Permaculture Soils By Geoff Lawton (Documentory)

We’ve all seen environmental problems highlighted everyday on the media. Now comes the solution. From the man who said, “You can solve all the world’s problems in a garden” comes Geoff Lawton’s Permaculture Soils DVD. 137 minutes of Permaculture soil creation strategies that really work! Even if you have never built a garden or got your hands dirty before, you will learn the secrets of real soil creation – partnering with the life in the Soil! Geoff will take you through every step of the process and explain in detail how to do it yourself. From Compost creation to larger Kitchen Gardens and then to broad acre farming – this is the future of biological agriculture.

Subjects covered:
Biodiversity and Compost
Designing a Kitchen Garden
Worm Farms
Duck Ponds
Using Chickens in a Food Forest
Pasture Management
Cell Grazing
Fungi
Soil Re-mineralization Strategies
Compost Teas
Soil Tests you can do yourself
Ripping the Soil
How to build an Instant Garden
and many more Permaculture design techniques are revealed in this unique DVD.

Plus Bonus extras:
“A Couple of Rough Types” – Permaculture cofounder Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton in a very revealing discussion. (part of it at least)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQiT9iEFRSk

Online Permaculture Course About To Start

Image
The Online PDC with Geoff Lawton is about to Launch at Midnight (US Time). 

Geoff Lawton’s the famous Permaculture teacher is about to launch his once a year Online PDC, it starts at 12 Midnight (US time), March 29th! Registrations/enrollment for the course open at 12 via Geofflawton.com.

At Midnight, Geoff will explain the course in a new video that will be up on his site. How much is it ($1000)? What do you get and is it worth doing? For answers to these questions download the guidebook/leaflet now: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/81223912/2014OnlinePDC.pdf

“This is the course students rave about on Online forums. Its the course that experienced Permaculture teachers take to broaden their understanding. Its coming your way in a few hours.

Download the guidebook (link above) that explains all you need to know to enroll in Geoff Lawton’s Online Permaculture Design Course. Its an intensive 12 Week Course with Certification that was such a hit with students last year. This course sells out very quickly and will not be offered again this year. On completion you will have two bonus courses to enjoy online. Geoff’s famous Earthworks Course and his new 2014 Reading the Landscape Course.”

Pass this information onto someone who you think would like to sign up and learn more. I promise you they’ll be no holding hands and singing “Kum Ba Yah Ma Lord”!! :o) 

To be honest I think this online course would have been much better suited for me personally than the one I took locally. They looks like there’s a huge wealth of information here too that is likely hard to find anywhere else. He offers a 30 day money back guarantee so if it turns out you changed your mind or it’s not for you then get your money back in full, what have you got to lose, go for it (no I’m not on commission haha)

Starting A Food Forests With Chickens

This is a short clip of Geoff Lawton in Australia walking you through his land briefly showing you the formation of a food forest, he steps through time showing several stages starting from chickens on grass land to ten years down the line into a forest.

I guess the idea of this is to show low tech solutions that can be used to create an abundance of food around your property. It’s a simple system really that works with animals and nature to ease the work load when preparing the ground while getting chicken eggs and meat. It’s designed around the way a natural forest system works but utilises the different layers more fully by incorporating a perennials system of fruits and nuts. Accompanying the edibles are things like nitrogen fixing (legumes) plants, trees and fungi that work in a symbiotic relationship with one another as well as nutrient mining plants like say comfrey. Overtime a period of time and with little human intervention the forest develops with relative harmony and this type of food farming can really help provide you with something to forage from all year round no mater how much time you spend in it.

Having the money to buy fruit trees and things can be expensive but if you can’t afford it you can always say buy or borrow from a friends Apple tree while buying some root stock for not much money and grafting loads of your own Apple trees, in time you’ll have enough to plant a small forest. You might pick cheap bare rooted fruit tree’s in discount stores that you can rescue, worth a punt if your low on cash I say. To save a bit more money see what you can start from seed and also save (harvest) seed when ever possible along the way.

Want to know more, watch the 30 minute video he’s calling “How to Survive the Coming Crises” at: http://www.geofflawton.com/fe/32461-surviving-the-coming-crises

Lets Stop Desertification By Planting Forests

The above is a clip from “Greening the Desert” with Geoff Lawton, located in Jordan.

Documentary about turning around and regaining land lost to desertification. Geoff helps turn a baron desert into a thriving forest. He talks us through the process of transforming the desert ground via processes that included things like desalination (desalting soil), water retention via swales, heavy mulching, planting legumes and many other things and they basically end up building top soil and in turn fertility.
This is the full documentary on the subject by Geoff: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzTHjlueqFI

Also check out this Dutch Documentary “Green Gold” about a guy called John Liu who documented the Chinese rehabilitating large scale damaged eco systems (the size of the Netherlands), effectively stopping desertification:

John Liu’s full documentary that the above discusses, “Hope in a Changing Climate”: