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371 – Review of Just Enough – Part 7

Paul had Abe Coley and Rory Page with him to review Just Enough: Lesson on Living Green from Traditional Japan by Azby Brown. They discuss City Living. They talk about the vast air temperature difference between this city and modern day cities being a result of using dirt roads/walkways as well as their focus on […]

370 – Botany in a Day Review – Part 6

Paul had Neil Bertrando from Reno, Nevada with him in this podcast to review Botany in a Day, by Thomas J. Elpel. Exploring the Mallow sub-class, Paul discovered that it includes Huckleberries, Blueberries, the Mustard family, the Squash family, and the Poop Beasts (Poplars, Cottonwoods and Willows). St John’s Wort family. St John’s Wort is […]

369 – Review of Just Enough – Part 6

In this podcast Paul continues the discussion of Just Enough with Abe Coley and Rory Paige. This section took a left turn from the rest of the book, the narrative and illustrations ended and was replaced by a list of rules and things you should do. The discussion starts out with doing good things instead […]

367 – Botany in a Day Review – Part 5

Paul had Neil Bertrando from Reno, Nevada with him in this podcast to review Botany in a Day, by Thomas J. Elpel. The podcast opened with Paul bragging about having huckleberry pie for breakfast. Paul said reading the book is helping his getting the ‘order of orders’ clear. Neil came up with a mnemonic: King […]

366 – Review of Just Enough – Part 5

Paul had Abe Coley and Rory Page with him to review Just Enough: Lesson on Living Green from Traditional Japan by Azby Brown. In this part they discussed big government versus local community, Paul’s take on shogun culture, rice as taxes, peasant revolts, village size, farm manuals, schooling, the plethora of pictures, details of rice […]

365 – Gaia’s Garden Chapter 11 – Part 1

Paul and Jocelyn review Toby Hemmenway’s “Gaia’s Garden” chapter 11 about urban gardens. They start out by commemorating Toby’s contribution to Permaculture in general and as a friend specifically since Toby passed away recently. They then go on to describe the urban garden, and how you can use your neighbour’s gardens as a resource and […]

364 – Botany in a Day Review – Part 4

In this podcast, Paul and Neil Bertando continue on their review of Botany in a Day by Thomas Elpel. This time, they focus on the Magnolia and Witch Hazel Subclass. Since the guys are more interested in the edible and botanical plants and not the ornamental they move over the Magnolia class quickly. Neil and […]

363 – Review of Just Enough – Part 4

Paul had Abe Coley and Rory Page with him to review Just Enough: Lesson on Living Green from Traditional Japan by Azby Brown. First they talked about how much they enjoyed the book. This section is all about trees. Topics included: who has forest access, co-relation to permaculture, environmental disaster and recovery, regulation, elite woodsmen, […]

362 – Botany in a Day Review – Part 3

Paul and Neil continue their review of Botany in a Day by Thomas Elpel with the conifers. They start out talking about all sorts of conifers including: Firs with their flat needles, the Pines, the edible nut pines, , spruces, cedars, the Douglas fir, yews, bald cypress, tamarack and larches. They discuss the uses these […]

358 – Review of Just Enough Part 3

Paul had Abe Coley and Rory Page with him to review Just Enough: Lesson on Living Green from Traditional Japan by Azby Brown. In this podcast they discuss sleeping arrangements, IKEA, particle board, frugality, durability, big box shipping, toilets, night soil arrangements, other toilet arrangements, bathing, waste water, solar water heating and soaplessness. Then they […]

356 – Botany in a Day Review – Part 2

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Paul and Neil Bertrando continue their review about Botany in a Day by Thomas Elpel. Paul tells us that since the book is about 200 pages, this is a high-level skim of botany. The topic is so vast; it would fill a whole library. This section starts right in with starting to classify a flowering […]

355 – Review of Just Enough Part 1

Paul had Abe Coley, from Home ReSource in Missoula, with him in this podcast to review Just Enough: Lessons on Living Green from Traditional Japan, by Azby Brown. The book is written in stories, extensively researched. In this podcast they discuss the Forward and Chapter One, the farmer from kai province. In the Foreword the […]

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