[Sdpg] Permaculture: The Growing Edge NEW MOVIE Starhawk

Wesley Roe and Santa Barbara Permaculture Network lakinroe at silcom.com
Fri Nov 5 23:40:46 PDT 2010

Permaculture: The Growing Edge



Permaculture: The Growing Edge is an antidote to environmental 
despair, a hopeful and practical look at a path to a viable, 
flourishing future. The film introduces us to inspiring examples of 
projects, including a visit David Holmgren's own homestead, tracking 
deer with naturalist Jon Young, sheet mulching an inner-city garden 
with Hunters Point Family, transforming an intersection into a 
gathering place with City Repair and joining mycologist Paul Stamets 
as he cleans up an oil spill with mushrooms. We interview some of the 
key figures in the Permaculture movement, including David Holmgren, 
Penny Livingston-Stark, James Stark, Paul Stamets, Mark Lakeman, Dr. 
Elaine Ingham, Maddy Harland, and others.

Permaculture is a sustainable system of earth care that offers 
solutions to many of our grave environmental problems and a hopeful, 
proactive vision of change. The Permaculture movement, started by 
Australians Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the nineteen 
seventies, is now a worldwide network of skilled ecological 
designers, teachers, food growers, natural builders, environmental 
activists and visionaries. "Permaculture is the key to a post-carbon 
future," says Maddy Harlan, editor of Permaculture Magazine.

We will be offering Permaculture: The Growing Edge on both DVD and as 
a download starting on November 5th. More details will be posted here 
as soon as we have them.

* Hold a HOUSE PARTY screening - you can now download a poster, a 
recipe and a set of discussion questions. Take a look at the HOUSE 
PARTIES page for all the information!

Visit our More on Permaculture page for Permaculture definitions, 
principles and resources.

Why This Film?

Today, anyone who loves the earth knows that we face a huge crisis. 
Climate change, oil spills, toxins and habitat destruction threaten 
the viability of ecosystems around the world, and damage the 
life-support systems that we all depend upon.

The reality is alarming and sometimes overwhelming. And yet-solutions 
to our most grave problems do exist. While governments stall and 
politicians prevaricate, ordinary people around the world are making 
changes in their lives and trying out new ways of growing food, 
providing for human needs, and building community.

Starhawk practices and teaches the system of ecological design called 
permaculture. Together, Donna Read and Starhawk wanted to document 
the positive steps people and taking and the solutions that do exist. 
We believe that people can face huge changes and make enormous 
efforts when we feel hopeful, that we are best motivated not by fear 
and alarm but by vision and love. Permaculture: The Growing Edge is 
our labor of love, exploring just a few examples of the immensely 
creative and regenerative ideas that are inspiring people around the 

Starhawk - an author of eleven books on feminist and earth-based 
spirituality, an activist, permaculture designer and teacher, and 
of Earth Activist Training. She and Donna co-created Belili 
productions. See her website at:www.starhawk.org

Donna Read - a producer, director and film editor. She was a member 
of the National Film Board of Canada's renowned women's studio, 
Studio D, for many years where she directed the Goddess trilogy and 
many other films before forming Belili productions.
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