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345 – Keys To Building a Healthy Soil – Part 2

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Paul and friends at Wheaton Labs continue reviewing Gabe Browns’ 58 minute video entitled “Gabe Brown: Keys To Building a Healthy Soil” which includes lots of permaculture. When there is a large variety of plants, the exudates work symbiotically through the mycelium to find lots of water. Paul next talks about different cover crops and […]

344 – Keys To Building a Healthy Soil – Part 1

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Paul and friends at Wheaton Labs give a group review of Gabe Browns 58 minute video entitled “Gabe Brown: Keys To Building a Healthy Soil” which includes lots of permaculture. Paul begins the podcast with a talk about non-native vs native plants. Natives are typically better adapted and people are worried about invasive species pushing […]

Podcast 244 – Mark Vander Meer on soil restoration

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This is a presentation given by Mark Vander Meer at the 2012 Inland Northwest Permaculture convergence. Mark is a soil scientist who works as a wild restoration ecologist in Montana. His presentation focuses on soil restoration and is very much question driven. He starts off by talking about the water shed death spiral where the […]

224 – Poop Beast Part 2

Paul Wheaton and Heath Carrey continue their discussion on sewage treatment and poop beasts that started in podcast 223. They continue with their concerns on using the wood from the poplar project because of the pharmaceutical, the chemicals, and the heavy metals that could be present in the poop Kool-Aid. Heath talks about what the poplar project […]

223 – Poop Beast Part 1

After visiting Missoula’s wastewater treatment plant, Paul and Heath Carrey from Montana organization of Soil scientist talk about human bodily waste management and poop beasts. They talk about the poplar project of the Missoula wastewater treatment plant to process poop Kool-Aid by putting it on a plot of poplar trees as a way to reduce the amount of […]

186 – A Good Road Part 2

Published 5 years ago in homesteading , Permaculture , Podcasts - 0 Comments

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 talk about berms, and good or bad places to put a road. It is good to put roads somewhere called the “tow slope,” which is also a good […]

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 […]

138 – Helen Atthowe Listener Questions

Paul Wheaton, Jocelyn Campbell, and Helen Atthowe respond to listener questions. Helen talks about soil testing and base saturation. Helen talks about “bad” compost, and the positive benefits of adding compost to your soil. They talk about some soils potentially being too rich. They discuss topsoil, and what is good or bad. Paul talks about […]

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 […]

083 – Review of Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture Chapter 1 Part 4

Published 6 years ago in Permaculture , Podcasts , Sepp Holzer - 0 Comments

Paul Wheaton and Kelda Miller continue reviewing chapter 1 of Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture (the book). First, they talk about “humus storage ditches” (what Paul thinks is pretty much a swale). You shouldn’t do this if you are clay heavy as to avoid landslides. Sepp uses a slope bucket, and says there is no need to […]

081 – Sepp Holzer Permaculture Chapter 1 Part 2

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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 […]

079 – Gaia’s Garden chapter 8, part 2

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Paul Wheaton and Jocelyn Campbell review Toby Hemenway. The chapter is called: Creating Communities for the Garden, and it addresses apple tree guild. What you’re trying to do is: lure Grass is a nutrient pig and will leave nothing for the tree. Toby says the tree should be not to ever prune trees. Paul talks […]

072 – Keyline Systems

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Paul Wheaton and keyline systems. A keyline system uses a keyline plow and spreads water throughout the landscape, rather than letting it only accumulate in vallies. The goal is for the landscape to become a big sponge. A keyline plow is a subsoil plow that has a “shakerator.” It takes 3-4 years to get the […]

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 […]

033 – Helen Atthowe soil

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This is one great conversation between Paul and Helen Atthowe about dirt, no-till gardens, Masanobu Fukuoka and challenges of growing organically, “naturally” and/or permaculture growing. This podcast is the result of a question Paul received: “How do Fukuoka techniques affect Permaculture and can Permaculture and Fukuoka techniques be combined for something better?” It begins with […]

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 […]

026 – Listener Permaculture Questions

Paul Wheaton and Jocelyn Campbell answer the questions asked in the “tinkering” forum at permies.com. Jocelyn explains that on permies.com in the tinkering forum there is a thread where anyone can post some questions or subjects that will eventually be answered in a podcast, or taken as the subject for one. The questions answered in […]

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015 – Helen Atthowe on Compost, Veganic Permaculture, Native Plants

In this podcast, Paul speaks with Helen Atthowe, and they speak about compost, vegan permaculture, and native plants. Paul recalls the first time he saw Helen’s compost piles 15 years ago. Paul underlines the difference between industrial composting facilities that just serve as getting rid of the industrial waste, and with Helen’s piles of compost […]

012 – Helen Atthowe, Soil, Conifers, Fukuoka

Paul visits with Helen Atthowe, goddess of the soil. She has a new web site she calls veganic permaculture. Paul and Helen talk about how they are going to not talk about pH and conifers. They do talk a bit about conifer allelopathy and skim over what their current conflicting theories are about how conifers […]

007 – Masanobu Fukuoka Larry Korn

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In this podcast, Paul talks with Larry Korn in Ashland, Oregon. Larry was an intern for Masanobu Fukuoka for several years and did the translation for One Straw Revolution. Larry begins by talking about the time that Bill Mollison (the inventor of permaculture) first met Fukuoka. He also relays the stories of Fukuoka’s experiences in […]

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