in South Africa

The Ground Under Overtown - Permaculture in Miami

Urban Agriculture in Atlanta - “A video survey of urban agriculture and community gardening in Atlanta. This story was featured on "This is Atlanta with Alicia Steele," a Telly Award-winning and Emmy-nominated magazine show on PBA, Atlanta's PBS Station.”

Eating Your Park - Part 1, Part 2 - Brisbane, Australia

Permaculture on a Canadian Farm - Part 1, Part 2 - “a short documentary about a sustainable farm near Hamilton, Ontario, featuring special guest Ian Graham.”

Urban Agriculture - This ten part video series shows how people in third world countries try to survive on subsistence agriculture. The methods they use are not very efficient compared to permaculture/forest gardening methods but they do show how people live and use the little property they can find to grow food.

FOOD CURATED: A Farm Grows in Brooklyn...on a Rooftop! - “Meet Ben Flanner and Annie Novak, the farmers who founded the project, and see for yourselves the optimistic future for urban farming. NYC's skyline has never looked this cool.”

FOOD CURATED: The Brooklyn Grange: NYC's Newest & Biggest Rooftop Farm - Ben Flanner's 40,000 square foot rooftop farm.

FOOD CURATED: NYC's Cool New Backyard Farms: Growing More Than Just Produce - “Urban NYC farmers have set their eyes on a new prize: transforming privately owned backyards into lush, fruitful farmlands.

By signing up to share your yard with a urban farmer, you can eat fresh from your own personal farm during the harvest months, and even sell produce to your neighbors - growing a community built around fresh local food. The best part is, you don't even have to lift a finger, BK Farmyards does all the farming for you.”

Happy Earth features on Triple J Hack Half Hour TV Show - Happy Earth adventures in urban sustainability. Wollongong, Australia

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In Grave Danger of Falling Food
"Bill Mollison ... maintains that modern agricultural practices are destroying our soil and water and producing increasingly poisonous food. His alternative is the 'permaculture' concept which turns even the smallest city garden into a fertile eco-system that can provide most of the food for an average family."
In Grave Danger of Falling Food - Google video

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The Future of Food by Deborah Koons Garcia
"The Future of Food offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled U.S. grocery store shelves for the past decade." You may view the home page here.
The Future of Food - Live Leak video

Other movie previews
Dirt! The Movie
Food, Inc.
Fresh

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FRESH The Movie (2009) - "FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.

Among several main characters, FRESH features urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, the recipient of MacArthur's 2008 Genius Award; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur, Joel Salatin, made famous by Michael Pollan's book, The Omnivore's Dilemma; and supermarket owner, David Ball, challenging our Wal-Mart dominated economy."
Full Movie

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First Flush Systen Rainwater Harvesting
- Tipping Gutter First Flush System
- Floating Ball First Flush System
First Flush Water Diverters - from Rainwater Harvesting Solutions
What is a First Flush Filter? - from Superwall Systems

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I didn't finish ...

I didn't finish looking at the site until today. They have a lot of great pictoral representations with the articles such those shown in the article below.

Water Catchment Strategies For Drylands: Swales

Btw, if you want some information on P. A. Yeoman's Keyline design and Darren Doherty I can add the links. There were some comments about it at the bottom of the article I linked to.

A good place to start ...

A good place to start would be The Permaculture Research Institute of Australia which Geoff Lawton heads up. They should be able to provide you with information about the best permaculture projects as well as the best teachers closest to where you are going. If you are fortunate enough to connect with a mature permaculture system in India, they may be able to provide you with plants or seedlings for your own home project along with valuable information for that climate.

The Permaculture Research Institute of Australia
http://permaculture.org.au/

You could also try posting questions on their discussion forums. From the look of the headings it might be exactly what you are looking for.
http://forums.permaculture.org.au/

There are probably permaculture links for India as well. I'll see what I can find over this next week.

Thanks. I'll be looking into

Thanks.

I'll be looking into them in the coming weeks.
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"Freedom suppressed and again regained bites with keener fangs than freedom never endangered." -- Cicero

"Freedom suppressed and again regained bites with keener fangs than freedom never endangered." -- Cicero

Recently added ...

Permaculture on a Canadian Farm - Part 1, Part 2 - “a short documentary about a sustainable farm near Hamilton, Ontario, featuring special guest Ian Graham.”

Mike Feingold’s Permaculture Allotment - Mike Feingold leads a tour around his no-dig permaculture allotment in Bristol, England.

I have also added a new section on soil health. It is still a work in progress.

