Forest, Gardens, and Forest Gardens

Forest, Gardens, and Forest Gardens

A resource list to support this section of our Permaculture Design Course

Big Yields From A Small Garden: Growing Food In Small Spaces

There are plenty of good reasons to develop a skill set for growing food in small spaces. Maybe you only have a tiny balcony with sun for half the day? Or a

Planting Trees To Feed Future Generations

Permaculture approaches to feeding the world in a changing climate, planting trees to feed future generations.

Forest Gardens Empower Women | Posts | Trees For the Future

March 8, 2018 By Trees for the Future Staff For nearly three decades, Trees for the Future has worked with women farmers to improve their lives and our planet. Our women farmers have adapted agroforestry interventions that help them revitalize their degraded lands, increase their incomes, and provide healthy food for their families.

Food from Dryland Gardens - An Ecological, Nutritional, and Social Approach to Small-Scale Household Food Production (CPFE, 1991): How to use this book: 1. Introduction: 1.3 The organization of this book

Part I, Gardens as a Development Strategy, summarizes the basic principles of nutrition and economics as they apply to gardens in the Third World, the evidence that household gardens are a viable development strategy, and ways of assessing whether gardens are appropriate in a given situation.

Read the Food Not Lawns book for FREE

Free access to the entire original text of Food Not Lawns, How to Turn Your Yard into a Garden and Your Neighborhood into a Community, by Heather Jo Flores

Shrubs, Hedges, And Hedgerows • Free Permaculture Class

Did you know you can grow your own fences, and eat them too? This class is about edible shrubs and multifunctional hedgerows for your permaculture garden.

If You Guild It, They Will Come: How To Grow A Permaculture Food Forest

group plants together for specific reasons, encourage them to spread into permanent, self-managing landscapes

Front Yard Gardens: Rules For Growing Food Out Front

So you want to turn your lawn into a front yard garden? Here’s how to stay friends with the neighbors.

How to Plant a Hedgerow

Attract beneficial insects and invite them to stay in your garden with an insectary hedgerow. Buy Good Bug Seed: Watch More Videos: Read Blogs:

The Environment

In 1962, when Rachel Carson published Silent Spring, the book that first raised the alarm about widespread toxic chemicals in our water, she unwittingly launched the American environmental movement on a dangerous course. There is no way she could have known what would happen, but people didn't like to be told that their country was threatened from within.

Tour of Plants For A Future with PFAF founder Addy Fern

A group of volunteers being shown round the PlantsForAFutureLand in September 2017 Check out the for more about their project and work I have used their amazing research a lot in my work of creating potrait playcards for plants. Check out: english translation coming soon ;) Weitere Projekte von mir: Wer mich unterstützen mag: Hier geht es zu meinem Buch: Hier geht es zu meinem Spiel: Meine Adresse für faire&einzigartige Klamotten: wenn ihr vamos als gutscheincode angebt, erwartet euch noch eine kleine Überraschung Meine Barfußsocken: Musik: Naraina and other songs by Kevin MacLeod (

Agroecology: Voices From Social Movements (Long Version)

This video explores the different perspectives of food providers on agroecology and the calls from social movements to embed agroecoogy in the struggle for food sovereignty. It focuses on the Declaration of International Forum for Agroecology, which has been advanced by social movements to claim agroecology as a bottom up practice, science and movement and the most important pathway towards a most just, sustainable and viable food and agriculture system. Visit: to read the declaration and for more information on this project.

Integrating with our agriculture: a Food Not Lawns evolution!

