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Geoff Lawton's "An Oasis in the American (Sonoran) Desert" video now live!  RSS feed

 
Jennifer Wadsworth
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Hooray! Geoff finally does a video in my neck of the woods desert! You can see the FULL VERSION here. You must log in with your name and email.

Here's the shorty version.

 
allen lumley
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Jennifer Wadsworth : Just caught it ! Very powerful, With proper preparation ( P raised to the 7th power= P7 )the land can heal itself !

Shouldn't this be posted in ''Greening the Desert'' too?! For the Good of the Craft Big AL
 
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It's like christmas when Geoff puts out a new video.

I always wonder why Geoff doesn't have a tv show on the Discovery or National Geographic channel.

The videos are great but honestly only reach the people that actively seek them out.

Now put those videos on the TV and light the permaculture fire under a nation of soccer moms and weekend warrior dads.

Hell, bite the bullet, and buy a half hour time slot on prime time regular tv.
 
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Yes, indeed, let's get this out there, beyond the choir!!! I just requested that "Growing a Greener World" television show put Geoff's stuff on... especially this one. This is their website...

http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/

and despite showing an Atlanta headquarters, this is their telephone # (a PNW prefix?)

(206) 337-0375

All their past episodes are online... including beekeeping in Seattle. They have just filmed a show at Erica Strauss' garden...hope they highlight her ducks...should be broadcast in Dec.

Let's flood them with requests for Goeff's videos... especially this last one.... people need to know that 'cooperating with nature' (aka permaculture :) can 'save' our world :)
 
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The Amaranth grows that tall on our property. We get lots of moisture from the rain & the runoff out of the Chiricahua mountains via Turkey creek during Monsoon season. Here is a pic of the creek (looking west) on 9/19/14. Our parcel is about 1,000' east. Cool Video.
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Are there any further sources for information on this?

It was quite interesting seeing Geoff walk over the hill into a green area. But then there were just shots showing the green area and him walking around in it. There was a rough map shown of the swale areas, where he suggested they could have been bigger. But it'd be interesting to see the actual areas from the air.

Here's a link to the video they embedded in this clip. Unfortunately, it seems it's part 1 of 2, and part 2 is not available.
 
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Roger Taylor wrote:Are there any further sources for information on this?

It was quite interesting seeing Geoff walk over the hill into a green area. But then there were just shots showing the green area and him walking around in it. There was a rough map shown of the swale areas, where he suggested they could have been bigger. But it'd be interesting to see the actual areas from the air.

Here's a link to the video they embedded in this clip. Unfortunately, it seems it's part 1 of 2, and part 2 is not available.

If you watch the full video on Geoff's site he has a google earth map file showing the exact location of these swales.
 
Jay Berryman
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Sorry for the thread necromancy but does anyone know where this is? Looks like Geoff changed his site and the links don't work.
 
Tyler Ludens
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So far I've only found this version:  
 
Jd Gonzalez
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http://www.geofflawtononline.com/

Sign in is free plus you get a weekly email from Geoff's site. Chock full if information.

regards,
JD
 
Jay Berryman
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I saw that but did not find the Arizona information. I was checking Google maps and I don't think the area is where I thought it was but there are definitely the same type of swales set up
 
Jack Mundy
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Here is the location of these swales - CCC swales
 
Jay Berryman
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Thanks again Jack, I will definitely check them out!
 
Tyrr Vangeel
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As Geoff was not the first one to report on this in a permaculture context.

A certain Bill Mollison did it years earlier. I have seen Geoff using some content again in other videos but do not have one spring to my mind immidiately. Anyway, here, you can see what Bill has to say about them.
 
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Tyrr Vangeel wrote:As Geoff was not the first one to report on this in a permaculture context.

A certain Bill Mollison did it years earlier. I have seen Geoff using some content again in other videos but do not have one spring to my mind immidiately. Anyway, here, you can see what Bill has to say about them.


I think it's appropriate for Geoff to follow up on Bill's work, considering Bill was Geoff's mentor and friend.

 
Tyrr Vangeel
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Tyler Ludens wrote:
I think it's appropriate for Geoff to follow up on Bill's work, considering Bill was Geoff's mentor and friend.



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