Search results “Principles sustainable agriculture” for the 2010
Sustainable Solutions to Food Production
Is this the smartest man in the USA, or just a farmer with common sense? Please check out the documentary film "Food Inc.", and read Fast Food Nation. You deserve to know what you're eating. Note: for those who may be squeamish, please realise that the chicken you eat is no longer alive. This is a humane and relatively painless way of killing the animal. For more info, go to http://www.takepart.com/foodinc
Views: 43797 hempt
Organic Farming | Company Info | Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market offers a quick introduction to the basics of organic farming. Learn some of the principles of organic agriculture, as well as hear from several farmers who choose to farm organically. SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/179claK About Whole Foods: Who are we? Well, we seek out the finest natural and organic foods available, maintain the strictest quality standards in the industry, and have an unshakeable commitment to sustainable agriculture. Add to that the excitement and fun we bring to shopping for groceries, and you start to get a sense of what we're all about. Oh yeah, we're a mission-driven company too.  Connect with Whole Foods Online: Visit the Whole Foods WEBSITE: http://bit.ly/18gKv7J Like Whole Foods on FACEBOOK: http://on.fb.me/179cxqt Follow Whole Foods on TWITTER: http://bit.ly/15eklAG Organic Farming | Company Info | Whole Foods Market http://www.youtube.com/user/wholefoodsmarket
Views: 7377 WholeFoodsMarket
Hidden Springs Nursery
Hidden Springs Nursery uses sustainable agriculture principles Their disease-resistant plants are grown without the use of chemical fertilizers or poisonous sprays. http://www.hiddenspringsnursery.com/
Views: 1012 LiveGreenTN
Biospharms - The Four Ms of Sustainable Agriculture
Biospharms develops sustainable agriculture communities that feature grid optional living utilizing solar power, rain water cisterns, fruit tree groves, and various appropriate technologies that combine modern technology with age old principles. If you are putting together your own eco farm, or you would like more information on our current projects, we would love to hear from you. Subscribe to our channel for updates and more information on sustainable agriculture.
Views: 5075 biospharms
Sustainable Tillage - Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Sustainable Tillage - Cornell University, Ithaca, NY - University of Vermont Extension 2007 - - University of Vermont Center for Sustainable Agriculture. http://uvm.edu/~susagctr/ Uploaded with permission. Noncommercial use only. Dr. Harold vanEs, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca NY * Effects of Tillage on Soil Health. Vegetable Farmers and their Sustainable Tillage Practices. A 45-minute educational video featuring 9 farms in 4 northeastern states. Produced by: Vern Grubinger, University of Vermont Extension. With funding from: Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program, U.S.D.A.
Views: 2171 PublicResourceOrg
How to Practice Organic Farming
Watch more Gardening Tips videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/328303-How-to-Practice-Organic-Farming Tired of not knowing where your food comes from? Follow these steps to grow your own delicious, organic produce. Step 1: Learn the basics Understand the basics. In organic farming, the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers is prohibited. Instead, farmers use natural methods to create and maintain healthy soil, control weeds, reduce pests, and manage diseases. Tip Any organization selling more than $5,000 of organic produce a year must be certified by the USDA. Step 2: Make a crop rotation plan Develop a crop rotation plan. Maximize soil efficiency and reduce pests and diseases by planting different crops in a particular location from year to year. Step 3: Use compost and fertilizers Recycle plant waste, manure, and other organic materials in a compost pile for use as fertilizer. Seed meal and mineral powders like rock phosphate and greensand can also be used to keep soil fertile and at the right pH. Step 4: Manage soil and weeds Use beneficial plants called cover crops in the same field or garden as the main crop to keep the soil in good condition naturally, draw pests away, and smother weeds. For more thorough weed control, pick them by hand or use natural herbicides like corn gluten meal. Step 5: Reduce pests Reduce pests without using chemicals by trimming away dying material, and housing plants in row covers or in a greenhouse. You can also encourage beneficial organisms like birds and insects that prey on pests to live in your field or garden. Step 6: Manage disease Manage disease by removing diseased or dying plants. Use organic fungicides or cultivate good bacteria to combat harmful bacteria. At harvest time, enjoy the fruits -- and vegetables -- of your labor! Did You Know? Almost 70 percent of U.S. shoppers bought at least one organic product over a three-month period.
