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Ghost town becomes Eco Village

www.permacultureplanet.com It's a utopian fantasy- discover a ghost town and rebuild it in line with your ideals-, but in Spain where there are nearly 3000 abandoned villages (most dating back to the Middle Ages), some big dreamers have spent the past 3 decades doing just that. There are now a few dozen "ecoaldeas" – ecovillages – in Spain, most build from the ashes of former Medieval towns. One of the first towns to be rediscovered was a tiny hamlet in the mountains of northern Navarra. It was rediscovered in 1980 by a group of people living nearby who had lost their goats and "when they found their goats, they found Lakabe", explains Mauge Cañada, one of the early pioneers in the repopulation of the town. The new inhabitants were all urbanites with no knowledge of country life so no one expected them to stay long. At first, the homes weren't habitable so they lived 14 in a large room. Slowly they began to rebuild the homes and the gardens. When they first began to rebuild, there was no road up to the town so horses were used to carry construction materials up the mountain. There was no electricity either so they lived with candles and oil lamps. After a few years, they erected a windmill by hand, carrying the iron structure up the hill themselves. "Even though it seems tough and in some ways it was, but you realize you're not as limited as you think," says Mauge. "There are a lot of things people think they can't do without a lot of money and there's never been money <b>…</b>
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Permaculture Ukulele Musical Project

Help Charlie create more great permaculture songs and release the album! To check out the crowdfunding campaign, please head to www.wethetrees.com . Thank you in advance!!
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SeedBalls in Cambodia

permacultureplanet.com Itinerant permaculture teacher Rico Zook and local Khmer permaculturist Hoeuy Han join Ockenden Cambodia to make seedballs. This film was recorded at a 10 hectare potential permaculture demonstration site in Cambodia's Banteay Meanchey province.
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FMH

permacultureplanet.com Controversial machinima video featuring Bill Mollison. True story or tall tale? Described by film-maker AstralJester as a "parable of enough", it highlights the global issue of exploitation and abuse of those with less than enough to feed the desires of those with more than enough. You may not know this but in Bangladesh alot of people are starving, and when they get close to death they secrete a hormone called FMH. It's called Fat Mobilisation Hormone, and it lifts the fat out of the bone marrow. It's the last act before death of starvation. Now, there's a little team of doctors, about 30 of them, mostly American some Australian, running around collecting their urine, if you're close enough to death, and out of the urine they get FMH. They bring it back to America and Australia and they inject it into fat ladies to make them a bit thinner, and they make alot of money doing it. Now, I have a better idea and we can set this up: We have a trip to Bangladesh for overweight ladies, and we'll get quite low prices, and of course we don't feed them, and we fly them to Bangladesh, and we tip them all out, and we load up twice as many really thin ladies, and so we fly all them back to Australia and America. Now, when they've fattened up half way but are not yet obese, the fat ones are down to where they're not starving but they're no longer obese, and we fly them all home again. And I think that's better than having to kill someone just to get the hormone <b>…</b>
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New Permaculture Books 2012

Two new permaculture book releases for 2012 : People and Permaculture – caring for ourselves, each other, and the planet by Looby Macnamara. Permaculture Design – a step-by-step guide by Aranya. In this short video, both authors are talking to Maddy Harland the co-founder of the books' publisher Permanent Publications. www.permanent-publications.co.uk www.permaculture.co.uk Both Looby Macnamara and Aranya are well respected permaculture designers and teachers in Britain, and they operate many permaculture courses throughout the year. Please visit the designed visions website to find out more : www.designedvisions.com These books and more are available to purchase at : www.green-shopping.co.uk
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Djanbung Permaculture Food Forest with Robyn Francis

www.permacultureplanet.com Permaculture designer and teacher Robyn Francis explains the concepts of a permaculture food forest at Djanbung Gardens, a 5 year old food forest in Nimbin, Australia. This video was recorded in 1998. For more information about Djanbung Gardens, including permaculture courses, please visit the website permaculture.com.au
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Prime-Time Permaculture

www.permacultureplanet.com Short permaculture clip from prime-time British TV. Tim and Maddy Harland explain how they have designed and planted a permaculture garden that is both a wildlife sanctuary and an abundant forest garden. The Sustainability Centre in Hampshire aims to educate, enable and inspire people from all walks of life to make positive changes to the way they live and work. To find out more please visit the Centre's website : sustainability-centre.org The Sustainability Centre also houses Permanent Publications : www.permanent-publications.co.uk Recommended recent releases can be found here : www.designedvisions.com
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Ninjin – The Way Of The Vegetable Assassin

www.permacultureplanet.com The story of a man with a gun and a mission – to eliminate all instances of unseasonal vegetable consumption. Written and directed by the brilliant Michael 'Watercress' Wright and starring the magnificent Daniel 'Legume' Lapaine with deft editing by Simon 'Water Celery' Wilcox and a purringly perfect soundtrack by Michael 'Mango' Mertens. Produced by the kind people at Mustard in association with the equally kind people at Eat Seasonably (www.eatseasonably.co.uk). Huge thanks to all. Full cast Daniel Lapaine – Ninjin; Rob Whitelock – Burgess; Kinue Kato – Kabu Sensei; Leah Whitaker – MI5 Woman; Michael Wright – MI5 Man; Jason Thorpe – The Swede; Natasha Heenan – Woman on Bench; Mavreen Brown – Woman in Car Park; Alex Parkinson – Sandwich Guy; Vince Siracusa – Man in Street. Full crew: Michael Wright – Director; John Doris – Executive Producer; Sarah Crisp – Production Manager; Peter Sorg – Director of Photography; Tom Guy – Gaffer; Laura Jane Sessions & Camilla Tew – Hair & Make Up Artists; Mavreen Brown – Production Assistantl; Alex Parkinson – Runner; Harry Jarman – Flame Operator; Steve Lane – Sound Designer; Simon Wilcox, Editor. Special thanks to: Michael Mertens at Escape Route, George Martin at Arri Focus, Mark Day at Clapham Road Studios, Loaded Dice, Dan Love & Gil James at Golden Square Post Production, Paula Haughey at Grand Central Sound Studios, Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex and all at Mustard.
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