Grades 7-12, College, Adult
Directed by Julian Russell and Tony Gailey
Produced by 220 Productions
DVD Purchase $195, Rent $45
VHS Purchase $195, Rent $45
US Release Date: 1996
Copyright Date: 1991
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-423-0
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-675-5
Food And Nutrition
Awards and Festivals
Silver Apple, National Educational Film & Video Festival
Permaculture with Bill Mollison
Permaculture helps people turn wastelands into food forests.
BILL MOLLISON is a practical visionary. For three decades he has traveled the globe spreading the word about permaculture, the method of sustainable agriculture that he devised. Permaculture weaves together microclimate, annual and perennial plants, animals, soils, water management and human needs into intricately connected productive communities. Mollison has proved that even in the most difficult conditions permaculture empowers people to turn wastelands into food forests.
GLOBAL GARDENER is a series of four half-hour programs on a single VHS or DVD. Each episode looks at examples in different bioregions:
IN THE TROPICS - Mollison introduces the basic principles, and shows results in Australia, India, and Zimbabwe.
ARID LANDS - Reversing desertification in Arizona, Botswana and Australia.
COOL CLIMATES - Europe, Tasmania, and the San Juan Islands in Washington State.
URBAN - New York City and Harare, Zimbabwe.
"(Permaculture) involves caring for the whole system of earth and spaces, devising model systems with much design drawn from nature, with the end result being a system that's ecologically sound and economically profitable...Mollison provides practical and motivating information for just about anyone interested in gardening, sustainable lifestyles, and similar topics...Recommended."
Rachel Lohafer, Instructional Technology Center Media Library, Iowa State University, MC Journal
"A lively and informative two hour video that will be greatly appreciated by gardeners, farmers, horticulturists, and agriculturists."
Midwest Book Review
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