9 March 2014

Kin's Domain Village Rodnoe & Slavnoye

Recently in Russia there has been an increase in the number of people who prefer life in nature to the hustle and bustle of the city, and have moved to Eco-villages…and are creating 'Kin's domains'. They have given up the use of fertilizers, heavy agricultural machines, and grow all their food themselves.
Eco-village Rodnoe has approximately 100 plots of land, each of which measures no less than one hectare. Families organize their plots in their own way, and say that their domain has the personality of its owner.
Who are they? People who leave their successful and relatively quiet life in modern cities and go to rural areas to set up a hectare of land - their Kin's domain? What drives them? Are they happy about the change? How do they deal with the land and growing plants? How does one build an adobe house?

Winter comes to Kin's domains village 'Rodnoe'. The land is covered with snow. It's time for renewal and contemplation of what has been created during the summer time. How do the villagers survive the winter? What do they actually do in winter? How to create a true Space of Love and to live in harmony with Nature, animals and all other of God's creations?

The story about the Russian Kin's domains ecovillages continues! More than 150 families have found their home on the beautyful fields of the Kin's domain ecovillage Slavnoye. Each of them has their own story, their own path, but all of them have the same goal – develop their plot to create a Kin’s domain.

The books in English: Ringing Cedars

24 February 2014

Establishing A Food Forest

Geoff Lawton is a permaculturist’s permaculturist. As one of the first ‘wave’ of designers and teachers in Australia, he has been implementing and thinking about permaculture for many years, and has become internationally recognised as a repairer of landscapes, and a creator, even in the most unpromising ecosystems, of food forests and abundant, productive landscapes. This film offers an inspiring and enlightening immersion in his work and thinking, and also a moving look at just how productive permaculture systems can be if they are sufficiently well thought out and designed.

19 February 2014

The Edible Garden

Alys Fowler attempts to avoid shop-bought fruit and vegetables and live off her own home-grown produce. It's no easy task because Alys doesn't want to turn her garden into an allotment, so she's growing her fruit and vegetables among her flowers.
Alys will focus on different foods and show how anyone can grow, cook and eat from their own garden - even if they live in a city.

29 January 2014


"It was good for the skin to touch the bare Earth, and the old people liked to remove their moccasins and walk with their bare feet on the sacred Earth. The soil was soothing, strengthening, cleansing and healing"
~ Luther Standing Bear ~ Sioux Tribal Leader - 1868-1939

From a world older and more complete, a nomadic arctic animal, the wolverine, and all such creatures, help a man on a lifelong quest in a journey to explore life's profound mysteries. From ancient times, nature revealed an interconnected life force to humans, in the form of rhythms and patterns.
This is a true story of actual events unfolded over thirteen months, which changed this man's life. Could it happen to you?

15 January 2014

Lizzie Velasquez: How Do You Define Yourself

In a time when beauty is defined by supermodels, success is defined by wealth, and fame is deified by how many followers you have on social media, Lizzie Velasquez asks the question how do you define yourself? Once labeled, "The Worlds Ugliest Woman," Lizzie decided to turn things around and create her own definitions of what she defines as beauty and happiness.

14 January 2014

Sam Berns: 3 Secrets To Happiness

About three months before he passed away, 17-year-old Sam Berns gave this speech explaining his dislike for obstacles and his strategies for beating them. When he was 2 years old, Sam was diagnosed with the rare disease progeria, which causes rapid aging and various other side effects, none of which could prevent Sam from leading a happy life.

9 January 2014

Mick Dodge: Surviving In The Forest

Talk about living off the grid. About 25 years ago, Mick Dodge shed his shoes, grew his beard, and left modern civilization (and a family) to live alone in the Pacific Northwest’s Hoh rain forest. But he’s not a total isolationist; he’s dialed into a community of mountain dwellers and agreed (although it took convincing) to be the subject of National Geographic Channel’s series 'The Legend of Mick Dodge'.

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