Views: 2727 Howcast
Frequency555.com: Earthaven Ecovillage
John Shimkus and Dana Lagomarsino of Frequency555.com visit Earthaven Ecovillage. John actually spent the summer there one year as a work-exchange volunteer learning about permaculture, earthen building, and the communal way of life. John even used the experience as a reference point for his Master's thesis. Earthaven is nestled in the Black Mountains about 40 minutes outside of Asheville, North Carolina. It rests on approximately 320 acres of resource abundant land, with flowing streams and natural spring water. The community is off the grid, creating its own energy through solar systems and a micro-hydroelectric generator. Earthaven utilizes permaculture design principles to construct earthen houses and practice sustainable agriculture. There are edible and medicinal gardens all over the community, as well as humanely raised livestock which are integrated into the living system as fertilizers and garbage composters, making use of their existence beyond just meat and dairy production. Since 1995 the community has served as a model for truly sustainable living. Through their consensus governance model, all members of Earthaven are welcome to participate in the governance process. This is radically different from traditional majority-vote, allowing for everyone in the community to have a say in the future of their ecovillage. Earthaven is not a commune, and members possess their own private funds. There are several small businesses on-site, and many members offer consulting and educational services that help spread awareness about their lifestyle. However, the community does incorporate their own monetary unit, called the "leap," into their economic system. This allows community members to trade goods and services amongst one another within the community. Someone, for example, could exchange a massage for some home-grown berries, or an hour of labor. There are several opportunities to visit Earthaven and learn first-hand what truly sustainable living is all about. You can schedule a guided tour, or become a work-exchange volunteer (like John did) to gain hands-on experience. For more information, schedule a tour, or become a volunteer, visit: www.earthaven.org
Views: 27174 Frequency555com
Student Action Plan on Sustainable Agriculture
Student Action Plan on Sustainable Agriculture. Created by the participants of the 10th International Student Summit in TUA, Tokyo, Japan (2010)
Views: 97 gakuseiforum
No-Till = Better Soil Quality
SUNUPs Kathy Shelton talks with OSU Extension soil scientist, Jason Warren about how no-till farming can improve soil quality, structure, and overall environmental quality.
Views: 72244 SUNUPTV
Sustainable Tillage - Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Sustainable Tillage - Cornell University, Ithaca, NY - University of Vermont Extension 2007 - - University of Vermont Center for Sustainable Agriculture. http://uvm.edu/~susagctr/ Uploaded with permission. Noncommercial use only. Dr. Charles Mohler, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca NY * Ridge Till Research. Vegetable Farmers and their Sustainable Tillage Practices. A 45-minute educational video featuring 9 farms in 4 northeastern states. Produced by: Vern Grubinger, University of Vermont Extension. With funding from: Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program, U.S.D.A.
Views: 14464 PublicResourceOrg
Organic Farming - Going Organic to reduce farm debt.
How to reduce farm debt on a cattle farm by using organic principles. Gerry and Terry Browning of Yarrawonga, decided to go organic to reduce their farm debt. They have had great success using the cell grazing system to rotationally graze their 350 cow herd in a single mob. Music by Ross Williams http://rawmedium.net/myhomepage/index.html
Views: 3785 Overlander.tv
No-Till Farming
SUNUP's Dave Deken visits Craig county producer, Jay Franklin and learns why he has been no-till farming in eastern Oklahoma for 25 years. OSU cropping systems specialist, Chad Godsey also talks about the benefits of no-till and gives some tips for making the transition.
Views: 78371 SUNUPTV
What Is Biodynamic Farming?
