Sharing Knowledge To Make A Better World...

"The consuming desire of most human beings is deliberately to plant their whole life in the hands of some other person. I would describe this method of searching for happiness as immature. Development of character consists solely in moving toward self-sufficiency."

- Quentin Crisp

Permaculture Research Institute of Australia


Ray Mears

Homestead Blessing

Biodynamic Education Centre

A short film on turning around worst case scenarios of soil in the world, turning them into a (mycelium-rich) garden.

The heavily salty desert around the even more heavily salty Dead Sea in Jordan becomes a garden--without pumping in extra water or artificial fertilizer/herbicides.

"We could green the entire Middle East in this way," Geoff Lawton says in the film.

Permaculturist Lawton notes that nearby degradative and self-destructive farms burn away the secret that could save their soil. The degradative farms burned off so-called 'waste from agriculture' and turned it into easily erodible and easily-lost ash because they were ignorant of what to do with it.

For the permaculturist, these so-labeled wastes were a key feature of creating their oasis of desalinated soil in the desert, without adding any water artificially and just working with what they had to create solutions for everything.

If you can green the Middle East in two years without synthetics and without working with expensive high-tech issues, it is truly miraculous.



Host: Geoff Lawton