The recap of last year’s Permaculture Technology Jamboree continues with the second batch of instructors (Samantha Lewis, Michael Otten, Jim Juczak, and Austin Durant) and what they taught. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies.
Geoff Lawton reached out to Paul to discuss the peoples questions. Paul explained how the forum generated a lot of questions. Some of the questions were answered by other forum members. Paul thought that they should focus on the tougher questions. Question: How can trees generate more moisture thru condensation? What is the critical number […]
It’s been three weeks, time for another walking/talking podcast with Paul and Jocelyn! Somehow 14 inches of snow isn’t nearly as CRUNCHY as last time. Jocelyn’s arm is still in a cast, and she’s not supposed to use that arm at all, so she’s really glad that she’s living in community right now. The Kickstarter […]
Come walk with Paul and Jocelyn through the snow (the VERY crunchy snow) up at the laboratory! Jocelyn wants to walk, and Paul is willing, if they also create a new podcast while they walk. If people keep posting topic requests at permies.com, this may happen regularly. You get a sense of what it looks […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Paul Wheaton and Alex Ojeda talk about going without soap or shampoo. Paul talks about being poopaphobic. Alex talks about urine. Paul talks about peeing outside. Paul talks about saponin plants, and people using antibacterial soaps that go down the drain to their septic systems. They talk about water softeners. They talk about drinking various […]
Paul Wheaton continues talking with Anna Birkas about Natural Swimming Pools, the subject and the DVD. They talk about vertical walls, pond liners, and Sepp Holzer‘s approach of compressing the soil like a pig would in order to seal a pond. Paul asks about the possibility of using rammed earth as pool walls. They talk […]
Paul Wheaton talks with Anna Birkas about Natural Swimming Pools, the subject and the DVD. In the DVD, David Pagan Butler made a beautiful natural swimming pool in England. Anna mentions Michael Littlewood’s books on the subject, which she is more familiar with. Anna specializes in rain water and grey water. There are two parts […]
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.
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 reviews “The Man Who Planted Trees,” a beautifully animated short film, with Caleb and Krista. Paul gives a synopsis of the story. The film focuses on a man, Elzèar Bouffier, who by planting trees over the years brings back creeks to the desolate place he started with. Paul comments on biochar. They talk about […]
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, Caleb, and Krista review Geoff Lawton’s movie, “Water Harvesting”. After a little initial joking about Paul’s ‘water sound effects’, the three of them introduce themselves and then discuss the dinner they had along with having watched the movie. Focusing then on the topic, Paul gives an overview of the events of the movie. This […]