Soil Health
The Secret is in the Soil - "John Evans shows the secret for growing healthy enormous World Record vegetables is organic Bountea Compost Tea."

Fun stuff!

Bookmarked and bumped.

My conclusion in reading this documentation

Gardening leads to farming that is a rape of the planet. To plant a seed is a crime against nature. To take water, is a crime against the earth. To breathe, is stealing precious oxygen from the environment, that finds humans guilty of destroying the habitate for life on the planet to exist.

This report is probably booknotes in Pelousi's Cap and Trade,

To give fair ...

To give fair warning, I have expanded the caveat in the first paragraph of my main post. It reads:

Feel free to ignore the global warming, peak oil, and environmentalistic undertones taken in these videos.

Think of it as a smorgus board where you can take what you want and leave the rest. I was hoping to focus primarily on the practical techniques we can use to garden efficiently and effectively. If I could find all of these techniques on video wrapped in a pure libertarian, austrian economic perspective, I would. The closest I have seen so far is Jack Spirko's Survival Podcast link which reedr3v was kind enough to provide below.

By the way, I'm glad you liked the Agenda 21 link at the end of the post. wninja did a good job pulling together those links.

I have just updated ...

I have just updated the main post with the complete Food Forest DVD with the exception of the bonus feature titled "2000 Year Old Food Forest." Parts 1 through 9 are mostly new. Redundant clips have been removed and the new links have been added to the main body of the post under its own heading with a longer description for those who want an overview. Also, I have added time stamps for the main sections and animation clips.

ESTABLISHING A FOOD FOREST: The Permaculture Way Series
Part 1
0:50 - Basic Concepts - What is a forest?
6:34 - Essential Concepts - Building a forest
Part 2
Part 3
3:33 - Establishing a Food Forest - Day 1 - Planting the seeds
Part 4
3:54 - Three months later
8:24 - Working with weeds
Part 5
0:41 - Three year old food forest
2:05 - Pests in the garden
3:24 - Six year old food forest
Part 6
3:15 - Water being absorbed into landscape (animation)
5:29 - Using chickens in a food forest
7:03 - Chicken tractor (animation)
8:05 - Using chickens to control pests (animation)
9:40 - Chop and Drop
Part 7
2:19 - Weeds repair the landscape
8:04 - The nursery
Part 8
0:20 - The kitchen garden
4:43 - Tagari Farm 2008
Part 9

Bonus Features
30 Year Old Food Forest - Biodynamic farm in Queensland
300 Year Old Food Forest - in Vietnam
2000 Year Old Food Forest - in Morocco (still looking for this clip)

Clips not included in the final version
Hand Tools
Bamboo

All of the old links ...

All of the old links for the "Establishing a Food Forest" dvd have been updated with new links on the main post. I have also added the last remaining bonus feature below.

2000 Year Old Food Forest - Desert oasis in Morocco

This is a spectacular DVD. I

This is a spectacular DVD. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in a huge production, low maintenance, long term fruit garden.
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"Freedom suppressed and again regained bites with keener fangs than freedom never endangered." -- Cicero

Big bump

and bookmarked for further study. Thanks, for posting.

Prepare & Share the Message of Freedom through Positive-Peaceful-Activism.

Wonderful!!!! Thank you for providing such a thorough archive

for reference.

I thoroughly appreciate it!

bump

bump.

I appreciate the UN Agenda 21 link

Accute.

Incredible Info!

I missed this one the first time around. Thank you for such a cool thread!
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Glad you all like the collection :)

I've just finished replacing the older links that no longer work.

1. The old youtube links for Robert Hart (father of forest gardening in the UK), Ken Fern, and Mike & Julia Guerra have been replaced with the google video that includes all three.
Three Part Forest Gardening Documentary

2. The old google video link for "The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil" has been replaced with a new google video link.
The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil - Learn about permaculture in Cuba at 1:25.

3. The old youtube links for the complete video of "The Future of Food" (Deborah Koons Garcia) have been replaced with a LiveLeak video.
The Future of Food

I believe all of the links are now active.
Happy watching! :)

The latest updates (added to main post)

This first video is an additional segment I found from Geoff Lawton's Food Forest DVD for which I have a few parts already listed in the main body of the post. The 300 Year Old Food Forest in Vietnam is already listed in the main post.
30 Year Old Food Forest - Biodynamic farm in Queensland

Next ...