The OrganicNation.tv crew visits Frog Hill Farm in Port Townsend, Washington to talk with Sebastian Aguilar about biodynamic farming. An often misunderstood farming technique due to its roots in Rudolph Steiner's esoteric spiritual philosophy, biodynamic agriculture treats farms as unified organisms and emphasizes the relationship of soil, plants and animals. For more information, visit: http://www.biodynamics.com/ Video produced by Dorothee Royal-Hedinger and Mark Andrew Boyer. Music by Uniform Motion and Robin Grey: http://www.robingrey.com For more videos visit: http://www.OrganicNation.tv
Views: 37499 OrganicNation
Sustainable Development 101
A short sustainable development (sustainability) video animation explaining what it is, how to define it and how to apply solutions to move towards it. Please see below for the video's script. For further information about how we can help you and your organisation unleash the opportunities of sustainable visit www.principledsustainability.com and www.simongoldsmith.com Twitter: simontgoldsmith Sustainability Slides Script: Slide 1 Hello, this short presentation explains key themes to help you understand Sustainable Development. During this presentation you will learn how it can benefit you, your organisation and how it can help protect our future. This video seeks to add to your basic sustainability knowledge and explains a great framework to help address it in ways that are attractive, positive and attainable. We hear the word sustainability frequently used, but often people don't accurately understand its meaning. The problem is if we don't properly understand its meaning then it will be difficult, if not impossible, to make decisions to attain it. So why is it important? Slide 2 OK, here we have three systems -- the economy, society and the environment. Often in decision-making we treat each of these as separate systems, however, if we look closer we realise that there are significant interrelationships and reliance's between each system and their long term success and health. Slide 3 We will begin with the economy which is dependent on society for its labour, markets and key social systems for it to function. Slide 4 Both the economy and society are dependent on the environment that provides them with the raw materials, food, clean air and water and many systems we rely upon. Increasingly these interrelationships are becoming visible as impacts, in terms of climate change, water scarcity, pollution, health issues and so on. As our planet is finite we need to recognise that our current 'business as usual' model will need to adapt to work within the environmental systems whilst ensuring we are not undermining fundamental human needs. Slide 5 Our growing population is consuming ever more goods and services produced by our businesses, in turn depleting resources whilst increasing pollution. At the same time we are undermining the capacity of the environment to provide the resources and natural systems upon which we ultimately depend. So our goal should be to ensure our economy and society can function effectively within scientifically defined boundaries, moving us towards becoming a sustainable society. Slide 6 Fortunately a clear set of 4 guiding principles have been developed, and are part of a peer reviewed, rigorously tested framework by the Swedish NGO The Natural Step. These 4 principles that help us define how to attain a vision of becoming a sustainable society enabling us to make decisions that will get us there. If you would like to read through these then pause the presentation now, otherwise we can continue. Slide 7 With these principles in mind we can set our vision to become a sustainable society. Using a strategic planning approach called 'backcasting' we know what our vision is and then consider our current reality, understanding the impacts and actions we make today. To be sustainable we have to plan to reduce and eliminate activities that are unsustainable according to the 4 principles. This won't happen overnight and have to be based on an ongoing ability to obtain a return on investment whilst providing a flexible platform that will take us in the direction of our vision. Slide 8 Sustainability is a positive strategic process and the sooner we act the easier the transition will be, maximising opportunities and meeting our own individual and collective needs illustrated on this frame. Please press pause if you need time to read this. By looking at sustainability strategically we can prepare for the future using a long term vision to align decision making whilst also generating short term benefits. Slide 9 I hope this short presentation has helped you better understand what sustainability is, how crucial it is and how it relates to you and your success. By applying a clear approach to help us strategically move towards it. For more information please contact us. www.principledsustainability.com
Views: 32581 Simon Goldsmith
Sustainable Tillage - Fresh Ayr Farm, Farmington, NY
Sustainable Tillage - Fresh Ayr Farm, Farmington, NY - University of Vermont Extension 2007 - - University of Vermont Center for Sustainable Agriculture. http://uvm.edu/~susagctr/ Uploaded with permission. Noncommercial use only. George Ayers, Fresh Ayr Farm, Farmington NY * Custom-made zone-tiller. Vegetable Farmers and their Sustainable Tillage Practices. A 45-minute educational video featuring 9 farms in 4 northeastern states. Produced by: Vern Grubinger, University of Vermont Extension. With funding from: Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program, U.S.D.A.
