[permaculture] Backyard food Production DVD

Marjory forestgarden at gvtc.com
Fri Oct 9 13:49:52 EDT 2009

Hello Everyone,

We took off from teaching this year to turn the food production workshop 
into a DVD foramt. We are starting to sell in limited quantities to 
'friendly' users. The website has just recently gone live. Check it out 
at www.backyardfoodproduction.com.



This video set is for those seeking self-reliance in growing their own 
food. The project was developed by a family that depends on these 
systems for a significant part of their diet. The techniques used are 
drawn from organic gardening, permaculture, agroforestry, indigenous 
teachings, historical anecdotes, and missionary work in developing 

The set includes a DVD with over 110 minutes of video, and a bonus CD 
ROM with some 60+ documents that support and complement the information 
on the DVD. The DVD is a video tutorial covering the following topics:

Table of Contents

Section 1: Overview

Why we began this journey
Soil types and climate of the site

Section 2: Water

Water sources and qualities of water
How much water do you need?
Rain water collection systems

Section 3: Garden

Garden location
Size -- how much area do you need?
Bio-Intensive gardening overview
Watering the garden
Sun and shade
Bugs and insects
Vegetable varieties and seed saving
Getting started

Section 4: Rabbits

Housing and protection
Watering systems
Other resources

Section 5: Home Butchering

Butchering a rabbit
Tanning hides
Butchering poultry
Other animals

Section 6: Poultry

Chicken breeds
Housing and egg collecting
Predator protection
Getting started

Section 7: Dogs

Why dogs? - work dogs can do
Dog training
Size and breeds
Final thoughts

Section 8: Perennials: Orchards, Food Forests, and Edible Landscaping

Locations and micro climates
Using geese for fertility
Tree varieties
Planting and care of trees
Getting started

Section 9: Other Essentials

Calorie crops
Solar food dehydration
Home made herbicide test
Fire ants
Hog panels and tee posts
Water levels and mapping contours
Rocket stove and hay box cooker
In The Wake; a manual for outliving civilization
Propagating leuceana.

Section 10: Credits and Acknowledgments

The bonus CD ROM contains pdf files that are mac and pc compatible and 
includes documents that support and complement the information on the 
video. Topics covered are water systems, gardening, composting, seed 
saving, rabbits, poultry, aquaculture, propagating plants, recipes, a 
permaculture design manual, useful plants, wild foods, solar food 
dehydrating, and much, much more.

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