[permaculture] Jean Pain Documentary - English Translation

Darren Doherty darren at permaculture.biz
Thu Jul 17 09:17:23 EDT 2008


Please find following a note from Benjamin Falloon, the son of a long term
client of mine whom I directed to this Jean Pain Short Documentary to. He
and his partner Nina Grundner have just release the translation of it which
is now subtitled.

Bravo to them for their efforts, it is quite a service for this important


Darren Doherty

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Benjamin Falloon <benjamin at horsedrawndesign.com.au>
Date: 2008/7/16
Subject: Jean Pain Documentary - English Translation (alternative energy)

Greetings List,
My partner Nina Grundner and I have just finished translating a 15 minute
german video documentary short on the frenchman Jean Pain. For those
unfamiliar with his work, I'll quote wikipedia verbatim....

"Jean Pain (1930 - 1981) was a French innovator who developed a compost
based bio energy system that produced 100% of his energy needs. He heated
water to 60 degrees celsius at a rate of 4 litres a minute which he used for
washing and heating. He also distilled enough methane to run an electricity
generator, cooking elements, and power his truck. This method of creating
usable energy from composting materials has come to be known as Jean Pain
Composting, or the Jean Pain Method. "

The short can be watched on youtube at the following addresses (truncated
for length).

Part 1

Part 2

If you're interested in learning more about his methods, there is a ebook
available titled "Another Kind of Garden". You can purchase a copy the
following address. http://www.jean-pain.com/mjp.htm The checkout process is
in French, but you can get the english version.

Please feel free to distribute these video links to any people you might
find will benefit or enjoy this information. To my knowledge, this on the
only footage of Jean Pain accessible to english speakers.

All the best,

Benjamin Falloon

Darren J. Doherty

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