Views: 7301 PublicResourceOrg
Agroecology, ISDSI Thailand Study Abroad
A video of the Agroecology course included in ISDSI's study abroad program in Thailand. http://www.isdsi.org/courses/fields/ Course Description: Social and Biological Factors in Sustainable Agriculture. [Biology/Sociology] Food--or the lack of it--is probably the most important challenge facing the poor. This course looks at the problem of sustainable food production by examining agroecology--sustainable farming based on ecological principles. Fall Semester. What are the best places to study abroad?: http://www.isdsi.org/cms/study-abroad/what-are-the-best-places-to-study-abroad.html
Views: 909 ISDSI Video
Cover Cropping Techniques - Edgewater Farm, Plainfield, NY
Cover Cropping Techniques - Edgewater Farm, Plainfield, NY - University of Vermont Extension 2004 - - University of Vermont Center for Sustainable Agriculture. http://uvm.edu/~susagctr/ Uploaded with permission. Noncommercial use only. Lockwood 'Pooh' Sprague, Edgewater Farm, Plainfield NH * Summer cover: buckwheat * Summer cover: Japanese millet * White clover strips between crops. Farmers and their Innovative Cover Cropping Techniques. A 70-minute educational video featuring 10 farms from 5 northeastern states. Produced by: Vern Grubinger, University of Vermont Extension. With funding from: Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program, U.S.D.A.
Views: 11880 PublicResourceOrg
Biotechnology in Agriculture
Doc Sanders talks about modern Biotechnology in Agriculture and it's impact on producing affordable food world wide.
Views: 9392 downtheroadtv
Part 1 of 4 - Pasture Cropping What is it.
The Gecko CLaN has undertaken a Pasture Cropping project titled 'Profitable, sustainable cropping & grazing systems using Pasture Cropping principles after overwhelming interest was formed by farmers after an information session held with the Pasture Cropping Pioneer Colin Sesi from Gulgong NSW, Australia. The project was Funded by the Australian Government, Caring for our Country scheme where we have compleded trials over 18 months in the Goulburn Broken Catchments of North East Victoria, Australia durin 2008-9. Watch our 4 videos of the trials and learn what Pasture Croipping is and why innovative Australian Farmers are staring tro use this technique in ther farming enterprises.
Views: 13357 TheGeckoCLaN
Crop Rotation with No-Till Production
SUNUPs Kathy Shelton visits with a Garfield county producer and an OSU expert about how crop rotation can enhance the benefits of no-till production practices.
Views: 14707 SUNUPTV
No-Till Farming (Part 1)
No-till farming using our new roller crimper. Our mission: making local sustainable agriculture an important part of our community through farming, education, and community events. Visit www.pennypackfarm.org for more information.
Views: 136532 FarmPennypack
Biospharms - The Ultimate Sustainable Protein Source.wmv
Biospharms develops sustainable agriculture communities that feature grid optional living utilizing solar power, rain water cisterns, fruit tree groves, and various appropriate technologies that combine modern technology with age old principles. If you are putting together your own eco farm, or you would like more information on our current projects, we would love to hear from you. Subscribe to our channel for updates and more information on sustainable agriculture.
Views: 3986 biospharms
Sustainable Farming 2
Sustainable Farming : Carbon Neutral and BioDynamic Practices employed by Backsberg, a South African winery in the Cape region. During my South African tour, I (we)got a chance to catch the owner of this renowned brand on his vineyards. It was a remarkable discussion
Views: 84 The Prashanth
Biospharms Tilapia Pond Explained.wmv
Biospharms develops sustainable agriculture communities that feature grid optional living utilizing solar power, rain water cisterns, fruit tree groves, and various appropriate technologies that combine modern technology with age old principles. If you are putting together your own eco farm, or you would like more information on our current projects, we would love to hear from you. Subscribe to our channel for updates and more information on sustainable agriculture.
