195 – Geoff Lawton on his Food Forests DVD

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Paul Wheaton talks to Geoff Lawton, who will be answering questions at permies.com this week for his Food Forest DVD promotion. Paul and Geoff talk about detractors. Geoff talks about having self-sufficient fun, and the peacefulness and contentment of setting up a permaculture system. They talk about being able to use the word permaculture without […]

194 – Surviving Cancer

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Paul Wheaton talks to Helen Atthowe again about cancer and the movie, The Beautiful Truth. Helen dislikes the lack of direct communication in the medical world, and shares some of her story with her naturopath. Helen was uninterested in doing radiation. Helen talks about the fear she experienced in the medical world. Helen compares looking […]

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193 – Listener Questions and Land

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Paul Wheaton talks to Jocelyn Campbell about listener questions. The German-ish podcast, according to Paul, was a bust. Paul and Jocelyn stop to observe a mullein plant. Paul mentions his kickstarter towards getting land. Paul talks about a permaculture deck of cards. Paul talks about how the Nature Conservancy sprays a lot on their land. […]

192 – Greening the Sahara Desert

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Paul Wheaton talks to Owen Hablutzel about greening the Sahara Desert. 90% of the challenge with permaculture projects is the social and political dynamics. Owen talks about keeping humans and the ecosystem from being worked with separately. Organic matter does last in the Sahara, because there’s 2 inches of rain on average per year. Thus […]

191 – Resilience Science

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Paul Wheaton talks to Owen Hablutzel about resilience science and recent International Permaculture Convergence. They talk about work Owen’s done in the Chihuahuan desert, utilizing keyline design in a very dry, cracked clay area. They talk about the Mimbres people who used to live in this area and their connection to willows. They talk about […]

190 – Raise Cattle Without Hay

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Paul Wheaton talks to Owen Hablutzel about raising cattle without hay. Owen is a certified practioner from Holistic Management International. He also works with permaculture and keyline frameworks. Owen talks about paddock shift system. Holistic management evolved into the paddock shift system. They talk about how you may get more forage regrowth in return for […]

189 – Getting Land

Paul Wheaton drives to Ernie and Erica Wisner’s house in the Okanagan Highlands to look at their new innovations in rocket mass heaters. Paul talks about the people who help out at permies.com, and how they are also helping themselves. He makes a few mentions of husp (Horticulture of the United States of Pocahantas). Paul […]

188 – A Good Road Part 4

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Paul Wheaton talks to Neil Bertrando about the book, “A Good Road Lies Easy on the Land,” by Paul Zeedyk, which fits well with keyline design. They have established the concept of induced meandering. They talk about a surrounding circle of rocks and a “one-rock-dam” which keeps big chunks from filling your culvert. Neil shares […]

187 – A Good Road Part 3

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Paul Wheaton talks to Neil Bertrando about the book, “A Good Road Lies Easy on the Land,” by Paul Zeedyk, which fits well with keyline design. They have established the concept of induced meandering. They talk about rebuilding the crown in the spring. They talk about drainage failures and sediment movement. Paul says to slow […]

186 – A Good Road Part 2

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Paul Wheaton talks to Neil Bertrando about the book, “A Good Road Lies Easy on the Land,” by Paul Zeedyk, which fits well with keyline design. They talk about berms, and good or bad places to put a road. It is good to put roads somewhere called the “tow slope,” which is also a good […]

185 – The Good Road Part 1

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Paul Wheaton talks to Neil Bertrando about the book, “A Good Road Lies Easy on the Land,” by Paul Zeedyk, which fits well with keyline design. Paul talks about making dams to form ponds. Neil talks about induced meandering, which allows streams to intentionally erode an area, which reduces the need to bring in heavy […]

184 – Farmageddon

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Paul Wheaton talks to Jocelyn Campbell about the movie, Farmageddon, which profiles several small farms that were unfairly raided and destroyed. One family raised raw milk, which cured her son’s allergies. Joel Salatin says that these raids were warrantless, and bad science. They talk about mixed motivations for participating in these raids. They talk about […]

183 – Behind the Scenes

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Paul Wheaton talks to Jocelyn Campbell talk about the work that goes into “the empire.” They talk about Paul’s email river, participation in other forums, setting up recent workshops, and priorities for the upcoming west-coast tour. Paul and Jocelyn thank the staff and volunteers helping permies.com, as well as his tech-supporters like Paul Little and […]

182 Lawn Care

Paul Wheaton talks about lawn care with Susanne Schneider. She shares about her hugelkultur beds. Susanne has a lot of hawkweed in her yard, which is allelopathic and prefers acidic, compacted soil. Paul would professionally test the soil pH. They talk about earthworms, using lime, and setting your mowers high. Paul talks about his earthworm […]

181 – Mason Bees Part 2

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Paul Wheaton talks to Dave Hunter about mason bees and how easy they are to encourage. He distinguishes between social bees and solitary bees. One mason bee can pollinate a lot more than honey bees. Dave talks about what habits we need to shift in order to help mason bees thrive. He describes levels of […]

180 – Forum Etiquette

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Paul Wheaton talks to Jocelyn Campbell about some difficulty in running the forums at permies.com. Paul shares some history behind the 3rd ethic. Paul talks about fallacy. Paul talks about text-based communication, and positive/negative interpretation. He talks about not feeding the trolls, and focusing on sharing constructive bricks. They are looking for speaking gigs and […]

179 – Farming Practices

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Paul Wheaton talks to “Jocelyn Campbell in the Forks, WA. They talk about working with north-facing slope. They respond to more listener questions. Paul talks about his food rating system, and his TV show idea. They wonder about reusing used motor oil. They talk about discerning quality somewhere like a farmers market, and the triggers […]

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178 – Livestock Guardians and Rocket Mass Heaters

Paul Wheaton talks to Matt Walker, who has made rocket mass heaters, and is raising livestock guardian dogs. Matt has a great pyrenees and a northwest farm terrier, and the great pyrenees performs a little better. The terrier is great for catching rats. They talk about barking. They talk about deer control and the garden. […]

177 – Scotch Broom and Critical Thinking

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Paul Wheaton talks to Jocelyn Campbell in Port Townsend, and talk about the AirBNB They talk about Scotch Broom as a nitrogen-fixing, non-native, soil-building plant. The seeds can travel up to 30 feet from their explosion. They talk about the projects of Forest Shomer. The seed can hang around for longer than 90 years, and […]

176 – Forest Shomer Native Plants

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Paul Wheaton talks to Forest Shomer, who was in his video on self-seeding tomatoes grown without irrigation. They had just been to a camas prairie. Forest shares about how life used to be like in the area (they are in Port Townshend), and how harvesting was similar to permaculture. They talk about the natural history […]

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