Permaculture: Producing food without destroying the planet
Agriculture accounts for 17 percent of worldwide CO2 emissions. But what if there were a way to produce it without harming the planet? The idea is called permaculture – growing vegetables in a circular, self-sustaining system, without artificial pesticides or fertilizer.
We're destroying our environment at an alarming rate. But it doesn't need to be this way. Our new channel Planet A explores the shift towards an eco-friendly world — and challenges our ideas about what dealing with climate change means. We look at the big and the small: What we can do and how the system needs to change. Every Friday we'll take a truly global look at how to get us out of this mess.
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Special thanks to: Simin Fadaee, Immo Fiebrig, Narsanna Koppula, Julius Reiff and Sabine Zikeli for background interviews.
1:02 Farming the permaculture way
2:02 What is permaculture?
3:05 Design and water management
4:39 Building up the soil
5:22 Polyculture, habitats and pesticides
7:21 Permaculture worldwide
8:04 The future of permaculture
Reporter: Kiyo Dörrer
Camera & Video Editor: Henning Goll
Supervising Editor: Joanna Gottschalk