"The tragic reality is that very few sustainable systems are designed or applied by those who hold power, and the reason for this is obvious and simple: to let people arrange their own food, energy and shelter is to lose economic and political control over them. We should cease to look to power structures, hierarchical systems, or governments to help us, and devise ways to help ourselves." - Bill Mollison

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Jasper Hall

Life on a 42 acre, organic, permaculture inspired eden in Cooper’s Creek Valley, Australia.

(This one's for you Heiko)

http://jasper-hall.com/index.php

23 comments:

cathy@home said...

Really interesting video

granny said...

We travel through that area (not far from us) when we go to visit Pa's mum and dad.It is just beautiful!
Imagine how much food you could grow in our wonderful sub-tropical climate Mr H ! :0)

Buttons said...

Oh Mr H I have so much trouble playing videos but as soon as I get to the library I will play this.
I want to thank you for your great quotes on my comments, you must read as much as I. Always a pleasure to read. B

TheBlakkDuchess said...

Thank you so very much for sharing this. This has been my dream for many years, and now I see that it is reality as well. Seeing people & places like Jasper Hall give me hope & warm my heart. ^-^

Hope you are well & staying warm.

XOXO

Mr. H. said...

Cathy - It is and I thought it was pretty amazing what they have accomplished in such a short period of time.

Granny - It does look beautiful, wish I was there right now as it is only 15°F (-9°c) out this morning...brr.

Buttons - Sometimes I can't play the ones I post on my own blog either as outr connection speed seems to come and go. I do love to read but my stack of books is growing faster than I can get to them of late.:)

TheBlakkDuchess - So glad you enjoyed the video, what way to live...truly the epitome of a self-sustaining exsistence.

Elizabeth said...

Very inspiring! The climate definitely looks sub-tropical so it’s interesting to note that many of the adults being filmed were wearing stocking hats and what looked like long sleeved wool sweaters. I was in highlands of New Guinea for several months many years ago, and it did seem chilly in the very early mornings. But other than that, the temperatures were very comfortable. Interesting.

Mr. H. said...

Elizabeth - I was wondering about their attire as well...but hey, anything above our temperatures sound sgood right now doesn't it. New Guinea, wow, bet that was a fascinating experience.

I recently watched a nice little video
on food in the highlands of New Guinea while researching how to grow sweet potatoes.

Frustrated Farmer Rick said...

Thanks for sharing. I hope this eventually takes root here in the states. I get tired of all the videos with bananas and citrus. I sort of long for a video with walnut and apple guilds. I have found a few of those but it just doesn't seem as awesome in the temperate model.

Elizabeth said...

Yup, PNG was wonderful....it seemed to be fresh out of the stone age back in the 80's. I would love to go back before I get too old....thought I'd have made a return trip before now. With the world changing so fast at present, I'm not sure I'll get the chance.

WeekendFarmer said...

Wow...impressive! I wish he was my neighbor...so I could borrow some of his tools : )

What a life! Thanks for sharing.

Mr. H. said...

Rick - Me too, I guess that it is a lot faster to create such a place in a warm climate where everything can grow twice as fast. As I sit here staring out the window at all the snow I wish I was over there right now...just for a day or two.:)

Elizabeth - I hope you do get to go back someday, looks like such a beautiful place.

WeekendFarmer - That was quite the tool shed now wasn't it. But yes, what a grand life they have created for themselves over there.

Bev said...

I finally got around to watching this. If I was 20, I would be on a plane to Australia right now. That's not in the cards now, but inspiring nonetheless!

Tanya @ Lovely Greens said...

What a wonderful place to LIVE!

kitsapFG said...

I had to break this up into two viewing sessions due to time constraints but it was well worth it. Very inspiring and encouraging. Makes me yearn for more property though. :D

Mr. H. said...

Bev - Me too, what a grand experience that would be.

Tanya - It sure looks that way...and it's warmer there.:)

Laura - That's the hard part isn't it, wanting more space to grow the things we love.

WeekendFarmer said...

Have you ever had a situation where your garlic sprouted in the Fall rather than in the Spring. Happened to me! Any thoughts? I am thinking to just cover them with hay. Otherwise the snow will kill it all.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Watching this video, make me wish I finish my study sooner, finish my contract with my sponsors and finally have the chance to settle in perhaps Borneo island;-). Still a long way to go for me.

Mr. H. said...

WeekendFarmer - That is normal, and happens quite often to us when the weather stays warmer longer than normal, usually the snow does not damage the new shoots but covering them with hay will help to insulate them.
Here is that same question posed to an organic gardening site - http://organicgardening.about.com/b/2009/11/21/reader-question-fall-planted-garlic-is-sprouting.htm

Mr. H. said...

Malay kadazan girl - Wow, Borneo, now that would really be an amazing place to live. Don't worry, you will get there.:)

Ohiofarmgirl said...

hey Happy Thanksgiving! hope you have a great day - have lots of pie
:-)
-ofg

Mr. H. said...

Ohio - Happy Thanksgiving. Don't give the little pup too many table scraps.:)

Buttons said...

Happy Thanksgiving Mr and Mrs. H and family. Enjoy the day. B

Mr. H. said...

Buttons - I keep forgetting that you are in Canada and already celebrated Thanksgiving...but happy Thanksgiving to you anyway.:)

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