Permaculture16 Videos

DAY 1 – TEST – PERMACULTURE

Video Introduction:  “John Turner, one of the top Permaculture experts in the world, is about to take the team into some astonishing revelations about growing food by paying close attention to how nature intends plants to be. It is the first of a whole series of permaculture lessons. This is because permaculture is an essential skill […]

DAY 11 – PERMACULTURE 7

Judy: Plants have a need for certain temperatures. Why? John: Germination on plants is very temperature dependent in many cases. I don’t have any summer season plants here. The example that was requested earlier of a chili. A chili requires a minimum of 16 Degrees Celsius, more like 18 to 20 to germinate satisfactorily. So the […]

DAY 11 – PERMACULTURE 5

John: I’ve often got the question that people want to start plants at home and how do you go about it. There are a lot of issues involved actually, and there’s often a fear which is one of the things that is heard and a notion if you like that people are having difficulties with […]

DAY 11 – PERMACULTURE 8

This episode of University of the Earth is a permaculture fuelled exploration into the beauty of the botanical. Full of interesting facts and featuring the wonderful John Turner we get some very interesting insights into how to grow plants optimally and the requirements of doing so.   Permaculture is a system of agricultural and social design principles centered […]

DAY 7 – FRUIT FARMING 1

Organic Fruit farming 1 with Michael Prevost Michael is an organic fruit farmer who has retired and leaves a big gap in the organic fruit market as he used to produce most of the organic apples and pears in South Africa. He describes how when he started on the farm, conventional methods of farming ie […]

DAY 19 – PERMACULTURE 9 – JOHN TURNER

Today the theme is how to plant a fruit tree. Permaculture involves careful planning and thinking ahead, as well as utilizing all the materials that you have at hand. Fruit has been part of people’s foraging for millennia. Fruit trees are long-term growers. It takes five years to get a fruit tree from bud to […]

DAY 7 – FRUIT FARMING 2

It took 4 years to become organically certified. Once your soil has become a living soil, you just have to maintain it for the fertility to remain high in your sales. Young mothers were grateful to have organic fruit without chemicals for their children.  Each chemical has its own toxicology tested, but conventional farmers spray […]

DAY 19 – PERMACULTURE 10 – JOHN TURNER

John Turner explains his permaculture garden and how plants and design fit together to create an efficient food garden. Companion plants are used to build a community of plants that interact with one another in a beneficial fashion. In permaculture we talk of forming an affinity. There is a mutual benefit between plants and animals […]

DAY 7 – FRUIT FARMING 3

In his farmhouse kitchen, Michael answers questions from the University of Earth team who are trying to work out environmentally sane systems for the planet. Michael thinks that most countries could fairly easily supply themselves with only organic fruit. Michael trained as a forester at Stellenbosch University. He is totally shocked by the department’s decision […]

DAY 7 – FRUIT FARMING 4

The majority of fruit farmers in South Africa, labor under the impression that it is impossible to grow fruit without using pesticides, fertilisers and fungicides and herbicides. So the team went out to Grabouw to meet Michael Pravow. Michael has now retired, but for a long time was the only organic and apple tree farmer in […]