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Podcast 665 – Molly Mac’s Consultation

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Paul’s latest victim is Molly Mac and her 1.5 acre peninsula in Massachusetts. It’s a windy place but has plenty of various trees and an overall shape that’s not good for berms, so hugelkultur it is! There’s even a convenient space for a Rocket Mass Heater. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion […]

Podcast 662 – Bonnie Bassan’s Consultation – Part 2

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Bonnie’s consultation on her half acre plot of clay-full soil in New Mexico continues into topics of apple tree seeding, drip irrigation, hugelkultur, chicken management, the Ruth Stout method of composting, and just how Paul manages to stay optimistic (hint: it involves gardens). Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and […]

Podcast 661 – Bonnie Bassan’s Consultation – Part 1

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Paul has a new victim in the form of Bonnie Bassan and her roughly half acre New Mexico property. The place has a lot of clay, 10″ of precipitation, and a lot of wind. Sounds like a perfect place for Hugelkultur, just needs a bit of irrigation for a while to build the soil. Support […]

Podcast 659 – Tim Kostamo’s Consultation

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Another poor fool has parted with cash and gotten a consultation from Paul! Tim Kostamo has a 10-acre property in British Colombia with plenty of trees, water, and poor soil. Paul’s advice includes hugelkultur, conifer removal, taking it slow, and building wavy deer fences. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information […]

Podcast 656 – Janelle’s Consultation – Part 2

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Janelle’s consultation with Paul continues into (surprise, surprise) hugelkultur. Along with using swales and stones to create cold pockets and thermal inertia for microclimate adjustment, soil building, and water acquisition via taprooted trees. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies.

Podcast 640 – Samantha’s Consultation – Part 2

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Paul continues Samantha’s consultation on her land and, perhaps rather predictably, talks at length about hugelkultur. Along with his disdain for pine trees, how to avoid frost pockets, a potential berm shed, and Mark Shepard’s book on Restoration Agriculture. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast […]

Podcast 639 – Samantha’s Consultation – Part 1

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Samantha got herself a consultation with Paul on from backing his kickstarter, so Paul is at Samantha’s place for the promised consultation, and naturally the discussion turns to Hugelkultur, along with her progress with a BB and inspiration from GAMCOD. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this […]

Podcast 635 – 2023 Permaculture Design Course Session 2

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Paul and others are back at lunch at the PDC with JR Magee and Dez Choi, with his big theme being the 2023 Permaculture Technology Jamboree and his plans to extend it, along with some on the planned Freezer Wofati, new possibilities from the well, and a surprise turnip harvest. Support the podcast on Patreon […]

Podcast 634 – 2023 Permaculture Design Course

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Paul has Brandt come back for another round of of his Permaculture Design Course because last year just wasn’t enough for him, so he came back for more. They also discuss Hugelkultur and how to get started with your permaculture build, either on your own land, or how to inherit via SKIP. Support the podcast […]

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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 577 – Jennie Site Review – Part 2

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Paul continues his call with Jennie in the San Luis Valley of Colorado, covering topics such as hugelkultur, compost, food forests, mulch, fruit trees, edible cleaning agents, and the making of a willow feeder system. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at […]

Podcast 576 – Jennie Site Review – Part 1

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Once again, Paul calls someone who paid him for a consultation on their land – this time Jennie in the San Luis Valley of Colorado, and covering topics such as earthworks, berms, hugelkultur, fencing, composting, and mouse control. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast on […]

Podcast 575 – Alexandra and Richard Site Review

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Paul calls up Alexandra and Richard, who have recently aquired 0.3 acres in “Mosquito Town”, Minnesota, just on the edge between urban and suburban for a consultation on what to do with it, covering topics such as allelopathic trees, ponds, and hugelkultur. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion […]

Podcast 570 – Nate’s Site Review

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Paul calls up another person who parted with real money to get a rundown of their property – this time Nate from Saint Paul in Minnesota and discuss hugelkultur, railroad ties, retaining walls, raised beds, drainage, and how to avoid the department of making you sad. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion […]

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 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 510 – Site Review – Part 2

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Paul continues his consultation call with Evan, who owns land in Massachusetts. This podcast is mostly focused on the potential uses of hugelkultur beds, their placement and the overall quality of the soil on property. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at […]

podcast 403 – Bits and Bobs towards Critical Mass – part 2

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Paul Wheaton and Bill Erickson, a permies.com staff member, continue the podcast with discussion on what Paul would do differently if someone gave him a million dollars (in case anyone is wondering we are sure Paul would be open to it if you would like to make such a donation) and he could go back […]

podcast 402 – Bits and Bobs towards Critical Mass – part 1

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Paul Wheaton and Bill Erickson, a permies staff member, start the podcast with discussion on how many times Bill has been at Wheaton Labs and the progression of the hugel beds since Bill has been there first. The discussion then touches on how nearby ABC Acres is tearing out their hugelkultur beds that are built […]

podcast 399 – Hugelkultur at basecamp

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Paul and Fred discuss the history and report on the progress of the hugelkultur berms at basecamp. The podcast starts out with a brief history of why the berms were created, how they were created, the components included in the berm itself, and the part the berms are playing in improving soil conditions. In the […]

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