“Inhabit” is a documentary film project that aims to expand the reach and relatability of permaculture. Permaculture is a design science based on the observation and replication of patterns and relationships found in nature; it is an approach to designing sustainable systems of agriculture, community, economics, politics, and more.

We will travel in a solar and veggie-oil-powered bus documenting the people and projects currently giving voice to permaculture in the Northeast. We will look at permaculture practices in rural, suburban, and urban environments to break away from the conception of it being purely agricultural, and we will explore the breadth of its application to current local and global challenges - from issues of food, water, and medicine, to governance, economy, and culture.


"Leave more than your footprint

When walking through nature we are asked to leave only our footprints behind. That’s a noble approach, but is it possible? The fact is that humans have a much bigger impact than what we see at first glance – even if we only leave our prints behind. So if we do inevitably have an impact on the planet then why can’t it be a positive one?

The feature documentary Inhabit explores this human potential with a diverse range of examples from the Northeastern United States. Each illustrates how permaculture can be applied to suit it’s environment, in a way that regenerates the surroundings rather than just minimise impact."