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Inhabit

Runtime: 91m 55s | Release date: 2015

This film features: Geoff Lawton.

Inhabit explores the many environmental and agricultural issues facing us today and examines solutions that are being applied using the ecological design process called 'Permaculture'. Permaculture is a design lens that uses the principles found in ecosystems to help shift our impact from destructive to regenerative.

Focused mostly on the Northeastern and Midwestern regions of the United States, Inhabit provides an intimate look at permaculture peoples and practices ranging from rural, suburban, and urban landscapes.

Featuring:
Therese Bradley
Neil Ditt
Jonny McPherson
Kiki Kendrick
Kaisa Hammarlund
Adam Hypki
Basma Ben Ali

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krystal kouvaras | 1 year, 3 months ago
Awesome documentary. I am inspired now to do more. I really want chickens or ducks. I dont know if my yard is big enough.
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Colleen Belliveau | 1 year, 6 months ago
I love how this film gives hope to each and every person that you can incorporate the principles of permaculture into your life no matter where you live -- rural, urban, suburban setting. A very inspiring film!
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danielle Hatfield | 1 year, 6 months ago
Great movie
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JANET | 1 year, 9 months ago
this film to me is pure joy.

a decade ago i was a single disabled mom of a toddler. i lived in a housing project and since i'm in the north, healthy food is unaffordable so we were surviving on ramen noodles and porridge. (the porridge i liked, but it does not make for a balanced diet alone.) i looked over the balcony and found 5'x5' planter boxes on a rooftop below. apparently the offices on the first floor once used this roof as a place to take their breaks but due to budget cuts,. nobody was there anymore.

what was a mom to do? a bit of geurilla gardening of course!

i was working part time at a greenhouse and when they were going to throw a way a dying plant (usually flowers such as petunias) i would buy it or be given it, i'd take it home, and nurse it to health on the balcony. after that i transferred the plants to those planter boxes, having brought in some manure to stir in on top as well. the petunias exploded. they were a huge carpet of bright happy colours. elsewhere i planted 16 corn plants (the neighbor kids said they were delicious.. oops, at least they enjoyed them). directly below my balcony i had the heavy waterers so that i could just grab a watering can, lean over, and water my tomatoes.

all things considered i think i did pretty well. 3 pumpkins, some eggplant, oodles of cherry tomatoes, the corn that was liberated (ha), and other miscellany. some of the stuff didn't work out well but the rest was fairly cool. the best part? the rooftop also functioned as a playground for the nursery school that had mostly poor kids from the neighborhood. they got to see flowers and vegetables grow just for the fun of it. (before anyone starts to worry, it was a 2nd floor roof with tall walls keeping us in!)

my situation is better now and i own a small suburban property, roughly 40x70'. i've spent the past several years monkeying around the garden to produce a native plant habitat for monarch butterflies. i still have lawn though. (mostly clover, because i will never water another lawn as long as i live). this vid inspires me, perhaps i should turn the front yard into a permaculture/pollenator habitat combination.
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danielle Hatfield | 1 year, 6 months ago
Beautiful
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Penny Jacobsen | 3 months ago
Thanks for sharing Janet. Your true self is strong and beautiful keep feeding it, nurturing and loving all that is.
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Stacy T. | 1 year, 11 months ago
I absolutely, 150% believe that this is the only way we can save the planet! What a great film!
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AnneMarie Krupa | 2 years ago
Awesome documentary. I just signed up for an intro to Permaculture in my area. This is something I really believe in and want to implement on our little lot of land. THANK!
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samanthia | 2 years, 1 month ago
I learned alot.... Excellent content.
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Sharon Vickner | 2 years, 11 months ago
Inspirational to say the least. The practices that these individuals follow, give me thoughts as to why I haven't been doing what they have been doing all along. All I can think about right now is how can I too get to where they are. I support the permaculture practices and know that these practices are the only ones in agriculture that will truly take care of all living beings. I try to do my part by growing my own garden and only purchasing organic foods; I guess that's a start. Thank you for making this documentary available and a bigger thanks to those that shared an insight into their lives.
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