A Farm for the Future
"BBC documentary on the precient global farming and food crisis, filmed in the UK. Featuring Martin Crawford (Agroforestry Research Trust), Fordhall Farm, Richard Heinberg and others."
The discussion of permaculture begins in Part 3 @ 8:40.
Feel free to skip the peak oil parts in the beginning if you like.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

A Forest Garden Year - a preview of Martin Crawford's DVD

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Thank you so much stillwater, for the new links

just posted -- plus for your OP and thread with winstonkirks's additons. I somehow missed your OP when first posted so I really appreciate you bringing it back. This thread contains so many treasures and I'd only previously viewed a handful of the videos you link, I'm really excited to start checking out the ones I haven't seen.
And to offer something back, I'm including a couple links. These come from a libertarian permaculture view. I posted the first before but it wasn't seen by many. It's very lively, fun, definitely alternative: http://punkrockpermaculture.com/
The second I've only discovered today and haven't checked out thoroughly, but the page of permaculture seems well done: http://www.thesurvivalpodcast.com/permaculture-intoduction-t...

Hey, thanks for the links!

I just checked out thesurvivalpodcast with Jack Spirko. I first heard him in an interview on Lew Rockwell's podcast but I had never seen his website before. It's nice to be able to learn about permaculture without having to filter out the globalist and environmentalist agendas. I'll be looking at these links in more depth when I have some time later.

Thanks for this!

This is one of the best threads on DP! Thank you...

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"Let the good heart speak words of true peace, not inciting others to further war." -- B.I.S.

Sepp Holzer's Austrian permaculture films

This week I added the complete "Aquaculture" and "Terraces and Raised Beds" films to this post. I previously only had the previews for these videos. The complete "Farming with Nature" video was already posted before with youtube links but I replaced them with google video. These videos show how permaculture techniques can be used successfully in cool climates.

I also added a new heading "Water Harvesting" which includes a discussion titled "Rainwater Harvesting Basics with Brad Lancaster" and a Rainwater Harvesting demonstration video with Max Meyers.

Once again, these are great

Once again, these are great videos. If you like, I've put together a good collection of links (actually saved PDF page conversions but I can find the links again) of how to pages on gardening. The collection covers how to make a good raised bed, trellises, planting blueberries and much much more. Since I've been researching this stuff for a while I've been able to separate the wheat from the chafe. I can send you the links or just post them up here for you to use as you like.
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"Freedom suppressed and again regained bites with keener fangs than freedom never endangered." -- Cicero

"Freedom suppressed and again regained bites with keener fangs than freedom never endangered." -- Cicero

Here is an incomplete

Here is an incomplete listing for the pages I have saved as PDF's. Some of the pages I have are no longer listed. Others not here are technical pages from universities, which I saved based on what I've been growing (and plan to grow). You will notice that a number of these are from the website for "Cultivating Life". Its the best gardening show I've been able to find on TV. Each one of the links for that show corresponds to a video segment if you want to go find them. I can't find the videos anywhere online.

In the next day or two I'll add to the list but I have to go take care of some shopping today. Water filters etc for Christmas.

Raised Beds

The perfect raised bed
http://www.sunset.com/sunset/garden/article/0,20633,1152183,...

Another Raised Bed
http://www.cultivatinglife.com/project.php?id=74

Plant Growing Tips and Instructions

WWII Victory Garden Crop Rotation Chart
http://www.appropedia.org/Image:WwIIcr.jpg
N.B. The techniques have improved a little since then (I like a modified 4 year plan), I just included this for a sense of history. I printed this out and put it in a small wooden frame by my back door.

3 and 4 year crop rotation plans
http://www.gardeningpatch.com/vegetable/crop-rotation.aspx

Basic technicals on crop families
http://www.ipm.iastate.edu/ipm/hortnews/1998/3-27-1998/rotat...
N.B. This is a good place to start heavy research if you really want to design a top notch crop rotation. Not something for a first time gardener (or at least for educational purposes only).

Strawberry Growing Tips
http://howtogardenguide.com/2008/04/09/how-to-grow-strawberr...

Tomato Growing Tips
http://howtogardenguide.com/2008/04/16/tomato-growing-tips-2/

3 types of Raspberries to spread out harvest
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/victorygarden/grow/plants_vegetables...

Growing Jerusalem Artichokes
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/hil/hil-1-a.html
N.B. These are a variety of sunflower that produces a nut flavored potato. They are perennial and VERY easy to maintain. Highly recommended.

Growing Mushrooms at home
http://www.cultivatinglife.com/garden.php?id=201
N.B. A good way to get started. Larger scale production can be found in the University of Missouri four part video series on agroforestry practices.

Exotic Tropical plants for containers
http://www.logees.com/products.asp?dept=166
N.B. Get Coffee, Citrus, black pepper and more to grow inside.

