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The Permaculture Orchard : Beyond Organic - DVD pre-sale / fundraiser

 
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I added to the pot from your link.
 
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I interviewed Stefan on Monday. You can listen to it HERE. He has so much great knowledge to share and a great message. The video looks amazing and should be awesome. Thanks for doing it Olivier and Stefan.
 
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I just got back after one day away from my computer and email to find out that we've surpassed our fundraising goal of 15,000$ with 21 days to spare! Thanks to all who contributed, and huge thanks to Paul, the Duke of Permaculture!

Margie, we plan to release the film in May/June 2014. There's still a lot of work to be done before it's ready.
 
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Olivier Asselin wrote:I just got back after one day away from my computer and email to find out that we've surpassed our fundraising goal of 15,000$ with 21 days to spare! Thanks to all who contributed, and huge thanks to Paul, the Duke of Permaculture!

Margie, we plan to release the film in May/June 2014. There's still a lot of work to be done before it's ready.




YAAAYYY Stefan and Olivier!

OMG May/June 2014, I'll be old by then I am soooo looking forward to this!!! I know it is going to be one of my favorite things to watch over and over and over again! I love how you found just the right music to go with this.

Ok, I will just have to be patient. If you guys notice the trailer for the video is getting faded it's cause I've worn it out watching it.

Thanks again!!
 
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Until Dec 1st, we're running a contest for a chance to win a copy of the film when it comes out in May/June 2014 (in digital download or DVD format)

To be eligible for the draw, go to our Facebook page, like the Page, and share the contest image you'll see posted there.

The winner will be announced on Dec 2nd, good luck!
 
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Hello,

I also pledged for this awesome project. Since I'm from Quebec, it holds a special place in my heart.

I just want to make sure people understand, though, that "A Rhymer's manual" is not actually a book but a music album by Formidable Vegetable. Very nice music, I'm sure, but I noiced on this thread someone mentioning he was the first to pledge $75 for the DVD and the book.
I just don't want those who pledged $75 and over to have wrong expectations.

Keep on being awesome.
 
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Hugo,

You're correct, Permaculture : A Rhymer's Manual, is the debut album from Australian band Formidable Vegetable Sound System. One of the songs from the album is the one used in the Kickstarter video, and others will be used in the film.

Anyone who mistakenly thought this was a book and isn't interested in the music can go back on Kickstarter and adjust their pledge amount. I would certainly not want people to feel like they didn't get what they were supposed to.

Thanks for pointing this out!

Best,

Olivier


 
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I backed also...way to go!!! Can't wait to watch the video
 
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Thanks! We still have just over a week to go and we hope to make it to at least 25,000$!

As part of our partnership with Permies.com, we've just added a new reward to our campaign. For 175$, you'll get everything from the 125$ reward, plus streaming access to Paul Wheaton's Wood Burning Stoves 2.0 4 DVD set (a 95$ value). If you live in a cold climate and you've never heard of rocket stoves and rocket mass heaters, you should definitely check them out. They're probably one of the cleanest, most efficient, and easy-to-build wood heating devices available.

So basically, a 175$ contribution will get you :

-streaming access Wood Burning Stoves 2.0
-your name (or pseudonym) as a contributor in the film credits and project website
-your choice of DVD or digital download of the film
-your choice of CD or digital download of Formidable Vegetable's debut album (jam-packed with songs about permaculture!)
-If you've already registered your pledge and you'd like to take advantage of this package, you can always go back and adjust the amount and the reward.

Some people were disappointed about the film only coming out next year, as they wanted to offer it as a xmas present. While there's no way we could even dream of finishing the film within the next month, we've decided to do the next best thing. If you'd like to give a copy of the film to someone, just send us a note after registering your pledge, and we'll send you a personalized printable coupon that you can stick in a card and give to your loved ones during the holidays.

 
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Thanks for everyone's who backed the project so far!

We have just a few more hours to go on the Kickstarter (26 to be precise), and we're at 483 backers! Let's see if we can get to 500!

With the funds we have so far, we've already guaranteed that we can subtitle the film in at the very least five languages (on top of French and English).

Here's a link to the Kickstarter campaign

 
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Congratulations on a successful kickstarter campaign! Very inspiring work! Looking forward to watching and learning.
 
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Thanks! We're also super excited by the response we've received and eager to produce a great film!
 
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I found this link last night in googling. I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO in love with the idea!!! I want to know more
 
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Anyone know of a modified model for an existing orchard that does not require any fruit tree removal? My family owns a pear and apple orchard (25 acres), but being that I'm not the sole owner, I can't remove any of the fruit trees. I can just plant shrubs, vines, ground cover, etc. in between them. Please suggests plants that will be beneficial and symbiotic with the apple and pear trees. The hardiness zone is a 7b, bordering on 8a.

If you could, please respond to this on this thread: https://permies.com/t/32649/permaculture/Orchard-permaculture#254431
 
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We're happy to announce the official release of our film The Permaculture Orchard : Beyond Organic!

Our Kickstarter backers have already started receiving the film and it's available on our website in DVD or digital download format by clicking here



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Is anyone else having trouble with the download? I'm getting a message "Sorry, this download has expired"
 
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@Jerry - I had that problem for the lower resolution (720p) download for some reason. I was using a download manager to get it, so I downloaded the 1080p version directly from the browser and it made it. It actually downloaded almost the whole file on the first shot, but then for some reason it was replaced with a little html file that said I'd reached my limit. I think they only let you try to download it one time and if it goes wrong you have to ask to do it again.
 
