In One Hundred Thousand Beating Hearts Will Harris the owner of White Oak Pastures, tells us the evolution of his farm to a Regenerative Agriculture practice. This guy is the change we need to see more of in agriculture and this video is very well made and is one of the best regenerative agriculture videos I’ve seen.
Just a short video of my front yard container garden. The plumeria is from a cutting and it’s doing awesome. The Kumquat I bought at Costco a few years ago and I had originally planted it in the ground but I had to move it last year so it didn’t produce any fruit but this year there will be a bunch! and then there is my crazy productive aloe that I use for sun burns and smoothies.
Kirsten Dirksen travels around the world documenting examples of sustainable living by making videos and her Dryland Homestead Hacks with Brad Lancaster is one of her best videos yet! It is just shy of an hour long but at no point was I bored, every second is filled with great information and ideas for any dryland climate type. Brad Lancaster is a genius when it comes to rainwater harvesting watch the video and see for yourself.
The InnoGear Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser works very well and has many great features. It holds 100ml of water and I really like how it automatically turns off when it runs out of water. My wife and I had never used essential oils but it was super easy some of our favorites are Eucalyptus, Lavender, Orange, Peppermint, Lemon and Tea Tree! When buying essential oils make sure they are Organic and undiluted.
I love using mason jars for a wide variety of things around the homestead and when I go to fill my wide mouth jars I need a wide mouth funnel so I don’t make a mess. Made of 8/18 stainless steel so it will last for a long time and you don’t have to worry about any chemicals leaching out into your food! This funnel is so much bigger than the regular mouth jar funnels it really makes all the difference when I’m storing my homemade popcorn or sauerkraut.
It really bothers me when I waste paper so I do my best to avoid the stuff! Like when I take notes I always end up adding the note to my phone or computer and then throwing the paper away, I mean I could compost it but it probably has nasty chemicals that I don’t want in my compost so I’d rather just use an eWriter like the Boogie Board Jot 8.5 LCD eWriter. It works really well for me, I can “Jot” down quick notes when I’m on the phone or leave a note for my wife to feed the dogs. You can even use the stylus as a kickstand to display your message. The only thing is one of the magnets on the back came off but all I had to do was add a drop of crazy glue and now it’s good to go!
The Circular Economy is the future! As I have said in the past, “I believe that the modern day society we live in is out of balance with nature and inherently unsustainable. We live on a finite planet with finite resources, so we have to be smart how we use them, the change we need will not come from government but everyday people like you and me. I do what I think is right and hope that some will follow in my footsteps.” Check out the video below to learn more about The Circular Economy and keep reading to find out how you kan help make a difference!
Have you heard of Prince Ea? He is a Futurologist I’m not really sure what that means but he has some really inspirational videos and I wanted to share some with you.
A short TED-Ed video by John Bellaimey about the meaning of Yin and Yang. I’ve always liked the thought of a balance of good and bad, like the light and the dark side of The Force, but Yin and Yang proves to be much more than just that!
I was listening to the Survival Podcast yesterday and Jack had John Moody on as his guest. I learned about the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund, they are fighting for our right to choose where and who we buy our food from. I believe very strongly in preserving our freedoms and this is one of them that has been taken from us. If I choose to consume raw milk because of it’s health benefits over pasteurized milk then that is my choice and the government has no right to interfere.
This is a Free Intro to Permaculture Course. There are no admission requirements or prerequisites needed to take this course. While none of the discussions, activities, assignments, or quizzes are required, if you choose to complete all of the discussions, assignments, and quizzes you can earn your “Intro to Permaculture” digital badge from Oregon State University. You can display your digital badge on social media platforms!
Vandana Shiva is amazing, she’s a Doctor, an Eco-Activist, and my Hero! She’s a brilliant scientist who became Monsanto’s worst nightmare and a rock star of the international sustainable food movement.
The Man Who Planted Trees is a wonderful story of one man who turned a deserted wasteland into an oasis. Undeterred by two World Wars, and without any thought of personal reward, Elzéard Bouffier a solitary shepherd tirelessly sowed his seeds in the hills of France where there was once nothing with his bare hands because that’s what he thought needed to be done.
Honey Bees are dying in masses. Which at first seems not very important until you realize that one third of all food humans consume would disappear with them. Millions could starve. The foes bees face are truly horrifying – some are a direct consequence of human greed. We need to help our small buzzing friends or we will face extremely unpleasant consequences.
By: Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
Homebrewed hard apple cider is one of the easiest beverages for the beginning home brewer! When you drink that first bottle of your very own home brew you get such a sense of accomplishment knowing that you made it yourself and the best part is it’s cheaper than buying it at the store. All you need to get started is an Airlock, a stopper, a gallon of apple juice, and some yeast.
Geoff Lawton is a permaculture consultant, designer, and teacher, he specializes in permaculture education, design, implementation, and system establishment. He plays a vital role in spreading the word of Permaculture and has a free video series with breathtaking imagery and inspirational concepts.
Everything you ever wanted to know about raising chickens with a permaculture twist!
I’m tired of making New Years resolutions and never accomplishing them. As an alternitive I propose we use S.M.A.R.T. Goals, they are extremely helpful when trying to accomplish anything in our modern day busy-as-heck lives.
My passion lies in helping people, and I’m so lucky that Beyond Sustainable allows me to follow that passion. I truly believe that by empowering people with knowledge we can be truly self-sustainable. Let this Thanksgiving serve as a day to remember all the people that helped you get to where you are today.
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My buddy Matt Powers is starting the first permaculture school for kids!. He has created a program for children and young adults to reconnect with nature, learn how to be self-reliant and build resilient local communities. His program is ready to go, he even developed his own fully illustrated textbooks! Now he just need a little financial help to be ready in time for the new school year.
This video brings one of many sustainable solutions to light. It’s kind of silly but if you think about it, it really makes sense.
Materialism is all bad, it’s so sad that things and the fear of losing those things can make people so crazy. Materialism can lead to depression, anxiety, and general unhappiness. Also, any concern for the wellbeing of our environment goes right out the window.
What happens when Louis Schwartzberg and Morgan Freeman collaborate? A poetic message filled with hope, optimism, and Sustainability.
Presented to world leaders at the 2014 United Nations Climate Summit in New York, this short film shows that the world we believe in is possible. We already have the appropriate technology to harness nature sustainably. Thanks to permaculture (and all the seers who helped shape it), we constantly learn how to regenerate land, work more harmoniously with nature while benefiting from a fertile planet.
Living in an apartment makes getting fresh eggs difficult but not impossible. I have found a way, Quail. They are small, quiet, and produce very high-quality eggs.Read More
When people ask me “What is Permaculture?”, this is what I tell them:
Permaculture is a design science for your life, based upon the highest ethical standards. It includes environmental design, integrated water resource management, and regenerative agricultural systems modeled from natural ecosystems. It’s what get’s me out of bed ever morning!
We live in a world to today where corporations will sell you anything to make a buck, no matter how toxic or wasteful and that makes me really sad. We live on a finite planet with finite resources, and if we continue the way we have, it will just be a matter of time before we are forced to change. We must adapt our ways to meet the growing demand for resources and start to correct the damage we have already done. Beyond Sustainable is a place where we can share ideas that can help us be regenerative and self-sufficient.