Here's a short film I made with Joseph Holzer up at the Krameterhof last summer. Located 1100 - 1500m above sea level in the Lungau Region in the heart of Austria, this is still one of the best farms in Europe in my mind. With 1.7 days over 30°C (86F), 25 days above 25°C (77F) there is over 160 days of frost including 50 days with no water flow. The systems are very well established, diverse & complex- even to a trained eye it is a lot to take in. Apologies the subtitles are not as clear as they deserve to be, having lost the original files I have done all I can with this colour change.
To celebrate the beginning of our new Permaculture project & enterprise we thought is would be perfect to give away a copy of Ethan Roland & Gregory Landau's new book Regenerative Enterprise. I first met Ethan whilst working in Thailand, then again during my time at Gaia University in California, where Gregory also studied.
Globally we have spent a huge amount of resources, energy and money wreaking havoc on soil, ecosystems and ultimately our own health, and we are going to have to spend a lot more to restore it all. But as Ethan & Gregory put it, "It is no longer acceptable to create financial profits by extracting the foundational living wealth of our lands and waters. Enterprises need a new model with which to interpret the world, and a new process for whole-systems design and decision-making."
Money is still largely a contentious issue in the Permaculture world it seems, and as a...
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