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In fact we allow several download attempts - at first 3, now we changed it to 5 - for each file. Download links were valid for 48 hours at first, we've also now extended that for a couple of days longer.

There seems to be some amount of confusion on two points :

  • There are 2 files that can be downloaded - the 720p version and the 1080p version. Both files are the same film, but vary in resolution. The 1080p is higher resolution, but the file is much bigger (3.5GB) whereas the 720p is smaller, at approx. 1.8GB. These are not part 1 and part 2 of the film. We're offering 2 options because we realize 3.5 GB is a big file and it could be a challenge for some people to download. 1.8 GB is still big, but we need to maintain a decent level of image quality, so something's gotta give. You don't NEED to download both files. You can, but for most people all that'll accomplish is take up more space on your hard drive.
  • What we're offering is not streaming access, but digital downloads. You're meant to download the film to your computer and watch it at your own leisure as many times as you want in the future. We believe this is more practical than having to be connected to the internet anytime you want to watch or re-watch the film. This means you can't expect to access our download links forever, which is why they expire after some time.

  • Our files are hosting on Amazon S3 servers which are pretty reliable, and have a very good bandwitdh. If you have problems downloading the files, chances are it's coming from your connection. We've served several hundred people over the past week with very few problems overall. So far people have downloaded over 2.5 TB of data from our Amazon S3 account (that's 2,500 Gigabytes) and most people aren't reporting problems.

    If you're having trouble downloading the files, try downloading the 720p version rather than the 1080p, and avoid downloading both files simultaneously.

    If you're on a slow internet connection, consider getting the DVD version of the film rather than the digital downloads.

    If you have any technical difficulties, you can write at info@permacultureorchard.com and I'll do my best to help you out.



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    One more thing concerning people using iPads :

    It is not possible to save a downloaded video file on an iPad without the use of an app especially designed for that purpose. If you're having trouble viewing the film on your iPad, that's because you're actually watching it directly without saving it.

    Please use a computer or a download app to make sure you can save your digital download, as our download links expire after a few days.

    If you want to watch the film on your iPad (or iPhone) you can transfer it from your computer through iTunes as you would with other video/music files. Please note that users have reported that only the 720p version will work on iPads and iPhones - not the 1080p.
     
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    My DVD just came in the mail!!!
     
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    I sent off for the DVD today in French I hope my LL will be able to watch it . Time to infect some minds

    David
     
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    Just downloaded the documentary.

    Great production, great information. Thank you.

    I planted 12 fruit trees this spring, in groups of two, three and four.

    I look forward to learning more!

    Thanks again,

    Chris
     
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    Olivier has done something very special! He has given us permies EARLY access to an all new Permaculture Orchard Update. Following the release of the film in June 2014, they received many comments and questions. A year after shooting the film, they come back with a short video update to address some of those.



    Watch The Video Here!!!
     
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    Interesting about the plastic. I don't really care enough about it to question their use of it.. but despite the clear difference in the video, using it still makes me feel a bit squinchy. Is there any evidence is does (or may) leach into the soil?
     
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    Something tells me he is soon going to be inundated with kiwi's...
     
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    Wonderful update! Great info and very fun to learn what works and what doesn't. I need more info on over pollination-i am not really sure how he is going to correct for a more consistent production...?
    Can anyone elaborate on that? I had a problem with not much production this year either, but I don't know how to correct.
     
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    Toni Brock wrote:I need more info on over pollination-i am not really sure how he is going to correct for a more consistent production...?



    Olivier was saying they would prune more heavily this winter to reduce the amount of fruit buds in the next year, which presumably is going to be another heavy fruiting year. By limiting production in they good year (2015) they hope to see better fruiting in the following off year (2016). Counter-intuitively you need to prune heavily in the off year.
     
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    Alternatively, with better pollination, you can grow more fruit in the shade. I have blackberries, apples, and Asian plums loaded every year in 1/2 at least shade, due to great pollination.
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    Toni Brock wrote:Wonderful update! Great info and very fun to learn what works and what doesn't. I need more info on over pollination-i am not really sure how he is going to correct for a more consistent production...?
    Can anyone elaborate on that? I had a problem with not much production this year either, but I don't know how to correct.



    stefan had an interview with jack Spirko that was released last week. He talks in more details about the issue and a lot more topics.
    Here's the link to the episode.

    Survival podcast interviews Stefan Sobkowiac

    If you follow the Miracle Farms on Facebook, too, you'll see that he is currently doing a tour in Europe....lucky him
     
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    Update!!
    what has happened since the video

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhv7kN2DM7k

    The Permaculture Orchard: Beyond Organic - Fall 2014 update
     
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    duane hennon wrote:

    Update!!
    what has happened since the video

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhv7kN2DM7k

    The Permaculture Orchard: Beyond Organic - Fall 2014 update



    I'm glad I found this series! I'll be watching the film this weekend, but watched the update ahead of time. Is this all really done on just 5 acres? I know Oliver shares that they charge a $55/yr membership, but are there anymore details regarding annual income? My wife and I are looking for 5-10 acres, so the idea of being able to turn 5 acres into something this impressive is pretty enticing. I'd need 10 acres if we include our house, shop, greenhouse, etc.
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