027 – Review Permaculture Soil Geoff Lawton

Paul Wheaton and Jocelyn Campbell review the movie, “Permaculture Soil,” with Geoff Lawton. Paul and Jocelyn thought Geoff did a good job discussing the topic of weeds as symptoms rather than problems. They think he could have done better talking about compost, and recommended Helen Atthowe‘s approaches. Geoff was into turning compost a lot, and his system seemed complex and labor intensive. Paul and Jocelyn make reference to the work of Jean Pain, and using compost for heat and fuel. Paul discusses toxicity and his concerns with newspaper or cardboard as mulch. He mentions the cardboard-turn-garden project by Paul Stamets. Paul additionally praises paddock shift systems, and the use of Basic H in livestock water once a month.

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