Senegal farmer grows lush oasis in the desert using permaculture techniques

Senegal native and permaculture pioneer Goran N’diaye has created a lush oasis in the middle of the desert in his homeland. At the Kaydara agro-ecological farm located in Sine Saloum in Senegal, director Goran N’diaye, has implemented a number of permaculture techniques. He first started by restoring the fertility of the soil, by creating a first plant layer which in turn attracted birds and bees. Over … Continue reading Senegal farmer grows lush oasis in the desert using permaculture techniques

Food Forest: What it is and how to start one

A food forest is a food production system that mimics a woodland ecosystem with the  planting of edible trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals grown in a succession of layers. Just how a forest exists perfectly well without any human intervention whatsover – there’s no mowing, weeding, spraying, pesticides, fertilisers nor nasty chemicals involved – food forests attempt to learn from the natural environment of forests … Continue reading Food Forest: What it is and how to start one

Taru Wo Shiru: Documentary examines to know what is contentment

Taru Wo Shiru (To know What is Enough) is a short documentary about six individuals in Japan challenging mainstream culture to be both independent of the system but also take part in transforming a system that is “dictating happiness and the health of the planet”. Directed by Rob Lau, Taru Wo Shiru shows how through their practice of Buddhism and permaculture, the six native Japanese shun the “culture of … Continue reading Taru Wo Shiru: Documentary examines to know what is contentment