Category Archives: Energy

The trompe moves water, compresses air and apparantly removes iron from water, all without electricity.

The first video is specifically about how a Trompe is being used to remove iron from water and to clean the river without external power.  The second is a more thorough explanation about this practically forgotten 16th century technology. We can … Continue reading

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The Power of Community, How Cuba survived their oil crisis.

(Charm City Farms) When the Soviet Union collapsed, there was a great reorganization in the flow of resources amongst the Communist countries of the world. The odd man out in the flow of almost all of these resources was Cuba. … Continue reading

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The movie “Thrive”, a review and link to watch.

(THRIVE Movement) For starters, I have to give a full disclaimer. About half of this movie is basically a summary of every major conspiracy theory on the internet today. Some of which I think are solidly based in fact and … Continue reading

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Reason for Permaculture (besides food)- Fossil Fuel Shortage, aka peak oil

I have been thinking about writing (or doing a podcast) along these lines for a while. The original plot was to do a podcast that talked about a whole bunch of different reasons that we should start apply the design … Continue reading

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AGRO-HAcking Concepts and Principles (full playlist)

(Advancing Eco Agriculture) Permaculture by any other name, is Permaculture all the same.  As anyone who has been around the site for a while will tell you, I am not one to get too wrapped in titles, or even details…well … Continue reading

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Nutrient cycles.

(FCPS Biology) I have considered doing a podcast on nutrient cycles and haven’t done it because it is difficult to describe them completely without visuals. This video provides a clear image of their function. Carbon cycles and water cycles are … Continue reading

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Indianapolis rezoning revisited.

I will start off with an apology to my non Indy readers, I am going to be on this topic a bit in the near term. I will continue to post some videos and more broad scale articles in between, … Continue reading

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Tropical Greenhouse in Alliance Nebraska

Russ Finch Here is another example of what I consider to be a good use of technology that doesn’t fit neatly into the Permaculture toolbox. The reason it doesn’t fit is because one of our primary design principles is to … Continue reading

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Fleet Farming- by Chill Will. Rethinking food distribution.

Fleet Farming from DJ Chill Will on Vimeo. Tweet it

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How Rivers Work- the role of groundwater

BGS Channel This video is a great primer on how water moves through the soil. It is a great place to start when teaching about or trying to firm up your own understanding of water systems in a design by … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #8 Energy Audit: Assessing Our Productivity

In this episode we discuss the Energy Audit, what it is, how to conduct one and what to do with the information afterword.   Tweet it

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Bill Wilson talking about abundance at Bioneers in 2010.

Once again, I cannot say enough about what great work Bill Wilson is doing over at Midwest Permaculture, check it out. Tweet it

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Vertical Farms in Singapore (Using tech to localize food production)

Journeyman Pictures First off let me say that I really enjoy Journeyman Pictures short documentaries, and you should do whatever you can to support them. The next thing I would like to discuss is why I post this video, and … Continue reading

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Fighting rising gas prices with Permaculture.

I decided to write this article after having a conversation at my day job. As it were, two ladies were discussing the recent rise in gasoline prices and different ways that they could fight back. The normal ideas of people … Continue reading

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A documentary about earthships

This is a bit off topic for the site, as it has nothing to do with food production per se, but Earthships do strike at the very heart of regenerative and off grid living. Tweet it

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