WHEN WE GROW, This is what we can do

When We Grow is a documentary about cannabis in the UK. Follow two young filmmakers on a shoestring budget as they delve into the history of the plant, the facts, its many uses and the laws and politics that surround it. Discover what prohibition of cannabis really means, who it affects, who profits and why marijuana was prohibited in the first place.

The documentary features interviews with a cannabis activist, the owner of a hydroponic grow shop, a black market dealer, the former UK Drugs Policy advisor, Dr. Nutt, professor of neuropsychopharmacology, and a multiple sclerosis patient who would rather die than live without medicinal cannabis.

Billion Dollar Crop

An Australian documentary from 1994 which brings to light the history, many uses of, conspiracy and smear campaign against, and the future of one of the planet’s most versatile and potentially revolutionary plants: cannabis.

Back to Amsterdam

A bit earlier than first planned but that’s how adventure goes. It now continues in Amsterdam. Who knows where it will lead me tomorrow. However, sooner or later i’ll come back to you, Morocco. Insha’Allah. Shukran Bezaf!

Handmade in Morocco

A little summary of my hunt for the right ingredients to knit some beanies while i’m here.
I started with the wool and pigments i came across in Essaouira. Homedyeing the wool worked quite well (purple beanie) however, the color faded a bit already after one day in the sun and i think the yarn is too thick and irregular.
In Marrakech, after asking more than a handful of people, i found better material. 2-Ply yarn, both natural / uncolored and colored in several nice shades. (the last 3 beanies)
Next thing is improving my knitting techniques..

Bio Riad M’Hamid

Bio Riad Bounou M'HamidAfter a tough start of the Agniculture Zagora project, this is the new location, and name..

Le Potager Bio

Le Potager Bio is a permafarm dedicated to provide people living in the area of Casablanca with biologically grown vegetables. They have a waiting list already..

Happy Valley Ait Bougmez

East of Marrakech

Food Forest Paradise

We found the food forest!! Better said, Dario found it.. It’s in Paradise Valley, close to Taghazout. I’m talking about the 2000 year old food forest shown by Geoff Lawton in the video i posted earlier on this website.
In these pictures you can see the variety in fruit trees; dates, oranges, pomegranate, carob, bananas, olives, avocado and more. Mixed in are crops that the local farmers are growing; potatoe, cauliflower, carrot, courgette, grapes, wheat, barley and beans to name a few.
Inside the forest the atmosphere is very calming and empowering. Sunlight finds its way through the roof of leaves provides by the trees. Cool shades and warm, sunny spots find peace next to each other.

Lalla Abouch – Essaouira

Thank you Lucrezia for the most amazing workstay on your beautiful BLED!

DIRT! – The Movie

DIRT! The Movie — narrated by Jaime Lee Curtis — brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political impact that the soil has. It shares the stories of experts from all over the world who study and are able to harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil.

Dario’s pics

Thank you Dario, for a beautiful month of roadtripping, working, chilling and enjoying life to the fullest!

Tagmadarte, eco riad in the make

Zaouia De Sidi Elmokhtar Ben Ali

Roadtrip Amsterdam – Ben Ali

Color Book

This week i finished my colorbook. After more than half a year of dying yarns made from the finest merino wool and silk, this is the result!
Thank you Loret Karman for giving me a great introduction into the world of color and teaching me how to create and play with it.

Hemp propaganda

US government propaganda film made during WWII touting the virtues of hemp. The film was aimed at farmers at a time when the miltary was facing a shortage of hemp, it shows how hemp is grown and processed into rope and other products.

See also:

Natural World: Farm for the Future

BBC documentary on the precient global farming and food crisis, filmed in the UK.

Topics covered are the influence of oil on the food production, peak-oil, food security, carbon emissions, sustainability and permaculture.

Agniculture Zagora

Website AgnicultureHello and welcome at our place.

We live and work here in the Sahara not far from Zagora, Morocco, in a small village known as Beni Ali. We create something which could be called a perma culture farm, but our main goal is to find the perfect mixture of different techniques to grow organic food fast and abundant.

2,000 Year old food forest in Morocco

Geoff Lawton is showing us an ancient food forest in Morocco, very rare!

7 Food Forests in 7 Minutes

See it grow, 7 stages in the creation of a food forest. Geoff Lawton again.

Greening the desert

A short docu on creating a food forest in Jordan, by Geoff Lawton.

Permaculture and the myth of scarcity

mythofscarcityAn interesting article on Permaculture by Charles Eisenstein, author of the book Sacred Economics.

Back to Eden

BACK TO EDEN shares the story of one man’s lifelong journey, walking with God and learning how to get back to the simple, productive methods of sustainable provision that were given to man in the garden of Eden. The organic growing system that has resulted from Paul Gautschi’s incredible experiences has garnered the interest of visitors from around the world. However, never until now have Paul’s methods been documented and shared like this!


Morocco 2011

So, what’s a sufi?

Hazrat Inayat KhanOne who does not separate himself from others by opinion or dogma;
and who realizes the heart as the Shrine of God.

What does the Sufi desire?
To remove the false self and discover God within.

What does the Sufi teach?

What does the Sufi seek?

What does the Sufi see? 

What does the Sufi give?
Love to all created things.

What does the Sufi get?
A greater power of love.

What does the Sufi find?

And lose?