Building a world of
resilient communities.

MAIN LIST

 

Toward a Future: Permaculture



Brooklyn Grange Farm - New York City

We use the magic of radio to fly around to garden roof tops in Brooklyn USA, a permaculture fruit farm in Quebec, and small acres restored in Nottingham UK. Buckle up.

On the rooftops of Brooklyn New York, the Brooklyn Grange raises local food and hopes in America's largest city. Anastasia Cole Plakias is the Vice President and a Founding Partner of Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm.

Olivier Asselin is a film-maker and free-lance photographer, recently back from years in Africa. Now in the Canadian province of Quebec, he set out to make a film about permaculture. That sounds simple enough, but along the way, Olivier discovered it's a big task with many fertile directions.

Courtesy of film-maker Olivier Asselin we'll hear the audio from his first short film on the permaculture orchard founded by Stefan Sobkowiak in southern Quebec, Canada. It's turned the whole idea of monoculture orchards on into a natural fountain of many fruits.

In the UK, Rob Carlyle built a low-energy house. With partner Jill, they are refashioning an overgrown woodland into gardens suitable not just for humans, but for all the creatures. His blog at sustainablegarden.blogspot was named one of the ten best garden blogs by Ecologist magazine. Radio Ecoshock investigates.

What do you think? Leave a comment below.

Sign up for regular Resilience bulletins direct to your email.

Take action!  

Find out more about Community Resilience. See our COMMUNITIES page
Start your own projects. See our RESOURCES page.
Help build resilience. DONATE NOW.

 

This is a community site and the discussion is moderated. The rules in brief: no personal abuse and no climate denial. Complete Guidelines.


Small Farmers at the Forefront of Riverside’s Urban Agriculture

The newly formed Riverside Food System Alliance, a coalition of diverse …

Does Art Sense Social Change Before Science Does?

Artists rely on emotion to evoke the real raw truths of life.

A Good Move for Flint: Relocating Public Market Improves Food Access

As the city of Flint, Michigan is still mired in the aftermath of the …

How to Plan a Food Snowball

One of many problems caused by global warming is that fewer people know what …

Brooklyn Youth Create Jobs (and Community Roots) Through Local Compost Program

The combination of BK Rot’s many aspects—creating green jobs for …

If the World’s Soils Keep Drying Out that’s Bad News for Microbes (and People)

Deep beneath our feet, out of sight and out of mind, millions of tiny …

Lessons from a Young Food Forest: Taking Stock of My 12-year Permaculture Adventure

How many humans does it take to re-invent agriculture?  Just …