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Crystal Waters - 30 Years On

Celebrating the past, present and future of the world's first permaculture designed ecovillage.

Overview

Genre
Environment, Culture, and Lifestyle
Synopsis

Crystal Waters - the world's first permaculture designed community and village - celebrated it's 30th birthday in June 2018. Located near Maleny, South East Queensland, the 640 acre property was donated by Bob Sample to enable pioneers to experiment with permaculture.

As introduced by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in 1978, "permaculture" advocates homestead-based, diverse, self-sufficient organic farming as an antidote to poison-dependent, large scale, monocultural farming.

Given a UN Habitat Award in 1996, Crystal Waters is today known worldwide for it's educational courses and wildlife sanctuary. The community hosts markets, sourdough bakery and cafes, bamboo and timber plantations, a fire brigade, cinema and health retreats. The EcoPark offers visitors cabins, van and tent sites with modern facilities. Over 100 dwellings and community buildings showcase diverse building methods - rammed earth, mud brick, straw bale and pole construction.

Come explore the many aspects.

Treatment
Show treatment
Stage
finished
Running time
90 minutes

Credits

  • Michael Ney ... Producer, Director, Editor, Director of Photography

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Eagle Spirit Media
Country
Australia
Years of Production
2018
Locations
Maleny, Queensland
Prod. Partners
Crystal Waters Cooperative Ltd

Distribution Details

Release year
2019
Distribution
Eagle Spirit Media - VOD via reelhouse.org and web sales of DVDs
Language
English

Photos

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