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363 – Review of Just Enough – Part 4

Published a couple of years ago in book review , husp , less toxic living , Permaculture , Podcasts - 0 Comments

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

Published a couple of years ago in book review , Permaculture , Podcasts , wild foods - 0 Comments

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 […]

361 – Tim Barker on what a PDC is – Part 2

Published a couple of years ago in homesteading , missoula , Paul's farm , Permaculture , Podcasts - 0 Comments

This is part 2 of a 2 part podcast. Paul and Tim Barker continue to talk about the plans for the 2017 PDC from May 28 to June 10. There will be 91 hours of instruction, more than the usual 72 hours, and then there will be evening presentations on top of that, so a […]

360 – Tim Barker on what a PDC is – Part 1

Published a couple of years ago in homesteading , missoula , Paul's farm , Permaculture , Podcasts - 0 Comments

Paul talks with Tim Barker about the upcoming Homesteader PDC (Permaculture Design Course) that will be held at Wheaton Lab near Missoula, Montana from Sunday, May 28th through Saturday June 10th, 2017. Tim and Paul will be the main instructors. Thomas J. Elpel, Helen Atthowe, Ernie and Erica Wisner, and Jacqueline Freeman will be guest […]

359 – Homesteading Choices

Published a couple of years ago in Community , homesteading , Permaculture , Podcasts - 0 Comments

Come, grasshopper, and listen to Uncle Paul and Aunt Erica dispense advice about pursuing your homesteading dream… Don’t make the same mistakes we have! Whatever you do, DON’T get into having a mortgage, out in the country. The classic error is the couple who decide to buy a place a ways out of town, but […]

358 – Review of Just Enough Part 3

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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 […]

357 – Cutting Your Heat Bill in Half

Published a couple of years ago in Lighting , Podcasts - 0 Comments

Paul and Jocelyn talk to Ernie and Erica about how to reduce your energy consumption through the use of incandescent light bulbs. Ernie explains how Paul is wrong. They talk about how the power companies are uninterested in you actually reducing your consumption. Ernie underlines that your heat bill is one part of the puzzle, […]

356 – Botany in a Day Review – Part 2

Published a couple of years ago in book review , Permaculture , Podcasts - 0 Comments

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

Published a couple of years ago in book review , husp , less toxic living , Permaculture , Podcasts - 0 Comments

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 […]

354 – Saving the World in your Backyard Part 2

Published a couple of years ago in Permaculture , Podcasts - 0 Comments

Paul and Jocelyn continue their response to Derrick Jenson’s article and how they think personal change can make a difference. They talk about energy consumption, energy subsidies, municipal waste, spreading ideas and offsetting ones footprint. Paul emphasises that when people change industry will follow. He also voices his frustration at the mainstream solutions are like […]

353 – Saving the World in your Backyard Part 1

Published a couple of years ago in irrigation , Permaculture , Podcasts , wood heat , woodland care - 0 Comments

Paul and Jocelyn are talking about solving global problems in one’s backyard in response to Derrick Jensen’s article “Forget Shorter Showers”. However, they start the podcast by talking about permaculture author and educator Toby Hemenway passing away. They also talk about permies.com moderator John Polk passing away. Paul mentions that he thinks Derrick is one […]

352 – Bits and Bobs

Published a couple of years ago in homesteading , Permaculture , Podcasts - 0 Comments

Paul and Jocelyn recorded the podcast while they were on the road. They talk about many bits and bobs that had built up over the few weeks they went without recording a podcast. They cover many topics: driving in the snow, changing the tractor fluids, poo-less status, Paul’s cervical radiculopathy, the religious podcast, getting the […]

351 – Update from Wheaton Lab and Listener Questions Part 2

Published a couple of years ago in food , hugelkulture , Podcasts - 0 Comments

Paul, Jocelyn and Fred continue their discussion with Paul’s announcement of Ant village 2017 pricing. They then move on to more listener questions. The first one pertains to what ratio of nitrogen fixers Paul recommends for planting. They talk about the issue of chopped and dropped branches breaking down in a dry climate and they […]

350 – Update from Wheaton Lab and Listener Questions Part 1

Published a couple of years ago in food , homesteading , Listener Questions , Podcasts - 0 Comments

Paul, Jocelyn and Fred talk about things that have been going on at Wheaton Lab. They talk about Jerusalem artichokes (sunchokes) that were harvested at Basecamp and they cook them. They discuss planting tree seeds and how Paul’s Patreon seems to make it worth cranking out more videos, podcast, and articles. Paul and Jocelyn went […]

349 – LED vs Incandescent Light

Published a couple of years ago in less toxic living , Lighting , Podcasts - 0 Comments

Paul, Jocelyn and Fred discuss the question whether incandescent light is still better than LED light. The short answer is “yes.” The longer answer fills a podcast. They explore many aspects: subsidy, energy sucking activities (heating, cooling, drying clothes, cooking), lighting habits, light quality, longevity, toxicity from cradle to grave, complexity, and the total energy […]

Tags: CFL , Incandescent , LED

348 – Permaculture Millionaire

Published a couple of years ago in Paul's farm , Permaculture , Podcasts - 0 Comments

Paul wrote a post as a reaction to an article in the Huffington Post about permaculture. It is the story of Gert and Ferd. Ferd commutes to work, buys all his food, buys all his entertainment and has little disposable income. Gert is living the permaculture dream; she is not rich, but she would not […]

347 – Ant Village Challenge Update – Part 2

Published a couple of years ago in Permaculture , Podcasts - 0 Comments

In recent times, the focus has been primarily on the Ant Village. Ant village is going well, other projects, not so much. The berm shed that was originally proposed to be constructed in four days may someday soon be finished, more than a year later. Fred is working on it with Kai. A fair amount […]

346 – Ant Village Challenge Update – Part 1

Published a couple of years ago in Community , homesteading , Permaculture , Podcasts , wood heat - 0 Comments

Paul is with Fred and Jocelyn to record a podcast for us! Thanks, Jocelyn, this is a great idea! (She’s pencilled regular get togethers for podcast recordings into Paul’s schedule.) The DVDs are finally out – huzzah. You should have some by now if you ordered them. The first of the four – building a […]

344 – Keys To Building a Healthy Soil – Part 1

Published 3 years ago in irrigation , Permaculture , Podcasts , soil - 0 Comments

Paul and friends at Wheaton Labs give a group review of Gabe Browns 58 minute video entitled “Gabe Brown: Keys To Building a Healthy Soil” which includes lots of permaculture. Paul begins the podcast with a talk about non-native vs native plants. Natives are typically better adapted and people are worried about invasive species pushing […]

343 – The Art and Science of Natural Plasters – Part 2

In the second part of the podcast, Paul, Jocelyn and Fred continue to review Bart’s DVD on The Art and Science of Natural Plasters, for which Paul was the “Supreme Executive Producer.” This mostly because permies.com people supported the Kickstarter in a big way. You can find the DVD at http://plasterscience.com Paul is concerned that […]

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