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087 – Replacing Irrigation with Permaculture

Published 9 years ago in Permaculture , Podcasts , Sepp Holzer - 0 Comments

Paul presents on replacing irrigation with permaculture. He shares about the Sahara Desert, and the relationship between trees and rainfall. Irrigation washes away nutrients. Sepp Holzer brings back the lakes in Spain. Geoff Lawton greens the desert in Jordan. Willie Smits in Borneo carefully measured everything and brought back rainfall. Bill Mollison plants honey locusts […]

086 – Symbiculture Paul’s Community

Published 9 years ago in Permaculture , Podcasts - 0 Comments

Paul Wheaton talks to himself. He is preparing the new software for permies.com. Paul mentions his last podcast on greed. Paul comments on a recent permaculture event and why he didn’t go. Paul comments on true community. He comments on beauty being an element that holds community together. Paul says Helen Atthowe is embarrassed by […]

085 – Greed

Published 9 years ago in Permaculture , Podcasts - 0 Comments

Paul Wheaton and “Jocelyn Campbell talk about “greed,” in response to a recent thread at permies.com, Is unbridled greed and ambition compatible with permaculture? Paul expresses his frustration in the permaculture world towards those who use the third ethic, “share the surplus,” to their advantage and call those who have worked hard for surplus greedy. […]

084 – Alexia Allen

Paul Wheaton talks with Alexia Allen in Woodinville, WA. Alexia works with the WIlderness Awareness School, and lives on Hawthorn Farm. Paul starts with commenting on Alexia’s lionhead rabbit. Alexia was in Paul’s Respectful Chicken Harvest video. Alexia was making lichen dyed yarn. Alexia is motivated by gratitude. She is asked a question about eating […]

083 – Review of Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture Chapter 1 Part 4

Published 9 years ago in Permaculture , Podcasts , Sepp Holzer - 0 Comments

Paul Wheaton and Kelda Miller continue reviewing chapter 1 of Sepp Holzer‘s Permaculture (the book). First, they talk about “humus storage ditches” (what Paul thinks is pretty much a swale). You shouldn’t do this if you are clay heavy as to avoid landslides. Sepp uses a slope bucket, and says there is no need to […]

082 – Review of Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture, Chapter 1 Part 3

Published 9 years ago in Permaculture , Podcasts , Sepp Holzer - 0 Comments

Paul Wheaton and Kelda Miller continue reviewing chapter 1 of Sepp Holzer‘s Permaculture (the book). Kelda will be teaching a class at Bastyr University. Paul recommends Mel Bartholow’s Square Foot Gardening or those new to gardening, and both Toby Hemenway‘s Gaia’s Garden and Sepp’s Book. Kelda recommends the book Food Not Lawns. Paul believes in […]

081 – Sepp Holzer Permaculture Chapter 1 Part 2

Published 9 years ago in Permaculture , Podcasts , Sepp Holzer - 0 Comments

Paul Wheaton and Kelda Miller continue reviewing chapter 1 of Sepp Holzer‘s Permaculture (the book). Sepp goes over some general questions concerning setting up a permaculture system. He then asks: what is your goal and what do you expect from your land? Paul talks about how both he and Sepp don’t like to fit inside […]

080 – Sepp Holzer Permaculture chapter 1

Published 9 years ago in Permaculture , Podcasts , Sepp Holzer - 0 Comments

Paul Wheaton and Kelda Miller review chapter one of the book, Sepp Holzer‘s Permaculture. Sepp talks about his early childhood experiences, and the value of observation. When Sepp was 19, he went into the army, and got called out for his dad. His dad had gambling debts that were so big that he gave the […]

079 – Gaia’s Garden chapter 8, part 2

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Paul Wheaton and Jocelyn Campbell review Toby Hemenway. The chapter is called: Creating Communities for the Garden, and it addresses apple tree guild. What you’re trying to do is: lure Grass is a nutrient pig and will leave nothing for the tree. Toby says the tree should be not to ever prune trees. Paul talks […]