Views: 7269 biospharms
The Whole Picture - Sustainable Tourism in Israel
(Source: Israel Ministry of Tourism)
Views: 25073 Israel
Michael Pollan On Joel Salatin's Polyface Farm
Friends music video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mD4Kj4xvMs From Michael Pollan's UC Davis talk about his book "The Omnivore's Dilemma".
Views: 60571 AmericanCritiquer
The Economics of Sustainability
Matt O'Reilly, owner and proprietor of Green Circle Projects and Dynamic Earth, presents "The Economics of Sustainability" at the Second Annual Sustainability Conference: Leadership in a Sustainable Society.
Managed Grazing - Part 2 - Animal Management
Managed Grazing - Part 2 - Animal Management - Iowa State University Extension 1995 - VID 0018 - Managed Grazing. Animal Management. The goal of managed grazing is to mutually benefit plant and animal productivity. Paddock system design and management are affected by seasonal plant growth and varying livestock nutrient requirements. This video is a guide to paddock system design and to daily grazing management decisions to make optimum use of forages. Posted with permission. This program was produced through a partnership of the Iowa State University Cooperative Extension Service, the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture and the USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program.
Views: 31074 PublicResourceOrg
KFP Rainwater Harvesting System - How it works
KFP rainwater harvesting system is an invention by Jalmitra Vijay Kedia. KFP (Kedia Farma Patterm) is a real low cost, no maintenance, one time solution (for 200 years) to numerous problems. It's a single solution to Water Scarcity, Food Crisis, Soil Erosion, Power Crisis, Unreliable Monsoon Effects on Agriculture and Global Warming. It can also revive dead rivers if implemented on a large scale. For more information please visit - http://www.varshajal.com
Views: 19202 Pankaj Shakkarwar
Peter Andrews on Weeds
http://www.ecofilms.com.au/ Peter Andrews the creator of Natural Sequence Farming speaking about grasses and weeds and how to best manage them. This talk was recorded at Mulloon Creek NaturalFarms near Canberra. Read the Blog and learn more about this video at:
Views: 21519 Frank Gapinski
In 2050 more than 75 % of the world's population live in cities. Peak oil has happened. This research movie by Daniel Podmirseg, il mondo di paratufello, is a synopsis of actual research principles regarding future food supply of megacities.
Views: 579 paratufello
Sustainable Future Part 2
Amina Kamal Khan, Urdu VOA News, Washington. Cities are expanding rapidly due to migration trends and urbanization of population centers, straining existing resource management frameworks and damaging the environment. Experts worry about the sustainability of current trends in resource consumption, population growth and urbanization. They say that environmental damage and climate change could seriously affect food production in the rural areas while the rising demand for fossil fuels and water would continue to intensify resource-related conflict in the future. Amina Khan investigates this issue and finds that some educational institutions around the United States, including the University of Maryland and Washingtons American University, are implementing principles of sustainable urban development on their campuses. Dr. David Rain, Director of the Environmental studies program at GWU, Debra Jacobsen from the GWU Solar Institute, Dr. Michael Klare from Hampshire college, Amherst, Anthropologist Dr. Allison Brooks from GWU, Todd Alther and Andrew Van der Stuyf from the UMD and Sustainability Director Chris O Brien from AU weigh in on sustainable development and resource management, along with the Recyclemania steering committee: Ohio Universitys Ed Newman, Bill Rudy from Brigham Young U, Deborah Hansen from the University of Arizona and Jack Debell from the University of Colorado.
