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387 – Wheaton Labs Goals – part 2

This is part two of the podcast where Paul and Jocelyn are speaking about their wish list for the property. The first thing they talk about is the chateau de Poo, which is a beautiful… outhouse. It took three months to build but looks very nice, with hand cut shingles and everything. There were some […]

Podcast 253 – Review of the earthworks workshop

Credit: Summary prepared by Micky Ewing In this podcast Paul talks with Diego Footer & Joey D’Elia about the 3 day Earthworks workshop Paul held in San Diego on March 6-8, just prior to the 2013 Southern California Permaculture Convergence where Paul was the Keynote speaker. Paul and Diego start by talking a bit about […]

Podcast 251 – Review of Sepp Holzer’s visit Part 5

Published 4 years ago in Permaculture , Podcasts , Sepp Holzer - 0 Comments

Paul and Bill are back together again to talk about Sepp Holzer’s visit to the United States in the spring of 2013. They start off talking about hugelkultur raised garden beds. Paul mentions about the issues he had with the way Sepp built those hugelkultur beds. First of all, he thinks that they were located […]

Podcast 250 – Review of Sepp Holzer’s visit Part 4

It’s Bill and Paul, back together again to talk some MORE about Sepp’s visit to the United States in the spring of 2013. But first Paul puts in a plug for the Permaculture Voices conference that is going to take place near San Diego in March of 2014. Just about every cool permaculture and permaculture-adjacent superstar […]

Podcast 249 – Review of Sepp Holzer’s visit Part 3

Summary prepared by Julia Winter Paul and Bill are back, this time to talk about Sepp Holzer’s five days in Bozeman, Montana. Paul feels like he has a lot more to say on the “pond” topic in Bozeman, and some other things, too. He has a list. At Bozeman, there was a big tent, with […]

Podcast 248 – Paul’s Farm

Paul and Jocelyn start the podcast talking about the fact that Paul found his “Paulcano”. They then move on talking about naming the farm and that many names were suggested. They move on to describe base camp(BC), how people ended up chiping in money to allow purchasing it and how Paul is happy to be […]

Podcast 247 – Review of 2013 Sepp Holzer’s visit part 2

Published 5 years ago in Permaculture , Podcasts , Sepp Holzer - 0 Comments

Summary prepared by Cassie Rauk This is the sequel of Podcast 245 – Review of 2013 Sepp Holzer’s visit part 1. In part 2, Paul and Bill jump right into to talking about the Bozeman event. He starts by telling us a story about Kristy flying into Bozeman on the same plane as Sepp Holzer, […]

Podcast 245 – Review of 2013 Sepp Holzer’s visit part 1

Published 5 years ago in Permaculture , Podcasts , Sepp Holzer - 0 Comments

Summary prepared by Julia Winter Paul starts by apologizing for not making any podcasts for weeks and weeks. He still has a bit of a cough anytime he tries to talk. Even though he’s not back to normal, he’s just got to tell all of you pod people about the workshop in Bozeman with the […]

182 Lawn Care

Paul Wheaton talks about lawn care with Susanne Schneider. She shares about her hugelkultur beds. Susanne has a lot of hawkweed in her yard, which is allelopathic and prefers acidic, compacted soil. Paul would professionally test the soil pH. They talk about earthworms, using lime, and setting your mowers high. Paul talks about his earthworm […]

178 – Livestock Guardians and Rocket Mass Heaters

Paul Wheaton talks to Matt Walker, who has made rocket mass heaters, and is raising livestock guardian dogs. Matt has a great pyrenees and a northwest farm terrier, and the great pyrenees performs a little better. The terrier is great for catching rats. They talk about barking. They talk about deer control and the garden. […]

172 – Hugelkultur and Reading the Land

Published 5 years ago in Permaculture , Podcasts , Sepp Holzer - 0 Comments

Paul Wheaton talks to Neil Bertrando in Garden of a Thousand Buddhas in Arlee, MT. Paul did some consulting there a while ago, and was a bit disappointed at what they ended up doing. They talk about hugelkultur, and how the steeper, the better. Neil shares all the different plants they planted in the top […]

171 – Sepp Holzer Final Notes

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Paul Wheaton talks to Owen and John and another friend reviewing the rest of Paul’s notes from Sepp Holzer week. They talk about urban farming and Sepp’s “sausage.” Paul reviews fruit trees from seed, and hugelkultur and berms 3-5 meters tall. He makes the berms like zigurats with extra wide steps that you could even […]

152 – Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture Chapter 5 Part 2

Paul Wheaton and Alex Ojeda continue chapter 5 of Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture. They talk about untidy gardens and “what would the neighbors think?” Paul suggests a massive hedge. They talk about how to store food in a root cellar. Paul talks about storing roots in sand. Sepp writes about storing cabbage. Paul shares about spring […]

105 – Sepp Holzer Permaculture Chapter 1 Part 5

Published 6 years ago in Permaculture , Podcasts , Sepp Holzer - 0 Comments

Paul Wheaton and Kelda Miller continue reviewing chapter 1 of Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture. Kelda starts by describing her blind taste test of a watered vs. unwatered tomato (unwatered wins). Paul shares about the Sepp Holzer event this spring, and the PDC before it. Sepp will definitely be talking about ponds, aquaculture, and micro-hydro. Sepp’s book […]

103 – Eco Poser Test

Published 6 years ago in Permaculture , Podcasts - 0 Comments

Paul and Jocelyn are here after a few weeks without podcasts. Paul’s been accumulating things he wants to put in a podcast, but he’s been too busy to sit down and make one. The web) empire continues to grow. It’s hard to decide whether to put energy into making new stuff, or promoting the stuff […]

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 […]

087 – Replacing Irrigation with Permaculture

Published 6 years ago in Permaculture , Podcasts , Sepp Holzer - 0 Comments

Paul presents on replacing irrigation with permaculture. He shares about the Sahara Desert, and the relationship between trees and rainfall. Irrigation washes away nutrients. Sepp Holzer brings back the lakes in Spain. Geoff Lawton greens the desert in Jordan. Willie Smits in Borneo carefully measured everything and brought back rainfall. Bill Mollison plants honey locusts […]

083 – Review of Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture Chapter 1 Part 4

Published 6 years ago in Permaculture , Podcasts , Sepp Holzer - 0 Comments

Paul Wheaton and Kelda Miller continue reviewing chapter 1 of Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture (the book). First, they talk about “humus storage ditches” (what Paul thinks is pretty much a swale). You shouldn’t do this if you are clay heavy as to avoid landslides. Sepp uses a slope bucket, and says there is no need to […]

080 – Sepp Holzer Permaculture chapter 1

Published 6 years ago in Permaculture , Podcasts , Sepp Holzer - 0 Comments

Paul Wheaton and Kelda Miller review chapter one of the book, Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture. Sepp talks about his early childhood experiences, and the value of observation. When Sepp was 19, he went into the army, and got called out for his dad. His dad had gambling debts that were so big that he gave the […]

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