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Podcast 572 – Permaculture Smackdown 17 – Desert or Paradise Session 14 – Part 2

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Paul continues the smackdown with most of the usual suspects (Kyle, Opalyn, Katie) to finish up 20 of the 40 remaining pages in Sepp Holzer’s Desert or Paradise, covering topics such as growing frost sensitive plants in colder climates (such as lemon trees in Montana), and treatment of animals Support the podcast on Patreon Show […]

Podcast 571 – Permaculture Smackdown 17 – Desert or Paradise Session 14 – Part 1

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Paul sits down with his usual smackdown suspects (Kyle, Opalyn, Katie, and presumably Mark) to review twenty of the remaining 40 pages in Sepp Holzer’s Desert or Paradise, as well as a couple of bits on Willie Smits’ latest work, and a fair bit on natural pest control. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes […]

Podcast 565 – Permaculture Smackdown 16 – Desert or Paradise Session 13

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Paul, Katie and Opalyn get back together to continue their review of Sepp Holzer’s Desert or Paradise. In this part, they talk about farmsteads, marketing, organic standards and incentivizing companies to sell healthier food. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies.

Podcast 559 – Permaculture Smackdown 14 – Desert or Paradise Session 12 – Part 2

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Paul, Katie, Mark, Opalyn, and Kyle return to talking about Sepp Holzer’s Desert or Paradise, this time actually getting to the book in question and discussing hugelkultur, earthworks, and krater gardens. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies.

Podcast 556 – Permaculture Smackdown 13 – Desert or Paradise Session 11 – Part 2

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Paul’s permaculture smackdown continues with Katie and Geoff into chapter 4 of Sepp Holzer’s Desert or Paradise. Here Sepp describes how to use a one-hectare plot of poor land to be self-sufficient, as well as some on food preservation, Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast […]

Podcast 555 – Permaculture Smackdown 13 – Desert or Paradise Session 11 – Part 1

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Paul’s permaculture smackdown continues with Katie and Geoff into chapter 4 of Sepp Holzer’s Desert or Paradise. The group covers greenhouses, feeding the world, globalization of basic foodstuffs, a fair dose of politics, as well as some on Katie’s Hawaiian farm. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of […]

Podcast 553 – Permaculture Smackdown 12 – Desert or Paradise Session 10

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Paul’s permaculture smackdown continues into the second half of chapter 3, despite Paul’s unscheduled surgery, with Mark, Julia, Katie et.al. They spend this episode talking about Portuguese lumber monocultures, and the fires and soil degradation that come from it. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast […]

Podcast 552 – Permaculture Smackdown 11 – Desert or Paradise Session 9 – Part 2

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Paul’s permaculture smackdown continues into chapter three of Sepp Holzer’s “Desert or Paradise” with Mark, Opalyn, Kyle, and Katie. In this part, they talk about Paul’s upcoming Garden Master Course in 2022, and the advantages of polyculture in fire control, symbyotic nutrient use, pest resistance, and mutual protection. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes […]

Podcast 551 – Permaculture Smackdown 11 – Desert or Paradise Session 9 – Part 1

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Paul’s permaculture smackdown continues into chapter three of Sepp Holzer’s “Desert or Paradise” with Mark, Opalyn, Kyle, and Katie. Despite the group’s desire to cover half of the entire chapter, they mostly talk about soil PH and polycultural reforestation. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast […]

Podcast 547 – Permaculture Smackdown 10 – Desert or Paradise Session 8 – Part 1

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Paul’s review of Sepp Holzer’s Desert or Paradise continues (along with some more talk about his Kickstarter, some updates on the Bootcamp and the PDJ) with Opalyn and Katie. The review part covers aquaculture and flaws in the monk design. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this […]

Podcast 546 – Permaculture Smackdown 10 – Desert or Paradise Session 8 – Part 2

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Paul continues his review of Sepp Holzer’s Desert or Paradise with Opalyn, Mark, and Katie. They spend this one talking about the contrasting views on profit shown by Geoff Lawton and Sepp Holzer and the profitability water retention landscapes. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast […]

Podcast 545 – Permaculture Smackdown 9 – Desert or Paradise Session 7 – Part 1

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Paul continues his review of Sepp Holzer’s Desert or Paradise with Opalyn, Mark, and Katie along for the ride. They spend this part talking about monks, that is the device used to drain water from a pond, not a type of priest, how Sepp modified the common design, potential flaws with it, and ways to […]

podcast 544 – Permaculture Smackdown 8 – Desert or Paradise Session 6

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Paul continues his review of Sepp Holzer’s Desert or Paradise with the usual suspects among his patreons, discussing food shelf life, the Extremadura project Sepp took on, pond making, and some gushing about his latest Kickstarter success. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast on this […]

podcast 543 – Permaculture Smackdown 7 – Desert or Paradise Session 5 – Part 2

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Paul continues his review of Sepp Holzer’s Desert or Paradise with Mark, Katie, et al. In this part, they talk about Sepp’s contribution to an orchard in Andalucia. They discuss frost protection, crater gardens, frost pockets, CO2 pools, orchards, and a possible origin on Sepp’s beliefs about water. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes […]

podcast 542 – Permaculture Smackdown 7 – Desert or Paradise Session 5 – Part 1

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Paul continues his review of Sepp Holzer’s Desert or Paradise with Mark, Katie, et al, and discuss Sepp’s permaculture project in Tamera, Portugal. They talk about the area’s rainfall, how stretgy behind the dam, the effects of the dam, and a few grumbles on how much pushback he got. Support the podcast on Patreon Show […]

podcast 538 – Permaculture Smackdown 6 – Desert or Paradise Session 4

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Paul continues his review of Sepp Hozler’s Desert or paradise with Mark, Matt, Opalyn, et al, and discuss pond shapes, the soil’s ability to store water, flaws with conventional reservoir design, pond sealing, how to deal with silt buildup, and more. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of […]

podcast 535 – Permaculture Smackdown 5 – Desert or Paradise Session 3

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Paul continues his review of Sepp Holzer’s Desert or Paradise with Opalyn, Mark, Katie, et al, covering pages 27 to 37 as well as a discussion on the concept of obligation being poisonous, using paddock shift to prevent damage to landscapes, and Sepp’s time on an oak project in spain. Support the podcast on Patreon […]

podcast 534 – Permaculture Smackdown 4 – Desert or Paradise Session 2

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Paul sits down with the usual suspects among his patrons (Mark, Elliot, Katie, Julia Winter, et al. to review pages 17 to 27 of Sepp Holzer’s Desert or Paradise, covering points such as water storage, the spreading Sahara, water “information”, and a brief rebuttal to the “everything is chemical” argument. Support the podcast on Patreon […]

podcast 532 – Permaculture Smackdown 3 – Desert or Paradise – Part 2

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Episode three of the Permaculture Smackdown continues with Paul and six of his patrons – Katie, Kyle, Elliot, Julia Winter, Opalyn et al. to review up to page 16 of Sepp Holzer’s Desert or Paradise. In this episode, they cover between pages 4 and 10 and talk about any ideas that stand out to them. […]

podcast 531 – Permaculture Smackdown 3 – Desert or Paradise – Part 1

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For episode three of the Permaculture Smackdown, Paul sits down with six of his patrons – Katie, Kyle, Elliot, Julia Winter, Opalyn et al. to review up to page 16 of Sepp Holzer’s Desert or Paradise. In this episode, they review the preface and up to page 4, focusing on the ideas that stood out […]

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