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208 – Planning & Goal Setting – Pt II

Published 6 years ago in Community , homesteading , Podcasts - 0 Comments

This is part 2 of 2, Planning & Goal Setting. Paul talks with the folks of Dell Artemis farm about planning, goal setting, and structuring holistic resource management, along with leadership roles and decision making processes.  

206 – Paul Wheaton – Natural Cleansers

The Symphony in Seed & Soil Tour 2012 live from the The Dogwood Diner in Dunsmir, California Over breakfast Paul, Jocelyn, Geoff and Eivind summarize the highlights of the Symphony in Seed & Soil Tour after six days on the road and two weeks out of Montana if the pre-tour events are included. They discuss […]

204 – Permaculture Presentation at Ludemans in Beaverton, Oregon – Part I

Paul opens the podcast with a parrot joke and Jimmy Pardo playing music in the background. The Symphony of Seed & Soil Tour 2012 is at Ludemans Outdoor Furniture store in Beaverton, Oregon to give a presentation. Paul fields questions from the crowd concerning urban vs rural gardening, permaculture vs organic, and elaborates on topics […]

205 – Permaculture Presentation at Ludemans in Beaverton, Oregon – Part II

Paul answers more questions from the Beaverton presentation. Topics covered during the Q&A were having hugelkulture beds in conjunction with livestock, hugelkulture orientation, cattle feed, going hayless, reclamation of land, beneficial plants for reclamation, grafting and how to choose the ideal parcel of land to start fresh with permaculture. Also slopeland, wofati, rotational grazing, riparian […]

203 – Paul visits Joseph & Jacqueline Freeman of Friendly Haven Rise Farm – Pt. II

Part II of the visit to Friendly Haven Rise Farm continues the discussion on voles, and then moves on to hanging beef, optimizing profit on the farm, bonding with the soil and being in tune with the land, teaching permaculture basics, turkeys and bees. A highlight of the discussion was their belief in the associated […]

202 – Paul visits Joseph & Jacqueline Freeman of Friendly Haven Rise Farm – Pt. I

Paul visits Joseph & Jacqueline Freeman of Friendly Haven Rise Farm in Battleground Washington while on the 2012 Symphony with Seeds and Soil Tour. The first podcast covers how they found their farm and the 68 things anyone looking for a homestead should take into consideration during the process of finding a suitable location, slug […]

200 – Paul talks with Richard from the PDC in Montana. – Part I

Paul talks with Richard whom Paul met at the PDC (Permaculture Design Course) in Montana. Richard has listened to all of the podcasts. They discuss a theoretical Permaculture ecoscale, and specifically Pauls definition of the Wheaton ecoscale, and Pauls ad-hoc permaculture ecoscale. The three sections of ecosections of Pauls environmental laboratory: Permaculture, symbiculture and husp […]

199 – Inspiration Farm – Biodynamic Farming – Part II

Paul discusses biodynamic farming, gardening methods and philosophies with Brian Kerkvliet and Alexandra King of Inspiration Farm, an intentional community in Bellingham, Washington. Biodynamics is a spiritual-ethical-ecological and holistic approach to agriculture, food production and nutrition.

198 – Inspiration Farm – The Challenges of Community Farming – Part I

Paul discusses the challenges of community farming, living and working with interns and hugelkulture with Brian Kerkvliet and Alexandra King of Inspiration Farm in Bellingham, Washington. Also discussed are the various methods of permaculture, polyculture, hugelkulture, biodynamics, holistic plant & food systems, energy systems, building systems, management, marketing and future projects at Inspiration Farms.

196 – Rocket Mass Heaters w/ Ernie & Erica

Paul discusses Rocket Mass Heaters with Ernie & Erica prior to the Rocket Mass Heater Workshop (The Rockfest) coming up October 26th through the 28th, 2012 in Missoula, MT. Topics covered include details of the workshop and associated events.

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

Published 7 years ago in homesteading , Permaculture , Podcasts - 0 Comments

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

Published 7 years ago in homesteading , Permaculture , Podcasts - 0 Comments

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

Published 7 years ago in homesteading , Permaculture , Podcasts - 0 Comments

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

Published 7 years ago in homesteading , Permaculture , Podcasts - 0 Comments

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 […]

160 – Growing Your Own

Published 7 years ago in homesteading , Permaculture , Podcasts - 0 Comments

Paul Wheaton talks to Chaya from pantryparatus.com and others at the PDC in Dayton, MT. Chaya asks why should people grow their own food and support farmers markets. Paul talks about the ability to control your own consumption. Paul talks about “noxious weeds” and native plants. They talk a bit about the goals of Monsanto. […]

152 – Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture Chapter 5 Part 2

Paul Wheaton and Alex Ojeda continue chapter 5 of Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture. They talk about untidy gardens and “what would the neighbors think?” Paul suggests a massive hedge. They talk about how to store food in a root cellar. Paul talks about storing roots in sand. Sepp writes about storing cabbage. Paul shares about spring […]

how to render lard

Published 7 years ago in food , homesteading , less toxic living , Video - 0 Comments

Suzy Bean renders lard in her favorite way. And she talks about some other lard rendering techniques that she has tried and doesn’t like as much. The way she likes: the stove top “dry method” (no water) in a cast iron skillet. She says a stainless steel pan would be good too. Low to medium […]

Tags: food , frugality

underfloor heating system with a rocket mass heater

Erica Wisner shows us some of the latest innovation with rocket mass heaters. This time there are two innovations. One is sub floor heating. The heat of the rocket mass heater exhaust is routed under the floor and then outside. The other is heat bypass valve – the heat is the routed directly outside, bypassing […]

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