Example and information about sucessful permaculture projects?

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    call-u-one Junior Member

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    Hello! I'm about to do a iinfo-video about permaculture as a school project. I've been searching for clear examples of sucessful permaculture projects to prove it's just not an utopia. What i'm looking for is evidence that permaculture designed plots can provide a high/higherer yield than the convential agricultural system. It would also be nice with some social and economical examples in permaculture!

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    K-J, Sweden
     
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    Nice project.

    Go to youtube and watch greening the desert, and greening the desert 2.

    Also, check out the PRI main site (they own this forum): https://permaculture.org.au/ There are heaps of examples of projects there, esp in the blog.

    And look at https://www.tagari.com/

    There are forum members with websites (usually in their signature) where you can see what people are doing. You might even be able to interview them.

    There is so much online now about pc projects.

    In terms of people 'proving' that pc can provide higher yields, probably Bill Mollison's work is a good place to start (tagari, and check the library). Most projects I look at aren't so interested in quantifying what they are doing in relation to conventional agriculture. Many of the projects in the PRI site are about restoring food producing systems in places that have been degraded by mainstream agriculture or social issues.

    Good luck, and let us know how the project turns out.
     
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    Are you in Europe, if you are there is a very good example in Austria at Sepp Holzer's place. https://www.krameterhof.at/ He has been out producing chemical farmers for years and has some impressive yield totals to boast about. In Portugal we have a new small scale intensive site that will surely out produce but is just in the beginning stages of healing after the earthworks. People side of it- I am also part of a sustainable School project that is a Waldorf and permaculture inspired school for the international and portuguese youth in Almocageme, Portugal- not far from Lisbon. It's striving to be a sustainable school and a free school in which I contribute to by running permaculture courses. You can check those projects out at www.treeyopermaculture.wordpress.com and look under Terra Mae and the two Escola Da Terra courses. There are others working on Economic Solidarity in Portugal if you post a thread on https://permaculturaportugal.ning.com some folks would get back to on that. Darren Daugherty can probably give you comparisons for forestry work done on the Keyline patterning as well if you are interested in broadening it past just agriculture. www.permaculture.biz He has done some work in Spain but also in Australia, Mexico, California, and Vietnam. Look towards Joel Salatin in America for Meat production using permaculture as his sales of 2 million US Dollars in 2009 will give some validity to your argument. https://www.polyfacefarms.com/ I hope this helps and remember that 3.7 billion people are malnourished right now so chemical agriculture is not feeding the world right now.
     
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    Thank you pebble and cdoug_e. Your tips made me find some interesting projects I can use. I will let you know how the project turns but eventually it will be in swedish! :)

    I'm also looking for information (articles, documentaries, reports) about the relationship between the beginning of oil-tapping and the growing world population or poverty as the function for the growing world population.
     

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