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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 a couple of 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

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

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 […]

342 – The Art and Science of Natural Plasters – Part 1

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

In today’s podcast, Paul, Jocelyn and Fred 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 says “Overall, I thought it was really good.” He […]

341 – Hugelkultur Listener Questions With Cassie – Part 3

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

Paul continues answering permies’ members questions about hugelkultur with Cassie. If you live in an area where there is 100% sand should you import topsoil? When you have pure sand, Paul says to never buy topsoil, however he will see a spot in a field with good soil and they are about to develop it […]

340 – Hugelkultur Listener Questions With Cassie – Part 2

Paul continues to lie on his back (secondary to his spinal issues – listen to the previous podcast) and field questions from Cassie about hugelkultur: “What about hugelkultur beds without wood?” First, Paul tells you how you can get a 6’ hugelkultur berm by piling up 3’ and then digging 3’ deep trenches on either […]

339 – Hugelkultur Listener Questions With Cassie – Part 1

Paul and Cassie start off the podcast with the announcement that Cassie is launching the North American version of the Permaculture Magazine. She talks about the content and how it will be geared towards a North American audience, and how most of it will be different from the mother magazine in the UK. They mention […]

338 – Summer Overview of Wheaton Labs Part 3

Published 3 years ago in Permaculture , Podcasts - 0 Comments

In part 3, Paul, Jocelyn, Evan and Fred conclude the review of this year’s aestival adventures at Wheaton Laboratories. Here’s what happened in summer, 2015: Wofati 0.8 received an attractive facing upgrade by Jesse Grimes. Internal partitions were reduced for improved lighting and circulation. Free Cycles is donating 10 of their finest mounts as well […]

337 – Summer Overview of Wheaton Labs Part 2

Published 3 years ago in Permaculture , Podcasts - 0 Comments

Paul, Jocelyn, Evan the ant and Fred the gapper keep talking of on what was been going on at Wheaton Labs this summer. They speak of the food they ate from the gardens at the labs. The largest harvest they got was of Sunchokes. The sunchokes had some issues with digestion but all agree they […]

336 – Summer Overview of Wheaton Labs Part 1

Published 3 years ago in Permaculture , Podcasts - 0 Comments

Part one of a three part podcast. Paul is joined by Jocelyn, Evan the ant and Fred the gapper. Over the summer Jack Spirko asked Paul to do a once a week update on what was going on at Wheaton Labs. Paul kept good notes and all the folks present have been at the lab […]

335 – What to Expect When Visiting Wheaton Labs Part 2

Published 3 years ago in Permaculture , Podcasts - 0 Comments

In part 2, Paul continues his conversation with gapper Fred Tyler. Paul discusses issues he has had with people who want to socialize more than actually get any work done. Paul talks briefly about his weight and work ethic, in response to a comment made by a troll on Reddit. (see part 1, podcast 334) […]

334 – What to Expect When Visiting Wheaton Labs Part 1

Published 3 years ago in Permaculture , Podcasts - 0 Comments

In this podcast, Paul sits down with Fred Tyler, a gapper of 6 months in the gapper 2.0 program. Paul’s goal is to give a clear picture of what it is like to be a gapper or ant, in order to make sure people know what they are getting into. A more detailed update of […]

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