Monday, 28 July 2014

Permaculture Design Science - Care for the Earth, Care for People and Share the Surplus

Hello!  Permaculture is the design science - And it starts with 3 core ethics: Care for the Earth, Care for People and Sharing the Surplus.  It is much more than how to grow food.

Permaculture has core principles where nature is a model.  Gardens function like a forest. They create their own fertility and catch their own water.  It's about celebrating diversity of plants.  Harvesting energy from the sun and wind.

Take a bit time off and enjoy this easy to understand video from earthactivistas on Permaculture Principles At Work .  You will love it.


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Monday, 21 July 2014

No Forests - No Us

Hello! Can we survive without forests?  We are talking about climate change and how to get carbon out of the atmosphere, but are we actually doing anything to fix this problem.

How about people who are living in these forests who are taken action to save their habitat - the habitat which is so important to all of us - are we supporting these people enough so they can continue this vital work.

These people can change the world, if they get supported by all of us.

Here is a moving story about people living in the forest and their work in saving their home.  Thank you for Permasolutions for sharing this video titled with Abode of the Clouds.

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Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Can We Rehabilitate Large Scale Damaged Ecosystems - Green Gold by John D.Liu

Hello World!  Why people are dying from hunger?  What is happening to this planet that should feed people and animals?

The truth is we are damaging and destroying our ecosystems which would feed the people now and future generations to come.  Vast areas has been degraded to dust and people don't know what to do.

Can we rehabilitate large scale damaged ecosystems?  Yes we can.  Why are we not doing it?

Here's a video from Permaculture Day where environmental film maker John D. Liu documents large-scale ecosystem restoration projects in China, Africa, South America and the Middle East, highlighting the enormous benefits for people and planet of undertaking these efforts globally.

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Friday, 4 July 2014

What Is A Rocket Stove - How To Build One?

Hello World!  Do you know what a rocket stove is? A simple rocket stove can heat up your water with no time at all.  Amazing. 

Why is it called 'rocket stove'?  Found this explanation: "The stove is called a "rocket stove" because the heated chimney causes the air to rise rapidly (rocket), pulling air in quickly to replace it, creating a stoking effect".-

So if you are a 'handyman or handywoman' you could build your own as long as you know how to.  Benefit of a rocket stove is that it is very efficient and uses less wood.  You can use leaves, twigs and pine cones in the burner.

Here is a great video from Permasolutions with Geoff Lawton on "How to build a rocket stove mass water heater".  Enjoy!

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