“Frankly, I must admit at times during the film, I was so engrossed with what I was seeing being done to grow food and food animals respectfully and with careful considerations for all aspects of the biosphere humans touch, I felt a welling up inside my chest, a wonderful feeling that there could be hope for the future of Planet Earth and humankind—especially one not based in toxic chemicals.”
This reviewer’s experience while watching the movie reminds me of my own experience while listening to master permaculture teacher Peter Bane speak about the promise of permaculture during the first hour of the Permaculture Design Certificate course I attended way back in 2007. I felt that same “welling in the chest,” a sure sign, for me, that permaculture is the hope of the future. And BTW: though not as well known or practiced, permaculture not only works with nature to grow food, it also works with humans to grow a variety of interwoven relationships that constitute permanent culture. Indeed, it may be that the principles of permaculture, when practiced by human societies, will prove to be the key driver of planetary resilience.
At least this has been our experience, here in the Green Acres Village. Beginning with a neighborhood garden, the garden itself, over time, morphed into a subset of what appears to be an emerging perma-culture.
Working together, let us tend our various gardens.
Recently, I had the enormous good fortune to enjoy the screening in my local arts movie theater of a most exciting, beautifully photographed and produced, full-length motion picture titled “Inhabit.”
I sat there in awe of the beauty of Nature, plus how humans are learning, and implementing, how to interact more ecologically intelligently with Mother Nature to grow food while incorporating and creating a totally pristine ecosystem, which includes farm animals, geese and ducks, fruits and veggies—all without the use of toxic chemicals!
Frankly, I must admit at times during the film, I was so engrossed with what I was seeing being done to grow food and food animals respectfully and with careful considerations for all aspects of the biosphere humans touch, I felt a welling up inside my chest, a wonderful feeling that there could be hope for the future of Planet Earth and humankind—especially one not based in toxic chemicals.
Seeing handsome chestnut brown pigs enjoying life pen-free and seeking belly rubs from the farmer was ‘touching’, even though the farmer said his pigs had only one bad day in their life—the day when loaded on to the truck to become bacon. I love to go to 4H, farm shows and country fairs—just to see all the animals so proudly cared for by up-and-coming young farmers.
“Inhabit” is a film about turning problems into solutions—something I’m into. Think about that. As one person said, “Nature is the best thing we got.” The best business decision is the best ecological decision; I salute that!
Here is the trailer for the movie “Inhabit.” I hope you can get a feel for what you can do on the plot of land you own or farm. The film’s purpose is to engender the idea of a shift from Agriculture to Permaculture; what a way to go!
Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.