All posts in "woodland care"

353 – Saving the World in your Backyard Part 1

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 […]

how to split cedar logs for rails or posts tutorial

Published 6 years ago in Video , woodland care - 0 Comments

Using wedges, mauls and sledge hammers to split rails. These started off as some really big, sick cedar trees. Useful for split rail fence. Splitting logs for several hours. This video is just a taste. Most of the split wood was used for posts. Deer fencing could use super tall posts that you just can’t […]

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099 – Lessons from the Forest

Paul talks with Jack Spirko ofthesurvivalpodcast.com on lessons from the forest. Some points: 1. Contour is king. The healthiest trees on Jack’s forest were already on the contour lines. 2. The forest floor is a lake. There is about an inch of rainfall in the first 3 inches deep of forest. You don’t irrigate what’s […]

097 – The Man Who Planted Trees

Published 7 years ago in Permaculture , Podcasts , woodland care - 0 Comments

Paul reviews “The Man Who Planted Trees,” a beautifully animated short film, with Caleb and Krista. Paul gives a synopsis of the story. The film focuses on a man, Elzèar Bouffier, who by planting trees over the years brings back creeks to the desolate place he started with. Paul comments on biochar. They talk about […]

Tags: art , trees , water

058 – Review of Ben Law’s Roundwood Timber Framing Movie

Published 7 years ago in Podcasts , woodland care - 0 Comments

Paul, Krista, and Caleb review the movie Roundwood Timber Framing with Ben Law. Paul says that he dislikes the word “forest” compared to Ben Law’s “woodland.” They describe some tools used to work with roundwood, such as a rounding plane. You make your peg sort of octagonal and put it through what is more or […]

034 – Sepp Holzer Film Presentation Part 1

If aphids are on a plant are they a pest? From a permaculture standpoint, the aphids are decomposing plant material. The aphids indicate that that plant should not be there. Sepp Holzer maximizes diversification by randomly spreading seed. Plants that do not grow so we’ll need to be removed and the aphids help remove the […]

016 – Maddy Harland of Permaculture Magazine

In this podcast Paul interviews Maddy Harland who is the supreme ruler of Permaculture Magazine. Maddie starts off by describing her time with Sepp Holzer while visiting Portugal. She then explains the problems in the Iberian Peninsula. This area is very arid and very depopulated. Most people in this area are raising sheep and over […]

012 – Helen Atthowe, Soil, Conifers, Fukuoka

Paul visits with Helen Atthowe, goddess of the soil. She has a new web site she calls veganic permaculture. Paul and Helen talk about how they are going to not talk about pH and conifers. They do talk a bit about conifer allelopathy and skim over what their current conflicting theories are about how conifers […]

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