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Living With The Land - New Series from Permaculture Magazine

Published: 09/07/2015 by Permaculture Magazine

» Garden & Permaculture

Permaculture magazine has teamed up with Permaculture People to produce nine short films on 'Living With The Land' exploring successful permaculture projects across a range of topics, such as large-scale, regenerative agriculture, forest gardening, urban permaculture and natural building.

 

Episode 1 is narrated by Sir Tim Smit KBE, creator of The Eden Project, where Martin Crawford, pioneering forest gardener, introduces us to his beautiful Forest Garden full of food, fibres and medicinal plants in South Devon.


Centred around a key interview with Martin, the film uses drone shots for never seen before vantage points of his garden.


What once stood as a flat field in 1994, is today a multi layered, ecosystem of trees, shrubs and ground covers, producing fruits, nuts, and medicinal products. Forest Gardening is a designed agronomic system based on trees, shrubs and perennial plants mimicking the structure of a natural forest.


In Episode 2 Kevin McCloud, presenter of Channel 4's 'Grand Designs', introduces us to a world of beautiful, practical and natural buildings.


From clay and cob, to straw bale and timber framing, learn how using natural and local materials is not only economical, but creates a unique home that is strong and durable.


Natural buildings are an ancient tradition with a modern appeal. Creating healthy, beautiful homes from natural materials such as earth, straw and timber, building naturally is the ultimate expression of ecological design. Building isn’t ‘done' to us – it can be done by us. The skills and techniques used in natural building are hands-on and accessible, enabling us all to design our own healthy living spaces bring people and the elements together.


Jo Forsyth, Rowland Keable and straw bale expert Barbara Jones explains how these traditional methods have been used for centuries whilst the drawbacks of modern materials are becoming more evident.


The UK has a rich tradition of natural building and natural architecture that is seeing a renewed interest. Building naturally is one such response to Living With The Land.


The films will be released to coincide with the build-up to the 12th International Permaculture Convergence, in London this September organised by the Permaculture Association.


To view all nine films check online: www.permaculture.co.uk/living-with-the-land