Organic Motion Videos
Blake has multimedia skills that allow Organic Motion to produce the conceptual plans in the visual formats that effectively showcase the potential landscape designs to our clients. Over the years, he has uploaded various short films onto YouTube under various alias such as Phosphoruslight and Organic Motion 1. We hope you enjoy these glimpses capturing our learning, skilling and experience making missions. Most of the time our hands are too dirty to capture our journey, but we endeavor to make more effort now that we are kitted with a GoPro camera!
Above: This must be the most efficient oven we have made...let me introduce you to our backyard rocket oven, created in a 4 day workshop. Only 15 mins heating time at 1/5th of the fuel compared to traditional cob ovens, it even starts on pine cones...see how little wood is needed to cook a fresh lemon myrtle damper!
Above: This is a short film showing the processes to make an earthen cob oven, perfect for pizza parties, cooking the chook at the Sunday roast and baking bread. The Organic Motion Crew showcases how to mix work with pleasure, clay with sand and straw in Kuranda, NQ 2012.
Above: Time lapse over 2 days of the work we did as part of the Urban Permaculture Design Course, taught by Nick Huggins through the Permaculture Research Institute (Zaytuna Farm 2011 with Geoff Lawton). The project was to create a market garden on a slight contour, so the owners could sell their produce to friends and at a local farmers market, as well as provide for themselves with seasonal annual crops.
Above: Earthbag workshop building a house with mezzanine level at Awhi Farm, New Zealand April 2011.
Above: Building fertility on bare ground after Singapore daisy was removed. Compost included; a wet pile of organic matter containing hay, horse manure, wood chip, coffee grinds, Singapore daisy cuttings, wood ash, mature compost and worm castings. 3 days before making this movie, the pile wasn't big enough so 5 bags of horse manure and 4 large buckets of coffee grinds to create the 'optimal' 1m cubed compost pile. With this turning I added 1kg of BlackEarth Biochar. Swales were dug on contour and this yummy compost dressed the beds for tropical perennial plantings. Kuranda, 2012
Above: Tonielle christensen offers the 'Friends of the Farmers' participants an insight into the world of permaculture design systems. Permaculture design is a rich and full diversity of interconnecting observations and applications of the results of interacting with natural cycles...a fascinating and inspiring talk by this dynamic young woman who is a vital part of the Organic Motion team and her local community.
Above: In training, a workshop facilitated by Permastructures.
In 10 DAYS with 7 people, we created a 4m earthbag dome.
Above: The 4 day 'rocket' stove cob oven workshop at our place in July 2015. Made with earth bag technique and large bench from local timber.
Above: A cob oven we built for a client using the 'rocket' stove heating system, using 1/5 of the wood of the cob ovens we use to build.
Above: A clients sun catching grassed area in backyard, transformed into a small food forest to make their existing edible garden into a more productive one.
Above: Roundhouse Workshop by Bomun Bock-Chung at Awhi Farm, Turangi New Zealand April 2011 after the Australasian Permaculture Convergence (APC).
Above: Urban Permablitz, making a banana circle fed by grey water, all done with a group of friends in Townsville, April 2009
Above: Walk through herb spiral.
Above: Jay Jackson represented Organic Motion permaculture and abundant edible landscapes, to introduce to the 'Friend of the Farmers' attendees, just how important permaculture design is for long-term resilience and abundance from and with the land.
More to come...