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NEW! The Forager’s Harvest DVD featuring Samuel Thayer
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49 minutes, 2011, $20.00, DVD
The Forager’s Harvest DVD Set includes two discs covering all the plants discussed in my first book. The footage was shot by Brian Pierce over the course of three years as he accompanied me on foraging adventures. Through hundreds of hours of editing, organizing, re-shooting, and planning in order to optimize the usefulness of the video to viewers, Brian created excellent DVDs that are both informative and fun. The entire production is narrated by me (Samuel Thayer) and provides ample ammunition for those who wish to make fun of my mannerisms, hairstyle, and especially, my attire choices. It also contains real-life footage of gathering and eating from the wild. In it, we interrupt normal foraging antics to cover the bases regarding each plant: identification, where to find it, what stage to harvest it in, what parts to collect, how to get them, and how to use them.
Get Thayer's two excellent books on Edible Wild Foods here.

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NEW! A Forest Garden Year with Martin Crawford
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49 minutes, 2011, $22.50, DVD
Fifteen years ago, inspired by the pioneering work of Robert Hart, gardener Martin Crawford moved from conventional organic gardening to creating a forest garden from a bare field. Today his garden is a wonderful example of what can be done with a minimum of effort to produce an abundant crop of unusual edible trees, plants, shrubs and ground cover. You can apply the principles of forest gardening to spaces big and small. Here Martin takes you through the seasons in his Devon forest garden, and shows you how to plan your planting to mimic the layering, density and diversity of a forest. A wide variety of edible plants can be grown: for example, Nepalese raspberry, Siberian purslane, Turkish rocket and
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Good King Henry, lime trees (their leaves make a good salad), bamboo (young shoots are tasty when steamed), snowbell trees (for their fruit), mulberry and chokeberry. A Forest Garden Year shows you how to graft an apple tree to crop a variety of apples over several months, how to grow shiitake mushrooms and perennial leeks, how to pollard and prune, protect crops from wind, attract beneficial insects and increase valuable minerals in the soil - all the while creating a haven for yourself and for wildlife. 

NEW! Food Production Systems for a Backyard or Small Farm
DVD + bonus resource CD
110 minutes, 2009, $28
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A great training video for those seeking self-reliance in growing their own food. Developed by a family that depends on these systems for a major part of their diet. Draws from organice gardening, permaculture, agroforestry, indigenous teachings, historical anecdotes, and missionary work in developing countries. Covers water, garden, rabbits, home butchering, poultry, working dogs, orchards / food forests, food drying, fencing, rocket stoves, and much more.

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Natural Controls for Noxious Weeds
Written & directed by Lauren Swain, produced by Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute, 33 minutes, 2002, $15, DVD
Controlling noxious weeds has been a contentious issue on the Front Range and throughout the Rocky Mountain West. Many people are concerned about the hazards of herbicide use, yet this is now the primary method employed to control the many invasive weeds that now threaten our region's native environment. We suggest a new approach, oriented towards reducing the use of toxins, yet achieving excellent results with the use of other methods.
 
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Millions of public dollars are spent on the chemical control of weeds in Colorado each year. We demonstrate that these budgets could be reduced, and more lasting solutions developed.  This video describes the noxious weed problem and explains the benefits of using non-chemical control methods. Several successful Biocontrol, manual control, and land reclamation programs are presented. The problem of invasive ornamentals is explored, and the political aspect of herbicide reduction is discussed.
The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
53 minutes, DVD or VHS, 2006, $20

The need to bring agriculture into Havana began with the fall of the Soviet Union and the loss of more than 50 percent of Cuba's oil imports, much of its food and 85 percent of its trade economy. Transportation halted, people went hungry and the average Cuban lost 30 pounds.

Due to the continuing US embargo, but also because of the loss of a foreign market, Cuba couldn't obtain enough imported food. Furthermore, without a substitute for fossil-fuel based large-scale farming, agricultural production dropped drastically.

So, Cubans started to grow local organic produce out of necessity, developed bio-pesticides and bio-fertilizers as petrochemical substitutes, and incorporated more fruits and vegetables into their diets. Since they couldn't fuel their aging cars, they walked, biked, rode buses, and carpooled.

The goals of this film are to give hope to the developed world as it wakes up to the consequences of being hooked on oil, and to lift American's prejudice of Cuba by showing the Cuban people as they are. The filmmakers do this by having the people tell their story on film. It's a story of their dedication to independence and triumph over adversity, and a story of cooperation and hope.

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NEW! Sepp Holzer's Permaculture
90 min., DVD, 2000, $45

This new DVD combines Holzer's three previous videos Farming With Nature, Aquaculture, and Terraces and Raised Beds into one 90 minute DVD.

Austrian farmers Sepp and Veronika Holzer show how they have turned 110 acres of steep alpine slopes into a Garden of Eden with cherries, figs, and lemons at 3000 feet! A convincing demonstration of permaculture, beautifully filmed with English narration. A well-realized 40 year old system.

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Aquaculture: The Synergy of Land & Water
90 min., VHS only, 2000, $19
(This entire video can also be found on the new Sepp Holzer Permaculture DVD above.)

Fishponds on a mountain farm: an unusual sight at these altitudes. On an Austrian mountain, permaculture farmer Sepp Holzer created more than 70 ponds and wetland areas covering about 3 hectares. Sepp Holzer: "In these ponds and lakes the fish are mixed in a colourful way, just like my plants. In a number of places in the ponds I put roots and stones, about 4 to 5 metres deep. It is important that the fish can hide, so they are not being chased all the time. The predator fish can´t enter such a tangle of roots, so the small fry feel safe. If they are being followed all the time they would either die of stress or be eaten. The big fish, the predator, has to get through these roots, but the small ones are faster."

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The Global Gardener
with Bill Mollison

120 minutes, 1991 DVD $30.00

In 4 half-hour segments, Bill travels the globe viewing Permaculture application in the tropics, arid deserts, cool temperate climates, and cities. Acclaimed by millions! Excellent for introducing Permaculture to the media-opiated masses. Buy a copy for yourself and another for your local public library!!

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The Synergistic Garden
30 min., DVD or VHS, 1995, $20 

French Pc Teacher Emilia Hazelip shows in detail her method of organic no-till gardening without fertilizers. Carefully explains the basis of true soil health. Available in English, French, or Spanish, VHS or DVD.

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Bill Mollison In Grave Danger of Falling Food
with Bill Mollison
56minutes, 1989. $35
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Cartoon cutaways and bizarre sound effects seem no stranger than Bill loping through Aussie suburban sleaze, guerilla planting hazelnuts. A campy period piece, this film tells the permaculture story with verve and imagination.

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West Coast Food Forestry: A Permaculture Guide
by Rain Tenaqiya
2004, 136pp, $19, PDF on CD

Food Forests are multi-layered food gardens composed primarily of trees, shrubs, & other perennials that are designed to imitate wild forests while producing an abundance of food. This CD addresses the design & maintenance of food forests west of the Cascades & Sierras, with special emphasis on the food plants that can be grown here. Book includes:

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- bioregional issues relevant to West Coast food forestry
- illustrated tour of West Coast
food forests
- fully illustrated plant profiles for 239 food plants showing plant, leaf, flower, & fruit, data on size, environmental preferences, maintenance, flowering & fruiting times, propagation
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charts for fruits & nuts
- plant list for 36 characteristics relevant to design
- brief introduction to permaculture

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