Mother Channel hosts an intellectual exchange between Mr John Turner (Permaculture expert at Monkey Valley Resort) and Ms Heidi Du Preez (Food Scientist) who talk on bioflavonoids in fruit and vegetables, microbial communities in soil and food, food industry and more. In opening the discussions, John Turner states that he works in a most exciting […]
Boschendal Wine Estate, pioneering the transformation from conventional chemical based cultivation, to complete Organic vine cultivation and Organic Permaculture food crop farming, including newly developed natural insect and weed control technologies.
Luke Boshier and John Turner speak on the Ignorance and Impacts of Chemicals on Soils with Industrial Agriculture.
Luke Boshier meets with John Turner and they discuss why everyone should grow their own food, where they have ability and means to do this.
Permaculture – Kurt Amman – Rozendal Permaculture Farm – Organic Farming since 1985 – Chemical Fertilisers and Pesticides replaced with Biodynamic Organic Fertiliser
Permaculture – John Turner – A good soil develops over many seasons. It is a living entity, a synergy of bacteria, fungi, algae, and roots not just the actual soil type. The roots bring solar energy into the soil. The prediction of climate change was that there would be uneven rainfall. We can see that […]
Permaculture – John Turner – Veld and Cattle Management, Nitrogen Fixing Plants, Solar Dollars
Farmers in Zimbabwe have been trained in Permaculture and sustainable farming by a Botswanan NPO. They use natural resources to produce crops. For example, their compost is made from raw cow dung processed by worms.
Permaculture – John Turner – Organic Farming is now more popular than Genetically Modified (GM) Foods. We have to change because the Industrial system has such a negative impact on the planet as it uses mineral dollars instead of solar dollars. GM has gone out of fashion. The feedback from farmers is that they do […]
Luke Boshier discusses building methods with compacted soil and 3% cement – wattle and daub methods. The way the poorer people in the area build at the moment shows a victim mentality – they do not knead the clay properly or add mealie husks/grass to the mix so their houses collapse within a year. Tudor […]
Permaculture farm – Kwa-Zulu Natal – Umgazi River – Luke Boshier – discussion on how aid and grants create dependency and destroy local farming
Permaculture farm – Kwa-Zulu Natal – Umgazi River – Luke Boshier – discussion on community land that will be developed. Workshops for 200 people (lifeskills), 60 people (food gardens), other courses on building, water and sanitation. The soil is dead from repeated burnings which has destroyed all micro-organisms in the soil; top soil has been […]