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192 – Greening the Sahara Desert

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Paul Wheaton talks to Owen Hablutzel about greening the Sahara Desert. 90% of the challenge with permaculture projects is the social and political dynamics. Owen talks about keeping humans and the ecosystem from being worked with separately. Organic matter does last in the Sahara, because there’s 2 inches of rain on average per year. Thus […]

190 – Raise Cattle Without Hay

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Paul Wheaton talks to Owen Hablutzel about raising cattle without hay. Owen is a certified practioner from Holistic Management International. He also works with permaculture and keyline frameworks. Owen talks about paddock shift system. Holistic management evolved into the paddock shift system. They talk about how you may get more forage regrowth in return for […]

125 – Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture Chapter 2

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Paul Wheaton continues reviewing Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture with Kelda Miller, reading chapter 2 on alternative way to keep livestock. Sepp likes old pig breeds, and talks about using pigs around fruit trees and how grazing animals help biodiversity. Paul shares about doing the paddock shift sytem with his pigs. He mentions Allan Savory’s wagon wheel method, and how he prefers using […]

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 […]

065 – Deviating from the Norm Part 2

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Paul Wheaton and Jocelyn Campbell talk about where Paul deviates from the permaculture mainstream. Paul first mentions the deliciousness of kale chips. He then talks about how probably 1/2 of permaculture folks are vegan, and he is an omnivore. He has a lot of respect for vegans though. Paul does not use chicken tractors, but […]

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 […]

027 – Review Permaculture Soil Geoff Lawton

Paul Wheaton and Jocelyn Campbell review the movie, “Permaculture Soil,” with Geoff Lawton. Paul and Jocelyn thought Geoff did a good job discussing the topic of weeds as symptoms rather than problems. They think he could have done better talking about compost, and recommended Helen Atthowe’s approaches. Geoff was into turning compost a lot, and his system seemed complex […]

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