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Podcast 573 – Permaculture Smackdown 18 – Desert or Paradise Session 15

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Paul sits down once again to finish up the review of Sepp Holzer’s Desert or paradise, this time with special guest Dr. Julia and the usual suspects (Katie, Opalyn, Mark), along with some on rocket oven maintenance and the upcoming RMH Jamboree. The main topics covered are humane slaughter and bee keeping. Support the podcast […]

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 562 – Permaculture Smackdown 15 – Grand Overview of the Empire – Part 3

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Paul, and co. (Mark, Kyle, Katie and Opalyn) continue their grand overview of the empire, covering the upcoming rocket mass heater and permaculture Jamborees as well as the state of the site. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies.

Podcast 561 – Permaculture Smackdown 15 – Grand Overview of the Empire – Part 2

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Paul, and co. (Mark, Kyle, Katie and Opalyn) continue their grand overview of the empire, covering the last parts of tier 0 on the abyss list, namely the wofati greenhouse, firewood, and propane removal, as well as discussion on the four parts of the lab. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More […]

Podcast 560 – Permaculture Smackdown 15 – Grand Overview of the Empire – Part 1

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Paul, and co. (Mark, Kyle, Katie and Opalyn) meet up to talk about a variety of topics in a grand overview of the empire. In this part, they cover topics on the abyss list, such as progress with the well, soil building at the lab, and berm shed repairs. Support the podcast on Patreon Show […]

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 558 – Permaculture Smackdown 14 – Desert or Paradise Session 12 – Part 1

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Paul, Katie, Mark, Opalyn, and Kyle return to talking about Sepp Holzer’s Desert or Paradise, although this part is mostly on the last few events they had, a brief comparison with WWOOF, a bounty on video editing, and just how damn hot it is. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information […]

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 548 – Permaculture Smackdown 10 – Desert or Paradise Session 8 – Part 2

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Paul’s review of Sepp Holzer’s Desert or Paradise continues with Opalyn and Katie. They spend this episode talking about ponds, aquaculture, bug control, fish rearing, and potential improvements to mains water supplies. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies.

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 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 533 – Permaculture Smackdown 3 – Desert or Paradise – Part 3

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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. This episode finishes off from page 10 and talks about the concept of purple, goals, and the place of heavy […]

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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