Views: 418 Urdu VOA
Use a Billhook over a chainsaw - sustainable farming practices
A short video about how to use a use a Billhook over a chainsaw to prune or lop branches of trees for sustainable farming practices. The was filmed at New England Permiculture in northern NSW, Australia. Original music by Rodrrico MY GEAR: Main Camera: https://amzn.to/2Pa7sr2 B Camera: https://amzn.to/2MpAkwX Big Tripod: https://amzn.to/2OA1dM8 Little Tripod: https://amzn.to/2OE8H0S Favourite Lens: https://amzn.to/2KU3P5h Second Lens: https://amzn.to/2PbOPD0 Mic: https://amzn.to/2nGxFkC Backpack (the best): https://amzn.to/2vMpWWt Gimbal: https://amzn.to/2OCZAxd Slider: https://amzn.to/2MjFDio BACKUP!!!: https://amzn.to/2MKJYqZ
Views: 3152 rodrrico
We Never Hear About Sustainable Consumption!
Tomas Dworak was a presenter at the 6th Annual Conference of the European Water Association in Brussels. Mr Dworak discusses the role played by water in environmental and farming issues, the status of reform of the Common Agricultural Policy and sustainable development.
Views: 1888 totallydrinkable
India Permaculture Pioneer - Narsanna Koppula of Aranya Agricultural Alternatives
Narsanna Koppula is CEO of Aranya, and is a permaculture pioneer, studying with Bill Mollison and Robyn Francis in India in 1983. http://permaculture.tv/india-permaculture-pioneer-narsanna-koppula-of-aranya/ Interview at Klimaforum09, Copenhagen, 2009 ARANYA- a self-regulating system ARANYA is a registered organisation under the societies act. ARANYA is a Sanskrit word, which actually means Forest. Ancient Indian mythology considered forest as the homeland for all life forms. The forest is defined as a sustainable energy generating system, performing a vital role in maintaining ecological balance as one of the main ecosystems. ARANYA (The Forest) is also the source and guiding principle of agriculture. It is a self-regulating process, with abilities to sustain the present and the future. Therefore the organization was christened ARANYA AGRICULTURAL ALTERNATIVES (ARANYA) to encapsulate the regeneration philosophy of the age old Indian tradition and culture.
6 of 6: Greenhouse Gases and Agriculture: Where Does Organic Farming Fit Webinar
Lynne Carpenter-Boggs, Washington State University, gives some take home messages from the Webinar. In summary, organic principles tend to reduce greenhouse gases.
Views: 287 eOrganic
The Next Agricultural Revolution: Future Harvests 1 - The Fundamentals
Introduction to the background and fundamental principles mentioned in food and agriculture futurist Christophe Pelletier's book "Future Harvests - The next agricultural revolution" about the future of food and farming. Book released in August 2010. For more, go to www.hfgfoodfuturist.com/future-harvests/ Future Harvests also available as en ebook on Amazon.com Topics such as demographics, the shift in economic power, the control of food and food security strategies are reviewed. Sustainability, innovation, efficient market driven food production and strong leadership are required.
Views: 1463 FoodFuturist
Building Deeply Sustainable Food and Energy Systems. Marlboro Graduate School, Vermont
http://gradschool.marlboro.edu Don McCormick was the MBA in Managing for Sustainability Featured Speaker for December 3, 2010. McCormick is the president of Carbon Harvest Energy, and his presentation addressed his company's landfill gas-to-energy project in Brattleboro as a practical model of sustainable and responsible resource use. The central principle of this project is to replace a linear model of resource extraction-to-consumption-to-waste with a circular model based on nature, where waste/outputs are recovered to become new inputs for further processes--until no waste remains. McCormick has over 20 years of entrepreneurship, management and engineering expertise. Prior to founding Carbon Harvest Energy, he designed Laughing Duck Farm, a sustainable aquaponics business that produces year-round food (microgreens and Tilapia) in a cold climate, as well as a greenhouse that uses all renewable energy inputs and eliminates waste through a closed-loop water system. For more info see:http://gradschool.marlboro.edu/academics/nonprofit/
Views: 9181 MarlboroCollege
Plug into Holland's sustainable network
www.holland.com/greenmeetings Green meetings are more than just a temporary buzz. Sustainability is more important than ever before in the meetings and conventions industry. Holland offers outstanding facilities and means to make your meeting as green as you want it to be. Plug into Holland's sustainable network and find out how...
