Archive for the ‘Rural Permaculture Site’ Category

There is this nice little Permaculture Farm in a very nice rural setting in farmlands in New Zealand, in this video the owner goes through many aspects from Yields, earnings from yield (per Kilo), Climate and changes / difficulties. There is even quite a detailed part on Micro green production. Their business design is on High Value crops and he explains how he even gets ahead of monoculture / large scale industrial type farmers by having some crops such as Aubergine (Eggplant / Brinjal) available as far as Two Months ahead which enables him to increase the price of the first two months charge by up to NZD 4.00 Per Kilo above the seasonal rate!

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Micro Greens mass production in a Permaculture system

Take a look at the Aubergine bed and its width / length, he claims that he made NZD 1,600 in one season from that bed alone!

Further discussions include the benefits and huge relief they had when obtaining a cooler for their salads to increase storage time and so on.

They have had a good crop of Strawberries this year with around 400 Kilograms harvested and sold for profit from the bed next to the large polytunnel (above vide and below image).

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Huge Strawberry Harvest on a Permaculture Farm

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Looking at my ”Country Stat’s” on this blog, it looks like the Philippines is going to take the lead ahead of Australia this month in views (Australia seems to always be third in my stats right after UK and USA who always both dominate 1st and 2nd place), I’m not entirely sure why they suddenly seem to be searching for Permaculture or finding my blog in particular (Perhaps it is my previous article on GM Rice?) but I have decided to dedicate an article based on Organic and Permaculture projects that I have seen there. I have previously searched for either a Permaculture Farm / Forest Garden or Tour video to include the country in my long list of ”Videos and Tours”. I just never got around to sharing or writing an article so, here we have a few videos to view for any Filipino’s looking to self educate and then be able to try grow healthy food  for themselves and family / community.

So, Salamat for Stopping By, here are a few videos, Some are in Tagalog and I think the one in Bohol is in Bisaya with some English thrown in by the video uploader and some of his friends, enjoy:

Video 1: Urban Agriculture Philippines – (15 mins), container growing, aquaponics, rabbits etc.in an Urban setting (Tagalog)

Video 2: Maribojoc Organic Demo Farm Bohol pt1 (After Watching Part 1, the other parts will be available to watch on the side suggestion bar on youtube) – Entrance to this Demonstration Farm is PHP30 per person! That’s Cheap considering what you will learn …

https://youtu.be/X4AMG6P9qww

Video 3: 1 Project Freedom, a Permaculture Demonstration Site, Tublay, Benguet, Philippines (It will be interesting to learn from them if one can take the time out to go on a tour and visit the site)

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Further Reading / Educational = Previous Article: How to build a Banana Circle to increase crop flavour, nutrition and yield!

 

I stumbled upon this completely by accident, nice little video from ‘Living In The Future; Eco-villages”, a permaculture garden and training centre on a large piece of land with a Dam, lake, training facilities, nursery etc.

Enjoy

Today’s permaculture Site Tour takes us to Florence in Italy , the owner takes us through the food forest in the first video with various fruit trees, shrubs, annual vegetables etc. including Nut trees that have been on the property before he started the permaculture system on the land. in the second video he delves into his kitchen garden, greenhouse and around the fenced off garden showing the orchard.

Personal Observation Note: In video 1, you see his reasonably sized patch of Bamboo, out of all of the video’s I have seen over the last many months especially in Europe / North America, no one has been growing this great construction / useful resource until this video !
Although I do not have a Bamboo patch, I do have an unlimited supply of free Bamboo as an import resource, I highly recommend growing some if you have the space

Both video’s in English:

Part 1: Food Forest = 6+ Min’s.

Part2: Kitchen Garden and Orchard = 12+ Min’s.

In these two videos (pt1 &2) a young lady (From The Healthy Footprint youtube channel?) has a walk around with the land owner Ian Graham on a tour of his farm 15km’s from Ontario in Canada where he explains Permaculture and it’s goals, a bit of the history & his own future goals. They also go into discussion about Sectors and Zoning in pt 2. for anyone new to Permaculture to get an idea of some of the principles that are imperative to the design of a landscape, this is a good watch …

Part 1: 5 Min’s +

Part 2: 7 Min’s +

Bonjour!! Here is our first ”Permaculture Video / Site Tour” from France, the guy discusses what he grows in the cold climate to a TV presenter. He discusses his motivation in moving to Morvan from Paris, grafting fruit trees from Hawthorn Rootstock, Grazing animals etc. This is a good 5 minute watch for anyone who needs a better but quick understanding of Permaculture …. I’m now wondering how much rural land costs in Morvan? … 😉

( French, with English subtitles )

enjoy:

Here is a 6 Minute tour of a Permaculture site in Ireland (Early Spring), I suggest you also take a look at the owners youtube Channel as there are over a hundred permaculture related videos available for viewing.

BEWARE! If you are an urban city dweller like I am, you risk severe jealousy watching this video or, severe inspiration …

she takes you across the site including in the polytunnel, it’s great to see a permaculture tour in early spring, there’s just something about seeing all the new buds on the woody branches of fruit bushes and trees