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161 – Design Course

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Paul Wheaton talks to John from the spring PDC in Dayton, MT about an Amelia Hazel video. They talk about how it did not necessarily represent Fukuoka‘s work. They also watched Back to the Garden, and a Bill Mollison video. They talk about Michael Pilarski (Skeeter)‘s wildcrafting skills, and particularly how far a little knowledge […]

157 – Knapweed

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Paul Wheaton talks to Michael Pilarski (Skeeter) on day 3 of the spring PDC in Dayton, MT. They talk about knapweed. Knapweed makes for good honey. Skeeter talks about it as a mulch, and he talks about successfully eliminating it. Knapweed is allelopathic, and exudes niacin out of its roots. Paul suggests planting trees. Knapweed […]

156 – Ethics and Principles

Published 9 years ago in Permaculture , Podcasts - 0 Comments

Paul Wheaton talks to George, Mike, and Kelly at the May PDC with Michael Pilarski (Skeeter) in Dayton, MT. It is day 2, focusing on ethics. Everyone shares some things they’ve learned, and Paul talks about Skeeter’s observation exercise he did in the PDC 7 years ago. Paul talks about the value for him of […]

154 – Maddy Harland Books

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Paul Wheaton and Maddy Harland of Permaculture Magazine talk about how many people they reach. They talk about Skeeter, aka Michael Pilarski. Maddy shares about a digital Permaculture Magazine app on iPads. They talk about printing on paper. Maddy talks about what will be in the next issue. They compare Permaculture Magazine to Permaculture Activist […]

152 – Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture Chapter 5 Part 2

Paul Wheaton and Alex Ojeda continue chapter 5 of Sepp Holzer‘s Permaculture. They talk about untidy gardens and “what would the neighbors think?” Paul suggests a massive hedge. They talk about how to store food in a root cellar. Paul talks about storing roots in sand. Sepp writes about storing cabbage. Paul shares about spring […]

148 – Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture Chapter 4 Part 1

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Paul Wheaton and Alex Ojeda continue reviewing Sepp Holzer‘s Permaculture, chapter 4, on cultivating mushrooms. Paul shares about symbiculture. Sepp mentions how Chernobyl affected his mushroom sales, and Alex talks about mycoremediation. Paul talks about Paul Stamets, and his ways fungi are saving the world. Sepp writes about the symbiotic nature of fungi helping other […]

141 – Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture Chapter 3 Part 1

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Paul Wheaton talks to Alex Ojeda about Sepp Holzer‘s Permaculture, and how he manages his fruit trees. Sepp is growing a variety of trees, including citrus, in the Austrian Alps. Fruit trees are well suited for animal paddocks as they’re a great food source. They talk about fruit tree wood for joinery or art. Paul […]

140 – Suburban Permaculture in Great Falls, Montana

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Paul Wheaton talks to some local folks after his talk on replacing irrigation with permaculture in Great Falls, MT. Great Falls is very windy, which dessicates the landscape. Paul advises building berms more than using trees for windbreaks. They have no morning dew. They talk about their snake habitat. Paul talks about snow drifts and […]

136 – Gaia’s Garden Chapter 9

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Paul Wheaton and Jocelyn Campbell review chapter 9 of Gaia’s Garden, by Toby Hemenway. Paul first suggests doing an RV road trip. Chapter 9 talks about guilds and super guilds, and how do you pick the plants for your area. Observation, looking things up, and assembling a guild based on function. A guild is a […]

133 – Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture Chapter 2 Part 5

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Paul Wheaton and Kelda Miller continue reviewing Sepp Holzer‘s Permaculture Chapter 2. They discuss the section on Ways to Regulate Problem Plants. Paul talks about his master gardener teacher, Helen Atthowe. Sepp writes about the bark beetle, and Paul talks about the need to change one’s mindset. Paul prefers the land to be messy and […]

132 – Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture Chapter 2 Part 4

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Paul Wheaton and Kelda Miller continue reviewing Sepp Holzer‘s Permaculture Chapter 2. They talk about creatively building markets, rather than doing what everybody else is. They also talk about turning problems into solutions. They talk about soil fertility and the polyculture approach in which nature lets you know what does well where. They talk about […]

Why Permaculture Folks Love Comfrey

Published 9 years ago in Permaculture , Video - 0 Comments

Comfrey may be the most talked about permaculture plant. It is commonly planted under fruit trees because it does not compete with tree roots, but it does compete with plants that do compete with tree roots. Alexia Allen of Hawthorn Farm tell us how she like using it as a poultice. We get to see […]

outdoor classroom at bullock brothers permaculture homestead

This outdoor classroom is a kind of tee-pee-ish thing. Canvas, a few poles from the hillside and some rope makes an outdoor classroom for about a hundred people. … update – the roof of this outdoor classroom might be an old parachute! Video taken during an open house at the bullock brothers permaculture homestead.

128 – Rocket Mass Heaters, Money, and Permaculture

Paul Wheaton talks with Daniel Hatfield, an Australian permaculturalist, about rocket mass heaters. He is trying to get Ernie and Erica out to Australia to teach about rocket mass heaters, and is seeking some marketing help. Paul explains how he feels about people using his material, and mentions his blog with free stuff for folks […]

127 – Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture Chapter 2 Part 3

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Paul Wheaton continues reviewing chapter 2 of Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture with Kelda Miller, this time on animal shelters. Paul compares Sepp shelters to Mike Oehler structures. Both have a thick earthen roof. They talk about quickly made, less permanent structures for pigs. They talk about different woods you could use. These shelters can be used […]

126 – Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture Chapter 2 Part 2

Paul Wheaton continues reviewing chapter 2 of Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture with Kelda Miller, which is talking about birds and poultry. Sepp talks about the loss of natural habitat and bird diversity. Kelda talks about addressing urban sprawl, and taking out asphalt. The two of them address population growth, and the use of cars. Paul shares […]

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 […]

stinging nettles – skeeter on eating stinging nettles

Published 9 years ago in nettles , Permaculture , Video , wild foods - 0 Comments

Michael “Skeeter” Pilarski gives a wildcrafiting tour during the washington state permaculture convergence. In this part he focuses on stinging nettles. And there is a short seqway about bone healing herbs. Skeeter is a well known permaculture instructor and professional wildcrafter. He talks about eating stinging nettles, and using stinging nettles for … nets! He […]

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Official “Earth Sheltered Solar Greenhouse” – pit construction

Published 9 years ago in homesteading , Permaculture , Video - 0 Comments

I took a wee bit of video with my crappy camera while visiting Mike Oehler in north idaho. This is the official solar greenhouse per his popular book “The Earth Sheltered Solar Greenhouse Book”. The solar greenhouse is drafty, but he gets tomatoes in mid december with no added heat. I think the greenhouse construction […]

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