I just watched an interesting documentary, entitled Natural World: Farm For The Future. The director takes us on a journey to discover the most sustainable form of farming in the impending age of fossil fuel decline. The answer is PERMACULTURE. Permaculture uses design to produce an abundance of fruits and veggies with very little time and energy input. There is no need for drudgery with horse and hand tools or synthetic fertilizers with heavy gas guzzling machinery. To top it off, permaculture gardening is FIVE times more productive than conventional farming. Check it out!
urbanrootsgarden.com, “Urban Roots,” a ‘how-to’ inspirational documentary on urban vegetable gardening.
Three dynamic gardeners are profiled who share their personal stories on living a more self-sustainable lifestyle. They provide tours of their garden while discussing practical information on how to grow specific crops. The gardeners cover the basics from preparing soil to harvest, provide new ideas on veggies to grow, and discuss raising chickens in the city. The documentary was filmed entirely in Nelson, profiles Nelson gardeners and features the music of Adham Shaikh. The running time of the film is 40 minutes.