Planting Asparagus and Horseradish (perennials)
http://www.cultivatinglife.com/garden.php?id=60

Small Space Herbs
http://www.cultivatinglife.com/garden.php?id=28

Hanging Kitchen Garden
http://www.cultivatinglife.com/garden.php?id=78

General Seed Saving
http://www.cultivatinglife.com/garden.php?id=123

Saving Seeds from Watermelons and Squash
http://www.rareforms.com/gardening/saving-seeds-from-heirloo...

Saving Seeds from Tomatoes
http://www.rareforms.com/gardening/saving-heirloom-tomato-se...

Blueberries
http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubcd/l106-w.html
N.B. Pretty much every plant you would put into a garden has a great page at some university. I added the blueberry one for University of Georgia because its the best I saw on blueberries and, blueberries are tough in the beginning. I may go back and get the original page for the other ones I've found but its easy to do that yourself (and get the information you are looking for). As with all berries bushes, pick a few varieties for your zone based upon when they ripen so you aren't overloaded at one time with one kind of produce.

Trellises etc

Vertical Vegetables
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3676/is_/ai_n9121364
N.B. If you can find the original article from "Southern Living" it has some great pictures. I have a PDF of the article saved but can't find the original.

High quality, good looking bean trellis
http://www.cultivatinglife.com/project.php?id=194
N.B. For those who, for some reason, don't like the three sisters planting method.

Bamboo Trellises
http://www.cultivatinglife.com/project.php?id=94

A-Frame Tomato and Cucumber Trellis
http://www.cultivatinglife.com/project.php?id=3
N.B. Highly recommended.

Equipment

Maryland cooperative extension salad boxes
http://www.hgic.umd.edu/_media/documents/hg601.pdf
N.B. Great for city gardens, people with bad backs and keeping critters out.

Orchard ladder for container gardens (or, well, you know, orchards)
http://www.cultivatinglife.com/project.php?id=277

Cold Frame
http://www.cultivatinglife.com/project.php?id=157

Compost Bin
http://www.cultivatinglife.com/project.php?id=119

MISC

New England Wild Flower Society
http://www.newfs.org/

Seed Sver Exchange
http://www.seedsavers.org/

Regional Farm and Food Project
http://www.farmandfood.org/

Gardening Book List from someone focused on heirloom organic gardening
http://www.rareforms.com/category/gardening/recommended-read...

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"Freedom suppressed and again regained bites with keener fangs than freedom never endangered." -- Cicero

"Freedom suppressed and again regained bites with keener fangs than freedom never endangered." -- Cicero

That sounds like ...

That sounds like something people would find valuable to use. Go ahead and post the links. I'm not sure how I will work then into the post. Right now its mainly a video library but I have been thinking of adding another heading with "How to" information. Thanks!

By the way, I've been going through the 47 hr. audio Permaculture Design Course lecture. I don't know if you noticed, but there is a PDC notes file which you can print off to read while you listen to the audio files. I am on tape five now.

Over the course of the

Over the course of the weekend I'll grab the original sites and post them here. Do with it what you will.

I saw the PDC file. Its very useful. I also got a copy of the 12 hour water harvesting audio series. I'll be burning that to CD and listening to it when I have to go on a long drive in a month or so. I slowed down going through the 47 hour one so I'm only half way through. I suspect that after I get through it I'm going to go back and take my own notes to complement the PDC. There is a lot of stuff in there, too much to get in one pass.
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"Freedom suppressed and again regained bites with keener fangs than freedom never endangered." -- Cicero

"Freedom suppressed and again regained bites with keener fangs than freedom never endangered." -- Cicero

The "Cultivating Life"

Wow,wow,wow

stillwater thanks for putting this together I'm sure I will need this info.

Prepare & Share the Message of Freedom through Positive-Peaceful-Activism.

I'm having ...

I'm having a lot of fun just searching for and watching these videos. I can only learn so much from a book. It helps to see how people actually did it.

It starts off as a permaculture/forest gardening post but towards the end there are other types of gardening videos. Some are individuals doing it alone and others work together in a community. After watching them I'm starting to think more seriously about the importance of community effort.

*edited*
Here is another film.

Urban Agriculture

This film shows how people in third world countries try to survive on subsistence agriculture. The methods they use are not very efficient compared to permaculture/forest gardening methods but they do show how people live and use the little property they can find to grow food.

hey stillwater

nice informative thread.
Perfect for the weekend.

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Thanks ...

It's like having all of my favorite videos in one place. I keep coming back to rewatch them. I was actually suprised there were so many of these videos on the internet.