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087 – Replacing Irrigation with Permaculture

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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

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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

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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 […]

077 – Creating an Oasis with Grey Water 2

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Paul Wheaton and Kelly Ware read chapter 2 of Art Ludwig’s “Create an Oasis with Greywater.” It starts with clarifying what your goals are, and what your workable situation is. Paul and Kelly talk about how a working leach field is important if you have a septic system. Saving water is important both for those […]

076 – Creating an Oasis with Grey Water 1

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Paul Wheaton and Kelly Ware read Art Ludwig’s “Create an Oasis with Greywater.” It is the world’s most popular greywater book. Paul mentions the Wheaton Eco Scale, and how Art Ludwig is at Level 9. The book describes “how to choose, build, and use 20 types of residential greywater systems” in different contexts (urban to […]

068 – Michael Pilarski (Skeeter)

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Paul Wheaton shares about his Michael Pilarski (Skeeter), a renouned wildcrafter, who was his PDC teacher in 2005. He shares about his chop and drop, Back to the Garden which has Skeeter interviewed in it. Paul and Skeeter mention the hugelkultur, which Skeeter explains. Is there anything Skeeter has planted before that he wouldn’t deal […]

057 – Preparing a Food Forest

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Paul and Joe talk about turning the back of her property to a food forest. They begin talking about the success of rhubarb–a nitrogen pig–and growing it in hugelkultur beds. Paul mentions putting a sun scoop in–a horseshoe-shaped garden. The curved end would grow the tallest things. They look at Joe’s siberian pea shrub and […]

044 – Gaias Garden chapter 4

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Paul Wheaton, Jocelyn Campbell and Dave Bennett sit down to review chapter four of Toby Hemenway’s Gaia’s Garden, which Paul proclaims is the best chapter so far in the book. Jocelyn points out that Paul probably loved the opening quote which led them into discussing “soil” versus “dirt” and Paul points out the difference and […]

021 – Keen on Mason Bees With Dave Hunter

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Paul speaks with Dave Hunter, the man keen on bees, about mason bees and the great difference between them and honeybees and how much we don’t know about the bee world. Paul starts by speaking with Dave about the problems that have kept on growing with honeybees, like the colony collapse disorder , CCD, and […]

020 – Thirty tinkerers in thirty minutes

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This podcast is a recording of Paul’s Permaculture Tinkerers Presentation A Frank Zappa quote about deviation gets discussed and how we need to deviate from the norm to make changes. Paul explains where he got the inspiration for his thirty minute presentation. Rocket Mass Heaters are briefly discussed. Paul explains how some of the math […]

005 – Urban Permaculture

This is from a reader/listener request at the tinkering forum. A focus on urban permaculture. The request in this podcast is to go to my youtube permaculture videos and become my youtube friend. If you like this sort of thing, please check out my permaculture podcast page. Part of what is discussed is raised beds; […]

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