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Abundance on 4 Acres of Scrubland - Irish Permaculture farm (short film we made)

 
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I volunteered here for 7 or so months, on my last day while frantically packing to move to the other side of Ireland, during the one community event we had that year (due to covid), we decided "oh I guess we can make a little documentary about this without planning or direction" - I had a background in film before the impulse to change the world in other ways took me over.

Slightly wary of posting this, as it feels a bit self-promotion-y. But really, it's more promotion of a great project in Ireland. It cemented my own personal permaculture journey (I'd been dabbling through books and wwoofing for a few years, but spending 6 months at Carraig Dulra cemented my own path, and I've since managed to turn growing into a profession).

It won't teach you anything, but it thought it might be interesting to see the other side of the pacific, for this largely American forum.

 
 
 
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Thanks for the link (it only plays in You-Tube). Looks like a lovely project and a great inspiration.
The film is pretty good too. Thanks for the subtitles, the volume on my tablet is pretty poor, so it was nice to have the text.

(edited to add:) I assume you mean Atlantic rather than Pacific!
 
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Nancy Reading wrote:Thanks for the link (it only plays in You-Tube). Looks like a lovely project and a great inspiration.
The film is pretty good too. Thanks for the subtitles, the volume on my tablet is pretty poor, so it was nice to have the text.

(edited to add:) I assume you mean Atlantic rather than Pacific!

Oh you're right, bit of a brain slip there!

Yeah, definitely nowhere near as polished and more superficial than I'd like, but given the time constraints (I was meant to be packing the cabin up when making it!) it came out pretty nice. And the superficial-ness was somewhat because it was aimed at people who were more like "wait, but what exactly do you do?" not for people already in this world. Thanks for the nice feedback :)
 
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Jon, I would love to pictures of the Irish Permaculture farm, do you have any?

I would love to watch the video though I have a slow internet with limited access to videos.
 
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Anne Miller wrote:Jon, I would love to pictures of the Irish Permaculture farm, do you have any?

I would love to watch the video though I have a slow internet with limited access to videos.

Hmm, I don't have too much - but you can see some here, and I'll take a look later this week through my photos.

https://www.dulra.org/

I think the main thing the photos miss is depicting the growth of the land from marginal, windswept, rocky shrub to food forest full of heritage apples, native woodland regeneration and a pumping annual garden.
 
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Wow! Thanks for this. I am in Ireland too. Have you shared this on Permaculture Ireland FB page?
 
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Elena Brooks wrote:Wow! Thanks for this. I am in Ireland too. Have you shared this on Permaculture Ireland FB page?

Thanks Elena! I no longer live in Ireland - my time was cut short there by Covid sadly. I'm not much of a facebook user, but you'd be welcome to share on that page if you like

Lots of people doing great things in little hidden pockets or Ireland
 
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