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What are your all-time favorite permaculture videos , documentaries, and dvds?

My all time favorite permaculture video is Paul Wheaton's keynote, because it contains so much information in such and gives such a broad overview of permaculture. I usually point people to this video when they want to get an idea of what permaculture is.

 
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I frequently reference this one by Toby Hemenway:  
 
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Tyler Ludens wrote:I frequently reference How Permaculture Can Save Humanity and the Earth, but Not Civilization by Toby Hemenway.


That video is epic, & for me, it was truly paradigm shifting.
It was also recorded / released in 2010. Toby later further evolved & refined his arguments in 2 follow-up speeches:

Redesigning Civilization with Permaculture by Toby Hemenway, in this 2013 video Toby's critique & solutions are more evolved & nuanced, building on the previous 2010 talk:


Liberation Permaculture by Toby Hemenway: in this 2015 audio podcast, Toby cites James C. Scott as a major paradigm-shifting author that has influenced his ideas about the global history of agriculture & outlines his major theories & their relationship to permaculture.

It was this podcast that introduced me to Scott's work. If you like this sort of anthropology of ag stuff, I definitely recommend watching James C. Scott talks online, & reading his works. He has some really innovative ideas about peoples who historically -& currently- engage in polycultural horticulture, as opposed to monoculture-plow-grain agriculture, as well as the relationships between these 2 types of societies.

This is crucial. When one listens to Bill Mollison's PDC's, one realizes that he is constantly citing the practices of indigenous horticuluralists (eg. pre-Western contact influenced horticulture in Hawai'i) as historical & currently existing examples of permaculture. These citations need to be carried forward in every PDC, not only giving credit where credit is due, but also inspiring folks as to what is possible with our relationships with the plant, animal, & microbial worlds.
 
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I can't get enough of Geoff Lawton's Zaytuna farm, as its close to me with similar soils and it's evolution has been regularly documented.



and many more if you search Zaytuna farm tour (the short video with aerial drone footage is amazing).


I also like to watch Bill Mollison's videos on Vimeo (In danger of falling food, Global Gardener) but I won't link them.

Yesterday I found this super-crotchety interview with Mollison where he articulates his anger with the world and it really moved me: Mollison Interview
 
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Many of the good ones are behind a paywall, I think it should be mandatory for everyone to watch at least one of Bill Mollison's PDC's. Apart from useful information, he rambles on with weird anecdotes, has a great sense of humour and likes to troll people.

Here is an older one
http://www.networkearth.org/perma/culture.html

and a clip from a more recent PDC, you might be able to buy it somewhere, but the whole thing was on youtube in the past.

 
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If something used to be on Youtube, its worth looking for it on Vimeo.

Geoff Lawton offers a free permaculture course through online videos.
http://start.geofflawtononline.com/permaculturecircle/
It requires a sign-up, but I think it's an excellent 21st century approach to teaching permaculture to a generation that has been raised with more video than text.
It's been a valuable refresher for me, the animations are especially helpful for clearly expressing abstract concepts and the cadence of Geoff's voice is a much needed pyschospiritual valium.
 
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Gotta love Joel Salatin !  This one sums up what he does pretty well.

 
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This video about the depletion of soil biology is a real punch to the grundle.

 
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