One of the things that really sold me on Geoff’s brilliance in designing sustainable systems and creating systems that could feed you in any conditions was what I saw him do with a five acre property. I originally watched him describe this property in his PDC on DVD with Bill Mollison.
I remember watching this one segment about 8 times before going forward in the PDC. Shortly thereafter I finally was able to connect with Geoff and bring him on TSP for the first time. That PDC on DVD is quite expensive but I remember telling Geoff what I learned in that one segment was worth the entire cost of the DVD set.
Well today when I saw that Geoff had released a bonus DVD called, 5 Acre Abundance on a Budget I instantly knew it must be the same property. What I figured he had done is just taken that segment from the DVD set and made it available. I was pretty excited about that because sharing it with you guys is something I wanted to do for a long time, though I haven’t to respect the copy write on the DVDs.
Well I was both right and wrong, it is the same property but the presentation isn’t from the DVD set it is even better. Geoff mostly recreates the segment of the PDC on a white board but this time it is joined with actual HD footage of the property as it exists today. Along with that you see the actual construction costs of all the earth works and at the end the entire project. I think it will really impress you with what can be done on a small budget. You can view the new video at the link below.
As many of you know I am working on bringing Geoff to my property either this winter or in very early spring of 2014 for a Earthworks Design Course where we will design my property. What you likely may not know is it was this very design that convinced me I had to make that happen. Like many of you I first learned of Geoff from the Greening the Desert Project, I became an instant fan.
From that point I bought every DVD he had, watched everything he put out and considered him along side of people like Sepp Holzer, Bill Mollison and others to be one of my “remote mentors”. It was however this very design that made me realize when it came to design, Geoff wasn’t just great he was an artist. Have a look and I think you will understand why.