Podcast 575 – Alexandra and Richard Site Review

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Paul calls up Alexandra and Richard, who have recently aquired 0.3 acres in “Mosquito Town”, Minnesota, just on the edge between urban and suburban for a consultation on what to do with it, covering topics such as allelopathic trees, ponds, and hugelkultur. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion […]

Podcast 574 – Should Sean Stay?

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Paul calls up Sean, who parted with pizza money to get an opinion on whether or not to move away from his friend’s place in California, and if so, what to do? They also discuss residual income streams, renting land and buying land. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and […]

Podcast 573 – Permaculture Smackdown 18 – Desert or Paradise Session 15

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Paul sits down once again to finish up the review of Sepp Holzer’s Desert or paradise, this time with special guest Dr. Julia and the usual suspects (Katie, Opalyn, Mark), along with some on rocket oven maintenance and the upcoming RMH Jamboree. The main topics covered are humane slaughter and bee keeping. Support the podcast […]

Podcast 572 – Permaculture Smackdown 17 – Desert or Paradise Session 14 – Part 2

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Paul continues the smackdown with most of the usual suspects (Kyle, Opalyn, Katie) to finish up 20 of the 40 remaining pages in Sepp Holzer’s Desert or Paradise, covering topics such as growing frost sensitive plants in colder climates (such as lemon trees in Montana), and treatment of animals Support the podcast on Patreon Show […]

Podcast 571 – Permaculture Smackdown 17 – Desert or Paradise Session 14 – Part 1

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Paul sits down with his usual smackdown suspects (Kyle, Opalyn, Katie, and presumably Mark) to review twenty of the remaining 40 pages in Sepp Holzer’s Desert or Paradise, as well as a couple of bits on Willie Smits’ latest work, and a fair bit on natural pest control. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes […]

Podcast 570 – Nate’s Site Review

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Paul calls up another person who parted with real money to get a rundown of their property – this time Nate from Saint Paul in Minnesota and discuss hugelkultur, railroad ties, retaining walls, raised beds, drainage, and how to avoid the department of making you sad. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion […]

Podcast 569 – Wofati Wood Rot

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Paul once again sits down with Kyle from bootcamp to talk about identifying and replacing rotten wood in wofatis, how much tolerance there should be in a beam when stabbed, weather or not to char beam bases, how much gravel to add, weather or not to use bin bags on the base, and a whole […]

Podcast 567 – Door Latches

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Paul sits back down with Kyle from bootcamp to discuss door latches on buildings like the shower shack and Allerton Abbey. They discuss how the latches are designed, future door designs, the use of magnets as latches, as well as a bit on bow making and alternative use. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes […]

Podcast 567 – Log Peeling

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Paul sits down with Kyle from bootcamp again to record a mini-podcast about log peeling, covering details such as when to cut, what tools to use, how to test for bark adherence, the consequence of cutting at the wrong time, and a request for further info. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion […]

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Podcast 566 – RMH Jamboree 2021

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Paul sits down for a quick podcast with Kyle from bootcamp to give an update on the 2021 Rocket Mass Heater Jamboree. They talk about the Uncle Mudd RMH, it’s successor, Liberator cores, planned builds in the solarium and woodshop, and progress on the rocket assisted solar dehydrator. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes […]

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Podcast 565 – Permaculture Smackdown 16 – Desert or Paradise Session 13

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Paul, Katie and Opalyn get back together to continue their review of Sepp Holzer’s Desert or Paradise. In this part, they talk about farmsteads, marketing, organic standards and incentivizing companies to sell healthier food. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies.

Podcast 564 – Passive Income Streams with Alexia Allen

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Paul calls up Alexia Adams, who foolishly forked over $100 to talk with Paul about residual income streams, what isn’t a passive income stream (investments, rentals), mailing lists, book writing, and overall strategy behind most successful passive income streams. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast […]

Podcast 563 – Sarah Site Review

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Paul calls up a Floridian landowner by the name of Sarah to do a review of her land. Cue “Flaahriduh” jokes by the dozen, along with discussion on swales, brackish water, chinampas, and some on cardboard/newspaper mulching. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast on this […]

Podcast 562 – Permaculture Smackdown 15 – Grand Overview of the Empire – Part 3

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Paul, and co. (Mark, Kyle, Katie and Opalyn) continue their grand overview of the empire, covering the upcoming rocket mass heater and permaculture Jamborees as well as the state of the site. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies.

Podcast 561 – Permaculture Smackdown 15 – Grand Overview of the Empire – Part 2

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Paul, and co. (Mark, Kyle, Katie and Opalyn) continue their grand overview of the empire, covering the last parts of tier 0 on the abyss list, namely the wofati greenhouse, firewood, and propane removal, as well as discussion on the four parts of the lab. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More […]

Podcast 560 – Permaculture Smackdown 15 – Grand Overview of the Empire – Part 1

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Paul, and co. (Mark, Kyle, Katie and Opalyn) meet up to talk about a variety of topics in a grand overview of the empire. In this part, they cover topics on the abyss list, such as progress with the well, soil building at the lab, and berm shed repairs. Support the podcast on Patreon Show […]

Podcast 559 – Permaculture Smackdown 14 – Desert or Paradise Session 12 – Part 2

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Paul, Katie, Mark, Opalyn, and Kyle return to talking about Sepp Holzer’s Desert or Paradise, this time actually getting to the book in question and discussing hugelkultur, earthworks, and krater gardens. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies.

Podcast 558 – Permaculture Smackdown 14 – Desert or Paradise Session 12 – Part 1

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Paul, Katie, Mark, Opalyn, and Kyle return to talking about Sepp Holzer’s Desert or Paradise, although this part is mostly on the last few events they had, a brief comparison with WWOOF, a bounty on video editing, and just how damn hot it is. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information […]

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 […]

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