About the film

Andrew Martin once worked in the finance industry in Australia, but after learning about the true state of the world as peak oil and climate change begin to take effect, he knew he had to leave that unsustainable lifestyle behind and do something useful to help heal the earth and to be more resilient in the face of change. He and his wife Beth moved to New Zealand, where they’re in the process of turning green-desert farmland into a productive and bountiful forest of food.

It’s incredible to see how much they’re harvesting after just three years. Andrew researches extensively about the big interconnected issues in the realms of economy, environment and energy and offers his skills and knowledge to city and regional councils that need to build their own resilience (that would be pretty much all of them!). Find out more about Andrew’s work on his website Rethink Enterprises.

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  • Murad Yusuf

    Wow! I am relaxing while watching the video!
    It is very professional, indeed!

  • Anna Bla Bla

    Hey guys, wanted to let you know I just discovered you tonight and the two films I’ve watched – this one and the Riverton Food Forest one are incredibly uplifting. Both parties and their respective properties just look so alive and well. The people featured sell permaculture so perfectly. It gives me hope. Thank-you and keep up the great work.

    • Happen Films

      Thanks Anna! Great to hear you’ve been enjoying our films 🙂