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Podcast 623 – Catchup with Alan Booker – Part 3

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The catchup call between Paul and Alan Booker continues for another hour (mostly on Rocket Mass Heaters and upcoming events) before they decide to wind down for next time, along with a bit on Alan’s PDC and possible redefinition of the SEPPers program. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and […]

Podcast 622 – Catchup with Alan Booker – Part 2

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Paul continues his call with Alan Booker with the goal of catching up on the past 6 months of pod-silence, covering topics such as the Living Building Challenge, how energy prices vary over time and depending on source, and backup/emergency energy sources. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion […]

Podcast 621 – Catchup with Alan Booker – Part 1

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Paul once again calls up Alan Booker after the long hiatus to catch up on what’s been happening at Paul’s in that time along with some future plans, covering the upcoming 2023 Garden Master course with Helen Atthowe and progress with the GM 2022, free heat, and greenhouse movies. Support the podcast on Patreon Show […]

Podcast 620 – Biophilic Design and BBB session 5 – Part 3

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Paul finishes up his call with Alan booker, but not before remembering that they’re supposed to be discussing section 2.4 of Permaculture a Designer’s Manual by Bill Mollison and actually managed to get and stay on topic, though still keeping Biophilia in mind. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and […]

Podcast 619 – Biophilic Design and BBB session 5 – Part 2

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The call between Paul and Alan Booker continues, and they still don’t get around to discussing section 2.4 of Permaculture a Designer’s Manual by Bill Mollison, AKA the Big Black Book, instead continuing to talk about Biophilic Design, bio-digesters, and Rocket Mass Heaters. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and […]

Podcast 618 – Biophilic Design and BBB session 5 – Part 1

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Paul calls up Alan Booker to continue their read-through of Permaculture a Designer’s Manual by Bill Mollison, AKA the Big Black Book, section 2.4. But got distracted by Biophilic Design, Rocket Mass Heaters, and how not to get people to be more efficient. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and […]

Podcast 617 – Oil and Water of the Mind – Part 2

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Paul continues discussing “Oil and Water of the Mind” and his second piece “If you live in an apartment, what good is a Rocket Mass Heater?” with Samantha. They stay on topic this time, but do bring up comparisons to the cost of heating via electricity, natural gas, Mini Splits, and old/modern wood stoves. Support […]

Podcast 616 – Oil and Water of the Mind – Part 1

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Paul sits down with Samantha after a 6-month hiatus to discuss a thing what he wrote called “Oil and Water of the Mind”, a thing about how politics is (probably) being shaped by people to make them more money, along with Rocket Mass Heaters, Kickstarter progress, and a bit on the SKIP book. Support the […]

Podcast 615 – Wofati Greenhouse 3

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Paul isn’t sitting down with anyone this time and is instead providing a general update before switching over to previously recorded clips with an expert timberframer by the name of Caleb Larson on the subject of the Wofati Greenhouse that didn’t make it into the movie. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion […]

Podcast 614 – Permaculture Smackdown 26 – Media Retrospective – Part 2

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Paul sits down with Ashley to continue the smackdown that was supposed to be reviewing Building a Better World, but instead have a good natter about SKIP, their experience with PDCs, Paul’s unpublished thorns book, and how he hopes his PEP system will improve on PDCs. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion […]

Podcast 613 – Permaculture Smackdown 26 – Media Retrospective – Part 1

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Paul sits down with Ashley for both the first podcast and first smackdown of 2022 to supposedly review Building a Better World, but never get around to it, instead having a good natter about various bits of media and old podcasts. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of […]

Podcast 612 – Permaculture Smackdown 25 – Better Bootcamp Bio – Part 2

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Paul continues this week’s smackdown with Mark, Ashley, Katie, and Kyle, and moves on to reviewing his Building a Better World book, chapter 3 which is all about light bulbs, how to save energy, where to use LEDs verses incandescents, and some hazards of excessive blue light. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and […]

Podcast 611 – Permaculture Smackdown 25 – Better Bootcamp Bio – Part 1

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Paul sits down with Mark, Ashley, Katie, and Kyle to discuss a selection of different topics, loosely centered around making Bootcamp more appealing, starting at the basics by asking everyone present what would be a good motivator for them. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast […]

Podcast 610 – Building a Better World review Session 2

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Paul takes a break from editing the SKIP book to review chapter two of his Building a Better World in your Backyard book with Julia, Katie, and Mark, although they spend half the podcast talking about the upcoming Garden Master course, progress with the SKIP book, and other Kickstarter updates. Support the podcast on Patreon […]

Podcast 609 – Building a Better World review Session 1 – Part 2

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Paul sits down with Katie and Julia to do a chapter-by-chapter review of Paul’s new book – “Building a Better World in your Backyard Instead of Being Angry at Bad Guys”, covering topics such as Rocket Mass Heaters, his efforts to get celebrities to cover his work. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and […]

Podcast 608 – Building a Better World review Session 1 – Part 1

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Paul sits down with Katie and Julia to do a chapter-by-chapter review of Paul’s new book – “Building a Better World in your Backyard Instead of Being Angry at Bad Guys”, covering topics such as Rocket Mass Heaters, carbon footprints, and the growth of cancer in the modern era. Support the podcast on Patreon Show […]

Podcast 607 – The Future Leadership of Permaculture – Part 2

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Paul sits back down with Alan Booker to try to talk about Bill Mollison’s Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual, but wind up getting completely distracted and talking about Kickstarter and how to get more boots up to bootcamp. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast on this […]

Podcast 606 – The Future Leadership of Permaculture – Part 1

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Paul sits back down with Alan Booker to try to talk about Bill Mollison’s Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual, but wind up getting completely distracted and talking about cultivating a new generation of permaculture leaders and how to characterize them. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast […]

Podcast 605 – Big Black Book Session 4 – Part 2

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Paul sits back down with Alan Booker after a fourteen-month hiatus to get back into the Big Black Book, aka Permaculture a Designer’s Manual by Bill Mollison. In this episode, they start to discuss Mollison’s 5 permaculture principals and Paul’s reluctance to read David Holmgren’s work. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion […]

Podcast 604 – Big Black Book Session 4 – Part 1

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Paul sits back down with Alan Booker after a fourteen-month hiatus to get back into the Big Black Book, aka Permaculture a Designer’s Manual by Bill Mollison. This part focuses on Figure 2.1 on page 14, talking about water retention landscapes, water cycling, and crediting inventors. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion […]

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