Top videos that show permaculture around the world

As part of the International Permaculture Conference and Convergence programmes, there will be some pioneering, entertaining videos on show. Get a flavour for some of them below.

Watch these trailers and clips of permaculture videos, showing how you can design the world we want.

1. Design for Life - the movie

Design for Life traces the development of an iconic Permaculture property known as 'The Food Forest' on the fringe of the city of Adelaide, which demonstrates how an ordinary family can heal a patch of land and grow more organic food than you thought possible, using less water than you thought probable and all without net carbon emissions!

"One of the world’s best films to inspire people that a sustainable way of living is possible and enjoyable."
David Holmgren, co-originator of Permaculture

2. INHABIT: A Permaculture Perspective

Inhabit explores the many environmental issues facing us today and examines solutions that are being applied using the ecological design process called "Permaculture". Permaculture is a design lens that uses the principles found in ecosystems to help shift our impact from destructive to regenerative. Focused mostly on the Northeastern and Midwestern regions of the United States, Inhabit provides an intimate look at permaculture peoples and practices ranging from rural, suburban, and urban landscapes.

3. Urban Permablitz - part of Living with the Land series from permaculture people, published by Permaculture Magazine, in partnership with the Permaculture Association.

Introduced by Jonathan Porritt (one of our conference keynote speakers), this short video features the London Permablitz team showing how they transform individual and community gardens across London. Permablitz is a global movement and is an important way for people to get involved in permaculture projects within their community.

Watch more in the Living with the Land video series, which showcases many projects across Britain, demonstrating that permaculture design can be applied to all aspects of our lives. Whether it is communities, farms, gardens or urban areas.

There will be permablitzs as part of the International Permaculture Convergence, September 2015.

4. Permaculture in Schools

'Growing Schools' is a 4-part documentary series which showcases empowered children involved in transforming their school grounds into abundant food gardens and nature havens. It explores the proven benefits of gardening and nature connection for children’s motivation, academic achievement, health and wellbeing. These stories exemplify how the wider community can play a vital part in supporting and sustaining a school garden programme, for the benefit of all.