Adventures in Permaculture: Transition West Coast

“Adventures in Permaculture: Transition West Coast”


Our second documentary project, “Adventures in Permaculture: Transition West Coast,” premiered in September at the North American Permaculture Convergence in Hopland, Calif. The message is how people need to take permaculture to the community level – quickly – to face the challenges of climate change, declining energy supplies and economic collapse.

We interviewed permaculturists on the cutting edge of transforming communities in Northern California, Oregon and Washington: Susan Silber, Penny Livingston, Rachel Kaplan, Trathen Heckman, Carolyne Stayton, Brock Dolman, Larry Goldberg, Jan Spencer, Matt Bibeau and Jacqueline Cramer.

Building on “Adventures in Permaculture: Australia,” our hope is that the video will be a really cool tool to help spread the word about how permaculture and transition can help humanity survive the present and coming crises – all for the price of an average movie ticket! We hope you’ll get a copy or two to pass around to your friends and neighbors!



Purchase our DVD:

Adventures in Permaculture: Transition West Coast (2016)
Runtime: 60 minutes – Documentary

Permie journos Steven Saint Thomas and Trudy Thomas follow the Transition movement up the U.S. west coast. Hear how permaculturists are adapting their communities to face the challenges of climate change, peak oil and economic uncertainty. Features interviews with permaculture activists Penny Livingston, Trathen Heckman and Brock Dolman as well as Transition leaders Susan Silber, Carolyne Stayton, Larry Goldberg and others – all answering the question of how to take permaculture design to the community scale. Original soundtrack performed by Club of Rome. Available for download, streaming rental and on DVD.

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