Filming the Permaculture Class

Filming the Permaculture Class

Apr 10

Photo of Permaculture Class from AboveLaura and I dropped in on the Simple Living Institute’s Permaculture Design Course yesterday, planning to stay from 10am – 2pm, just to get some footage of the students and teachers in action. We were received so warmly and hospitably that we stayed until 6pm, learning, making new friends, and eating good food along the way. The nine-week, 72-hour certification course in permaculture is the first of its kind in Orlando, something the Simple Living Institute intends to repeat many times.

Permaculture, short for “permanent agriculture,” is a broad concept that covers many theories and practices. In a nutshell, it is, according to the Simple Living Institute’s website, “a philosophy and approach to land use which weaves together microclimate, annual and perennial plants, animals, insects, soils, water management, and human needs into intricately connected productive communities. Permaculture’s foundation of principles and design concepts are universal and can be suited for any region or location.”

As we saw firsthand yesterday, permaculture is much more than we can explain in one blog post. We were able to get a lot of great footage, including interviews with the three instructors and a few of the fifteen students. I’ll be working hard to turn this footage into a video that will give you an overview of the class and show you how valuable and much fun it can be.

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