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Topics include:
Practical Urban Permaculture, Forest Garden Plan, Future Farming

The core tenets of permaculture are:
     Take care of the earth: Provision for all life systems to continue and multiply. This is the first principle, because without a healthy earth, humans cannot flourish.
     Take care of the people: Provision for people to access those resources necessary for their existence.
     Set limits to consumption and reproduction, and redistribute surplus: Healthy natural systems use outputs from each element to nourish others. We humans can do the same. By governing our own needs, we can set resources aside to further the above principles.

Practical Urban Permaculture
Mid-West Permaculture
Intro to URBAN Permaculture 0 * 9:02 mins.
This video is an overview of rhw18 part Free Internet Webinar Series. MidwestPermaculture provides an educational and practical demonstration that anyone could follow and practice.

A tour of Mike's urban Food Forest
Backyard Food Forest (Summer 2010) * 3:41 mins.

General Garden
Novalee shows her front yard garden...

How Much Food Can I Grow Around My House? * 27:53 mins.Peak Moment 87: Judy Alexander embarked on an experiment to see how much food she could grow, and how many neighbors could benefit, from the garden around her house. Check out her homegrown rainwater collection and irrigation system - watering her 60+ edible crops. Meet the bees, the chickens and the worms. And catch her joy in producing so much food for so little effort. Note: This is not an Aquaponics garden, however, Judy's considerations and accomplishments are worth listening to.

How We Can Eat Our Landscapes * Pam Warhurst * 13:21 mins.
Motto: "If you eat --- you're in!"
What should a community do with its unused and public land? Plant food, of course. With energy and humor, Pam Warhurst tells at the TEDSalon the story of how she and a growing team of volunteers came together to turn plots of unused land into communal vegetable gardens, and to change the narrative of food in their community. Note: This woman has an amazing attitude and enthusiasm for community improvement through all volunteer activities initially that started with edible landscaping in her town and grew into a world-wide consciousness. Couldn’t we follow her lead here in Galion?

Using Soil in Aquaponics: Sahib's Aquqponics Research Farm * 4:32 mins.

Built in/on the side of a business parking lot. Sahib introduces you to his version of Sustainable Urban Aquaponics - using Soil and vastly increasing the range of what we can grow. This is a 4 part update showing the various ways he is using soil in Aquaponics. "I hope that what I am doing and my style of Hybrid Urban Aquaponics will help you grow your own food locally, naturally and without the need of harmful pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Note: Pardeep Vedi has 29 informative YouTube videos.

Food Forest Plan

Survival Food Forest created with Chickens * Geoff Lawton * 4:19 mins.

Zero to 10 Year Tour, accomplished 150 square meters at a time.

Lawton's Guide To Permaculture Design and Strategy
Part 1 *  6:15 mins.
Part 2 *  6:45 mins.
Part 3 *  1:15 mins.
Part 4 *  9:15 mins.
Part 5 * 10:02 mins.
Greening the Desert with Geoff Lawton, Original and Update: 1 of 4

Future Farming
Here's a thought...
The goal isn't to find the best chemicals and GMO's for farming.
The goal is to find the best way to farm food for people and the animals and the planet...

The Farm of the Future * WeAreWorldTV * 48:39 mins.
Wildlife film maker Rebecca Hosking investigates how to transform her family's farm in Devon into a low energy farm for the future, and discovers that nature holds the key.

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