Scenes From "The Growing Edge"
In this clip from, "Permaculture: The Growing Edge", Starhawk talks to mycologist Paul Stamets and microbiologist Dr. Elaine Ingham about the permaculture solutions they're developing as an antidote to environmental despair. Paul Stamets shows how the solutions to many of the issues that we face today related to pollution and disease and sustainability can be found literally underfoot in the form of fungi. He demonstrates how the fungi can be used to repair the damage of an oil spill in San Francisco Bay. Meanwhile, Dr. Elaine Ingham shows how a compost tea that she created out of all natural ingredients can help repair damaged soil without pesticides
"Permaculture: The Growing Edge" is a joint project with author/activist Starhawk and director Donna Read that takes a hopeful and practical look at a path to a viable, flourishing future. The film introduces us to inspiring examples of projects, and includes a visit to David Holmgren’s own homestead, tracking deer with naturalist Jon Young, sheet mulching an inner-city garden with Hunters Point Family, and transforming an intersection into a gathering place with City Repair. In the film, Starhawk interviews some of the key figures in the Permaculture movement, including David Holmgren, Penny Livingston-Stark, James Stark, Paul Stamets, Mark Lakeman, Dr. Elaine Ingham, Maddy Harland, and others.