B. Case Studies

This Integral Permaculture Designers' Manual is full of regeneration studies 
... and some of our favourites are linked on this page, below and in the menu  >>

Veta La Palma on the Guadalquivir Estuary

Wangari Maathai's work with Reforestation

Allan Savory's work with Holistic Grazing

The Yellowstone Park work with re-introducing wolves

& a few more case studies on this page:

How Whales Change Climate

Vídeo de YouTube

Some of the most impactful regeneration work we can do is to protect even a single species that belongs to that ecosystem, as amply illustrated by all the examples above.   This one about whales is a particularly moving one...

When whales were at their historic populations, before their numbers were reduced, it seems that whales might have been responsible for removing tens of millions of tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere every year. Whales change the climate. The return of the great whales, if they are allowed to recover, could be seen as a benign form of geo-engineering. It could undo some of the damage we have done, both to the living systems of the sea, and to the atmosphere.

Sustainable Living through Permaculture Systems

Warren Brush (Exec. Dir., Quail Springs Permaculture Gardens) guides us through the various interdependent sustainable living & food production systems at Quail Spring Permaculture Gardens & Sustainable Living Facilities (Maricopa, Ca.). Produced for public television by Barrett Productions, Ventura, Ca. More info www.quailsprings.org

"Permaculture Trio"

Forest Gardening, Edible Landscapes & Urban Permaculture

United Kingdom examples

This video consists of three mini-documentaries:

1. (0:12) FOREST GARDENING with Robert Hart
Find out loads about what forest gardening is, and how to make your own! 

2. (15:55) PLANTS FOR A FUTURE with Ken Fern
Second is an amazing case study about Rural Permaculture in Britain, showcasing loads of amazing edible plants, aquaculture and flowers, as well as fantastic medicinal plants. Look out for a cure for female infertility that's dropped in here!

3. (32:08) URBAN PERMACULTURE with Mike & Julia Guerra
This is a brilliant and inspiring documentary of permaculture techniques used effectively in an urban back garden. WIth little more than 2 hours of work a week, this couple produce about a fifth of their food intake!