078 – Review of Gaia’s Garden, Chapter 8 Part 1

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Paul Wheaton and Jocelyn Campbell review Toby Hemenway, on kickstarter video he put up for his colony collapse disorder. Paul expresses some gratitude for all the help people have given him, and frustration with trying to communicate with people that are in a different place on the companion planting, which capitalizes on how plants can […]

077 – Creating an Oasis with Grey Water 2

Published 9 years ago in homesteading , Permaculture , Podcasts - 0 Comments

Paul Wheaton and Kelly Ware read chapter 2 of Art Ludwig’s “Create an Oasis with Greywater.” It starts with clarifying what your goals are, and what your workable situation is. Paul and Kelly talk about how a working leach field is important if you have a septic system. Saving water is important both for those […]

076 – Creating an Oasis with Grey Water 1

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Paul Wheaton and Kelly Ware read Art Ludwig’s “Create an Oasis with Greywater.” It is the world’s most popular greywater book. Paul mentions the Wheaton Eco Scale, and how Art Ludwig is at Level 9. The book describes “how to choose, build, and use 20 types of residential greywater systems” in different contexts (urban to […]

075 – Review of Gaia’s Garden, Chapter 7

Published 9 years ago in chickens , Permaculture , Podcasts - 0 Comments

Paul Wheaton and Jocelyn Campbell review Gaia’s Garden Chapter 7, by Toby Hemenway: Bringing in the bees, birds, and other helpful animals. Polyculture attracts a diverse home ecosystem, which makes things more resilient and healthy. Paul shares his llama poop story. Jocelyn brings up the importance of having producers, consumers, and decomposers all present to […]

074 – Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture preface-ch 1

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Paul Wheaton talks to Kelda Miller, a permaculture instructor in the Pacific NW who spent two years at the Sepp Holzer‘s Permaculture (the book). The forward to the book is by Earthcare Manual, which is used in a lot of PDCs. Kelda makes a plug for a piece of property for sale that could use […]

073 – Urban Permaculture Realism

Paul Wheaton talks to Norris Thomlinson, who lives on 0.2 acres in Portland, Oregon, and has been outside inputs that they have now. Animal calories make up half of what they eat, and a lot of calories come from their bee’s honey. Some sidenotes are that they weren’t very knowledgeable about gardening when they started, […]

072 – Keyline Systems

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Paul Wheaton and keyline systems. A keyline system uses a keyline plow and spreads water throughout the landscape, rather than letting it only accumulate in vallies. The goal is for the landscape to become a big sponge. A keyline plow is a subsoil plow that has a “shakerator.” It takes 3-4 years to get the […]

071 – Being Noble

Published 9 years ago in Permaculture , Podcasts - 0 Comments

Paul Wheaton and Kelly Ware talk about being noble. Kelly shares about growing grapes in Montana, and making elderberry jam and fruit leather. Someone made a political cartoon of Paul on reddit, and someone else made a comic strip of Paul and cast iron. He reminds people to sign up for his daily-ish email list. […]

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070 – Geoff Lawton Food Forests

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Paul Wheaton and Helen Atthowe (www.veganicpermaculture.com) watch Geoff Lawton‘s Food Forest video and Helen really loved it. It shows a food forest as they start it, at 6 months, a year, 3 years, 10 years. Paul thinks it is one of the best permaculture videos. Lawton starts by talking about 3 concepts: the layering of […]

069 – Building a Better World

Paul Wheaton starts his conversation with Kelly Ware sharing about his take on the portable rocket mass heater. Paul is frustrated that the general masses are not ready for his information. Paul mentions the rocket mass heaters are. Paul and Kelly talk about the pain of “small talk,” and living lives of substance towards their […]

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067 – Kelly Ware Spreading Permaculture

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Paul Wheaton sits down with Kelly Ware, and she wants to explore the topic of how to infect people’s brains with permaculture. Paul explains how Kelly invited him to sit with her at a booth to help her persuade people to understand more about permaculture. After a long talk about how to get permaculture into […]

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