Views: 1070 Meet in Holland
SUSTAINABLE: Part 3 of 3 Green Angel Organic Farm Interview
Larkin covers some of the sustainable principles and demonstrates some parts of the farm including a composting toilet and a sustainable circle that represents the concepts of ecology and balance. http://sustainable1000.com
Views: 45 Shane Snipes
Radical Roots Farm
Roy and I visited Radical Roots Farm in Keezletown, Virginia on a drizzly day in May. We learned a lot about sustainable agriculture and permaculture design from the farm's owners, David and Lee O'Neill. Great day!
Views: 382 Kathy Kildea
Sustainable Energy: Thermal Banking Greenhouse Design
For our YouTube audience: 25% off original designs- ends August 31. https://teespring.com//?pr=YT726 - all store products... Subscribe to our new Food Farmer Earth channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/foodfarmerearth?sub_confirmation=1 Steven Schwen of Earthen Path Organic Farm (Lake City, Minnesota) has built an innovative greenhouse that allows him to extend his growing season while reducing energy costs. SARE's Farmer-Rancher Grants program provided critical assistance for Schwen in the beginning phases of his project. Check out our new series: Food Farmer Earth - a journey of wide discovery about our food http://www.youtube.com/ffe Cooking Up a Story - Bringing the people behind our food to life http://cookingupastory.com Subscribe to receive the latest videos: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=foodfarmerearth Follow us: Google+ https://plus.google.com/+foodfarmerearth/posts twitter http://twitter.com/cookingupastory Facebook http://www.facebook.com/cookingupastory Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/foodfarmerearth/ Website RSS Feed http://cookingupastory.com/feed
Views: 391986 Cooking Up a Story
The Role of Sacramental Plants in Sustainable Communities in the Western Amazon
Google Tech Talk January 14, 2010 ABSTRACT Presented by Paulo Roberto Silva e Souza. The Amazon rainforest is an ancient and highly diverse ecosystem that provides essential benefits for our entire planet and everything that lives on it, breathes air and depends on water. This ecosystem is being destroyed and its existence is being threatened by unthinking greed in the form of cattle ranchers, the agriculture industry, logging, and the infrastructure required for these encroachments. The talk tells the stories of three communities living in the forest in sustainable ways as stewards with respect and emerging understanding of natures principles using the spiritual teachings transmitted through the use of sacramental plants: the Yawanawa tribe and the Santo Daime communities in Ceu do Mapia and Ceu do Mar. The common thread through the talk is the necessity for the social expansion of environmental consciousness and the ways that this can be facilitated in the minds and hearts of people living in the style of the Western World with its focus on acquisition and domination. Paulo Roberto Silva e Souza received his degree in psychology from the University Gama Filho in Rio de Janeiro and began his professional carrier as a psychologist at the Pinel Hospital Suicide Prevention Center and the Ana Freud Clinic and Health Center Saint Romain in Rio de Janeiro. In 1976 he had first experiences with Santo Daime in Amazonia and was initiated by Padrinho Sebastiao. In 1982 he founded the first Santo Daime church outside of the Amazon in Rio de Janeiro which he still leads today. In 1985 he organized and led a multidisciplinary commission for the Brazilian government that conducted scientific research on the use of sacramental plants in the Acre and Amazonas states which led to the legalization of the church of Santo Daime in Brazil. As psychotherapist and shaman he introduced Daime ceremonies to 14 countries. In 1989 Paulo worked with IBAMA, the Brazilian Environmental Protection Agency, to preserve 1.6 million acres of national forests in the state of Amazonas, now the National Forests Mapiá, Inauini, and Purus. In conjunction with the UNEP-United Nations Environmental Program he implemented projects of environmental protection, forest extension and development for the Amazon. In 1994 he created the first National Heritage Private Reservation in Rio de Janeiro. He was a guest lecturer at Harvard University on environmental problems and solutions in Amazonia. Since 2008 he has been working on the project Eco Park Topo da Mata in the Natural Heritage Private Reservation.
