Sunday, October 24, 2010

Boulder Garden Sanctuary Retreat - A Re-Greening of the Desert

Witness the product of the hard work and vision of one man "Garth" to re-green the desert using permaculture methods. His success can be used as an example of how nature can give back by simply taking a little time to put in place a method that will sustain on its own in time...
Location: Yucca Valley, California
Boulder Garden Sanctuary Retreat is a paradise sanctuary for hiking, meditation and visiting in the High Desert of California. Some of the spots "Garth" shows us in this video are enchantingly beautiful - especially the pool. For more, see the website:

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Rock'n'Roll Permaculture Circle Garden Show Part 3

More fun from the inspiring bunch at Solitude Farm! (

Solitude is a 6-acre sustainable farming community specializing in natural farming and permaculture methods. They grow a variety of indigenous millets, rice, pulses oil seeds as well as a wide diversity of fruits and vegetables. They build most of their own buildings using natural materials and use solar energy, compost toilets and wind power. They host volunteers from around the world and there is also an organic restaurant.
.Solitude Farm is based in Auroville, the City of Dawn, South India. Auroville, founded in 1968 by Mirra Alfassa and designed by architect Roger Anger, is meant to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony, above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The purpose of Auroville is to realize human unity.(Source: Wikipedia)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Modern Hobbit House: A Tiny Cob Home

Margaret Krome-Lukens shows us the cob home being built by interns at North Carolina's Pickards Mountain Eco-Institute. Since iher new home is less than 150 square feet, she talks about the joy of giving up stuff to move in.

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Glen's Permaculture Project

Glen's permaculture dreams becoming reality. Inspiration!
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