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Jordan Osmond
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This is a film I made about Purple Pear Farm in NSW, Australia. I hope you all enjoy!

For more films you can check out my YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/happenfilms
 
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Great Stuff I enjoyed it lots
 
Peter Ellis
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Thanks for sharing, Jordan.
 
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Respect! even Jeff Lawton shared it on Facebook

Well done

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Nice system! I like when he talks about being "Morganic" , not being certified organic because his customers certify them.
 
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excellent video, while i have been familiar with many of the concepts in this video for quite some time i appreciate the labels that he has for things, particularly that his produce is certified by his customers, "customer certified" sounds like a label i would stand behind
 
Ivan Smith
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Wow that is really good. Never thought about the beneficial habitat in the center of the garden.
 
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Excellent job with the film, Jordan. Everything about it is top notch. You're a good story teller! Keep up the good work and I look forward to future projects.
 
Don Dufresne
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Interesting concept for movable chicken tractors. I'm curious about the build up of chicken manure in an intensive system such as this, and planting right away after moving the chickens. I would probably go through several cycles of cover crops before planting food crops. Just a thought. I'm seeing issues with my chicken tractor system after ten years with some plants and considering some changes to allow for more time for the chicken manure to be processed and absorbed by the soil micro-biome. Thanks for posting this concept. The biodynamic mention is a plus, as well.
 
Phoenix Blackdove
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Great little film! I'd buy their food for sure.

For anyone interested in the chicken tractor mandala concept, it's thoroughly covered in Linda Woodrow's book "The Permaculture Home Garden".

http://www.amazon.com/Permaculture-Home-Garden-Tasting-Vegetables/dp/0670865990
 
Jessica Hill
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I'm in desperate need for someone to help me sort out my brain. You see, I've been a "traditional" gardener since I could put shovel to dirt. Now, well I'm riding along on this world domination road trip.

I've watched, and rewatched and REWATCHED this video, however...my brain cannot get out of it's stinkin' thinkin' about linear gardening. Everything gets all gummed up and it's just driving me crazy.

This is my thought process

Biodiversity = no monoculture beds. So we mix it up - herbs, veggies, flowers, etc.
Plant needs = full sun, shady, wet, moist, etc. So tall plants in the middle, ok. But...what is "the middle" and is it more tall, taller, tallest? Or..like a ring of tall plants with a olla? But then that brings in keyholes...and Paul's sun scoops. I live on a slope - is it better for sun scoops or rain scoops? Sun scoops would face down hill while the rain scoops would face up hill to catch the run off.

Which then I get carried away and need to come back to the original idea of CIRCLES and how to plant them efficiently.

Any practical advice from someone who was doing the straight and narrow and now does squiggly and curvy? Plant spacings, ideas, websites, photos,

I can crochet in the round.
I can knit in the round.
I can weave and spin and run around in circles.
Dear Gods I will garden in the round as well!
 
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I don't see the benefits of round veggie beds or curvy beds, except for being pretty. or if it's on a hillside and you follow the contourlines.
square chickentractor with square bed and different species planted on the same bed works as well IMHO.
 
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