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220 – Symphonies in Seed and Soil Permaculture Tour Recap Part 2

In part 2 of the podcast where Paul, Jocelyn, and Eivind recap their permaculture tour. They talk about their time in the San Diego area where Paul did a presentation on replacing irrigation with permaculture. Then they talk about the Phoenix portion where Paul did his ”Thirty tinkerers in thirty minute” presentation. Eivind mentioned that […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

047 – Gaias Garden chapter 5

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Paul Wheaton and Jocelyn Campbell discuss chapter 5 of Gaia’s Garden, by Toby Hemenway. The chapter was on catching, conserving, and using water. Toby writes of “the 5 fold path to water wisdom,” which includes: 1) having rich soil with lots of organic matter, 2) deep mulching 3) locating plants according to water needs 4) […]

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 […]

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