This video is part of the Permaculture Women's Guild online design course. #permaculturewomen #womenwriters #heroinesjourney #ecofeminism #heatherjoflores #foodnotlawns #growfoodnotlawns #permaculture #growyourown Video transcript: Vision for transition. Integrating with our agriculture. I'd just like to share a little bit of visioning with you, thinking about what the plants can do for us in terms of making our homes and communities more sustainable. I believe that if we integrate with our agriculture, which means if we grow food close to home and grow food for our own communities, rather than expecting farmers to grow food for us, then we can move very quickly towards a much more sustainable situation. So here's a 33 acre mixed use organic farm where I used to live. There was eight houses there, some larger than others. Several tiny houses and a couple of large family farm houses. And there were about 15 people who live there, although the population would go up in the summer when we had interns and volunteers. So there were lots of different uses for this farm, lots of different types of plants growing. There was fruit trees and nut trees, around 9


Homestead Tour. Highs and Lows (2019). A look at the success and failure of crops and plans on our homestead. Our smallholding is under an acre in size and we are gardening in Zone 8b. This is not a how to set up a homestead video, but does show you some of the mistakes in the garden that I have made in the last year and what I have learned from them. I also introduce my friend Lorella and encourage you to check out her channel. Lorella Not A Farm Girl - A Homestead Adventure Subscribe to Byther Farm Newsletter BYTHER FARM T SHIRTS, HOODIES etc (ship to UK, EU and USA) BYTHER FARM MUGS (ship to UK, EU and USA) You can support this channel on Patreon at or by using an affiliate link when you shop. UK USA Amazon Storefront Germany Amazon My Amazon wishlist About Us. I share our organically mana

How to Make a Temperate Forest Garden : Part 1

From a bare field to a staggeringly productive and beautiful food forest in just a few years, full of benefical insects, amphibians, birds and mammals. This is a story of natural regeneration at its best. Maddy and Tim Harland, founders of Permaculture magazine, share how they created their temperate forest garden over 20 years ago in the South Downs National Park in Hampshire, England. They explain the planning and planting, the experiments to find what plants grow well in their chalky soil and how they created a wildflower meadow to heal the barren soil that had been mined by industrial farming practices. Maddy and Tim grow over 20 varieties of apples, along with pears, medlar, peach under glass and outside, walnut, cobnuts, mulberries, Nepalese and Szechuan peppers, Juneberry, figs, soft fruit including clove currants and Nepalese raspberry, and medicinal and herbal plants. Their aim is to create a feel of subtropical abundance in a cool climate by clever design and the careful selection of trees and plants that will thrive in their alkaline conditions. Their philosophy is that if it thrives on chalk it will probably thrive elsewhere and they are not afraid to trial species

The 7 Layers of the Forest Garden with Maddy Harland

Maddy Harland, editor of Permaculture magazine, walks us around her edible food forest, showing the seven layers that make up a forest garden: High tree canopy, smaller trees, herbacious layer, rhizosphere, ground cover, roots and vertical climbers. Maddy shows currants, apples, strawberries and comfrey, as well as the more unusual Siberian pea and Nepalese pepper.

Cold Climate Food Forest Tour

Kareen Erbe of Broken Ground gives a tour of their Cold Climate Food Forest in Bozeman, Montana. This forest is approximately five years old but is already producing a lot of food. The tour includes the species planted along with overhead shots of the entire forest. This food forest is in USDA Hardiness Zone 4. To see a progression of this food forest a few years later, go to this video here:

Chinampas: Floating Gardens of Costa Rica Permaculture Farm Tour

It's abou that time for some more incredible content from the caribbean coastline of Costa Rica! Sarah Wu takes us on the first part of an off-the-grid adventure through the beautiful destination of the Punta Mona Center For Regerative Design & Botanical Studies, an 85-acre wildlife refuge & permaculture hot spot for year-round learning through internships, PDC's (Permaculture Design Courses), herbal education programs, retreats & eco-tourism). To see the full collection of videos with Sarah - To see the full collection of videos from our Costa Rica Permaculture Farm Tour - Photo Credits 4:17 - (source - CHINAMPAS (Floating gardens): A Mexican Tradition With Global Impact - Chinampas: (source - The Floating Agricultural Gardens of Ancient Mexico - To learn more about Sarah Wu & the Punta Mona Center - It feels great to finally release our Costa Rica Permaculture Farm Tour 2.0! We had a lot of fun filming this trip back in April & we hope you enjoy the incredible content & breathtaking locations as well. So if you want to fill y

