Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective
Inhabit- A Permaculture Perspective is a documentary about the values of Permaculture and the importance of making positive changes in our world. Rather than focus on the damage that humans have created, Inhabit uplifts the voices of people using Permaculture to restore the soil, connect the community, and value nature. This documentary is a shining example of how thoughtful design and meaningful observation can help change the world.
Permaculture, or permanent agriculture, is a philosophy and design strategy where humans work with nature to regenerate the soil and optimize productivity. In Permaculture, observation is vital, the forest is our teacher, and roadblocks are our opportunities. Throughout Inhabit, we meet farmers, activists, and gardeners across the country. From Ben Falk (Permaculture Research Institute Director) to Pandora Thomas (Pathways to Resilience Director), each person uses Permaculture to celebrate diversity and integration.
By using creative solutions and meaningful observation, urban spaces are transformed into food gardens and degraded soil is reborn. As our society learns how to reconnect with nature, we nourish both ourselves and the soil. These Permaculture methods prioritize intention rather than production, thus resulting in more meaningful and compassionate ways of living. Overall, this inspirational film shows that working with nature and with each other builds meaningful connections and positively impacts our planet.
At the Eastern Shore Food Lab, we follow the Permaculture philosophy by celebrating diversity and collaborating with the community and students. Our campus garden uses Permaculture design systems to mimic natural systems.