podcast 401 – Permaculture Design Course for Scientists and Engineers

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Paul Wheaton, instructors Alan Booker, Jessica Peterson, and most of the graduates of the just completed PDC course gather to discuss the class, their experiences and lessons learned. This class differed from previous classes in that it focused on more advanced topics and the students typically had more technical backgrounds in engineering, the sciences or […]

podcast 400 – Rocket Oven

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Paul and Fred sit down to talk about rocket ovens. Also cherries. Folks picked 12 gallons of cherries this morning (!) Fred’s been pitting the cherries in preparation for drying them (in the super solar food dehydrator – Kickstarter stretch goal!) and he’s going to plant the cherry pits all over the place. Go support […]

podcast 399 – Hugelkultur at basecamp

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Paul and Fred discuss the history and report on the progress of the hugelkultur berms at basecamp. The podcast starts out with a brief history of why the berms were created, how they were created, the components included in the berm itself, and the part the berms are playing in improving soil conditions. In the […]

podcast 398 – Review of Gracie’s Backyard – Part 2

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Part two of a two-part podcast by Paul Wheaton and Julia Winter discussing the movie “Gracie’s Backyard”. “Gracie’s Backyard” is a documentary about Richard Perkin’s Ridgedale Permaculture Farm in Sweden, by filmmaker Olivier Asselin, that follows Richard, his wife and their daughter Gracie around Richard’s farm and describes some of the things they are doing […]

podcast 397 – Review of Gracie’s Backyard – Part 1

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Part one of a two-part podcast by Paul Wheaton and Julia Winter, a permies follower and Pediatrician by day who is visiting Wheaton Labs to participate in the Schmoozaroo. Paul and Julia will be discussing the movie Gracie’s Backyard and how difficult it is to actually be around Paul in person. They start with a […]

podcast 396 – Jumpstarting Community

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In this podcast Jocelyn, Fred and Paul talk about the process of building community. There are lots of challenges including keeping things functional, clean and moving forward. They talk about developing relationships in a way that helps maintain the critical mass of a prospering community as well as all of the other projects that are […]

podcast 395 – Review of the Song of Increase

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In this podcast, Paul and Jocelyn sit down to talk about Jacqueline Freeman’s new book “The Song of Increase” which is about honeybees and the sounds that they make as a colony and individuals. They talk at length about the different sounds that bees make to communicate with each other about the overall health and […]

podcast 394 – Permaculture Smackdown on Appropriate Technology

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In this podcast Josiah and Paul have a good talk about the Appropriate Technology Course that is going to be taught at Wheaton Labs this year. Paul and Josiah discuss what they think are the types of technologies that are applicable to the realm of permaculture. They talk about how these technologies are used to […]

podcast 393 – Joseph Lofthouse on plant breeding – part 2

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This is part two of a discussion between Paul, Jocelyn and Joseph Lofthouse. It’s a continuation of their conversation from part one. In this part they start off by talking about the difference between the terms Open Pollination, Heirloom and what Joseph refers to as Promiscuously Pollinated, because he likes to focus on keeping a […]

podcast 392 – Joseph Lofthouse on plant breeding – part 1

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In this podcast Paul and Jocelyn sit down with Joseph Lofthouse and talk about seeds, plants, breeding plants and foraging. Joseph is known and admired for the specific way that he breeds plants to achieve results that few other plant breeders have been able to duplicate. Joseph is passing through wheaton labs on his way […]

podcast 391 – Permaculture Smackdown on Residual Income Streams

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In this podcast Paul and Josiah talk about residual income streams. A residual income stream is small trickle of money that comes in by way of work you’ve done in the past. Some examples are the creation of advertising on web pages, articles, videos and other digital content. Paul was able to quit his day […]

390 – Review of the food cure – part 2

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In part two of two, Paul and Jocelyn continue to reflect on ‘The Food Cure’ Movie. The primary theme is how diet can affect the results of a cancer diagnosis. Can food cure cancer? Paul and Joselyn exchange anecdotes and discuss their take on the film and it’s issues. Credit: Josh Pasholk Support the podcast […]

389 – Review of the food cure – part 1

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Paul and Jocelyn review the documentary “The Food Cure”, which is about 6 people who try to heal cancer through food. The people portrayed in the movie is from all stages in life and from around the world with various different types of cancer. The majority of them try a predominantly vegan dietary therapy called […]

388 – Permaculture Smackdown on Kickstarters

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This is the podcast for the Permaculture Smackdown with Josiah Wallingford, Cliff, Michelle and Tuesday! Cliff Ponder was in the boot program at Wheaton Labs. Michelle was there as well, she wasn’t a boot but she did lots of things. They were there for the 2017 PDC and ATC and there they met Josiah. They […]

387 – Wheaton Labs Goals – part 2

This is part two of the podcast where Paul and Jocelyn are speaking about their wish list for the property. The first thing they talk about is the chateau de Poo, which is a beautiful… outhouse. It took three months to build but looks very nice, with hand cut shingles and everything. There were some […]

386 – Wheaton Labs Goals – part 1

In this podcast, Paul and Jocelyn go over their long term goals and fantasies about what can happen at Wheaton Laboratories https://permies.com/f/102/labs (The Lab and Basecamp) over the next several years. Paul has made a list. Jocelyn would like to see new things being created, not just repairing and maintaining what’s already there. Paul wants […]

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385 – Uncle Mud – part 3

Paul continues his conversation with Chris McClellan aka Uncle Mud about Rocket Mass heaters. They start this podcast talking about the Minnie Mouse, who now lives in the Love Shack. She’s a rocket mass heater contained inside a barrel, inside a wooden structure. Peter cleverly lined the back of the barrel very tightly with bricks, […]

384 – Uncle Mud – part 2

Paul continues his conversation with Chris McClellan aka Uncle Mud about Rocket Mass heaters. He talks about the cottage style RMH. Paul describes a J-tube type system with a vertical feed system. Heat hits the barrel and then goes down the sides of the barrel. It acts like a standard 6″ J-tube system. There are […]

383 – Uncle Mud – part 1

Paul talks to Chris McClellan aka Uncle Mud about Rocket Mass heaters. Chris was one of the innovators at the Innovators Event and will also run the appropriate technology course Jul. 9th – Jul. 20th (tickets available on website from Jan. 1st). They talk about the Cottage Rocket, The Butt warmer, The Ring of Fire […]

382 – Heating with less wood – part 2

In this episode Paul and Jocelyn continue their talk about how they heated their house with 0.6 cord of wood. They talk about the things that contributed to them using more wood than would have otherwise been necessary: e.g. no curtains on the windows and the windows not being able to close properly because of […]

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