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Graham Turner Interview

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An interview with Graham Turner.

This is the full-length version of the interview from our documentary A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity.

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Helena Norberg-Hodge Interview

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An interview with Helena Norberg-Hodge.

This is the full-length version of the interview from our documentary A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity.

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Nicole Foss Interview

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An interview with Nicole Foss of the Automatic Earth. Nicole provides easy to understand answers in response to questions on peak oil, financial crisis, energy descent, resilience, community, and simple living.

This is the full-length version of the interview from our documentary A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity.

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Closing the Loop

By | Permaculture | 2 Comments

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Here’s a subject we’re super passionate about – although it’s not a topic always appreciated at the dinner table! Humanure composting is the ultimate in self-responsibility – when we use flush toilets we not only waste beautiful clean water, we waste an incredibly useful resource. Our poo, when properly composted, is a brilliant addition to our gardens, making it the ultimate in ways to create a closed-loop system.

While this isn’t an immediate option for apartment-dwellers, it’s certainly an option for anyone with a back yard big enough to hold a couple of compost bays. In this video, Greg and Lisa, from Wanaka, New Zealand, describe one of the easiest ways to compost your poo. We highly recommend the book Lisa mentions by Joseph Jenkins, The Humanure Handbook – you can buy it online or download a free PDF.

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Urban Abundance

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In the small town of Oxford, Kane and Fiona Hogan have transformed their urban 1/2-acre property into abundant veggie gardens. The aim of Urban Gardener is to build resilience and food security in their local community – both by growing food for people to purchase and by helping people to grow food in their own backyards.

Here is yet another inspiring initiative that brings together the essentials for resilience: good healthy food and strong communities. Check out progress at Urban Gardener on their Facebook page.

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An Invitation for Wildness

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In the small town of Riverton at the bottom of New Zealand’s South Island is Robert and Robyn Guyton’s amazing 23-year-old food forest. The 2-acre property has been transformed from a neglected piece of land into a thriving ecosystem of native and exotic trees where birds and insects live in abundance. Robert and Robyn are a huge inspiration to us, not only for their beautiful approach to healing the land and saving heritage trees and seeds, but for the way they’ve impacted on their local community.

They’ve operated an environment centre in their town for over 20 years, where the community comes together to learn and discuss, buy produce and sit by the warm fire over a cuppa. We’ve even heard of folk who’ve up and moved to Riverton because they’re so inspired by the Guytons!

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Beautiful Off-Grid Tiny House Truck Tour

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In this film, we take a tour of Adam and Sian’s beautiful off-grid tiny house truck, which was built using mostly reclaimed materials on the back of a 1969 Bedford. The house truck is full of light and space, with an open-plan kitchen, living and bedroom area and a fancy shower set-up on the back porch.

The couple describe the building process and the events that decided them upon leaving a conventional home and city life to take up this much simpler way of living that they find more satisfying.

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A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity Trailer

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The official movie trailer for A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity. This feature-length documentary follows a community in Australia who came together to explore and demonstrate a simpler way to live in response to global crises.

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Amazing Off-the-Grid Tiny House on Wheels

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This off-grid tiny house on wheels was built by Fred Schultz of Fred’s Tiny Houses in Victoria, Australia. At a cost of around AU$45,000 it’s fully equipped with bathroom, kitchen, lounge, mezzanines with a double bed and a small child’s bed, and has an impressive solar set-up. Fred and Shannon describe living tiny with their baby, Olina, and their rationale for choosing this lifestyle.

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The Food is Free Laneway

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The Food is Free Project is a community-building and food-growing initiative that began in 2012 in the USA and has taken root in many communities all over the world since then. This film is about the Food is Free laneway started by Lou Ridsdale in Ballarat, Australia. People leave excess food, seedlings, plants and even food scraps for composting on permanent tables set up in a laneway alongside Lou’s home. Anyone can take food for free.

The initiative is not just about promoting the idea that everyone should have access to good food, but about drawing together communities to help each other to live and eat well. We loved filming with Lou – she’s super inspiring! You can follow her efforts at https://www.facebook.com/foodisfreelanewayballarat

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