Paul hosts listener Josiah Wallingford, advising him on the dive into permaculture. Before this, however, Paul speaks to listener comments expressing hopes for future podcast guests, styles and topics by suggesting that listeners follow Wallingford’s example and start their own RSS feed. Wallingford explains how an RSS (rich site summary) feed is a customizable web […]
Helen Atthowe considers economic benefits (profit!) in organic farming systems vs. permaculture farming systems (aka: conservation farming; agricultural ecology conservation farming). Benefits include: less labor, less land, zero spraying for insects, less fertilizer, less weeding, While organic farming focused more on managing crops, soil fertility, reduction of pests, and reduction of chemicals. A permaculture farm […]
Paul Wheaton talks with Jocelyn Campbell mention Paul’s pheasant video. They talk about farms having a “bone yard.” How could you imagine getting to a world where permaculture is a household word. Paul says that is his hope with the hugelkultur into the brains of 50 million thread. Jocelyn talks about how people don’t understand […]
Sepp Holzer in tacoma, washington talking about using stones in farming. Sepp is a an expert in getting citrus and the like to grow where it gets to 20 below.
This is the second clip from the evening of Feb 19, 2009. Sepp Holzer, the famous permaculture farmer, speaks about his first pond – complete with alpine crocodiles.
Sepp Holzer, the permaculture leader, in the USA – talking about his earliest discoveries as a boy genius! Sepp Holzer covers the use of rocks on steep slopes and thorns to protect from deer. Sepp Holzer also initiates an income model at the age of six!
Paul Wheaton talks with Josh, who has 5 acres on a north facing slope in Monroe, WA. His greenhouse won’t succeed in the shade on a north facing slope. He’s cleared about an acre for growing and raising a few animals. Paul suggests building strategic berms. Josh shares about his backhoe. Paul says he would […]
Paul Wheaton and Jocelyn Campbell answer listener questions. While Jocelyn prepares the questions, Paul quickly covers the “Ban Paul Wheaton” Reddit thread which originated from the desire of someone for Paul to run the Permies forums in contrast to his artistic vision and community building philosophy. Question 1 from Bill who wrote a lengthly response […]
Paul Wheaton talks with Kelda Miller, who has taught several PDCs and is a current instructor. She spent 2 years at the Bullock Brothers Homestead. Kelda talks about ethics and admits she is a fan of Ayn Rand, the author of Atlas Shrugged. She quotes Starhawk on saying that gardening is the easy part of […]
Paul Wheaton and Kelda Miller continue reviewing chapter 1 of Sepp Holzer‘s Permaculture. Kelda starts by describing her blind taste test of a watered vs. unwatered tomato (unwatered wins). Paul shares about the Sepp Holzer event this spring, and the PDC before it. Sepp will definitely be talking about ponds, aquaculture, and micro-hydro. Sepp’s book […]
Paul talks with Jack Spirko ofthesurvivalpodcast.com on lessons from the forest. Some points: 1. Contour is king. The healthiest trees on Jack’s forest were already on the contour lines. 2. The forest floor is a lake. There is about an inch of rainfall in the first 3 inches deep of forest. You don’t irrigate what’s […]
Paul Wheaton continues his conversation with Geoff Lawton. (The first part of the conversation is discussed here). Geoff talks about the importance of cooperation rather than territorialism–we need to promote anybody we can, and offer education wherever possible. It is the opposite of how you might normally think about business. We want to maintain networks […]
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 […]
Paul Wheaton and Kelda Miller continue reviewing chapter 1 of Sepp Holzer‘s Permaculture (the book). Kelda will be teaching a class at Bastyr University. Paul recommends Mel Bartholow’s Square Foot Gardening or those new to gardening, and both Toby Hemenway‘s Gaia’s Garden and Sepp’s Book. Kelda recommends the book Food Not Lawns. Paul believes in […]
Paul Wheaton and Kelda Miller continue reviewing chapter 1 of Sepp Holzer‘s Permaculture (the book). Sepp goes over some general questions concerning setting up a permaculture system. He then asks: what is your goal and what do you expect from your land? Paul talks about how both he and Sepp don’t like to fit inside […]
Paul Wheaton and Kelda Miller review chapter one of the book, Sepp Holzer‘s Permaculture. Sepp talks about his early childhood experiences, and the value of observation. When Sepp was 19, he went into the army, and got called out for his dad. His dad had gambling debts that were so big that he gave the […]
Paul Wheaton talks to Kelda Miller, a permaculture instructor in the Pacific NW who spent two years at the Sepp Holzer‘s Permaculture (the book). The forward to the book is by Earthcare Manual, which is used in a lot of PDCs. Kelda makes a plug for a piece of property for sale that could use […]
Paul Wheaton sits down with Kelly Ware, and she wants to explore the topic of how to infect people’s brains with permaculture. Paul explains how Kelly invited him to sit with her at a booth to help her persuade people to understand more about permaculture. After a long talk about how to get permaculture into […]
Paul Wheaton and Jocelyn Campbell sit down to review Toby Hemenway’s Gaia’s Garden – Chapter Six – Plants for Many Uses. Paul opens the podcast looking for praise on his new mullein video. Paul discusses his motivations for making the video and how it all came together. Jocelyn ties the video in with Chapter 6 […]