Best, Easiest Intro Videos to Understand Permaculture
I found this video, and it perfectly nails what permaculture is and it’s history! Spend the less-than-2-minutes of your time to watch it and get a better understanding of this umbrella terminology.
Also, check out Andrew Millison’s FREE Online Permaculture Course hosted through Oregon State University!
Andrew Millison brings nearly 20 years experience in designing and building permaculture projects to his teaching and wants to share that rich, real-world experience with his students.
He has been studying, teaching and practicing permaculture since he took his first course in 1996. He began teaching permaculture at the college level in 2001 and has been an instructor at Oregon State University in the Horticulture Department since 2009. Andrew currently teaches the Permaculture Design Course and the Advanced Permaculture Design Practicum at OSU both on campus and online.
Andrew also has produced two open source textbooks for his courses that are freely available:
Below is his video on how he describes what Permaculture is – a video from his FREE online course.
I’ve also included additional videos that show the design difference of permaculture, as well as the ecological impact of change:
#1 Traditional Landscape Design vs Permaculture Landscape Design
– “A young family wants to make a change and asked two different landscape design teams to design their landscape for healthy fruits and vegetables, nuts and eggs. The two companies create designs and got back with the couple. The video shows the results and below you can easily see the connections and benefits the permaculture design took into the family’s consideration” – Nicholas Burnter, Founder and Director for the School of Permaculture
#2 How Wolves Change Rivers
– When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable “trophic cascade” occurred. What is a trophic cascade and how exactly do wolves change rivers? George Monbiot explains in this movie remix.
#3 Permaculture Video Sampler – Geoff Lawton
This video is a sampler of permaculture principles in application narrated and explained by Geoff, often from his farm in the Northern Rivers District of New South Wales, Australia, not far from Byron Bay. Learn how abundant it is, by design.
#4 Greening the Desert – Geoff Lawton
This is just one example of how permaculture can transform the environment, and, in so doing, dramatically change lives. By evidencing the dramatic transformation possible in the world’s worst agricultural scenarios, we hope to make people stand up and listen.
#5 UMass Permaculture Documentary
The UMass Permaculture Initiative is a unique, cutting-edge sustainability program that converts unproductive grass lawns on campus into ecological, socially responsible, and financially sustainable permaculture landscapes that are easy to replicate. Since the Initiative’s inception, over 1,500 volunteers have come together to design, implement, and maintain our three gardens. Through community support and a partnership with UMass Dining Services, the UMass Permaculture Gardens provide the campus dining halls with more than a thousand pounds of hyper-local, organic food each year. Permaculture is a natural fit in a campus setting. UMass’s highly visible gardens are an excellent educational tool and provide opportunities for service-learning on campus.