FUKUOKA STYLE SEED BALLS FOR NO-TILL FARMING
Brian Kerkvliet, Inspiration Farm; Bellingham, USA
2011, 8 min 12 sec
Seed balls are a fun method of plant propagation widely promoted by Japanese natural farming innovator Masanobu Fukuoka. Brian Kerkvliet of Inspiration Farm in Bellingham, Washington shows how to make the Fukuoka style seed balls. There are plenty of variations on how to make them, all involving some combination of seeds, compost and clay. The balls can be tossed into existing crops. Some people use seed balls – or larger seed bombs – as a form of guerrilla gardening: throw the balls into areas that are desolate and could use some flowers or edibles.
NATURAL FARMING CENTER GREECE
Panayiotis Manikis; Klisohari, Greece
2012, 6 min 32 sec
Natural farming is a farming method that does not use fertilizers, the soil is not tilled and pesticides, weed removal and chemical weed killers are not used. Farmer, philosopher, former plant pathologist and founder of natural farming, Masanobu Fukuoka, has also called this method the do-nothing-farming.
GEOFF LAWTON ON PERMACULTURE
TEDxAjman; Ajman, United Arab Emirates
2012, 18 min 02 sec
Geoff Lawton is convinced that people can have the most positive impact instead of the most negative and that even cities can become not just neutral but beneficial elements of the global environment. Since 1985 Geoff has designed and implemented permaculture projects in 30 countries for individuals and groups, communities, governments, aid organizations and multinational corporations.
HOW VERTICAL FARMS BRING FRESH FOOD
TO BOOMING CITIES
2013, 6 min 46 sec
In Singapore, the challenge of feeding a growing population is pushing the concept of urban farming to new heights. A super-efficient vertical farming system is producing greens for 5 million residents.
“Can we supply enough food for everyone on the planet?” is a question plaguing leaders around the world. In Singapore SkyGreen offers one example of how this might be possible, “not just technically, but economically”. By increasing their food security while reducing the impact of food production on global climate change, SkyGreen is 10 times more productive per square foot than conventional farming.