Stumbled upon a distance education series on the local education channel last night, it was Professor Will Hooker of NC State University giving a field trip lecture on permaculture. In this particular session he gave a tour of his property, and along with his wife they described the plants, chickens, fruit, flowers, herbs, a clay oven, and how he has leveraged the land to his advantage.
Today I ran a Google search for “permaculture NC State” and found the link to the entire lecture series provided by the NC State Distance Education series, this one is tagged as HS 432 HS 590.
So I viewed (attended) a recording of the introductory lecture and found it quite interesting, this is what I have been looking for with respect to modeling our landscape into a sustainable environment.
So excited to learn more as I progress through the educational series, in fact one of the assignments is to view the video on YouTube featuring the founder of the permaculture movement and methods, Australian Bill Mollison, in the film entitled “In Grave Danger of Falling Food”, where he describes the effort taken to reclaim the land and turn landscapes back into living environments, including lawns and cities. Narrated by James Dibble, and edited by Amanda Robson, this sometimes campy and fun film even has a rap song to boot, I’ve embedded the video here for your viewing pleasure. Total viewing time is just under 56 minutes.