Views: 23301 GoogleTechTalks
Dr. Henry Chesbrough at the 2010 Sustainable Brands Conference
Session title: "Open Innovation: An Apropos Paradigm Shift for Sustainable Brand Innovators." http://www.sustainablelifemedia.com/events/sb11 Dr. Henry Chesbrough is an Adjunct Professor and Executive Director, Center for Open Innovation at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also co-manager of the Open Innovation Community website, where innovators meet for the latest news, research, discussions and applications of Open Innovation. http://www.openinnovation.net/.
Views: 2537 openinnovationdotnet
TEDxAmsterdam 2010 - Howard-Yana Shapiro - 11/30/10
Howard-Yana Shapiro is the Global Director of Plant Science and External Research, Mars Incorporated. Howard has guided Mars toward the goal of 100% sustainably sourced cacao production since joining up with the company in the late 1990s. His more than 35 years working with sustainable agricultural and agroforestry systems, plant systems, plant genetics, and food production systems across the world have led to his being a party to functional ecological enhancements the world over.
Views: 12819 TEDx Talks
Perma Kultcha Part 1
This 30-minute documentary focuses on Permaculture and Organic Farming in South Africa and what it can do to transform society at a grass roots level, to create sustainable lives for individuals, communities and South Africa as a whole. The documentary aims to educate the youth of SA on the importance of food security and introduces a holistic approach to utilize our countries abundant, yet often neglected and ignored, natural resources and natural wealth. Our hope is to reawaken a culture of working the land that has been lost, and present common sense alternatives to complement the current development paradigm and mobilize the youth to create a new world. It is an informative yet entertaining piece, leaving the viewer motivated and aware of their positive potential and the resources available to all South Africans regardless of their background or location to empower themselves to a better life. It provides an introduction to the practices and attitudes of a particular approach to gardening and sustainability that is known as permaculture. The word permaculture is a combination of the words permanent and agriculture. Unpacking a set of practices and attitudes that make gardening or agriculture more permanent or sustainable and help to create wealth. It includes skills that are easy to learn and can make a big difference to everyones quality of life. Permaculture is an internationally successful proven approach to designing sustainable systems. Its adaptability and emphasis on meeting human needs means that it can be utilized in every climatic and cultural zone. Permaculture is about: •Working with Nature rather than against it •Seeing solutions not problems •Co-operation, not competition •Bringing food and medicinal production back to our communities •Energy efficiency & moving towards zero waste •Valuing diversity •Reforestation of the earth & allowing for wild places to exist & thrive •Community-building and people care Permaculture is an optimistic, action-oriented approach to the environmental, energy, food, water and climate crisis the world is currently facing It focuses on the small solutions that we can implement now, to save the earth & ourselves. The filming and editing style, presenters and people interviewed are funky and hip making the show both entertaining and credible to the youth. The aim is to make self-sufficiency accessible to all, and motivate South Africans to take charge of our collective future.
Views: 8848 afristar
Urban Reforestation
Urban Reforestation is an urban agriculture catalyst and global sustainable design project. Our aim is to inspire and enable sustainable lifestyles through urban farming and enjoyment in sourcing, preparing and sharing local food. Starting in Metropolitan Melbourne.
Principles of System of Rice Intensification Hindi sub-titled part 1
An overview of System of Rice Intensification in India.
Views: 6487 Verdurez
Winter on the Farm
Fall is harvest season, and spring is planting, but what happens on a farm in the winter? From Christmas trees to sleigh rides, farmers make the most out of their winter wonderlands. From Our Ohio show 523.
Views: 4495 Our Ohio

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