Podcast 603 – Permaculture Smackdown 24 – Building a Better World Precursor – Part 2

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Paul sits down with some of his patreons (Julia, Katie, and Mark) to talk about an essay written by Derrek Jensen that became a precursor to Paul’s Building a Better World in your Backyard, with this part discussing how the presence of people that aren’t kind and good hinder the entire process. Support the podcast […]

Podcast 602 – Permaculture Smackdown 24 – Building a Better World Precurser – Part 1

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Paul sits down with Julia, Katie, and Mark to talk about an essay written by Derrek Jensen that became a precursor to Paul’s Building a Better World in your Backyard, and mostly discusses what Derrek derides in his essay, namely personal change that hopes to result in more major change. Support the podcast on Patreon […]

Podcast 601 – Permaculture Smackdown 23 – Renewable Energy – Part 2

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Paul calls up some of his usual suspects from his patreons (Katie, Kyle, and Mark) along with a couple of new comers (Joshua and Weston, although the latter’s mic was on the fritz) for a more hard-hitting focus on renewable power sources, recycling and a bit on RMHs. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes […]

Podcast 600 – Permaculture Smackdown 23 – Renewable Energy – Part 1

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Paul calls up some of his usual suspects from his patreons (Katie, Kyle, and Mark) for the latest permaculture smackdown with a focus on renewable power sources. There’s also a brief update on the permaculture card deck, the mobile version of the site, and the SKIP book. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and […]

Podcast 599 – Bootcamp Rundown – Part 3

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Paul sits down with two of the five boots at bootcamp (Magdalene and Grey, Dez wandered off) to discuss how much the bootcamp sucks, with this episode talking about what to bring, such as work gloves and safety glasses, and what not to bring, like perfume and weed. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes […]

Podcast 598 – Bootcamp Rundown – Part 2

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Paul sits down with three of the five boots at bootcamp (Dez, Magdalene, and Grey) to discuss how much the bootcamp sucks. In this part, they go over Grey’s list of stuff that can indicate if bootcamp is going to be for you, or if you’ll just bounce off. Support the podcast on Patreon Show […]

Podcast 597 – Bootcamp Rundown – Part 1

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Paul sits down with three of the five boots at bootcamp (Dez, Magdalene, and Grey) to discuss how much the bootcamp sucks, as well as few upsides that they get out of the way first, such as the success of the last three events and the wofati greenhouse. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes […]

Podcast 596 – Permaculture Smackdown 22 – The Paul HOA Session 3 – Part 3

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Paul continues his call with Mark and Katie on the subject of building rules and regulations on his land, this time mostly discussing willow feeder systems, scalability issues with conventional humanure systems and how the inventor got around them by building a humanure treatment plant. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More […]

Podcast 595 – Permaculture Smackdown 22 – The Paul HOA Session 3 – Part 2

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Paul continues his call with Mark and Katie on the subject of building rules and regulations on his land, this time actually getting to the topic in the title, along with discussion on wofati roof design, willow feeders, and the reasons why Paul doesn’t want humanure. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion […]

Podcast 594 – Permaculture Smackdown 22 – The Paul HOA Session 3 – Part 1

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Paul calls up Mark and Katie to discuss the rules and regs of building on his land, but get sidetracked into talking about progress with the wofati greenhouse, potential future kickstarter projects, and an update on using citric acid as an edible cleaner. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and […]

Podcast 593 – Permaculture Smackdown 21 – Haters Gonna Hate – Part 2

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Paul continues the latest episode of the Permaculture Smackdown with Katie and Kyle to discuss how to deal with haters without running and hiding. They talk about Paul’s philosophy on dealing with haters, it’s Buddhist origin, and his experience with the Fouch family. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and […]

Podcast 592 – Permaculture Smackdown 21 – Haters Gonna Hate – Part 1

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Paul sits down for the latest episode of the Permaculture Smackdown with Katie and Kyle to discuss how to deal with haters without running and hiding. They mostly discuss Paul’s approach to moderation, getting thicker skin, and how to move past trolls and haters on other sites. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and […]

Podcast 591 – Eliot’s Farm Experience

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Paul sits back down with Eliot once again to continue talking about his farming experience and contrast them with Paul’s. They talk about topics such as climate change, carbon footprints and how reducing them brings other benefits, and the reasons why each of them first bought land. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and […]

Podcast 590 – Gardening v Farming

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Paul sits back down with Eliot to continue where they left off on the subject of gardening verses farming. Other topics include some of the difficulties of developing communities, PEP and SKIP certification, and another brief rundown on staying on potentially temporary land. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and […]

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Podcast 589 – Julia (and Eliot’s) Farm

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Paul sits back down with Eliot for a quick podcast discussing Paul’s visit to Eliot’s farm before knocking off for lunch. They do get around to discussing berms, hugelkultur, terraces, orchards, frost pockets and how to make upside down hugelkultur beds. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of […]

Podcast 588 – 2021 RMH Jamboree So Far – Part 2

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Paul continues his talk with Eliot, one of the people at the 2021 Rocket Mass Heater Jamboree to discuss the past week of the 9-day event, Rocket Mass Heaters, Walker Stoves, Liberator cores, Gamera, and Bartell’s Bunkhouse, the not-quite-wofati that’s getting a new RMH. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information […]

Podcast 587 – 2021 RMH Jamboree So Far – Part 1

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Paul sits down Elliot, one of of the 30 people at the 2021 Rocket Mass Heater Jamboree to discuss the past week of the 9-day event, covering topics such as Rocket Mass Heaters, Rocket Stoves, a rocket “lorena”, outdoor kitchens, and other happenings at the 2021 RMH Jamboree. Also omelette bars. Support the podcast on […]

Podcast 586 – Justin’s Walker Stove RMH Consultation – Part 2

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Paul continues his talk with Justin on the subject of his Walker stove to be, covering topics such as relative insulation of various materials, effectiveness of convective and radiant heat, fuel consumption, and a hack-y method of ensuring a seal on a brick stratification chamber. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More […]

Podcast 585 – Justin’s Walker Stove RMH Consultation – Part 1

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Paul sits down with Justin to talk about the rocket heater he’s building, specifically a Walker Stove of Matt Walker’s designs, as well as potential modifications to it, like a metal barrel, heat shielding, insulation, base strength, and the RMH Jamboree. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of […]

Podcast 584 – Pemaculture Smackdown 20 – The Paul HOA Session 2 – Part 2

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Paul continues his discussion on the building codes at Wheaton Labs with his usual crew (Mark, Katie, Opalyn, and probably Kyle). They talk about good duff (insulation) materials for wofaties, plans to simplify wofati designs going forward and some dos and don’ts of glass. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information […]

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