April Free Movie Screening – Soil Science

 

This month, we’ll be watching a few short videos on Soil Science: Agroecology Principles and Biomimicry.

Conservation Agronomist, Ray Archuleta with the National Resources Conservation Service joins David Brandt of Walnut Creek Seeds for a workshop on soil and the use of diverse cover crops to build life and fertility in the soil. Produce abundant yields while implementing the best organic and sustainable methods of establishing and maintaining maximum biology. Build aggregates that make up the best soils and see it grow your best crops year after year.

Bring some food to share if you’d like. Bring your own plates and utencils, and let’s try to make this a no-waste event! We’ll have plenty of time for a discussion about the film, or about whatever else is happening in Philly related to Permaculture and regenerative living!

Where: Repair the World 4029 Market Street Philadelphia
When: 7PM – 9PM, Wednesday April 20th

UPDATE: Here’s the link to the videos we viewed!

Facebook Event

Roughwood Seed Collection

 

The local Roughwood Seed Collection is raising money to help preserve and share their amazing collection of historic, locally adapted, heirloom seeds.  Their collection has a fascinating history, and contains edible, medicinal, and native species from Native Americans, colonial and pre-colonial gardeners and farmers in the Philadelphia region.  These heirloom seeds have been adapted to local growing conditions, and selected to provide healthy and delicious food and medicine.  The Roughwood Seed collection is working to preserve this genetic diversity, and share these important seeds with the world. They are a very small operation with only one paid part-time staff and a large number of volunteers and friends who help out.  Please consider supporting their mission to preserve these important food crops that have incredible potential to feed our communities.  Support the future of local food systems!

Support Roughwood Seed Collection!

 

Roughwood Seed Collection’s Facebook page

 

March Free Movie Screening / Potluck / Discussion

For this month’s movie screening, we’re going to view an independent film by Paul Krafel called “The Upward Spiral.” This film presents some interesting perspectives on influencing change in your environment, whether socially or environmentally. It’s an unusual film, but has some great lessons related to pattern recognition, Permaculture, and designing for resilience.

The film is based on the book, “Seeing Nature: Deliberate Encounters with the Visible World” by Paul Krafel. Here’s a TEDx talk from Paul. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjy5s2_fyXs

Bring some food to share if you’d like. Bring your own plates and utencils, and let’s try to make this a no-waste event! We’ll have plenty of time for a discussion about the film, or about whatever else is happening in Philly related to Permaculture and regenerative living!

Where: Repair the World 4029 Market Street Philadelphia
When: 7PM – 9PM, Wednesday March 30th

Permaculture Podcast Philly Episodes

One of my favorite podcasts to listen to is the Permaculture Podcast with Scott Mann.  A bunch of the recent episodes have focused on Philadelphia-area Permaculturists.  It’s great seeing people getting exposure on a global platform like this podcast.  Philly has some amazing work being done.  Check them out below!

Episode 1608: Jewish Traditions with Nati Passow, Part 1 (Faith and Earth Care)

Episode 1609: An introduction to Philadelphia Orchard Project

Episode 1611: Permanent Multi-Culture with Robyn Mello

Episode 1613: Philly Round Table, Part 1

Episode 1619: Philly Roundtable Q&A

Both of these episodes are “part one’s.”  When the follow-up episodes are released, you can find them at ThePermaculturePodcast.com, but I’ll also share them here!  I’m also looking forward to the release of the Philly Round-Table Discussion podcast episode.  It was a great event, and I can’t wait to re-listen to the discussion!

Green City Video Series #1 – Mycopolitan Mushroom Farm

This is the first episode of a multi-part series highlighting businesses, organizations, projects, people, and events around Philadelphia that are shaping the future of our city by using permaculture ethics and principles. The goal is to create a better future for the earth, for people, and for our communities.

Mycopolitan Mushroom Farm grows specialty mushrooms for restaurants, school cafeterias, and home kitchens from a warehouse basement in northeast Philly. They also assist fledgling mushroom growers and teach people how to work with fungi.
http://www.Mycopolitan.com

Produced by Dirk McGurk
http://www.PhillyPermaculture.com

Shot by: Abad Rosa
http://www.GatoCrane.com

Edited by Tim Ahern
http://www.TheHungryFool.com

Permaculture Skills – February Free Movie Screening / Discussion / Potluck

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This month we’re going to screen some excerpts from the DVD, “Permaculture Skills” from Ben Falk and Whole Systems Design. The DVD has chapters on a variety of subjects related to Permaculture. From Design tools to specific skills, and philosophy discussions, there is a lot to choose from. We’ll decide what to watch based on the preferences of whomever attends!
Every month, Philly Permaculture screens a documentary, lecture, movie, or clips related to Permaculture, and how we can live more regenerative lives.

Bring some food to share if you’d like. Bring your own plates and utencils, and let’s try to make this a no-waste event! We’ll have plenty of time for a discussion about the film, or about whatever else is happening in Philly related to Permaculture and regenerative living!

Where: Repair the World 4029 Market Street Philadelphia
When: 7PM – 9PM, Tuesday February 16th, 2016

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/854487667997536/


Film Contents: https://www.permaskills.net/content/

DVD 1
1.01 Whole Systems Design PDC Introduction [08:51]
1.02 Whole Systems Design research farm II site visit [16:55]
1.03 Defining permaculture [13:26]
1.04 Contour lines with laser level & A-frame [07:47]
1.05 The Design Process: Goals articulation [12:16]
1.06 Extension with offsets and triangulation [09:34]
1.07 A discussion on ethics and principles [10:33]
1.08 Designing for zones 4 & 5 [11:50]
1.09 Being poor and living rich [05:27]

DVD 2
2.01 Plant propagation fundamentals [10:25]
2.02 The design process: Site analysis and assessment [15:26]
2.03 Grafting fundamentals [15:59]
2.04 Pond design principles [05:49]
2.05 Soil science basics [22:18]
2.06 Introduction to scything [06:57]
2.07 Introduction to wood carving [08:07]
2.08 Succession walk and observation [08:37]
2.09 Tree planting fundamentals [05:27 ]
2.10 Gardening with hand tools [07:41]
2.11 Introduction to keyline design [12:39]

DVD 3
3.01 Homestead site visit [31:45]
3.02 Introduction to herbal medicine – part I [05:54]
3.03 Food forest fundamentals [08:45]
3.04 The Whole Systems Design business [10:52]
3.05 Homestead infrastructure [12:49]
3.06 Introduction to herbal medicine – part II [12:24]
3.07 Handy rope knots [05:32]
3.08 Seed saving and stratification [06:19]
3.09 Dry stack stone construction [11:44]
3.10 Wood splitting basics [03:33]
3.11 Uncommon fruits for permaculture designs [08:41]

DVD 4
4.01 Introduction to wild foraging [13:41]
4.02 Green woodworking fundamentals [10:15]
4.03 Log inoculation for shitake mushroom cultivation [7:36]
4.04 Approaches to forest management [12:32]
4.05 Plant propagation fundamentals part II [12:45]
4.06 Woody plant identification [12:00]
4.07 Basic knife sharpening [08:36]
4.08 Client site consult and design implementation [28:29]