Permaculture and Aquaculture DVDs

One of the ventures I would say is viable in the Philippines is going self sufficent this is based on the fact the Philippines is a food basket in the way it naturally can produce food but many things are under utilised such as you will see coconut plantations which have nothing else growing there yet it could be using a mixed crop to maximise the area. The islands are full of springs that crop up naturally yet the water isn’t harnessed for anything useful yet in many cases it doesn’t even need pumped as its just overflowing from the springs. I have been collating information for over 2 years and willing to share the information as I see Permaculture and Aquaculture being the future in farming as it works with the land instead of against it. Mono cropping is not only damaging to land it often doesn’t make any sense as it crashes the prices on certain materials to suit big consumers of them such as the furniture industry yet the farmer misses out. As a foreigner in the Philippines myself I believe the way the world is going down the toilet fast due to oil prices and countries mismanaging economies that moving away from a purely reliant system on government and supermarkets to at least producing 30% if not more of your own produce is the way forward. The DVD’s will be $20 and guaranteed to be a lot more use than you will get anywhere else if interested drop me an email.

6 comments for “Permaculture and Aquaculture DVDs

  1. Steve
    January 29, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Hi Matt. Am interested in getting the DVD. I am in Sydney. Can you mail it to me? How do I make payment? Previous experience tells me never to send money by mail and direct deposits or door-to-door from here via IREMIT etc have a minimum of $100. A friend is going to the Phils in March/April and can deposit the money into your account.

  2. Steve
    January 29, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Hi Matt. I share your comments especially on aquaculture and permaculture. I hope to be able to do something about it when I go to the Phils later this year. I am currently working in the Pacific on an agriculture project addressing exactly the issues you raise and I can see the solution through small family-owned farms. May never make someone millions but will definitely help reduce poverty. I like your comments about spring water being wasted. Fiji had that same problem until someone thought of bottling it. Today Fiji Water is a leading bottled water in the world!

  3. Tropicalpenpals
    January 30, 2011 at 4:20 am

    Hi Steve,
    thanks for your reply.. there is a lot of opportunity here in farming as it seems most people have given up. I am currently also looking at doing tomato plants in hanging plastic bottles to see if they will work. Not sure how good this area is for them so not expecting great results but worth a try..

    The only problem with the bottled water is when they ship it half way round the world although does make me wonder how many people buy water here that they could literally just get from the ground. At the moment got a lot of ideas and doing Aquaponics in a barrel starting this week got my list of components and the hardest bit will be sourcing a good pump with a low wattage.

    Regards the DVD email me at matt_Wilkie@hotmail.co.uk and we can sort something out.

    • Steve
      January 30, 2011 at 11:20 am

      Hi Matt. Will solar pump work? I may be able to get some info. Interested in the tomato growing in hanging bottles. Where can I get info on this?

      • Tropicalpenpals
        January 30, 2011 at 1:07 pm

        Depends on the size of the solar pump needs to be around 100gallon p/h (nearly 400 litres an hour) picked a mains one up today for P400 I am looking at a solar panel from the UK as a 40w solar panel comes in at under £80 and hook it up to a battery system. I have money I am making in the UK online so not really an issue as buying the unit there is cheaper and also wouldn’t be wasting cash on the poor exchange rate. So worth shopping around in Australia as you could probably get it cheaper there and stick it in your luggage.