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191 – Resilience Science

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Paul Wheaton talks to Owen Hablutzel about resilience science and recent International Permaculture Convergence. They talk about work Owen’s done in the Chihuahuan desert, utilizing keyline design in a very dry, cracked clay area. They talk about the Mimbres people who used to live in this area and their connection to willows. They talk about […]

189 – Getting Land

Paul Wheaton drives to Ernie and Erica Wisner‘s house in the Okanagan Highlands to look at their new innovations in rocket mass heaters. Paul talks about the people who help out at permies.com, and how they are also helping themselves. He makes a few mentions of husp (Horticulture of the United States of Pocahantas). Paul […]

188 – A Good Road Part 4

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Paul Wheaton talks to Neil Bertrando about the book, “A Good Road Lies Easy on the Land,” by Paul Zeedyk, which fits well with keyline design. They have established the concept of induced meandering. They talk about a surrounding circle of rocks and a “one-rock-dam” which keeps big chunks from filling your culvert. Neil shares […]

187 – A Good Road Part 3

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Paul Wheaton talks to Neil Bertrando about the book, “A Good Road Lies Easy on the Land,” by Paul Zeedyk, which fits well with keyline design. They have established the concept of induced meandering. They talk about rebuilding the crown in the spring. They talk about drainage failures and sediment movement. Paul says to slow […]

183 – Behind the Scenes

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Paul Wheaton talks to Jocelyn Campbell talk about the work that goes into “the empire.” They talk about Paul’s email river, participation in other forums, setting up recent workshops, and priorities for the upcoming west-coast tour. Paul and Jocelyn thank the staff and volunteers helping permies.com, as well as his tech-supporters like Paul Little and […]

181 – Mason Bees Part 2

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Paul Wheaton talks to Dave Hunter about mason bees and how easy they are to encourage. He distinguishes between social bees and solitary bees. One mason bee can pollinate a lot more than honey bees. Dave talks about what habits we need to shift in order to help mason bees thrive. He describes levels of […]

179 – Farming Practices

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Paul Wheaton talks to “Jocelyn Campbell in the Forks, WA. They talk about working with north-facing slope. They respond to more listener questions. Paul talks about his food rating system, and his TV show idea. They wonder about reusing used motor oil. They talk about discerning quality somewhere like a farmers market, and the triggers […]

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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. […]

177 – Scotch Broom and Critical Thinking

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Paul Wheaton talks to Jocelyn Campbell in Port Townsend, and talk about the AirBNB They talk about Scotch Broom as a nitrogen-fixing, non-native, soil-building plant. The seeds can travel up to 30 feet from their explosion. They talk about the projects of Forest Shomer. The seed can hang around for longer than 90 years, and […]

175 – Tree Bogs and Natural Burials

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Paul Wheaton talks to Maddy Harland of Permaculture Magazine. They talk about the English translation of Sepp Holzer‘s new book by the beginning of October. They describe tree bogs, which utilize willows to help break down poop. If the tree bog gets a lot of traffic, you could consider having it be a dry outhouse […]

173 – Alexia Allen Part 2

Paul Wheaton talks to Alexia Allen, who is spinning wool. Paul talks about the thread, “Doubts about Holzer,” and how almost all people who do great things have detractors. Paul asks about Alexia’s benevolent dictatorship. Alexia talks about kids on the farm. She mentions Coyote Mentoring at Wilderness Awareness School. Alexia talks about bird language, […]

172 – Hugelkultur and Reading the Land

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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 […]

170 – Sepp Holzer Last Day

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Paul Wheaton talks to John about the celebration with Sepp Holzer, which he ducked out of early. Paul talks about a sketch-up of the potential Russia project Sepp will be working on. Paul relays a story of discovering how to preserve meat. He also shares how to preserve meat with wood ash. Paul shares about […]

169 Sepp Holzer Interview

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Paul Wheaton talks to Sepp Holzer through a translator, Dr. Immo Fiebrig (author of a German permaculture book). Sepp has a new book (in German at the moment), but will be translated by Maddy Harland‘s team at Permaculture Magazine soon. It translates to “Desert or Paradise.” Sepp thinks highly of Maddy and her relationship with […]

168 – Keyline Systems Part 2

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Paul Wheaton talks to Neil Bertrando and Owen Hablutzel about keyline plowing. Keyline plowing helps deepen the soil and keep water in the land. They had some things to add after listening to the keyline podcast Paul and Skeeter previously recorded. Owen talks about keyline design being about holistic farming. He then talks about how […]

167 – Sepp Holzer Visit Part 3

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Paul Wheaton talks to Bill Schneiders, Owen Hablutzel, and Neil Bertrando about Sepp Holzer week. Owen is connected with Holistic Management International and Permaculture Research Institute USA. Neil does keyline design and permaculture. They talk about greening the desert projects. They talk about water that is dead vs. water that is alive. Owen talks about […]

166 – Sepp Holzer Visit Part 2

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Paul Wheaton and Jack Spirko talk about Sepp Holzer‘s visit to Dayton, MT. They talk about Sepp Holzer and transplanting tomatoes. They talk about making the big bucks with permaculture. They talk about huckleberries. Jack describes Sepp getting angry at the way a supermarket tree was grown and sold. Paul talks about apple trees from […]

Sepp Holzer Visit Part 1

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Paul Wheaton talks to Bill about Sepp Holzer visiting. Paul and Sepp have gotten to hang out a lot. Sepp uses his greenhouses, not only for worms, but for other beneficial insects. Sepp has experimented with transplanting things from a greenhouse, but because of the shock factor, he prefers things, like tomatoes to grow from […]

162 – Berms and Cherry Tree Intervention

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Paul Wheaton talks to Bill again, this time about Bill’s property. Paul emphasizes Bill’s building a berm. He thinks he should build it as tall as the semi-trucks that pass by. Paul talks about how berms can affect wind patterns. Berms can boost property values. Bill mentions maybe even putting a root cellar in the […]

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