370 – Botany in a Day Review – Part 6

Published 10 months ago in book review , Permaculture , Podcasts , wild foods - 0 Comments

Paul had Neil Bertrando from Reno, Nevada with him in this podcast to review Botany in a Day, by Thomas J. Elpel. Exploring the Mallow sub-class, Paul discovered that it includes Huckleberries, Blueberries, the Mustard family, the Squash family, and the Poop Beasts (Poplars, Cottonwoods and Willows). St John’s Wort family. St John’s Wort is […]

369 – Review of Just Enough – Part 6

In this podcast Paul continues the discussion of Just Enough with Abe Coley and Rory Paige. This section took a left turn from the rest of the book, the narrative and illustrations ended and was replaced by a list of rules and things you should do. The discussion starts out with doing good things instead […]

368 – Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Published 11 months ago in income , Podcasts - 0 Comments

Paul and Jocelyn relate a story from the book Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. It is about innovation to generate income. Paul mentions that his experience has been that any time he wants to generate more income, he has to innovate. Support the podcast on Patreon Relevant Threads Rich Dad Poor Dad by […]

367 – Botany in a Day Review – Part 5

Published 11 months ago in book review , Permaculture , Podcasts , wild foods - 0 Comments

Paul had Neil Bertrando from Reno, Nevada with him in this podcast to review Botany in a Day, by Thomas J. Elpel. The podcast opened with Paul bragging about having huckleberry pie for breakfast. Paul said reading the book is helping his getting the ‘order of orders’ clear. Neil came up with a mnemonic: King […]

366 – Review of Just Enough – Part 5

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 part they discussed big government versus local community, Paul’s take on shogun culture, rice as taxes, peasant revolts, village size, farm manuals, schooling, the plethora of pictures, details of rice […]

365 – Gaia’s Garden Chapter 11 – Part 1

Paul and Jocelyn review Toby Hemmenway’s “Gaia’s Garden” chapter 11 about urban gardens. They start out by commemorating Toby’s contribution to Permaculture in general and as a friend specifically since Toby passed away recently. They then go on to describe the urban garden, and how you can use your neighbour’s gardens as a resource and […]

364 – Botany in a Day Review – Part 4

In this podcast, Paul and Neil Bertando continue on their review of Botany in a Day by Thomas Elpel. This time, they focus on the Magnolia and Witch Hazel Subclass. Since the guys are more interested in the edible and botanical plants and not the ornamental they move over the Magnolia class quickly. Neil and […]

363 – Review of Just Enough – Part 4

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

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

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

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

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

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 last year 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 last year 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

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 last year 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

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

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 last year 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 […]

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