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Marcella Rose
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I just finished listening to the second podcast and did not see a thread dedicated to the topic discussed about upcoming DVD's that geoff lawton and his team can make in the future. So, here are my ideas...and actually, they will help clear up my questions as well.

1) Ancient Food Forests

I would love to see a whole film dedicated to Ancient Food Forests, complete with both agriculture science and also archeology...perhaps with someone like Jonathan Gray who specializes in Ancient History. I have seen little clips here and there on You Tube, but I would love to see a well made film with alot of detailed "permaculture geek" information.

2) Cultivating A City

A great film to see would be with people who have a PDC interact with city officials to try and better the living conditions in their area. It would be great to see several different countries represented, the different challenges, as well as different cultural views of things such as greywater, blackwater, and lawn vs. food. It would be great to see interviews with rental property owners and their thoughts on greening the city, rain water catch systems, etc. Both success and failure would make for a great film...showing great approaches to working with a local government along with approaches that did not work...as well as the results.

3) From Big AG to Permaculture

Another great film to see would be actual BIG AG farmers that got turned onto permaculture and then started to try and heal their land. It would be awesome to see interviews, what they are doing with their land, and if they are trying to instill the values in their family, etc. If you need a BIG AG farmer...I volunteer my dad, you can start from the ground up with him.
 
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Hi Marcella
thanks for the ideas.
 
Marcella Rose
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You're welcome!
 
Brad Davies
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DVD Ideas:

Wetlands

Lowlands, Chinampas, Aquaculture

Cold/Cool Climates

Something aimed at areas that receive significant amounts of snow fall. Montana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Up state NY, New England area. I guess that would include our neighbors to the north as well.

Housing

Permaculturally designed dwellings, new construction and retro fitting of existing structures.

Support Species

You obviously already know what that would be about.

Fungi

Cause lets face it Geoff, your a fun guy.
 
Marla Kacey
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Dealing with difficult situations, like high winds on overgrazed, nearly barren, Zone 4 clay
 
Scott Jackson
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I would love to see Geoff's take on "The Urban Frontier". Bill did one of his Global Gardener segments on the urban environment, and it's somewhat of an under-represented aspect of permacultural application.

I've watched Geoff's Food Forest videos and it is very informative. However, most people will NEVER have the chance to work on the kind of scale that is shown. A lot of people who live in cities want to practice permaculture as well and have much smaller spaces to work with. For that reason I would be interested to see Geoff's perspective on urban permaculture.

This is an interesting thread, but it shouldn't really be Geoff or Bill's responsibility to realize all of these ideas. We are all working on the edge of a massive transformation not just in terms of our practice of sustainable living, but in what we create with language and communicational media (video, internet, "The Humanities" etc...). The list is really a call to action for everyone who would do it.
 
George Lee
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permablitzing...
communities coming together,helping one another, rotational gardening where people of that community can eat of their neighbors herbage, and down the line...a harmonious system
 
Scott Jackson
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WOW - Just saw that Geoff has made an urban permaculture DVD. Look who hasn't been paying attention.
 
Marcella Rose
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Just to clarify...this topic goes with Podcast #090...Geoff Lawton had mentioned that he would like to hear upcoming video ideas from the listeners.
 
Chris Kott
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Hi all,

I would love to see something from a permaculture point of view dealing with turning swampland and seasonal swamp into productive permaculture. I say this for two reasons: 1) We've seen lots on reversing desertification, and there are times every year where I am very grateful for that section of the permaculture tool shed (yah, it's a shed. Buckets are for wet fertilizer and slop, and tool boxes are for toting things to and from the shed), but I've often wondered what can be done on the other end of things, taking an abundance of water and water-growing organisms and turning it into permaculture (the aforementioned chinampas come to mind); and 2) There are plenty of pieces of raw land here in Ontario that are sold for less than the average because for most applications for which city folk buy land in the country, swamp is only good for breeding mosquitos.

Thanks,

-CK
 
Gavin Williams
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New DVD ideas - sorry these suggestions come so long after your intial request for ideas

1. the process of establishing a community permaculture project in terms working with people - building and maintaining a functional group, building broader community support, dealing with community objections, liaising with government, ensuring financial sustainability. To this end there is currently a community proposal to create a Canberra City Farm and we are currently working on securing a physical site for the farm - could be an interesting case study, and I am happy to provide more information if needed.

2. Permaculture aid
 
Paulo Silva
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I would like to see Geoff Lawton redoing the Bill Mollison Global Gardener series, same ideas but updated and with many more examples, it should end with one interview of Bill Mollison where he talks about what changed since the original series and what are his main concerns about the future, end with one of Bill jokes and a big smile from both.

Best Regards
 
Michael James
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Brad Davies wrote:DVD Ideas:

Wetlands

Lowlands, Chinampas, Aquaculture

Cold/Cool Climates

Something aimed at areas that receive significant amounts of snow fall. Montana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Up state NY, New England area. I guess that would include our neighbors to the north as well.

Housing

Permaculturally designed dwellings, new construction and retro fitting of existing structures.

Support Species

You obviously already know what that would be about.

Fungi

Cause lets face it Geoff, your a fun guy.


+1 for the cold/temperate climates video
 
Brenda Groth
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wow those are some great ideas..I also will double up on the wet and cold areas and also the sneaky droughts that come in an surprise you and those darned late freezes like we had this year..I know Paul is working on this type of thing with his land search too..so hopefully there will be a lot of new info in this direction coming out soon..
 
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