Designing harmonious natural abundance with Permaculture

Experiencing outer joy works even better if we can share it with other people, nature and all the other wondrous creatures that live upon planet earth.

Permaculture is the art of designing ecosystems that take into account the long term survival of humans and nature. Using design principles and techniques humans can create living eco systems that respect people and nature.

This short intro shows how we can live much better and happier lives by understanding and aligning with nature instead of working against her for providing our basic needs like clean water, food, etc.

This Farm Design can Heal the World

If you got exited about that short clip then the next documentary shows how using the design principles and techniques of permaculture has restored huge areas of destructed landscape into productive ecosystems that serve multiple functions to humans, plants, animals, fungi etc.

Environmental filmmaker John D. Liu documents large-scale ecosystem restoration projects in China, Africa, South America and the Middle East, highlighting the enormous benefits to people and planet of undertaking these efforts globally.

The film takes you to China, Jordan, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Bolivia, and features the Permaculture Research Institute’s own Geoff Lawton, who adds impetus and technical know-how to John’s impressive toolbox.

It’s the story of healing landscapes at scale, and, with it, restoring life, livelihoods, security and a future. This documentary is not just a tale of hope, it’s evidence of hope – it’s proof that we do not need to give in to apathy and despair. Instead, we see we have the simple solutions right in front of us.

Permaculture, food forestry, renewable (local) energy, etc. are just a few directions that we can research for ourselves to learn how to practically live in more harmony and joy on planet earth.