Lest We Forget: The Lost Stories of Southern Sharecroppers (Full Documentary)

NEW LINK...HIGHER QUALITY Lest We Forget explores the world of southern sharecropping from an African American perspective. In the decades following the Civil War, many African Americans made a living through sharecropping, a system of tenant farming in which one who could not afford his own land contracted with landowners to work a particular piece of land in exchange for a share of the crops. The system's appeal was its promise of the chance to earn enough profit to eventually purchase one's own land. Unfortunately, the vast majority of sharecroppers ended up working in conditions no better than slavery only to find themselves in debt at the end of the year. Written, shot and produced by filmmakers Kisha Payen and Xion Lester, Lest We Forget profiles the life of former sharecropper, Lylia Fedd, and tells an authentic southern story of trials and triumph in only a way she can tell it.

Marijuana: The Gateway Plant to Urban Farming

How do you build a radical black farm in the middle of East Oakland? With a bold vision, an activist family, and the help of one small, stimulating green plant. This is the amazing, hilarious, 100% true story of Full Harvest Farm in Oakland, CA. Featuring the Full Harvest farmers Karissa and Region Lewis, the video shows how this powerhouse couple went from growing weed to growing organic tomatoes to growing something much bigger than they ever imagined. Just in time for 4/20 and Earth Day! (Two holidays important in their own right…) * * * Starring Karissa Lewis and Region Lewis Hosted by Josh Healey Directed by Yvan Iturriaga Produced by Josh Healey and Movement Generation * * * DONATE to Full Harvest Farm! * * * Support black resilience and radical urban farms in Oakland and beyond: Afrikatown (West Oakland, currently under threat of displacement): Acta Non Verba (Deep East Oakland): Urban Tilth(Richmond, CA): http://

Top Tips :: Plants For A Future Database

A ten minute video quickly going through top tips for the Plants For A Future website and database.

Temperate climate

In geography, the temperate climates of Earth occur in the middle latitudes, which span between the tropics and the polar regions of Earth. These zones generally have wider temperature ranges throughout the year and more distinct seasonal changes compared to tropical climates, where such variations are often small.

Asexual and Sexual Reproduction

Join the Amoeba Sisters as they compare and contrast asexual reproduction with sexual reproduction. This video has a handout here: See table of contents by expanding details 👇. Table of Contents: Intro 00:00 Asexual Reproduction 0:59 Sexual Reproduction 2:21 Disadvantages and Advantages of Sexual Reproduction (when compared to asexual reproduction) 3:51 Vocabulary in this video includes DNA, meiosis, chromosomes, binary fission, and budding. The Amoeba Sisters videos demystify science with humor and relevance. The videos center on Pinky's certification and experience in teaching biology at the high school level. For more information about The Amoeba Sisters, visit: We cover the basics in biology concepts at the secondary level. If you are looking to discover more about biology and go into depth beyond these basics, our recommended reference is the FREE, peer reviewed, open source OpenStax biology textbook: Support Us? Our Resources: Biology Playlist:

Permaculture - from forest to farm | Clea Chandmal | TEDxBITSGoa

Clea Chandmal is a passionate believer, practitioner and teacher of permaculture, a style of creating sustainable habitats that mimic nature’s patterns and do not burden the earth. Her own home and farm are modelled after her ideas. By conducting courses, workshops and seminars in permaculture, Clea is helping create a future marked by harmony with nature. Her talk will throw light on adapting a sustainable lifestyle in today’s urban world. Clea Chandmal has cleverly combined her scientific qualification as a Masters in Plant Breeding and a Masters in Plant Molecular Physiology for her PhD at University of Cambridge and her permaculture training in Australia to adopt a way of living that doesn't burden the earth. Armed with an inexplicable love for nature and a passion for living in harmony with her surroundings, permiculturist from Goa, Clea Chandmal is on a mission to help people peacefully co-exist with Mother Nature. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at