The Giri Raja chicken: a new hope for India’s smallholders

Amrut Mitti Science (Hindi)

Making of AmritMitti (Perpetual Soil) using Natueco Science by Shri. Deepak Suchde

One Man, One Cow, One Planet

Peter Proctor, the authority from New Zealand on Biodynamics (championed by Austrian Rudolf Steiner) visited states of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Punjab in India in 2006 to take part in the true Agricultural Revolution.

Corporate - banker controlled modern agriculture destroying topsoils over the entire planet and turning them into toxic mess. Over and above that the issue of shoving the disgrace of genetically modified food down throats of farmers and consumers of entire world, which is a separate (and major) problem by itself.

But all hope is not lost, as we can take our planet back with true defiance to the banker controlled corporate demons and their poisons.

Film by Tom and Barbara Burstyn

SEEDS OF DEATH   - UNVEILING THE LIES OF GMOs 

Evil Corporations like Monsanto are propagating GMO’s into our food chain!! Time to stand up against these Nature destroying Corporations !! GMO is like saying God Move Over!!

In preparation of the global March Against Monsanto, you are invited to watch our award-winning documentary Seeds of Death free.

http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/

The leaders of Big Agriculture—Monsanto, DuPont, Syngenta—are determined that world’s populations remain ignorant about the serious health and environmental risks of genetically modified crops and industrial agriculture. Deep layers of deception and corruption underlie both the science favoring GMOs and the corporations and governments supporting them.

This award-winning documentary, Seeds of Death, exposes the lies about GMOs and pulls back the curtains to witness our planet’s future if Big Agriculture’s new green revolution becomes our dominant food supply.

Natural World: A Farm for the Future

Wildlife film maker Rebecca Hosking investigates how to transform her family’s farm in Devon into a low energy farm for the future, and discovers that nature holds the key.

With her father close to retirement, Rebecca returns to her family’s wildlife-friendly farm in Devon, to become the next generation to farm the land. But last year’s high fuel prices were a wake-up call for Rebecca. Realising that all food production in the UK is completely dependent on abundant cheap fossil fuel, particularly oil, she sets out to discover just how secure this oil supply is.

Alarmed by the answers, she explores ways of farming without using fossil fuel. With the help of pioneering farmers and growers, Rebecca learns that it is actually nature that holds the key to farming in a low-energy future.

Permaculture: A Quiet Revolution

On the eighth International Permaculture Convergence over 200 permaculture design course graduates and their mentors have gathered in Brazil.

Together, they unite 43 countries in the common goal of preparing for and mitigating our looming global crisis. Their strategy’s clear: Create sustainability now through self-reliance.

The eighth International Permaculture Convergence, a journey called IPC8, spans across rural and urban Brazil, focusing on four education centers, thriving permaculture communities designed for the creation of clean energy.

Part of the permaculture design system is a practice called zoning, the correct placement of things to afford minimal energy input and maximum output. Permaculture is design. It’s not just organic. It’s design, and if the design element isn’t there, it may be green, it may be organic, may be environmentally sound, but it isn’t permaculture.

Beginning where the most input is required, the home is zone zero. If you have all the materials, in eight days, you can lift the house up. You can also attach a greenhouse to it if you need to cool the house down and use that moisture, or you could attach a glass house to heat it up.

If in permaculture we can provide really good models of all the systems that we’ve developed, and build good houses that are energy-efficient, that use renewable energies, that have really good sanitation systems, biological systems that are part of the overall design, we can really cut back on a lot of resource use. If we provide that to business as a way that they can continue to make money, but that they can look at it in a different way, we’ve gone a long way to turn around what is a problem into something that’s beneficial.

Around the home lies zone one, an area set aside for the growth of vegetables, herbs, and medicinal plants. But, absolutely nothing would grow for a long time until we can manage to convince the ants to occupy other areas of the place. This is what all is about, to get good soil areas that ants will not bother, and then you can grow small amounts of food in small spaces and then build from that. If you try large scale, almost always the ants will win, and you’re going to feel like they’re working against you.

Watch the full documentary now - 27 min

Seeds of Permaculture

One of the reasons for shooting this film is the global climate change. All around the world, as you know, places are experiencing odd weather events.

All around the world, whether you’re in South America, in North America, in Europe, in Asia, people are experiencing weather patterns that are out of the norm.

So, one of the reasons that permaculture is getting so popular right now, growing faster than ever before, on an exponential curve of growth, is because our planet needs it. It’s time for the important changes that permaculture has to give.

People are becoming less and less self-sufficient around the world, these local communities that were previously growing everything themselves and knew how to build their own houses out of natural materials are completely dependent on big foreign powers and import from other countries.

One of the challenges that permaculture has out in front of it is proving to the world that it can be a viable form of profitable agriculture. Through the development of a master plan for your site or your project, it’s possible to really lay out enhancement strategies that make it more likely that you and your project can become profitable.

One of the most important aspects to the ecological farm is the making of compost, about improving the soil, and constantly bringing more organic matter and more life into the soil. The compost production process is actually really easy. It’s accessible to anyone, it doesn’t take expensive parts, and it doesn’t take that much space. All you need are several simple ingredients, and those ingredients can come from any number of sources.

Ultimately with the master plan, what we’re looking for is to achieve our holistic goals. We want the economics of the site to be in line, we want the ecology of the site to be continuously improving, and we want the personal needs of the residents there to be met.

Watch the full documentary now - 88 min

Geoff Lawton - Introduction to permaculture design

Permaculture is a system for sustainable living on Earth that benefits all creatures and supplies all the needs of humanity.

Present systems are failing miserably: resource depletion, water storage, degraded landscape, food shortage, climate change.

All these things are negative and we don’t need to focus on them completely, but we need to look at how we can positively design our way out of this problem.

How we can come up with solutions that will supply all our needs, benefit the environment, and create absolute abundance. A designed system that gives you a positive view on the future, something that you can engage in and feel meaningful.

Based on the 72-hour Permaculture Design Certificate Course as devised by Bill Mollison, join Geoff Lawton as he takes you into the world of Permaculture Design and introduces you to a new way of looking at the world.

Learn how to apply your design skills by observing, analyzing and harmonizing with the patterns of Nature. Discover the theory and then see the examples in action in this unique video.

Essential information for anyone interested in learning more about Permaculture and how they can apply it in their daily lives to create sustainable abundance.

Watch the full documentary now - 82 min

Today’s produce on my Office OTG … those Okra’s have been produced in 24 sq.ft of space and that’s the quantity i get every 2 days :)

Some Brinjals too were ready for picking. The bottle gourd was a surprise, had never seen it in midst of the creepers..

Lots of Bottle Gourd and Brinjals are getting ready for harvest.

Planted some Turmeric and Lemon Basil today.

Have setup a metal frame to support creepers and a Bird net to prevent birds from pecking away at my veggies and fruits :D

The whole place is now like an organised mess, need to get it to sanity soon :D

Prakash Shetty’s Organice Terrace Garden @ NSS Group

My OTG @ Office - Stuff that I am trying to grow includes Water Melon, Bottle Gourd, Cucumber, Brinjal, Yam, Okra, Ceylon Spinach, Lemon Grass, Lemon, Spear Mint and Tomato… Hope to soon.. Reap what you sow, Eat what you grow O:-)