Podcast 557 – PTJ 2021 Recap

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It’s the last day of the permaculture technology jamboree. Paul sits at a table with some of the people to discuss the event. There’s a heatwave and they discuss ways of keeping cool without air conditioning, progress with the well, scaffolding and a sort of BB scavenger hunt. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes […]

Podcast 556 – Permaculture Smackdown 13 – Desert or Paradise Session 11 – Part 2

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Paul’s permaculture smackdown continues with Katie and Geoff into chapter 4 of Sepp Holzer’s Desert or Paradise. Here Sepp describes how to use a one-hectare plot of poor land to be self-sufficient, as well as some on food preservation, Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast […]

Podcast 555 – Permaculture Smackdown 13 – Desert or Paradise Session 11 – Part 1

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Paul’s permaculture smackdown continues with Katie and Geoff into chapter 4 of Sepp Holzer’s Desert or Paradise. The group covers greenhouses, feeding the world, globalization of basic foodstuffs, a fair dose of politics, as well as some on Katie’s Hawaiian farm. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of […]

Podcast 554 – Paul and Dez Interviewed

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For the second time this year, Paul finds himself in the interviewee seat, this time for Jan Spencer, and accompanied by Dez Choi at bootcamp. He gets asked the basic quesions, like what is your land like, and more in-depth questions along the lines of SKIP and Paul’s origin story. Support the podcast on Patreon […]

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Podcast 553 – Permaculture Smackdown 12 – Desert or Paradise Session 10

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Paul’s permaculture smackdown continues into the second half of chapter 3, despite Paul’s unscheduled surgery, with Mark, Julia, Katie et.al. They spend this episode talking about Portuguese lumber monocultures, and the fires and soil degradation that come from it. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast […]

Podcast 552 – Permaculture Smackdown 11 – Desert or Paradise Session 9 – Part 2

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Paul’s permaculture smackdown continues into chapter three of Sepp Holzer’s “Desert or Paradise” with Mark, Opalyn, Kyle, and Katie. In this part, they talk about Paul’s upcoming Garden Master Course in 2022, and the advantages of polyculture in fire control, symbyotic nutrient use, pest resistance, and mutual protection. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes […]

Podcast 551 – Permaculture Smackdown 11 – Desert or Paradise Session 9 – Part 1

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Paul’s permaculture smackdown continues into chapter three of Sepp Holzer’s “Desert or Paradise” with Mark, Opalyn, Kyle, and Katie. Despite the group’s desire to cover half of the entire chapter, they mostly talk about soil PH and polycultural reforestation. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast […]

Podcast 550 – Getting Permaculture Apples into Safeway – Part 2

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Paul meets up with 6 people who’ve supported the SKIP Kickstarter at $65 or higher (including Alan Booker) to talk about getting permaculture produce into grocery stores, although most of the podcast is spent talking alternative ways to make money with apples. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion […]

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Podcast 549 – Getting Permaculture Apples into Safeway – Part 1

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Paul meets up with 6 people who’ve supported the SKIP Kickstarter at $65 or higher (including Alan Booker) to talk about getting permaculture produce into grocery stores, along with some of the process of getting produce into stores in general. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this […]

Podcast 548 – Permaculture Smackdown 10 – Desert or Paradise Session 8 – Part 2

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Paul’s review of Sepp Holzer’s Desert or Paradise continues with Opalyn and Katie. They spend this episode talking about ponds, aquaculture, bug control, fish rearing, and potential improvements to mains water supplies. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies.

Podcast 547 – Permaculture Smackdown 10 – Desert or Paradise Session 8 – Part 1

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Paul’s review of Sepp Holzer’s Desert or Paradise continues (along with some more talk about his Kickstarter, some updates on the Bootcamp and the PDJ) with Opalyn and Katie. The review part covers aquaculture and flaws in the monk design. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this […]

Podcast 546 – Permaculture Smackdown 10 – Desert or Paradise Session 8 – Part 2

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Paul continues his review of Sepp Holzer’s Desert or Paradise with Opalyn, Mark, and Katie. They spend this one talking about the contrasting views on profit shown by Geoff Lawton and Sepp Holzer and the profitability water retention landscapes. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast […]

Podcast 545 – Permaculture Smackdown 9 – Desert or Paradise Session 7 – Part 1

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Paul continues his review of Sepp Holzer’s Desert or Paradise with Opalyn, Mark, and Katie along for the ride. They spend this part talking about monks, that is the device used to drain water from a pond, not a type of priest, how Sepp modified the common design, potential flaws with it, and ways to […]

podcast 544 – Permaculture Smackdown 8 – Desert or Paradise Session 6

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Paul continues his review of Sepp Holzer’s Desert or Paradise with the usual suspects among his patreons, discussing food shelf life, the Extremadura project Sepp took on, pond making, and some gushing about his latest Kickstarter success. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast on this […]

podcast 543 – Permaculture Smackdown 7 – Desert or Paradise Session 5 – Part 2

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Paul continues his review of Sepp Holzer’s Desert or Paradise with Mark, Katie, et al. In this part, they talk about Sepp’s contribution to an orchard in Andalucia. They discuss frost protection, crater gardens, frost pockets, CO2 pools, orchards, and a possible origin on Sepp’s beliefs about water. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes […]

podcast 542 – Permaculture Smackdown 7 – Desert or Paradise Session 5 – Part 1

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Paul continues his review of Sepp Holzer’s Desert or Paradise with Mark, Katie, et al, and discuss Sepp’s permaculture project in Tamera, Portugal. They talk about the area’s rainfall, how stretgy behind the dam, the effects of the dam, and a few grumbles on how much pushback he got. Support the podcast on Patreon Show […]

podcast 541 – Quest for Land Session 2 – Part 3

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Paul continues his discussion with Kyle and Mark on land buying, along with a solid sidetrack into SKIP. Kyle found three properties and got Paul to look them over and they discussed the price, area, rainfall, temperature, creeks, mold control, flooding, and fire service access. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More […]

podcast 540 – Quest for Land Session2 – Part 2

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Paul continues his call with Kyle and Mark about land buying, covering topics including how desirable is north/south facing slope, soil depth, how many weeds are one the land, possible legal issues with creeks (particularly if they have fish), and wells. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of […]

podcast 539 – Quest for Land Session 2 – Part 1

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Paul sits back down with Kyle and Mark to continue talking about how to buy land, although Mark takes a while to show up so they spend the time talking about residual income streams. When they get back on topic, they talk about soil building, terraces, and how much slope is desirable. Support the podcast […]

podcast 538 – Permaculture Smackdown 6 – Desert or Paradise Session 4

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Paul continues his review of Sepp Hozler’s Desert or paradise with Mark, Matt, Opalyn, et al, and discuss pond shapes, the soil’s ability to store water, flaws with conventional reservoir design, pond sealing, how to deal with silt buildup, and more. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of […]

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